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Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems Lab Goes to International Modal Analysis Conference

From left are Chris Nonis, Jack LoPiccolo, Chris Page, Troy Lunstrom, Tim Marinone, Eric Harvey, Pete Avitabile, Julie Harvie, Lou Thibault, Jen Carr, Javad Baqersad
From left: Chris Nonis, Jack LoPiccolo, Chris Page, Troy Lunstrom, Tim Marinone, Eric Harvey, Pete Avitabile, Julie Harvie, Lou Thibault, Jen Carr and Javad Baqersad. Chris Niezrecki is not shown.

02/07/2012
By Amy Allen

The SDASL Lab attended the 30th International Modal Analysis Conference where 10 students presented 17 papers. The papers ranged from a variety of topics on current student research related to projects for the DOE on Effects of Defects, NSF on Wind Turbine Structural Health Monitoring, Eglin Air Force on Nonlinear Response Analysis, Army Nano-Manufacturing on Damage Assessment as well as additional work related to Capstone Design work for Southwest Wind Power and NSF REU support projects. The students did a great job presenting the material and many conference attendees noted the high caliber of work going on at the university as well as the very professional presentations that were made. The students also provided support for the Technology Booth at the conference where discussion of current and future research efforts are discussed with all those interested in additional information on work at the university.  

The papers presented for the proceedings of the 13th International Modal Analysis Conference were:
  • “Using High-Speed Stereophotogrammetry Techniques to Extract Shape Information from Wind Turbine/Rotor Operating Data,” T.Lundstrom, J.Baqersad, C.Niezrecki, P.Avitabile 
  • “Some Considerations on Boundary Conditions in Dynamic Testing,” J.Harvie, P.Avitabile
  • “Comparison of Some Wind Turbine Blade Tests in Various Configurations,” J.Harvie, P.Avitabile
  • “Validation of a Finite Element Model used for Dynamic Stress-Strain Prediction,” J.LoPiccolo, J.Carr, , C.Niezrecki, P.Avitabile
  • “Dynamic Stress-Strain on Turbine Blade using Digital Image Correlation Techniques, Part 1 – Static Calibration,” J.Carr, J.Baqersad, C.Niezrecki, P.Avitabile
  • “Dynamic Stress-Strain on Turbine Blade using Digital Image Correlation Techniques, Part 2 – Dynamic Measurements,” J.Carr, J.Baqersad, C.Niezrecki, P.Avitabile 
  • “Passive Noise Reduction Using the Modally Enhanced Dynamic Absorber,” C.Page, C.Niezrecki, P.Avitabile
  • “Modal Testing of 9m CX-100 turbine Blades,” T.Marinone, B.LeBlanc, C.Niezrecki, P.Avitabile 
  • “Equivalent Reduced Model Technique for Nonlinear Dynamic Response,” L.Thibault, P.Avitabile, J.Foley, J.Wolfson
  • “Efficient Computational Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis Using Modal Modification Response Technique,” T.Marinone, P.Avitabile, J.Foley, J.Wolfson
  • “Variability Improvement of Key Inaccurate Node Groups - VIKING,” L.Thibault, A.Butland, P.Avitabile
  • “A Reduced Model Approximation Approach Using Model Updating Methodologies,” T.Marinone, A.Butland, P.Avitabile
  • “Comparison of Modal Parameters Estimated from Operational and Experimental Modal Analysis Approaches'” L.Thibault, T.Marinone, P.Avitabile, C.D.VanKarsen 
  • “Surface Stitching of a Wind Turbine Blade Using Digital Image Correlation,” B.LeBlanc, C.Niezrecki, P.Avitabile
  • “Developing a Finite Element Model in Conjunction with Modal Test for Wind Turbine Blade Models,” E.Harvey, P.Avitabile, C.Niezrecki 
  • “Dynamic Stress-Strain Prediction from Limited Measurements in the Presence of Structural Defects,” E.Harvey, P.Avitabile, C.Niezrecki