We use an iterative methodology whenever possible. By using simulation data to inform test development, we can conduct tests to validate finite element models and update modeling parameters such as loads, material properties, damping, and boundary conditions with real data. We understand that precision and punctuality are imperative to mechanical testing services.
For new, refurbished, or reverse engineered turbine blades (buckets) to ensure that natural frequencies are within specifications.
Measuring the natural frequencies and mode shapes of rotating turbine blade (bucket) rows.
Comprehensive analysis of of materials, environment, and operating loads to identify the root cause of a failure.
Performing vibration tests on utility scale electric power generators in fossil and nuclear plants.
Measure the dynamic response characteristics of an airframe with MIMO signal processing and analysis.
Deploy an instrumented hammer, EM shaker, or piezoelectric actuator to excite vibration and analyze frequency response functions.
Measure and analyze blade weight and the COG location to determine the optimum blade stacking position.
Measures the dynamic response characteristics of a component, system or sensor via modal hammer to excite vibration.
Measure static strain from constant loads via pressure/thermal expansion or dynamic strain due to transient events and vibration.
Determine the natural frequencies and mode shapes of a rotor train as it twists about the axis of rotation. Functional engineering testing.
Identify the root cause of noise and vibration problems in machinery via ODS, spectral, order tracking or joint time frequency analysis.
Power performance curve measurement, loads testing, blade bending, displacement, and other power performance testing services.
– Karl K., Senior Test Engineer at Delphi Automotive
– Ted Barrette, Supervising Mechanical Engineer in the Hatch Autoclave Group
– Stanley Widmer, President of Stanley Widmer Associates Inc.
Brian Meyers, Production Manager at Stork H&E
SimuTech Group is committed to offering the highest quality, physical testing and professional services at extremely competitive rates. In addition, maintaining strict adherence to safety and regulatory compliance for engineering testing. This includes OSHA, safety standards imposed by local regulating bodies, and the standards developed by the customer.
All representatives of SimuTech Group working in the field carry current first aid, AED, and CPR credentials. We are professionally trained for working at heights, high-voltage areas, and conducting performance tests in confined spaces.