How Bias Errors Affect Experimental Dynamic Substructuring

  • Klerk Dennis De 
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


As it turns out experimental Dynamic Substructuring is very sensitive to all kinds of measurement and modeling errors. In [1, 9] a statistical method was formulated to investigating the effect of random errors, due to measurement noise for example, on experimental dynamic substructuring. Shown that problems can especially occur at eigenfrequencies of lightly damped substructures, it doesn’t really explain why coupled FRF are so often completely off in a broad frequency range. This paper adds by investigating the effect of bias errors in driving point FRFs at experimental substructure interfaces. These bias errors get into existence from a different impact location from the hammer on the substructure


Bias Error Uncertainty Propagation Experimental Dynamic Sensitivity Matrix Excitation Location 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MÜller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme B.V.Ann ArborUSA
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands

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