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How would I determine multiple maximums of loaded data from an experiment?

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William Visgauss
William Visgauss on 12 Feb 2020
Commented: dpb on 12 Feb 2020
I conducted a simple experiment which displayed the natural frequency of a structure after inducing a vibration through it. The plotted data proves that the vibrations oscillate through the structure with some damping factor. I am curious as to how I would determine multiple maximums, the 8 largest, of the experimental data set inorder to determine the damping factor.
Any help would be greatly appricated as I am relativity new to MATLab.

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dpb
dpb on 12 Feb 2020
Do you have the Signal Processing Toolbox? If so findpeaks is the answer to your prayers... :)

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 12 Feb 2020
If you have the Signal Proicessing Toolbox, use the findpeaks function.
An alternative is the islocalmax function (R2017b and later).

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