SD2150 Experimental Structure Dynamics, Project Course 9.0 credits
Experimentell strukturdynamik, projektkurs
Industrial designers and engineers often need to analyse how machines, vehicles etc respond to dynamic excitation forces. The purpose may be to improve an existing design or to get valuable knowledge to develop a new design. Analysis of this kind has been made possible by the rapidly developing digital computing and measurement techniques. In the latter half of the 20th century methods like the Finite Element Analysis and the Experimental Modal Analysis were developed and became popular engineering analysis tools. Experience has shown, however, that reliable results from these methods require the user to be able to use the methods critically and to carefully consider the limiting assumptions.
The main purposes of this course are to provide you with theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience such that you are well prepared for future work with experimental structure dynamics.