Model Updating for a Welded Structure Made from Thin Steel Sheets
Dynamic behaviour of a welded structure made from thin metal sheets which has a large flat surface and has been assembled together by a number of scattered spot welds is investigated. An impact hammer and roving accelerometers are used in the modal tests to provide data to update the FE model. NASTRAN Solution 103 is used to compute natural frequencies and modes of interest. The large error of the initial FE model is largely reduced mainly by adjusting a crucial parameter of the bending moment of inertia ratio, 12I/T**3.
R. L. Burguete, M. Lucas, E. A. Patterson, S. Quinn
M. N. Abdul Rani et al., "Model Updating for a Welded Structure Made from Thin Steel Sheets", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 70, pp. 117-122, 2011