Experimental modal analysis

analyse modale expérimentale

Modal analysis consists of studying the elementary deformation characteristics of a mechanical structure and modal parameters according to different boundary conditions.

Modal analysis on systems

  • Controlled excitation: Impact hammer, shakers, piezoelectric excitations, sound sources
  • Answer: Tri-axial accelerometers (96 simultaneous channels), or 3D scanning laser vibration meter.

The CEVAA is able to predict the in-service vibration behavior of a mechanical structure under artificial or real stress. Modal analysis also makes it possible to determine the structural characteristics (natural frequencies, modal deformations, damping) and to readjust finite element calculation models.


  • Visualize the eigenmodes of the structures and readjust the finite element models
  • Characterize the dynamic behavior of mechanical structures, equipment and materials
  • Identify resonance phenomena that could damage the mechanical structure
  • Predict the vibration behavior of a system to identify critical areas

Modal analysis tools

  • Dedicated LMS TestLab software
  • Excitation by vibrating pots or piezoelectric cells
  • Mesh by 3D digitizer (geometry)
  • FRF measurements by 3D Scanning Laser Vibrometry or 3D accelerometers


  • Modal analysis on bare automobile body
  • Satellite engines and elements
  • Brake calipers
  • Bearing cages for aeronautics
  • Transmission shaft (generator)
  • Plastic bottle production machine

Modal analysis of a bare automobile body in free-free condition using accelerometers and an impact hammer

Modal analysis of a tire on rim in embedded condition on marble with accelerometers and an impact hammer


vibrométrie laser 3d

3D laser vibrometry

moyens instrumentation

Instrumentation and acquisition

For more information, contact us to discuss technically on your needs!