Instrumentation to Understand Machine Loading
CMP Engineers has the capability to undertake strain-gauging as well as vibration measurements, and to provide a thorough analysis of the data. This involves techniques such as “Rainflow” analysis to assess fatigue loading, spectral analysis of vibrations and online reduction of strain gauge rosette data to principal stresses and strains.
Extensive use is made of customised software to record data onsite, so that early data analysis is available to assist in adjusting the scope of testing so as to maximise the value of the tests.
As well as the design and installation of data collection systems, CMP Engineers can also carry out detailed preliminary analyses to determine the most effective combination of transducers to answer the questions under consideration.