@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11898,
	  title     = {Experimental Modal Analysis and Model Validation of Antenna Structures},
	  author    = {B.R. Potgieter and  G. Venter},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Numerical design optimization is a powerful tool that
can be used by engineers during any stage of the design process.
There are many different applications for structural optimization. A
specific application that will be discussed in the following paper is
experimental data matching. Data obtained through tests on a physical
structure will be matched with data from a numerical model of that
same structure. The data of interest will be the dynamic characteristics
of an antenna structure focusing on the mode shapes and modal
frequencies. The structure used was a scaled and simplified model of
the Karoo Array Telescope-7 (KAT-7) antenna structure.
This kind of data matching is a complex and difficult task. This
paper discusses how optimization can assist an engineer during the
process of correlating a finite element model with vibration test data.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {11},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {1380 - 1384},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11898},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/35},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 35, 2009},