The use of vibration analysis and interpretation to diagnose problems is often considered to be something of a “black art”. However, when combined with extensive practical experience and an intuitive understanding of the way machines and structures respond, it can be a very powerful tool for applications such as condition monitoring, quality control, fault finding/diagnosis and for identifying and solving structural vibration problems.
This can even be the case where conventional wisdom might conclude that there is insufficient information available for an accurate diagnosis – therein lies both the art and the “thrill” for the engineer.
Instead of charging users for the disconcerting "ride", the Millennium Bridge was retro-fitted with vibration absorbers to eliminate the 2Hz sway excited by pedestrians.
We have used the same principles to develop novel dynamic vibration absorbers that can be used to eliminate noise and vibration problems on plant and structures such as pipe-work (reducing fatigue etc), motors and pumps, dynamometers, support structural steel, engines, castings…
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