• Basic knowledge for designing an experimental campaign scope of the testing,
• Dimensional analysis, similitude requirements, true and distorted models,
scaled tests
• Testing methods: static, dynamic, hybrid, artificial excitation
• Principles of designing test set-ups, planning and preparation.
• Servohydraulic testing systems: loading systems (actuators, servovalves,
pumps), system control (control theory, PID control, etc)
• Sensors. Principles of operation, sensor characteristics, sensor mounting.
• Data collection, data acquisition (hardware and software), data analysis and
• Structural monitoring, in-situ artificial vibration testing