Vibration characteristics and modal analysis of a grinding machine

Dyi Cheng Chen, Ming Fei Chen, Jing Hao Kang, Chia Chun Lai

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The machine industry has undergone several developments in the past years, and reducing the cost and time required for machine designing is important. In this study, the vibration characteristics of a precision grinding machine were obtained through experimental modal analysis and finite element analysis. The experimental modal analysis employed single point excitation, and the equipment used to determine the frequency response of the grinding machine comprised a hammer, an accelerometer, and a spectrum analyzer. In addition, the resonance frequency, damping factor, and modal shape of the grinding machine were determined. The natural frequency, modal shape, and interface stiffness were determined through finite element analysis. Finally, the theoretical model and the experimental modal analysis models were compared, and get closer to the actual situation of a model to conduct several times analysis. Thus, this paper presents a reliable and convenient method to study the characteristics of machine tools; this method can reduce unnecessary costs and find structural weaknesses in machine designs for improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6288-6300
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Vibroengineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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