The use of a high-speed camera for dynamic measurements is becoming a compelling alternative to accelerometers and laser vibrometers. However, the estimated displacements from a high-speed camera generally exhibit relatively high levels of noise. This noise has proven to be problematic in the high-frequency range, where the amplitudes of the displacements are typically very small. Nevertheless, the mode shapes of the structure can be identified even in the frequency range where the noise is dominant, by using eigenvalues from a Least-Squares Complex Frequency identification on accelerometer measurements. The identified mode shapes from the Least-Squares Frequency-Domain method can then be used to estimate the full-field FRFs. However, the reconstruction of the FRFs from the identified modeshapes is not consistent in the high-frequency range. In this paper a novel methodology is proposed for an improved experimental estimation of full-field FRFs using a dynamic substructuring approach. The recently introduced System Equivalent Model Mixing is used to form a hybrid model from two different experimental models of the same system. The first model is the reconstructed full-field FRFs that contribute the full-field DoF set and the second model is the accelerometer measurements that provide accurate dynamic characteristics. Therefore, no numerical or analytical model is required for the expansion. The experimental case study demonstrates the increased accuracy of the estimated FRFs of the hybrid model, especially in the high-frequency range, when compared to existing methods.
Ladisk, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
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