Courses using ME’scope

Vibrant Technology, Inc.

Modal & ODS Analysis for the Plant Vibration Analyst

Course Dates and Location:

March 14-16, 2017
Vibrant Technology Headquarters
Centennial, CO

Instructor:

  • Dan Ambre, Full Spectrum Diagnostics

This course is designed to be an alternative to a typical computer software course, in that a more fundamental approach is taken to utilizing Modal and ODS analysis for machine vibration analysis and troubleshooting.

This course concentrates on Fundamental Relationships, Simple Guidelines and emphasizes concepts with Numerous Case Histories and Visual Animations. The software-training portion of the course is built around a Project Workbook (The ME’scope Workbook©).

Each project is presented as a step-by-step series of instructions and images from the ME’scope software. The various exercises will acquaint a new or novice user with the many functions of the software. Some of the topics are:

  • ME’scope windows navigation
  • Methods of Structure Model creation
  • Advanced Methods of Structure Model creation
  • Using & Combining Substructures
  • Importing & Manipulating Vibration Data
  • Assigning Measurements & Shape Animation
  • Experimental Modal Analysis
  • ODS FRF Data Analysis
  • Advanced Uses
    • Structural Dynamic Modifications (SDM)
    • Experimental Finite Element Analysis

No other course available to the vibration analyst offers more complete training in Operating Deflection Shape & Experimental Modal Analysis which includes hands-on software training using ME’scope.

Contact Vibrant Technology to attend the course.

Complete Training Flyer: PlantVibrationAnalyst.pdf

4X Diagnostics

Practical Aspects of ODS & Modal Analysis Testing

 

4X Diagnostics provides vibration measurement and analysis consulting services, vibration training and mentoring services to manufacturing, technology and research industries.

 

We are accomplished in dual channel and cross channel measurements, modal analysis, operational deflection shapes (ODS), phase analysis, shaft measurement, product defect analysis, online monitoring, torsional vibration, resonance testing, human body vibration exposure, noise measurements and route based vibration programs.

 

Location: Niagara Falls, NY

 

Instructor: Tony DeMatteo, 4x Diagnostics, LLC

 

This 4.5 day course teaches students how to do ODS and Modal Analysis testing.  After completing the course you will be familiar with the use of ME’scope software and the process involved in ODS and Modal testing.  Each student will complete several ODS & Modal projects during the class.

 

Course Outline:

 

  • The decision making process – what goes into planning ODS and Modal testing.
  • Making ODS and Modal measurements (analyzer specific information may be available for your analyzer).
  • Using ME’scope software (drawing structures, numbering points, importing data, shape tables, animating the structure, curve fitting).
  • Interpreting ODS and Modal Analysis results. Documenting test results.

 

For more information and registration contact:

 

Mary Ann   [email protected]

Office: 585-293-3234

Fax: 585-413-4370

4x Diagnostics, LLC

Emerson Process Management

Intro to Windows-based ODS/Modal

 

Location: Knoxville, TN

 

This course is designed to teach Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) and Modal Analysis software.

 

This course uses the 2120 single and dual channel analyzers to teach the practical concepts of ODS/modal measurement techniques and display options. The modal course is introductory and will not cover theory or mathematical background.

 

Topics Covered:

 

  • Building of the wire frame model
  • Measurement considerations
  • Collecting ODS data with and without a tachometer reference
  • Utilizing an impact hammer with the 2120 Advanced Two Channel DLP
  • Interpretation of results

 

Contact Emerson Process Management, CSI to attend.

Full Spectrum Diagnostics

Introduction to Modal & ODS Analysis
for the Plant Vibration Analyst

Course Dates and Location:

July 12-14, 2016
Vibrant Technology Headquarters
Centennial, CO

Instructor:

  • Dan Ambre, Full Spectrum Diagnostics

This course is designed to be an alternative to a typical computer software course, in that a more fundamental approach is taken to utilizing Modal and ODS analysis for machine vibration analysis and troubleshooting.

This course concentrates on Fundamental Relationships, Simple Guidelines and emphasizes concepts with Numerous Case Histories and Visual Animations. The software-training portion of the course is built around a Project Workbook (The ME’scope Workbook©).

Each project is presented as a step-by-step series of instructions and images from the ME’scope software. The various exercises will acquaint a new or novice user with the many functions of the software. Some of the topics are:

  • ME’scope windows navigation
  • Methods of Structure Model creation
  • Advanced Methods of Structure Model creation
  • Using & Combining Substructures
  • Importing & Manipulating Vibration Data
  • Assigning Measurements & Shape Animation
  • Experimental Modal Analysis
  • ODS FRF Data Analysis
  • Advanced Uses
    • Structural Dynamic Modifications (SDM)
    • Experimental Finite Element Analysis

No other course available to the vibration analyst offers more complete training in Operating Deflection Shape & Experimental Modal Analysis which includes hands-on software training using ME’scope.

Contact Full Spectrum Diagnostics to attend the course.

Complete Training Flyer: PlantVibrationAnalyst.pdf

Kelm Engineering, LLC

Practical Modal Testing and Visualization

 

Course Description:

 

The goal of this 3-day course is to provide practical training and experience with modal testing.   Attendees will leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to reliably collect modal vibration data and visualize the data using ME’scope software by Vibrant Technology, Inc.   With over 30 years of combined experience in the vibration analysis business, our instructors will train how to use modal analysis to solve vibration problems associated with rotating machinery.   The culmination of the course is a full day of hands-on activities where each student will collect data using their own data collectors (or one provided by the instructors) and visualize the results with ME’scope.

