December Newsletter
Free 3D Models in the ME'scope Shared Models Library
Available in the December 6th ME'scope release, the new ME'scope Shared Models Library is your first stop for downloading high quality 3D models. If you are current on ME'scope SMS, you can now download any model for free. Search for Bearings, Boilers, Compressors, Fans and Blowers, Piping and more.
Have a cool model you would like to share with other ME'scope users? You can now upload and share your own models to the Share Models Library by going to File | Save in Substructure Library command in a Structure window.

Get your next ODS and Modal project up and running faster with the new ME'scope Shared Models Library!
Software Maintenance and Support
SMS renewal pricing goes up January 1st 2019. Renew today and lock in 2018 renewal rates. Remember: ME'scope support, free 3D models, free training videos, software enhancements, bug fixes, and documentation are all available, but you have to be current on SMS. Contact  or your local reseller to get a quote for SMS. Renew today!
Introducing Visual Rapid Test™
Visual Rapid Test™
Vibrant has introduced a new ME’scope package called Visual Rapid Test™. This new package employs a new testing method called "Slinky tm testing".  Slinky tm testing only requires two vibration response sensors and as little as a 2-channel acquisition hardware system. Either sensor or both sensors can be moved between acquisitions, thus forming a chain of Transmissibility measurements called a TRN chain. The TRN chain preserves the magnitude & phase relationship between pairs of structural responses in the chain.
After a chain has been acquired, it can be seeded with either an Auto spectrum, Cross spectrum Fourier spectrum or FRF to yield a single-reference set of measurements. These measurements can then used to extract ODS’s and mode shapes of the test article.
This new method is faster, easier, more flexible, and less costly to implement than conventional ODS or modal testing methods. Since only the structural responses are acquired, it can be used for ODS testing of operating machinery, or for modal testing using an impactor or multiple shakers.

ME'scope ODS and Modal Training Course
Our most popular hands-on ME'scope ODS and Modal Analysis course is back, February 12-14 2019. Join us at the Vibrant Headquarters for this 3-day hands-on training seminar in Centennial, Colorado just outside of Denver.

This course takes a fundamental approach is understanding the details of ODS (Operating Deflection Shape) and Modal Analysis.  Many training courses spend 2-3 days discussing differential equations, Fourier Transforms, matrix mathematics, etc., etc. This course is different. We concentrate on fundamental dynamics relationships, simple guidelines and emphasize the underlying concepts with numerous case histories and visual animations. We believe that to do their job well, the vibration analyst needs to understand the basics of dynamic motion.

The ME’scope training portion of the course is built around a detailed project workbook (The ME'scope Workbook).  Each workbook project is presented as a step-by-step series of instructions using ME'scope. The various exercises will acquaint a new or novice user with the many functions of ME'scope.  

Course Date: February 12-14 2019
Course Tuition: $1,695.00
Instructor: Dan Ambre, president of Full Spectrum Diagnostics, and Vibrant staff.
Laptop PC computers are required.
Upcoming Vibrant Conferences
Visit us at the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) in Orlando, FL January 28-31st 2019. IMAC is a conference and exposition focusing on structural dynamics, and has evolved to encompass the latest technologies supporting structural dynamics. This broad focus on structural dynamics includes topics in simulation and modeling, nonlinear dynamics, sensors, signal processing and control spanning the full range of engineering disciplines.
ME'scope Application Notes
Every month we review one of the ME'scope Application Notes. This month it is all about Mode Shapes. App Note 13: Introduction to Modal Curve Fitting

Modal curve fitting is the process used to obtain a set of modal parameters (frequency, damping & mode shape) for each of the modes of a structure that are represented in a set of Frequency Response Function (FRF) measurement data. A set of modal parameters (with mode shapes properly scaled) is also referred to as a modal model.   Click Here to access App Note 13.

Next month we will look at App Note 13: Introduction to Modal Curve Fitting

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