Many model updating and dynamic coupling techniques require the response of a structure to be defined at all degrees of freedom. Standard experimental techniques do not routinely allow the measurement of rotational DoFs. Also time constraints do not permit measurement over a dense grid. A laser system has been developed which enables rotations to be extracted by a simple plane-fitting technique, which is described in this paper. A finite element model-based parametric study is presented, which has shown that the performance of the technique is dependent on the amount of corruption present on translation data. A semi-empirical technique is developed, using second derivatives to exacerbate temporarily the noise corruption, which quantifies accurately the equivalent Gaussian noise on the response data. An experimental study is also presented which shows the considerable promise of these procedures. Finally, a brief description of a model updating case study is presented for illustrative purposes. Terminology: In order to avoid a verbose sentence construction, the coordinate at which it is desired to measure the rotational frequency response functions (FRFs) is hereafter referred to as the rotation point. In addition, the distance between the measured translation FRFs and the rotation point is referred to as the measurement radius. [S0739-3717(00)00401-3]
Measuring Rotational Degrees of Freedom Using a Laser Doppler Vibrometer
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received May 1996; revised May 1997. Associate Technical Editor: J. Mottershead.
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Ratcliffe , M. J., and Lieven , N. A. J. (May 1, 1997). "Measuring Rotational Degrees of Freedom Using a Laser Doppler Vibrometer ." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. January 2000; 122(1): 12–20. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.568432
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