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research problems associated with limiting the applied force in vibration tests and conducting base-drive modal vibration testsThe intent of this paper is to make a case for developing and conducting vibration tests which are both realistic and practical (a question of tailoring versus standards). Tests are essential for finding things overlooked in the analyses. The best test is often the most realistic test which can be conducted within the cost and budget constraints. Some standards are essential, but the author believes more in the individual's ingenuity to solve a specific problem than in the application of standards which reduce problems (and technology) to their lowest common denominator. Force limited vibration tests and base-drive modal tests are two examples of realistic, but practical testing approaches. Since both of these approaches are relatively new, a number of interesting research problems exist, and these are emphasized herein.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Scharton, Terry D.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
February 15, 1995
Distribution Limits
tests tailored tests cost analysis
vibration testing force limited vibration tests base drive modal tests standard