September 2019 Newsletter
MEscope App Note 56
Using MAC & SDI to Compare Rotating Machine ODS’s
MEscope contains two different metrics for comparing shapes called the Modal Assurance Criterion (MAC) and the Shape Difference Indicator (SDI). These two metrics are used to numerically compare a pair of shapes, whether they are Operating Deflection Shapes (ODS’s), mode shapes, or shape data in a Shape Table (SHP file).

In this App Note we will take a look at how both MAC and SDI are used
  1. Validate ODS FRF measurements from the rotating machine
  2. Locate a bad ODS FRF measurement
  3. Diagnose several machine unbalance cases 

This App Note contains a working MEscope project for download.

Click Here to access App Note 56.
MEscope Technical Paper 76
Can ODS Data be Used to Diagnose Unbalance in Rotating Machinery?
Not able to make it to the CBM conference this week in Indianapolis? Here is a video recording of Dr. Richardson's presentation on diagnosing unbalance in rotating machinery using ODS data.

Click Here to access Technical Paper 76.
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The new and improved Vibrant website has launched. Easier navigation, faster search capabilities, and quick access to MEscope Technical Papers, Videos, and Articles. Login with your valid MEscope software license number and receive unlimited access to all the MEscope Application Notes, Operating Manuals, Learning Lab Webex recordings, and downloadable 3D models from the Model Library. It really is the one stop shop for all things MEscope, ODS and Modal. Check it out today!
Upcoming Partner Training Courses
Introduction to ODS and Modal Analysis using MEscope
  • Course Date: October 22nd - 23rd 2019
  • Location: Vibrant Headquarters Centennial CO
  • Vibrant Partner: Vibrant Technology
  • Instructor: Mark H. Richardson
  • A 2-day hands on introduction course to MEscope for new users or those needing a refresher.
  • Email sales@vibetech.com to register

4-day Hands-On Modal Testing & Analysis Training 
  • Course Date: November 19th - 22th 2019
  • Location: Fullerton CA
  • Vibrant Partner: Navconn Engineering Network
  • Instructor: Jim Steedman
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Applied Modal & Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) Analysis
  • Course Date: November 18th - 22nd 2019
  • Location: Technical Associates, Charlotte, NC
  • Vibrant Partner: technical Associates
  • Instructor: James Berry
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October 22-24, 2019 Novi, MI
Automotive Testing Expo 2019
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 If you need to reduce development time, increase quality and decrease product failures, you need to attend Automotive Testing Expo! The event is America’s largest vehicle and component testing and validation technology and services exhibition, featuring more than 360 exhibitors and attracting over 6,000 attendees.
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