Structural Vibration

    Structural vibration arises from a variety of sources, such as ground vibration, wind excitation and dynamic occupant loads, resulting in problems to the integrity of a structure and the comfort of its occupants. Vipac monitors and analyses vibration problems and implements active and passive solutions.

    Vipac has 40 years’ experience and a team of engineers who are fluent in analytical techniques and can quickly and cost effectively address these issues.

    Finite Element (FE) and other analysis methods are used in conjunction with 3D CAD modelling to provide pragmatic design solutions. Analysis tools include:

    • ANSYS for structural analysis
    • SolidWorks CAD software
    • VA-1 for vibro-acoustics
    • SHELTR for system level thermal simulations.

    The associated modelling capability at Vipac includes non-linear materials and geometry, dynamic simulations such as shock, random and harmonic excitation, as well as vibro-acoustic and thermal environmental loads. These techniques are combined with traditional stress analysis methods to provide fully validated structural designs.