TEQIP Workshop on

Modal Analysis: Theory in Practice

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

17-21 September 2018

Course Objectives

  • To review the basics of the theory and practice of modal analysis.
  • To introduce experimental methods in modal analysis.
  • To introduce and review digital signal processing of measurements.
  • To introduce estimation and extraction of modal parameters (natural frequencies, damping and mode shapes) from measured data.
  • To introduce construction of mathematical models from extracted modal parameters.
  • To introduce advanced topics on dynamic substructuring, modal reduction, modal expansion, model updating, and vibration testing of weakly nonlinear structures.

Projected Outcomes: Participants will, on completion of the course

  • Get familiar with theoretical and practical aspects of structural dynamics.
  • Develop the ability to plan for experimental testing of structural vibrations.
  • Gain understanding of sensor and actuator selection and placement.
  • Gain understanding of the importance of digital signal processing of measurements, and its impact on quality of measured data.
  • Gain the ability to reconstruct mathematical models describing the structure based on experimental modal analysis.
  • Appreciate role of modal analysis in system identification, model updating, and condition monitoring.

Contact Information

For question related to talks of the workshop:
Dr. Mohit Law

Dr. Shakti Gupta

For any other questions:
TEQIP Office
Knowledge Incubation for TEQIP, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur