Shock

Intermediate
Shock Testing
iest, tri

A brief overview will examine types of shocks, including classical waveform, transient, pyrotechnic, and seismic. The problems of measuring and analyzing shocks will be explored, and some helpful tips will be offered. The course will expand into specific shock applications, including MIL-S-901 Underwater Explosion, ballistic impact, and repetitive events. Additional topics will include shock LCEP development and multi-axis shock testing. Various current forms of shock measuring devices and sensors will be reviewed along with analytical approaches, including the Shock Response Spectrum, pseudo velocity, and filter theory.

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials     Instructor


Course outline
  • Where does shock come from?
  • Reviewing the types of shock
  • Developing shock requirements and tests
  • Executing shock tests
  • Measuring and analyzing shock
    • Using the Life Cycle Environmental Profile (LCEP)
    • Understanding the sensors
    • Understanding the analytical approaches: Shock Response Spectrum, pseudo velocity, filter theory
  • Shock Response Spectrum
  • Pseudo velocity
  • Filter theory
  • Shock applications
    • Mil-S 901 Underwater Explosion Testing
    • Ballistic impact and pyroshock
    • Repetitive shock
  • Supporting “war stories” and exercises
  • Shock testing – putting it together
Who should attend?

I need to advance my shock testing knowledge because:
  • I have already taken courses on the basics of shock testing
  • I am an engineer who has had experience in this type of testing
Course materials
  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs
Continuing Education Units: .3 CEUs

Instructor

David Smallwood