Summary of this Week's Activities:
Thursday, August 5:
XDisplacement Transfer Function Measurement
JPL Tour
Friday, August 6:
YDisplacement Transfer Function Measurement
ZDisplacement Transfer Function Measurement
Monday, August 9:
Worked on COMSOL/MatLab Interface > problems may be due to older version
Discussed with Koji options for calling our COMSOL sales representative
Jan and I decided that there is in fact something wrong with the installations on both my Mac and Kallo
Reinstalled on both machines, but the problem was not solved
Jan said we'd go see Larry tomorrow
Tuesday, August 10:
Attempted to figure out TimeDependent Modal Analysis > don't think it's what we need
Began reading the LiveLink for MatLab documentation > even the directions in this produced issues
Discovered "Prescribed acceleration" option for gravity:
A test with it on the simplest stack eliminated the unwanted oscillation, which I guess is a partial success...
Trying the same thing with Koji on a simple pendulum, however, didn't produce the expected increase in resonant frequency
(Jan was unable to see Larry today, but we're meeting on Wednesday instead).
Wednesday, August 11 (morning):
Some background research on multiplelayer stack theory
Began working on presentations