 

Course Outline:

 

Day 1: Modal Testing Theory and Vibration Data Collection
Day 2: Using ME’scope to Visualize and Analyze Modal Data
Day 3: Hands-On Examples of Modal Testing, ODS Measurement, and Time Transient Animation

 

Course Details and Registration:

 

For more information about the next upcoming course, please visit our website: http://www.kelmengineering.com/ME’scope_Training_Course.html

 

To register for the course, please call or email:

 

Office: (281) 993-3717
Email: [email protected]

Navcon Engineering Network

Hands on Modal Testing Seminar

[March 15-18, 2016; July 26-29, 2016; November 15-18, 2016]

Location: Fullerton, CA

Instructor: Jim Steedman, Navcon Engineering Network

This marks our 25th year presenting the Hands-On Modal Testing Seminar. Join the more than 1000 engineers and technicians who have tested a Navcon JimBeam and a fully race prepared Porsche (One of the classes this year will be the first to conduct a modal test on the new Porsche 991 GT3, 0-60 in 3.0 seconds). It is our goal, that upon completing this 4-day, 40 hour intensive short course, attendees will be able to plan, setup and conduct a modal test from start to finish. This training is about methods & applications. Modal theory is presented from the experimentalist’s point of view. Attendees acquire their own data and conduct their own analyses. There is no other modal testing seminar like this; it truly is a Hands-On training.

Each class is limited to 10 attendees. Attendees are paired in groups of 2 and each group is provided a complete data acquisition system, test instrumentation, test structures, etc. Everyone will have their own computer with ME’scope and will do their own data reduction and analysis.

Hands-On Laboratories: More than 50% of the time is spent conducting lab exercises.

  1. Fourier Analysis • Digital Signal Processing • Modal Measurements
  2. Shaker Excitation Techniques and Linearity Measurements
  3. JimBeam Impact Modal Test & JimBeam Shaker Laser Modal Test
  4. Porsche Multi-Channel Modal Test & Porsche Sine Dwell Test
  5. Box Beam Modal Test, Box Beam Time & Frequency Domain ODS & FRF-ODS
  6. Modal Test Parameter Estimation
  7. Modal Pretest Analysis • FEM-Test Correlation • FE Model Updating
  8. You will create a finite element (FE) model of JimBeam; perform a dynamic analysis and calculate the FE modes; use the FE modes to conduct a modal pretest analysis; conduct a JimBeam modal test; correlate and pair the FE modes and Test modes using Mac and Orthogonality; and you will update your FE model to match your test results.

When you complete this training (1) you will know modal and (2) you will know ME’scope.

Contact Navcon Engineering Network to attend.

 

Validation and Updating of FE Models for Structural Analysis

[August 1-3, 2016]

Location: Fullerton, CA

Instructor: Jim Steedman, Navcon Engineering Network

The Validation and Updating of FE Models for Structural Analysis Seminar is intended for those engineers involved in computer aided engineering and responsible for developing and updating finite element models, conducting dynamic analyses, performing flutter analyses and/or correlating FEM and test data. All aspects of the FE model validation process will be reviewed including the FEM compatibility, the correlation of FEM and test models, the correlation of FEM/test data and results, the selection of model updating parameters, the definition of realistic correlation targets, the computation of sensitivity coefficients, running of updating loops and post processing of results. Complementary technologies and applications such as probabilistic analysis, pretest planning, structural modifications, force identification and material characterization will also be discussed and applied. The methods presented in this can be applied to a wide range of industrial applications. The course covers the theoretical background and approximately 40% of the time will be spent conducting laboratory exercises and hands on analyses.

Contact Navcon Engineering Network to attend.

Technical Associates of Charlotte, P.C.

Applied Modal and Operating Deflection Shape Analysis

 

Locations:

 

Charlotte, NC

Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Instructors:

 

 

This 4-day course provides a basic understanding on how to use Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA) and Operating Deflection Shape Analysis (ODS). The focus of this class is on applying these powerful diagnostic tools on real-world machinery and structures rather than expending class time on deriving high-level mathematical formulas (a background in differential equations and Laplace transforms will aid the student in comprehending concepts taught, but is not required today even to apply these tools to complex mechanisms & structures since such mathematics is now taken care of by the software). Knowing how to employ ODS and Modal methods have become particularly important today now that Resonance is now one of the leading (and often, The Leading) problems to which today’s machinery is subjected.

 

That is, the emphasis in this class will be on how to properly perform ODS and EMA measurements, how to interpret their results from computer animations, and how to formulate meaningful recommended corrective actions required to resolve problem conditions found. The students are provided with structural models of plant machinery to generate and import Experimental Modal and Operating Deflection Shape analysis measurements, and to create machinery animations. Students are then given an overview on how to: Establish a Project; Create a Structure; Import Data; Interpret data (ODS, ODS FRF, and Modal); accomplish Modal Analysis Curve Fitting; and employ Structural Dynamics Modifications (SDM) needed to predict the effect of modifications within the model before such modifications are fabricated and put onto place. However, the focal point of this class is not to learn how to use all the capabilities of an excellent software package (ME’scopeVES), but instead on how to simplify what formerly were complex methodologies making them practical and demonstrating how these powerful ODS and Modal analysis tools can be Applied on machinery and support frame/foundation problems they encounter on a daily basis.

 

Contact Technical Associates, Charlotte to attend.

  • Courses using ME’scope

    Mar 14

    Modal & ODS Analysis for the Plant Vibration Analyst

    March 14 - March 16
    Vibrant Technology Headquarters
    Centennial CO 80112
    United States
    Jun 12

    SAE 2017 Noise & Vibration Conference and Exhibition

    June 12 - June 15
    DeVos Place Convention Center
    Grand Rapids MI 49503
    United States
    Jul 11