Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA) is a conventional technique for establishing the modal parameters of the components. The modal parameters are the dynamic characteristics viz. frequency, mode shapes and damping that are used for assessing and validating the design predictions through correlation studies.
For this task EMA technique is adopted to assess the dynamic characteristics of an additive manufactured (AM) turbine wheel of a turbocharger. Correlation studies are undertaken to validate the theoretical model developed. These Correlation studies ensured that there is no major deviations to proceed for high speed spin testing of this turbine wheel in simulated environment. The possible interference or resonances in the operating range are identified for safe operation of the test rotor.