The Modal Observability Correlation as a Modal Correlation Metric
Paper i proceeding, 2014
The historical development of the Modal Assurance Criterion (MAC) originated from the need of a correlation metric for comparingexperimental modal vectors, estimated from measured data, to eigenvectors that have been determined from finite element calculation. For systems with well separated eigenvalues with many system degrees-of-freedom (DOF) represented in the eigenvectors it is normally easy to distinguish eigenvectors associated to different eigenvalues by low MAC correlation numbers. However, for eigenvectors with a sparse DOF sampling it may be hard to distinguish between vectors by MAC correlation numbers. To reduce the problem of distinguishing between eigensolutions, this paper advocates the use of a new correlation metric based on the observability matrix of the diagonal state-space realization. This is instead of using a metric based on the eigenvectors only. © The Society for Experimental Mechanics 2014.
Modal assurance criterion (MAC)