|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation|
|Effective date (Start):||February 01, 2010|
|Effective date (End):||January 31, 2011|
|Field of knowledge:||Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics of Solids|
|Principal researcher:||Rodrigo Nicoletti|
|Grantee:||Andre Luiz Dutra|
|Home Institution:||Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil|
Structural mechanical vibration is commonly measured through punctual sensors, i.e. sensors that measure the structural behavior at only one point. Examples of such sensors are accelerometers, LVDTs, non-scanning laser vibrometers, and proximity probes. This project aims at developing an acquisition system able to measure the dynamic behavior of a structure as a whole (many points) using only one sensor: a video camera. After video image acquisition, the vibration at specific points of interest is obtained by computer post processing, adopting image processing techniques. The objective is to develop a system able to measure orbits and operational modes of a rotating system in operation.