Date of Award
Open Access Master's Thesis
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS)
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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Charles Van Karsen
Designing a resonant plate for shock test specifications involves an understanding of how a system will respond with a given set of input and output locations in all three directions. To investigate how to effectively change the off-axis responses to meet test specifications, a finite element model (FEM) was created and examinations of input location/angle of impact, placement of the test fixture, and placement of the impact pad were conducted. The primary tool used to determine how a structure will respond to a given input at a given output on the test structure was done using the shock response spectra (SRS). An analysis of the modal contribution to the shock response was executed and gives insight to the variations in response at different nodal points on the test fixture.
Markl, Jon, "ANALYSIS OF A CIRCULAR RESONANT PLATE FOR SHOCK TESTING", Open Access Master's Thesis, Michigan Technological University, 2020.