Optimal Consulting performs vibration analyses not only to determine design life of structures, but also determine how a component failed. Most physical systems vibrate - inherent vibration modes in structures can shorten equipment life, and cause premature failure. Often, these failures are catastrophic.
When a physical system vibrates, it does so at particular natural frequencies - these frequencies and resulting mode shapes can be determined using Modal Analysis. Often, simple modal analysis can be performed, while for more complex systems, finite element analysis is performed to determine to determine the dynamic response.
Optimal Consulting has performed vibration analyses on valves, medical equipment, electronic components, and structural support systems, among other components. We identify potential operating problems and prepare recommendations regarding system and operating procedure modifications. (If the deletion or addition of a support would chase a vibration problem to another location in the system, we would know it in advance of making the change).
- Simple and Complex Modal Analysis
- Flow Induced Vibrations
- Rotating Equipment Analysis
- Vibration Troubleshooting
- Failure Analysis