Structural dynamics airplane glider

Operating Deflection Shapes Analysis – Determination of Vibration Patterns under Operating Conditions

Register now

Operating Deflection Shapes (ODS) analysis determines the vibration patterns of a structure under operating conditions.
The vibration patterns are shown as animated geometric models and display a combination of the forcing function acting on the structure and the dynamic properties of the structure.

ODS analysis can be done both in the time and spectral domains by relatively simple means. It provides very useful information for understanding the dynamic behaviour of structures and is one of the most used applications in structural dynamics. 


The webinar will:

  • Introduce the concept of ODS analysis
  • Describe the different types of ODS analysis: Time ODS, Spectral ODS and Non-stationary ODS analysis
  • Explain the differences and similarities between operating deflection shapes and mode shapes
  • Describe the instrumentation used for ODS analysis


Join our free series of structural dynamics webinars:

Webinar Details
Start time
26 Oct 2022 11:00
Registration deadline
25 Oct 2022
1 Hour

Niels-Jørgen Jacobsen