Title
Operational modal analysis in the presence of harmonic excitations by the use of transmissibility measurements Operational modal analysis in the presence of harmonic excitations by the use of transmissibility measurements
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (journal)
Mechanical systems and signal processing. - London
Volume/pages
23(2009) :3 , p. 621-635
ISSN
0888-3270
ISI
000262950600005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Operational modal analysis (OMA) is based on the assumption that the forces on the structure are the result of a stochastic process, so being white noise. In practice, however, structural vibrations observed in operation cannot always be considered as pure white-noise excitation. In many mechanical structures the loading forces are often more complex and even harmonic components can be present in the response. This is especially true, when measuring on mechanical structures containing rotating parts (e.g. cars, turbines, windmills), but also civil engineering structures may have responses superimposed by harmonic components, OMA procedures are, strictly speaking, not applicable in these situations. Current techniques may encounter difficulties to correctly identify the modal parameters, especially for modes with eigenfrequencies close to the harmonic frequencies. in this paper a recently proposed OMA technique based on transmissibility measurements will be applied. This method reduces the risk to wrongly identify the modal parameters due to the presence of harmonics. The unknown operational forces can be arbitrary (coloured noise, swept sine, impact, etc.) as long as they are persistently exciting in the frequency band of interest. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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