- Structure Analysis with imc WAVE structure
The imc Structural Analyzer can be used to analyze structural dynamic problems in components that lead to noise generation, fatigue or destruction. For this purpose, a defined force signal is introduced into the structure and the dynamic response is measured with accelerometers. The synchronous computation of all signals allows the determination of the transfer function, which fully describes the vibration behavior of the structure. Resonant frequencies can be determined from the transfer function, and with their help, statements can be made about bending and torsional stiffness. This, in turn, can be used to draw conclusions about the structure's service life. For further processing of the transfer function, interfaces to modal analysis programs are available in addition to the imc FAMOS signal analysis software.
- Calculation of transfer fuctions from input signal to output signal
- Determination of coherence as a quality characteristic
- Determination of output signals for an optional modal analysis
- Determination of von power spectra
- Product qualifications
- Product optimization in development
- Quality assurance for end-of-line
- Interface between simulation and testing
Resonance frequencies (natural frequencies) occur in components which get a maximum amplitude by forced vibration at a certain excitation frequency. Here, a small exciting force is sufficient to generate a high vibration amplitude. To reduce the amplitude of oscillation, damping is required.
A distinction is made between amplitude resonance and phase resonance. In contrast to amplitude resonance, one speaks of phase resonance when the steady-state forced excitation oscillation lags by exactly 1/4 period (i.e. a phase shift of -90°). In most cases, systems that vibrate have several resonance frequencies, for example several maxima of the vibrations are caused by the forced vibrations.
No, imc WAVE structure is an independent analyzer with its own report. But there are functions of the structure analysis which work together with the other analyzers (e.g. for shaker suggestions).