Initial modal results and operating data acquisition of shock/vibration fixture

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Conference Proceeding

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


This paper presents the initial experimental and FEA based modal analysis results obtained on a test assembly developed specifically to study the effects of component boundary conditions and excitation techniques on test damage potential during component qualification testing. This assembly was developed as a platform with a simple “component” and “next assembly” that allows the component to be removed and attached via a fixture to shock or vibration test equipment. All data and results will be made publicly available for other groups wishing to study the test assembly in pursuit of insight into how to define appropriate boundary conditions for component testing.

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© The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2019. Publisher’s version of record:

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Topics in Modal Analysis & Testing