This work summarizes the views of current authors on the multifaceted problems associated with updating a finite element model with vibration test data. It presents the practical optimization solutions for each step from pre-test analysis, through the actual vibration test, through post-test orthogonality checks and subsequent model correlation.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Structural analysis (Engineering)--Matrix methods; Modal analysis; Finite element method
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Miller, Carlton W., "Optimization of modal analysis and cross-orthogonality techniques to insure finite element model correlation to test data" (1993). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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