Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT

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The Modal Shop 
10310 Aerohub Boulevard
Cincinnati, OH 45215

16 miles / 30 minutes from the Cincinnati Airport

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The Modal Shop 

Structural Dynamic Measurements Seminar

PCB Piezotronics and The Modal Shop invite you to attend a modal analysis educational seminar in Cincinnati, Ohio November 2-3. Dr. Peter Avitabile, Professor Emeritus in Mechanical Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell and a leading authority on modal analysis, will be your instructor.

The course runs over two days from 8:00am to 5:00pm with lunch provided. We also invite you to join us for dinner on Wednesday, November 2. 

This training will cover a variety of topics including:
  • Shaker Basics | shaker, amplifier, force, impedance, and excitation signals example measurements (random, burst random, pseudo-random, chirp, digital stepped sine)
  • Performing a Basic Experimental Modal Test | overview of the process/making measurements
  • Modal Primer | a brief overview of the process
  • Hammer Basics | tips, force/exponential window, coherence, double impact, over/underload/saturation, multiple impacts, and roving/stationary hammers example measurements
  • MIMO - FRF and Multiple Coherence | shaker independence/PCA, shaker anomalies, and number of shakers example measurements
  • Shaker Testing | additional items for consideration, stinger types, stinger effects, impedance heads, general shaker set up, SISO/MIMO, mass loading, and effect on modal analysis
Peter Avitabile, DEng, is Professor Emeritus in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He holds a DEng, MS, and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Rhode Island, and Manhattan College. He has 40+ years of industrial and university experience in finite element modeling, experimental structural dynamic modeling, correlation of analytical and experimental data, and integration of analytical and experimental data to provide better component and system modal representations for structural response.

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions about the training event, please contact Jennifer Weinle at The Modal Shop (513) 357-2588 or email jweinle@modalshop.com