Fundamentals of Shock Testing

Shock testing is the non-stationary form of dynamic mechanical loads testing. The course will examine the sources of shock loading on typical transportation, aerospace, and military platforms and discuss the approaches to successfully create a test environment to evaluate hardware performance under simulated shock loads. The course is interactive with individual and group exercises.

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials    Instructor     Next date and location     Registration

Course outline
  • Shock types and how they are generated in “real world” applications
  • Mathematical approach to defining shock events
  • A basic approach to generating shock specifications
  • Shock measurement instruments and data acquisition
  • Introduction to SRS analysis with a brief review of Psuedovelocity
  • Review of shock simulation machines and fixturing
  • “How to” Exemplar for conducting a shock test
  • Brief discussion on the future of shock testing
Who should attend?
  • Test engineers
  • Program managers
  • Dynamic test technicians
Course materials
  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs
Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


Jade VandeKamp

Jade Vande Kamp is an engineering technician with 10 years’ experience in the electronics industry, and is the Quality Manager at Vibration Research. As QM he leads the Training and Education Department and ensures that process’ and procedures are in place and followed throughout the company.


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Registration information

Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Register three attendees from your company for the same training course and receive a complimentary fourth registration for another person in your company to attend that course. Contact IEST at 847-981-0100 to arrange this option. (Complimentary registration applies to registration of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other offers or promotions.)

Registration Fees Regular



  • All registrations are transferable to another person for the same event but are not refundable. Notification of transfer must be made at least seven days prior to the event. Transfer fees apply. Exception: IEST reserves the right to cancel courses, in which case registrants will receive a full refund of the tuition fee.
  • Program and instructor(s) are subject to change.
  • All registrations include morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. Includes certificate of attendance, and .6 CEUs.
  • Payment must accompany registration; there is no invoicing. IEST does not accept purchase orders as a method of payment.
  • All member dues must be current at the time of registration to qualify for the member rates.
  • All education training courses earn Continuing Education Units.

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