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Shock and Vibration
Response Spectra and Software Training Course


Students from the following organizations have successfully taken this course:
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Aerospace Corporation
Axsys Technologies
Boshart Automotive Testing
British Petroleum
Carleton Technologies
Data Device Corporation
DRS Technologies
Dynamic Labs
General Dynamics Land Systems
Hitachi Medical Systems
Hittite Microwave
Isothermal Systems Research
L-3 Communications
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors
Medtronics Microelectronics
NASA - Kennedy Space Center
NASA - Wallops Flight Facility
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Pacific Scientific
Pathfinder Energy Services
Product Assessment Reliability Centre - PARC
Pratt & Whitney
Spirit AeroSystems
Structural Engineering Associates - FL
Tesla Industries
Texas A&M University
TNO Defence
U.S. Army Aviation Missile Command
U.S. Marine Corp - Camp Pendleton
U.S. Naval Depot/Coronado
February 26-28, 2013

Class Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location:  Near the Huntsville, Alabama airport

Best Western Plus, Madison - Huntsville Hotel
9035 Madison Blvd, Hwy 20 West, Madison, AL 35824
(Formerly The Inn at Madison)

Students may also arrange for onsite training.
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Instructor: Tom Irvine
Education: Arizona State University. Engineering Science major.
B.S. degree 1985. M.S. degree 1987.
Experience: Twenty-five years consulting in the aerospace, automotive, and semiconductor industries.

Aerospace Customers: Orbital Sciences Corporation, Motorola Government Electronics Group, Allied-Signal Fluid Systems Division and Turbine Engine Division.

Automotive Customers: Boshart Automotive, Vantage Tracking Systems.
Semiconductor Customers: SpeedFam, Sumitomo Sitix, Motorola Flat Panel Display, Three-Five Systems.

1. Natural frequency and damping from flight data
2. Sine vibration characteristics, GRMS, histogram, kurtosis
3. Sine sweep frequency, octave calculation
4. Random vibration characteristics, GRMS, histogram, kurtosis
5. Nonstationary random vibration, GRMS versus time.
6. Fourier transforms
7. Power spectral density, GRMS
8. Transmissibility function for acceleration
9. Transmissibility function for force
10. Vibration response spectrum - Miles rule
11. Vibration response spectrum - general method
12. Synthesizing time history to satisfy power spectral density using sinusoids
13. Synthesizing time history to satisfy power spectral density using random vibration
14. Integration of acceleration time history to determine displacement and velocity
15. Integration of power spectral density
16. Sample rate criteria/Nyquist rule.
17. Aliasing
18. Filtering
19. Force shock, classical pulse, develop SRS
20. Force shock, arbitrary pulse, develop SRS, arbit program
21. Base excitation, classical pulse, develop SRS, sdof program
22. Base excitation, arbitrary pulse, develop SRS
23. Integration to velocity and displacement
24. Simple trend removal

Course Description
The course includes powerpoint presentations as well as hands-on software training.
1. Each student must bring a notebook PC with Matlab.
2. Each student will receive software programs which perform the following calculations: power spectral density (PSD), Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT), shock response spectrum (SRS), and digital filtering.
3. Students will receive time history data samples so that they can practice using the software programs.

4. Students are also welcome to bring their own data samples.
Engineers, Technicians, and Managers who must analyze or interpret shock and vibration data or specifications will benefit from this course.

A degree in engineering or technology is helpful but is not required.
The course is open to foreign students.
The fee for participating in the course in Huntsville, Alabama is $1700 per student.  The payment may be made via check, credit card, or PayPal.

The payment link for both credit card and PayPal is:
This method works even if the payee does not have a PayPal account.

The fee for onsite training is negotiable.

To register for the course, please send an Email:  tom@irvinemail.org
Tom Irvine
136 Wellington Dr.
Madison, Alabama 35758

FAX: 240-218-4810
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