Introduction to Vibration Testing

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This 12-hour course will cover basic single-degree-of-freedom vibrations, introducing the ideas of natural frequencies, dampings and resonance and will involve some laboratory demonstrations.

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This 12-hour course will cover basic single-degree-of-freedom vibrations, introducing the ideas of natural frequencies, dampings and resonance and will involve some laboratory demonstrations. It will cover multi-degree-of-freedom systems in an intuitive manner, avoiding the use of matrix eigenvalues, but explaining the concept of a mode shape. Some revision of basic engineering mathematics will be given, but the attendees should have a working knowledge of calculus up to elementary differential equations.

Businesses based in the Sheffield city region are eligible to attend.

Key Dates:

  1. Course Date 1st & 2nd June 2017
  1. Day 1:

    Thursday 1st June

    Venue: 9 Mappin Street, Pool Seminar Room G13

    Lecture based

  2. 09:30-10:00

    Registration

  3. 10:00-10:15

    Introduction and motivation

  4. 10:15-12:00

    Basic maths for vibration: differential equations, matrices

  5. 12:00-13:00

    Networking lunch

  6. 13:00-14:00

    Single-degree-of-freedom vibrations, idea of resonance

  7. 14:00-15:00

    Demonstration - SDOF resonance

  8. 15:00-15:15

    Coffee break

  9. 15:15-16:15

    Formulating equations of motion for multi-degree-of-freedom systems

  10. 16:15-17:00

    Tutorial problem - free body diagrams, mass & stiffness matrices

  11. 17:00-18:00

    Modal analysis: Natural frequencies and mode shapes. SDOF curvefit

  12. 18:00

    Close

  13. Day 2:

    Friday 2nd June

    Venue: Diamond Building, Structures Laboratory

    Practical based

  14. 10:00-11:00

    Laboratory demonstration - ruler

  15. 11:00-11:15

    Coffee break

  16. 11:15-12:30

    Turbine blade - data collection

  17. 12:30-13:30

    Networking lunch

  18. 13:30-15:00

    Turbine blade - analyse data

  19. 15:00

    Close

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