Structural Dynamics Videos
The following are links to video clips that are interesting from a structural dynamics point of view. Please note that NAFEMS is not responsible for the content of external pages that are linked to from this site.
- Excessive vibration of the London Millennium Bridge in June 2000
- Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse
- Helicopter tail rotor failure
- Helicopter breaks up on landing in Brazil
Professor Peter Avitabile at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has written a number of "Modal Space" articles over the years, which explain key concepts of modal testing. He also delivers a course on Basics of Modal Analysis annually at the IMAC conference in the US for which the notes are publicly available. These can be accessed from the following links:
The following are links to videos that were shot during the NAFEMS DTWG Workshop on 28 September 2010 at the University of Bristol. Workshop participants were required to construct vibration isolation systems for hard disk drives from a range of household materials. These are the results of testing on an earthquake shake table: