Current Laboratory Equipment/Facilities

General Data Acquisition/Analysis

Test Chambers

Acoustic sensing, analysis

  • Precision Sound Level Meter
  • An array of precision microphones.
  • Octave and 1/3 octave analysis capability.
  • Sound Intensity probe.

Vibration excitation, sensing, and analysis

  • A wide selection of accelerometers.
  • Instrumented impact hammers.
  • A 40 lbf shaker. Array of force gages.
  • A 6,000 lbf, single-axis hydraulic shaker.
  • STARModal modal analysis software installed on a PC equipped with the National Instruments GPIB card for interfacing to the HP 35670A Dymanic Signal Analyzer.
  • Access to Algor and ANSYS for modeling of vibrations of structures.

Package Testing

Equipment Website Links


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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