The current NAFEMS Dynamics and Testing Working Group (DTWG) was borne out of the Dynamics Testing Agency (DTA). The original DTA was set up in the late 1980s through a collaboration between industry and the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry to disseminate best practice to the structural dynamic community. Its output was primarily biased towards the testing community not only to provide fundamental advice on how to implement effective testing, but also to inform users on the analysis and interpretation of results. One of the objectives of the original group was to bring together test and analysis to exploit the complementary aspects of each approach. Thus, Finite Element Model (FEM) reconciliation was one of the key activities of the DTA.
One of the key documents that can came out of the DTA was the "Dynamic Test Agency Handbook". "Volume 0 - An introduction to the DTA, its products and services" can be downloaded from the NAFEMS member download button.
The other volumes that constitute the Dynamic Test Agency Handbook can be found at the links below:
Instrumentation - Volume 1
Data acquisition and signal processing - Volume 2
Modal testing and validation - Volume 3
Non-linearity in dynamic testing - Volume 4
Dynamic testing of materials - Volume 5
Shock and vibration testing - Volume 6
Laboratory simulation testing - Volume 7
Condition monitoring - Volume 8
Structural integrity assessment - Volume 9
|Author||Dynamic Testing Agency|
|Date||4th December 1994|
|Organisation||Dynamic Testing Agency|