Up to now, similitude methods have been used in order to overcome the typical drawbacks of experimental testing and numerical simulations by reconstructing the full-scale model behavior from that of the scaled model. The novelty of this work is the application of similitude theory not as a tool for predicting the prototype dynamic response, but for supporting, and eventually validating, experimental measurements polluted by noise. Two Aluminium Foam Sandwich (AFS) plates are analyzed with Digital Image Correlation (DIC) cameras. First, an algorithm for blind source separation problems is used to extract information about the excitation; then, SAMSARA (Similitude and Asymptotic Models for Structural-Acoustic Research Applications) similitude method is applied to both the force spectra and velocity responses of prototype and model. The reconstruction of force and velocity curves demonstrates that the similitude results are coherent with the quality of the experimental measurements: when the spatial pattern in resonance is recognizable, then the curves overlap. Instead, when the displacement field of just one model is not well identified, the reconstruction exhibits discrepancies. Therefore, similitude methods reveal to be an interesting tool for understanding if a set of measurements is reliable or not and their application should not be underestimated, especially in the light of the expanding range of approaches which can extract important information from noisy observations.

Support of Dynamic Measurements Through Similitude Formulations

Casaburo A.
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Petrone G.;Meruane V.;Franco F.;De Rosa S.
2022

Abstract

Up to now, similitude methods have been used in order to overcome the typical drawbacks of experimental testing and numerical simulations by reconstructing the full-scale model behavior from that of the scaled model. The novelty of this work is the application of similitude theory not as a tool for predicting the prototype dynamic response, but for supporting, and eventually validating, experimental measurements polluted by noise. Two Aluminium Foam Sandwich (AFS) plates are analyzed with Digital Image Correlation (DIC) cameras. First, an algorithm for blind source separation problems is used to extract information about the excitation; then, SAMSARA (Similitude and Asymptotic Models for Structural-Acoustic Research Applications) similitude method is applied to both the force spectra and velocity responses of prototype and model. The reconstruction of force and velocity curves demonstrates that the similitude results are coherent with the quality of the experimental measurements: when the spatial pattern in resonance is recognizable, then the curves overlap. Instead, when the displacement field of just one model is not well identified, the reconstruction exhibits discrepancies. Therefore, similitude methods reveal to be an interesting tool for understanding if a set of measurements is reliable or not and their application should not be underestimated, especially in the light of the expanding range of approaches which can extract important information from noisy observations.
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