Vibration measurement and analysis equipment

Organizational Unit

This equipment allows to analyze the vibrations of structures, telescopes, instruments, etc. with the aim, in most cases, of verifying that they comply with the applicable requirements or, in other cases, to determine the origin of these vibrations to proceed to their elimination or damping.The vibration measurement and analysis equipment has an 8-channel signal conditioning system, with 4 accelerometers for structural analysis (0.5-3 KHz) and 2 general purpose accelerometers (1-10 KHz). It also has an impact hammer and a data acquisition system.

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Eduardo David
González Carretero
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