The International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering was organised for the 43th time by the Department of Mechanical Engineering of KU Leuven. The course was set up as a general introduction with emphasis on data-acquisition and multi-channel modal testing. Theoretical lectures were illustrated by numerous integrated demonstrations. A full scale multi-channel survey of a real life structure was conducted and lectures on relevant industrial case studies were introduced. The mix of theory and practice gave the participants the opportunity to discuss theoretical and practical problems with experts in the field. The last part of the course touched on the practical use and applications of modal analysis ranging from trouble shooting to model updating.
The first day was dedicated to the basic theory of model analysis and instrumentation used for measurement. The second day focused on in-operation modal analysis techniques and case studies.