Identification of Modal Parameters in Frequency Domain with Emphasis on Output Only Cross-Spectral Density Functions 2007-01-2382
This paper presents a technique for extracting modal parameters of a linear multi degree of freedom system in the frequency domain. The roots of the technique are the well known rational fraction polynomials method but emphasis is given to the application to output-only data in the form of cross-spectral density functions. A discussion is presented on the possibility of achieving reliable results also for structures undergoing multiple input excitations. Numerical stability of the technique is obtained by properly scaling both the frequency and the cross-spectrum axes. Good performance of the method are shown for numerical examples and for a test case on an actual structure.