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Applied Modal & Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) Analysis

Nov 18-22, 2019

Charlotte, NC

Partner: Technical Associates of Charlotte

This 4˝ day course provides a basic understanding on how to use Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA) and Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) Analysis.

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 since such mathematics is now taken care of by the software).

Knowing how to employ ODS and Experimental Modal Analysis has become particularly important today now that Resonance is one of the leading (and often, The Leading) problem to which today’s machinery is subjected.

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 focal point of this class is to learn how to use the capabilities of an excellent software package (ME’scopeVES) and 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 that are encountered on a daily basis.

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