Mechanics & Industry
Volume 15, Number 1, 2014
|Page(s)||29 - 37|
|Published online||06 February 2014|
Harmonic and modal frequency discrimination in time domain operational modal analysis
École de Technologie Supérieure, 1100 Notre Dame
Qc, H3C 1K3, Canada
2 Institut de recherche d’Hydro Québec, 1800 Bl. Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, J3X 1S1, Canada
a Corresponding author:
Accepted: 9 December 2013
An algorithm of operational modal analysis in time domain is presented for the discrimination between structural modes, harmonic excitations and spurious modes. A classification factor is developed and based on the construction of the damped signal- to- noise ratio which separates the physical modes from the numerical ones. The harmonic excitations are then recognized at very high power indexes and zero damping. Furthermore, after the modal discrimination, the harmonic spectrum and the estimated frequency response function can be derived. The method can be updated in the time domain either by a short time sliding window or a recursive technique to provide the modal monitoring in both stationary and non-stationary process. An industrial application on a hydro-electrical generator is discussed to identify the machine frequencies under operational working conditions.
Key words: Modal identification / mode separation / recursive analysis / short-time modeling / non-stationary vibration / hydro-electric generator
© AFM, EDP Sciences 2014
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