Electric vehicle noise & vibration testing is crucial for vehicle development, ensuring the final product’s comfort, safety, and reliability. While electric vehicles (EVs) and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles undergo…
This tutorial guides a DATS user through the steps required to perform a moving average on a given signal. The tutorial explains the concept of the ‘Integration Length’ and the ‘Output Interval Step’.
Initially a signal is required to perform the moving average on. In this tutorial a sine wave will be generated. A sine wave is generated using the parameters shown in Figure 1.
It is possible to enable audio playback to listen to audible frequencies while recording or monitoring when using a P8000 and the V4 Acquisition software.
The maximum analysis frequency is always half the sample rate of the input signal.
So if your data is captured at 50kHz the maximum analysis frequency will be 25kHz.
In this tutorial we will be creating order plots using waterfall and intensity displays using use the DATS.toolbox and Rotating Machinery Analysis option.
To begin, a noise, vibration or other signal of interest should be captured along with a tachometer signal.
In Figure 1 we have loaded a time series (in this case an acceleration signal) and a time series of a tachometer pulse train into the DATS software.
A short video tutorial describing how to create an orbit plot using the DATS software https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP4esKwLuCg
Let us try to understand what waterfall frequency spacing is. Waterfall frequency spacing is the gap between spectral lines in an FFT plot.
For example, if you had an analysis frequency of 0Hz to 100Hz and 100 spectral lines, then Frequency Spacing is 1Hz.
So why is there a ‘Requested Frequency Spacing’ and an ‘Actual Frequency Spacing’? (more…)
The Auto Spectral Density or Auto RMS spectrum analyses uses Fourier Transforms to process optionally overlapped sections of the input data. The result of each Fourier analysed section is called a periodogram. We then process all the resulting periodograms to produce a spectral result. (more…)
To complement our recent post on Exporting DATS datasets in non-linear format here is James Wren demonstrating the method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6Q3FwjtR4
The following tutorial shows in detail how to use Prosig DATS to export data in a non-linear format.
DATS stores all data in linear format. When you export data you are exporting the raw stored data. Therefore, to export data in a non-linear fashion we must convert the data to non-linear scale (dB for our example) and then export to the desired format, in this case CSV. (more…)
Microsoft has recently announced that security updates and patches for its Windows XP operating system will end from 08 April 2014.
Many organisations are now having to update older PCs and laptops to Windows 7 or Windows 8. (more…)
What sample rate should I use if I am measuring whole body vibration? Strict ISO8041 compliance imposes a minimum sample rate of 900 samples per second. This ensures the amplitude…
In the process of looking at some order data, a question about the accuracy of the measurement of the signal level of discrete frequency signals which were close to the general noise level. To answer this question, a small DATS worksheet was created which generated 2 signals. The first signal was a 35 Hz sinusoid which, by itself the spectrum level was measured to be approximately -9 dB (ref 1 V) as seen in Figure 1.
Case Study: What can I do if the transducer I am using has a non-linear sensitivity over its measuring range?
Recently a PROSIG user wanted to measure a specific temperature parameter on a running engine. The transducer being used was one of the engine sensors built into the engine operating system to minimize engine emissions and maximize fuel economy. Unfortunately, the sensitivity of this transducer was not constant over the desired temperature range. The question then became, how can the output from this non-linear transducer be used to accurately measure the desired temperature parameter? (more…)
The DATS Rotor Runout Measurement package can be used on any shaft where the following probes are available... A LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) probe. This is basically a contact…
A tutorial by James Wren (Prosig UK) on how to use the reference cursors in the DATS software to precisely measure features in your data. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSnldTfaQIE
James Wren (Prosig UK) explains how to store FRFs, coherence and/or time series data in modal hammer testing using Prosig's P8000 & DATS software. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLumlmoRCvM
James Wren (Prosig UK) explains how nodes, components & structures are used in modal hammer testing using Prosig's P8000 & DATS software. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmNCqv7p3pc
James Wren (Prosig UK) provides a step-by-step guide to performing a Hammer Impact Test on a structure using Prosig's DATS software and P8000 data acquisition hardware. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrCM3H0_NpE