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Technical DescriptionThe is used to investigate the dynamic behaviour of a ship structure. It therefore allows the first steps in the area of experimental vibration analysis or modal analysis. Experimental vibration analysis is an indispensible element of modern shipbuilding development activity. This unit allows the natural frequencies and modes of the model ship to be measured and recorded. The simple, stylised ship form simplifies the mathematical resolution of the problem. The model ship and an electrodynamic exciter are attached to a height adjustable cross beam. The beam has a high natural frequency that doesn't interfere with the measurements. A function generator creates different exciter signals: sinusoidal, triangular and rectangular signals. The frequency, amplitude and offset are adjustable. An acceleration sensor at various points measures the response of the model to the vibrations generated.