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A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics Challenges in Next Generation Aerospace Systems


January 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am – February 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orange County
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Welcome to the 35th edition of IMAC, a conference and exposition focusing on structural dynamics. IMAC has evolved to encompass the latest technologies supporting structural dynamics.The current thrusts in simulation and modeling, nonlinear dynamics, sensors, signal processing and control spanning the full range of engineering disciplines, civil, mechanical, industrial, electrical, aerospace, automotive, etc. are discussed.

The theme for IMAC XXXV is ‘Structural Dynamics Challenges in Next Generation Aerospace Systems.’ The performance demands on aerospace structures drives many of the technologies associated with our conference.In addition to topics associated with our theme, this Call for Papers offers the traditional general topics associated with IMAC as well as topic developed by our technical divisions.

We encourage IMAC participants to also develop sessions and be involved with the various technical divisions within the Society.


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Pre-conference Courses

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Course 101:

Modal Analysis: Theory & Application (Day 1)
By Dave Brown, Pete Avitabile, Randy Allemang

Course 102:

Practical Considerations in Acceleration Measurements
By Marine Dumont, Thomas Petzsche

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Modal Analysis: Theory & Application (Day 2)
By Dave Brown, Pete Avitabile, Randy Allemang


Nonlinear System Identification in Structural Dynamics
By Gaëtan Kerschen, Keith Worden


Bayesian Model Updating & Uncertainty Quantification: Theory, Computational Tools & Applications
By Babak Moaveni, Costas Papadimitriou






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Tracks Assigned For This Event

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Dynamics of Civil Structures

Dynamics of Civil Structures

Experimental Dynamic Substructuring

Experimental Dynamic Substructuring - Focus Group

General Topics

IMAC General Topics


Modal Analysis/Dynamic Systems

Modal Analysis/Dynamic Systems

Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification

Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification

Nonlinear Systems

Nonlinear systems - Focus Group

Scanning LDV Methods

Scanning LDV Methods - Focus Group

Sensors and Instrumentation

Sensors and Instrumentation