Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received Feb. 1999; revised Aug. 2001. Associate Editor: A. F. Vakakis.
Proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) is a useful experimental tool in dynamics and vibration. A common application of POD to structures involves sensed displacements, at M locations on the structure. When the displacements are sampled N times at a fixed sampling rate, we can form displacement-history arrays, such that for The mean values are often subtracted from the displacement histories. These displacement histories are used to form an ensemble matrix,