Rotational compliance measurements of a flexible plane structure using an attached beam-like tip, part 2: Experimental study

Y. C. Qu, Li Cheng, D. Rancourt

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This paper presents an experimental assessment of the Tip Excitation Technique (TET) introduced in a companion paper. The aim of the technique is to measure the rotational compliance of attached plane structures. Following the guidelines established on the basis of a numerical study in the companion paper, experimental measurements were performed on a rectangular plate and results were compared with numerical simulations. The investigation focuses on the general performance of the technique, on the different types of excitation used and on other factors necessary to ensure accurate results. In addition, an error analysis is conducted to demonstrate the sensitivity of the results to biased measurement quantities. It is concluded that the proposed technique can he used in the low to middle frequency range, where relatively strong modal behavior is involved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-608
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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