EIS – Structural Dynamics in a World Where Weight Reduction Matters

Workshop on Structural Dynamics in a World Where Weight Reduction Matters

AMRC, Sheffield 7 February 2017

With the rapid rate technology is advancing, it has now become common to use Computer Aided Design to calculate the properties of materials used within a product. This event is a learning opportunity to gain knowledge from leading experts and to understand the application of both CAE and physical modal testing. This unique event will give the attendees an opportunity to network with industries, suppliers, academia, engineers.

Our Lead Technician Martin Cockrill will be presenting ‘Correlating structural FEA models of lightweight structures, the observer effect: what is it and what can be done about it’ at 2:30pm

“I’m really looking forward to being part of the EIS Workshop, the Sound & Vibration group always manage to find topics that are relevant to today’s world and the EIS is such a great platform for bringing Engineers together.”Martin Cockrill

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The programme will include:

  • 8.45am Registration, Tea and Coffee
  • 9.00am Introduction – John Wilkinson (SVPP Chairman, EIS)

Workshops (3 rotating groups) covering:-

  • Test model validation, CAE Pre-test & Correlation – Andrew McQueen, Siemens STS
  • Modal parameter estimation, geometry & mode shape creation & animation, error checking – Bruel & Kjaer
  • Test preparation and FRF data acquisition – Mueller BBM-VAS
  • 1.00pm Lunch and Exhibition
  • 2pm Multidisciplinary CAE optimisation methodology applied to lightweight automotive exhaust systemsPrannay Patni, Dr Ahmed Elsyed & Katerina Stamou, Coventry University
  • 2.30pm Correlating structural FEA models of lightweight structures, the observer effect: what is it and what can be done about it – Martin Cockrill, ASDEC, University of Leicester
  • 3pm Tea, Coffee and Exhibition
  • 3.30pm Effect of lightweight rear drive unit on ride vibration of a vehicle – Jiewei Lin and Yi Qiu, Human Factors Research Unit, ISVR, University of Southampton
  • 4pm Advances in Structural Analysis for Light weight Structures using NVH Principles – Siemens STS
  • 4.30pm Modally optimising a helicopter component – Emiel Barten, Mueller BBM-VAS
  • 5pm Q&A and Closing Comments

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