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Output Only Modal Analysis-Scaled mode shape by adding small masses on the structure
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper an outline is given of output only modal analysis, some of the known technologies are briefly introduced. Due to the unknown input force of the output only modal analysis, the mode scaling factor can not be estimated, only the un-scaled mode shape can be obtained from Frequency Response Functions. This paper introduces one simple method of adding masses on the structure. The natural frequency shift caused by the structure mass change is used to get the scaling factor and scaled mode shapes. The simple method is illustrated on a computer simulation of one four-degree-freedom lumped system and also on an output only measurement on a short bridge in the Blekinge Institute of Technology.

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2008. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Output Only Modal Analysis/Frequency Response Function/Mode shape/Scaling factor/Impulse Response Function
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2798Local ID: diva2:830092
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2008-05-09 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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