Dynamics is becoming a crucial part of design and structural understanding in a range of fields. With the ever increasing demands for structures to be faster, stronger, and lighter, the dynamic demands on them have increased commensurately.
This workshop drew together presentations from leading experts in the Aerospace, Civil, Nuclear, and Oil and Gas industries. The role of both testing and analysis and their relevance to understanding dynamics in their respective sectors was explored through these presentations, as well as an open forum for relevant case studies and challenges. The event also introduced the newly formed NAFEMS Dynamics and Testing Working Group, and outlined the role that the group has to play in the NAFEMS community.
The following themes were explored and discussed at the workshop -
Introduction to the Dynamics Testing Working Group
Nick Lieven, Dean of Engineering, UoB
Paul Reynolds, Sheffield University
Rapid Prototypes for Modal Validation
Kevin Garraway, AWE
Case Studies and Challenges
Open forum - all contributions welcome