Tommi Paananen ISRN: HK/R-IMA-EX--1998/D-02--SE, pp. 61. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 1998.
Static and dynamic characteristics of a Space Frame were determined by using the Finite Element Method. Also experimental measurements were done on the manufactured frame resulting in the dynamic characteristics of the structure. Results from this Experimental Modal Analysis were compared with the results from FEM-calculations. Correlation between the models was obtained showing very good agreement between the FE-model and the manufactured Space Frame. Further, the FE-model was used to modify the manufactured frame so that the predetermined target values were fulfilled.