These proceedings contain the papers presented at the 6th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference, Gijón, Spain, May 12&-14, 2015.
The Conference is jointly organised by the University of Oviedo and the Technical University of Madrid, with the assistance of the L?Aquila University. For the first time, the IOMAC Conference is running for three days from Tuesday to Thursday, whereas the Pre-Conference lasts two days from Sunday to Monday.
The 6th edition of IOMAC is dedicated, in memoriam, to Prof. Francesco Benedettini who passed away in February 2015. He was an active member of the IOMAC Scientific Committee and served as a chair of the conference in 2009 and as the chair of the Permanent Committee since May 2013. The IOMAC community had the pleasure and honor to work with Prof. Francesco Benedettini and all of us are very grateful for the important contributions to IOMAC that he made over the years.
Nowadays, Operational Modal Analysis (OMA) is a clear alternative to traditional modal analysis in structural dynamics. In the last years OMA has experienced an enormous progress from which many reliable techniques have emerged for solving all kind of problems in the real world. This is confirmed by the substantial number of papers published in journals and Conferences but also by the first OMA books including theory and practice related to OMA. This Conference covers all major aspects of Operational Modal Analysis, with focus on the following topics: Identification Techniques, Measurement Techniques, Applications in Civil Structures, Applications in Mechanical Structures, Comparison with Traditional Modal Analysis, Model Validation and Model Updating, Structural Modification, Structural Health Monitoring and Wind Turbines.
Beyond a good number of interesting papers on these topics, presented by researchers, technical specialists and students, the Conference comprehends an Honorary Lecture by Dr. Håvard Vold and two Keynote Lectures by Dr. Dmitri Tcherniak and Professor Rune Brincker, three prestigious members of the OMA community.
As the previous IOMAC Conferences, held in Copenhagen (2005 and 2007), Ancona (2009), Istambul (2011) and Guimaraes (2013), scientists, applicants, vendors and students have the occasion to share their knowledge in this rather fascinating field and to improve their specific skills.
We warmly thank all the contributors, authors, speakers and exhibitors and sponsors of the event and wish this conference offering you fruitful discussion and a pleasant time in Gijón.