Experimental Modal Analysis Plugin and User Training Course

Structural Vibration Solutions has announced the launch of its plugin for experimental modal analysis (EMA), which works with all versions of ARTEMIS Modal (basic, standard, pro).

The plugin opens for frequency domain estimation of modal parameters from Frequency Response Functions (FRF’s) using either Complex Mode Indicator Function (CMIF) – Peak Picking or Rational Fraction Polynomial in Z domain (RFP-Z).

The FRF’s can either be imported through Universal File Format from third party solutions, see a worked example here, or by using the new Impact Testing module, see a worked example here.

The Impact Testing module is available if valid plugin licenses for a data acquisition system and Experimental Modal Analysis are present on the computer.

International seminar on Modal Analysis Conference (ISMA 2018)

We will be presenting the new RFP-Z estimator and Impact Testing Module at ISMA conference on 17-19 September 2018, in Leuven, Belgium. See you in booth 14.

Next user training course

The next user training course will take place in Aalborg, Denmark, on 6-7 November 2018.

This two-day course is for the new as well as experienced users that would like to be updated on operational modal analysis and experimental modal analysis, as well as the latest features of ARTeMIS Modal software.


The course will be held at the Comwell Hotel Hvide Hus in Aalborg, Denmark. Both days we start at 9:00 and end at 17:00. There will be lunch and coffee breaks during the day and free WiFi internet access.

The course instructors are Dr Palle Andersen, CEO at Structural Vibration Solutions A/S and Mr Ilija Trenchevski, senior developer of ARTeMIS Modal at Structural Vibration Solutions A/S.


On day one, you will get a comprehensive introduction to experimental modal analysis (EMA) and operational modal analysis (OMA) in general.

During this introduction, the differences and similarities between EMA and OMA will be described. Also, the procedures for acquiring high-quality measurements will be discussed in detail.

We will help each other acquiring good measurements of different demo structures both for EMA and OMA applications. The introduction is followed by a presentation of the user-friendly frequency domain decomposition (FDD) technique, and we will analyse the acquired measurements as hands-on exercises. Finally, the two other FDD-related techniques of ARTeMIS (Enhanced Frequency Domain Decomposition and Curve-fit Frequency Domain Decomposition) are introduced, and we will continue with hands-on exercises using these techniques. The technical programme will end with the analysis of the acquired EMA data using the Complex Mode Indicator Function – Peak Picking method (CMIF).

We end day one at a restaurant in the old downtown of Aalborg.

On day two, you will be introduced to the advanced OMA methods called Stochastic Subspace Identification (SSI) as well as the parametric EMA method called Rational Fraction Polynomial in Z-domain (RFP-Z) and the latest features available in ARTeMIS such as the Structural Health Monitoring plugins.

You will get course material as well as a one-month free demo version of the ARTeMIS Modal Pro, which we invite you to install on your own laptop for use during the hands-on exercises of the course.


Attending the course will cost 950 EUR per person. Students get a 50% discount. Book before August 31 2018, and SAVE 10%.

To find out more, please contact the company via the enquiry form.

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