Plotting FRF magnitude vs frequency

Started by February 12, 2008
I am working on modal testing of structures using forced hammer excitation. Response time series has a sampling frequency of 250Hz and the excitation time series has a sampling frequency of 500Hz. Should the plot of FRF magnitude versus frequency be as a function of the response or excitation frequency? Or which sampling frequency would govern the FRF plot?

Secondly, for a single-point excitation responses are measured at 5 different points. Is it possible to calculate the FRF as the ratio of FFT(X)/FFT(P), where X is a (n x 5) matrix representing the response time histories from the 5 measuring points and P is a vector representing the excitation time history.

Thank you for the anticipated prompt response.