Free Modal Analysis and Experimental Verification of a Diesel Engine’s Connecting Rod
Based on the combination of modal analysis technology and finite element method (FEM), the 3D model of a diesel engine’s connecting rod was established with UG software, and then a free modal analysis of it was carried out with ANSYS. Through the analysis, the inherent frequencies and mode shapes of first 5 order modes were obtained respectively. The free modes of the connecting rod were verified by testing using hammer beat method.
S. Z. Jiang and W. B. Yan, "Free Modal Analysis and Experimental Verification of a Diesel Engine’s Connecting Rod", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 314-316, pp. 1533-1536, 2011