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Some issues when using Fourier analysis for the extraction of modal parameters

Lamb, Matthew and Rouillard, Vincent (2009) Some issues when using Fourier analysis for the extraction of modal parameters. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 181 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1742-6588 (print) 1742-6596 (online)


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It is sometimes necessary to determine the manner in which structures deteriorate with respect to time; for instance when quantifying a material's ability to withstand sustained dynamic loads. In such cases, it is well established that loss of structural integrity is reflected by variations in modal characteristics such as stiffness. This paper addresses some practical limitations of Fourier analysis with respect to temporal resolution and the uncertainties associated with extracting variations in modal parameters. The statistical analysis of numerous numerical experiments shows how techniques, such as data overlapping and zero-padding, can be used to improve the sensitivity of modal parameter extraction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17414, frequency response, health monitoring, modal parameters, random vibrations
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Current > FOR Classification > 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 8899 Other Transport
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 00:21
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 06:19
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