Sep 26

DATS Multi Plane Balancing Tutorial (Part 4)

This is the last in a series of tutorials on how to use the DATS Multi Plane Balancing software.

DATS Multi Plane Balancing – Results, Zero Imbalance & Specified Imbalance

Sep 22

DATS Multi Plane Balancing Tutorial (Part 3)

This is the third in a series of tutorials on how to use the DATS Multi Plane Balancing software.

DATS Multi Plane Balancing – Trial Balance Capture

Sep 17

Sound Mapping Software Example

Here is a short example using the DATS Sound Mapping software to identify the source of noise from a 4-cylinder car engine.

Sep 12

DATS Multi Plane Balancing Tutorial (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of tutorials on how to use the DATS Multi Plane Balancing software.

DATS Multi Plane Balancing – Pre-balance Check and Baseline Capture

Sep 08

DATS Multi Plane Balancing Tutorial (Part 1)

This is the first in a series of tutorials on how to use the DATS Multi Plane Balancing software.

DATS Multi Plane Balancing – Initial Project Setup

Aug 28

What is waterfall frequency spacing? And how does the DATS parameter ‘Requested Frequency Spacing’ work?

Let us try to understand what waterfall frequency spacing is. Waterfall frequency spacing is the gap between spectral lines in an FFT plot.

For example, if you had an analysis frequency of 0Hz to 100Hz and 100 spectral lines, then Frequency Spacing is 1Hz.

So why is there a ‘Requested Frequency Spacing’ and an ‘Actual Frequency Spacing’? Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

What is “waterfall smearing”?

When analysing a waterfall or performing order analysis it is important to consider the frequency resolution or the frequency spacing.

There is often a desire to increase the resolution to finer and finer detail. But that is a process of diminishing returns, and actually fraught with danger. And that danger is waterfall smearing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Multiplane Balancing – Zero Imbalance or Specified Imbalance

In the DATS Multiplane Balancing Software, there are two options, optimise for ‘Zero imbalance’ or optimise for ‘Specified imbalance’, but what is the objective of these two options?
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Jun 24

Is it important to consider the cable resistance when using strain gauges?

The cable resistance can be a significant factor in the accuracy of the overall measurement. It is very important indeed to consider this point.

Prosig software allows the cable resistance to be entered by the user. Once this resistance has been entered, any calculations or calibrations carried out will be based on the known values of the bridge resistors as well as the resistances of all of the cables.

In most cases this will be negligible except if long cables are used.

Jun 19

How should the bridge factor be selected when using strain gauges?

The number of active arms in a strain gauge Wheatstone bridge is known as the bridge factor.

As a simple guide when selecting bridge factors the following rules apply; Read the rest of this entry »

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