The third Torsional Vibration Symposium was held at Salzburg Congress from 11-13 May, 2022. Geislinger was the platinum sponsor of this event with about 200 participants from Europe, the United States, Canada and Asia. For most of the guests it was the first personal meeting after the long covid break.
3 of 49 papers were contributed and presented by Geislinger. Karina Windhofer, Torsional Vibration Calculation expert at Geislinger, spoke about recent developments in simulations and measurements of torsional elastic steel spring couplings. Dr. Lothar Kurtze, specialist in machine acoustics, explained in detail solutions to reduce the transfer of structure-borne noise in the powertrain of megayachts.
Dr. Andreas Thalhammer, our Manager for Torsional Vibration Calculation and Digital Development, provided insights into the new opportunities of Big Data Analytics for Torsional Vibration Analysis. After a general overview of the topic, the different aspects of Big Data Analytics in the context of Torsional Vibration Analysis were discussed, including case studies on anomaly detection, i.e. how to find the fish swimming the wrong direction in the “data swarm”. See also the anomalies on board a ship during “Condition A” in the following diagram.
As this example shows, the emphasis was put on illustrating the advantages of Big Data applications for Torsional Vibration Analysis and on how to deal with Big Data in real applications.
Dr. Andreas Thalhammer also explained how rapidly the requirements for technical solutions with “Big Data” are changing by the day. A new point of view is that torsional vibration measurements are a valuable source of operational data.
Several presentations at the Torsional Vibration Symposium showed that “Big Data” will become one of the key topics within the next years and it will be very interesting to see further developments in this field. We are already looking forward to the next Torsional Vibration Symposium in three years, on 14-16 May 2025, where this topic will very likely continue to be of great importance.