Last week, vibration analysts and test engineers from around the world gathered in Houston for the 38th edition of the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC). This year VIBES’ Maarten van der Seijs and Julie Harvie, IMAC veterans, attended the conference to share their research on source characterization and plan the future conference themes.
IMAC unites engineers from academia, government, industry and equipment vendors to share results from their cutting-edge research in structural and acoustic dynamics. Over the past several years, VIBES has had a strong presence at the conference, and this year was no different.
Dynamic substructuring, one of VIBES’ key methodologies, has emerged as a prevalent topic at IMAC over the past decade. TPA and source characterization have also gained popularity over the most recent years, in part due to Maarten’s involvement in the conference and coordination of sessions on these topics. This year Maarten chaired a session on transfer path analysis and vehicle NVH, where he was able to share some recent developments in blocked force characterization as well as learn about the findings from other researchers in the community. Maarten’s involvement in the Substructuring Technical Division was further recognized through his election as a board member of the group.