“A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”. This is especially true when it comes to understanding some of the complex, dynamic problems that plague operating machinery. A wide variety of animation techniques like Modal Analysis and Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) Analysis are available to help visualize and better understand the root cause and determine the right fix for even the most difficult structural and mechanical problems.
Simply “guessing” at which location to add a stiffener or mass to a system is a bad practice and doesn’t make economic sense due to the risks. More often than not, action based on “guesswork” results in increased machine vibration which can easily lead to catastrophic failures. Modal – ODS Testing can help eliminate the guesswork.
Modal Analysis identifies the “mode” or “shape” of a component’s vibration at a given frequency. Identifying the Modes within a system is critical to help determine the right corrective action required to eliminate excessive movement. By utilizing Modal Analysis, coupled with Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) and/or Finite Element Analysis (FEA), IVC Technologies can help you make sure the right modification is made to the system the first time.