The effect of progressive crack on dynamic properties of simple beam using experimental modal analysis / Wan Azizan Wan Yaacob

Wan Yaacob, Wan Azizan (2010) The effect of progressive crack on dynamic properties of simple beam using experimental modal analysis / Wan Azizan Wan Yaacob. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


The development of experimental modal analysis as a non-destnictive method caused by it criteria which offer effective solutions to real life engineering problems. Along with the development of modem computer technology, experimental modal analysis has been proven as an option to analyze complicated structural vibration problems. The parameter gather by modal analysis can be used as indicator of structural safety. Natural frequency which is the main parameter in modal analysis can indicate the deflection of the structure which also significant in determines the structure’s crack. The project focused on the identification of dynamic properties of simple mild steel beam with and without progressives crack. Two different cases are selected to been carry out for testing which are free hanging and simply supported condition. Progressive crack was seeded on a simple mild steel beam using band saw. For a different crack depth the dynamic properties were determined using EMA (Experimental Modal Analysis). This project covers a experimental technique by using db Real Time Analyzer (dbRTA) or Oldb 4-channel equipment and ME’ Scope software. The result obtained which include the mode shapes and natural frequency will be analyze and compare to the numerical model using Finite Element Analysis (ANSYS 5.7) software.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Wan Yaacob, Wan Azizan
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Thesis advisor
Mat Isa, Ahmad Azlan (Prof Madya Dr)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity > Elementary particle physics
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Bachelor Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical)
Keywords: Development, Non-destnictive, Engineering, EMA (Experimental Modal Analysis)
Date: 2010
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