Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing
This course will review basic vibrations, sources and causes and explore vibration measurements, analysis and calibration. Discussion is supported by projected visuals and video clips. Comparisons will be made between sinusoidal vs. random vibration with emphasis on testing systems, specifications, standards and procedures. ESS, HALT and HASS will be discussed and emphasis will be placed on vibration and shock test fixture design, fabrication, experimental evaluation and usage. Also shock measurement, shock response spectrum (SRS) and classical shock testing. Modal testing will be reviewed. Throughout, we emphasize topics you will use immediately.
Hands On Learning
This class will include time in the NTS Plano dynamic laboratory where attendees will view, hear and touch (hearing and feeling the differences between sine and random vibration) on shakers. We will perform a resonance demonstration, using first sine and then random vibration. We will demonstrate shock testing, using both a shaker and a shock test machine.