All structures for which dynamic behaviour is a primary consideration require application of advanced methods of both theoretical and experimental structural dynamics. Specifically, advances in predictive methods of simulation (especially in the numerical analysis aspects) can demand matching advances in testing to provide commensurate accuracy and coverage of the validation of their output. Acquisition of an improved prediction capability is usually accompanied by an increase in expectations and demands for greater reliability in the predicted behaviour. As a direct result, progress in testing and simulation must advance in step and improvements in testing can often be achieved by smarter implementation of contemporary test procedures based on interpretation of the more advanced models used for their design. This lecture presents an integrated test-analysis strategy for ensuring that next-generation structures of all types exhibit much improved reliability in their structural performance.
David J. Ewins, "A smart structural dynamics strategy for testing tomorrow's structures (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10172, A Tribute Conference Honoring Daniel Inman, 1017202 (Presented at SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: March 28, 2017; Published: 11 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263320.5427850868001.
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