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Selecting the Right Accelerometer for Your Application


Are you involved in measuring acceleration in Formula One race cars, transportation media such as trains and aircraft, seismic motions, extreme environments, etc.? How do you select the right accelerometer? How do accelerometers work? What types are there? How do you know which type to select? How do you mount and use them? Where can you find this guidance? Where can you find further advice and information? The upcoming, newly updated IEST-RP-DTE011.2, “Mechanical Shock and Vibration Accelerometer Selection”, a Recommended Practice prepared by experienced practitioners with decades of experience, provides the answers.

This course is presented by the Chair of the IEST working group. It will provide you with the knowledge to select the best accelerometer for your specific application, and justify that selection. You will understand accelerometer technology including different types, their advantages and disadvantages, dynamic and environmental characteristics, proper installation and recalibration, and considerations for extreme environments. The course will include a copy of the new RP once it has been approved, as well as extensive examples and case studies.


Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials    Instructor


Course outline

  • How do you select the right accelerometer?
  • What types are there?
  • How do you know which type to select?
  • How do accelerometers work?
  • How do you mount and use them?

 

Who should attend?


I need to become familiar with this new document because:
  • I am a test and instrumentation Engineer
  • I am a technician who is responsible for selecting accelerometers for flight, field, and laboratory vibration and shock testing
  • I am a laboratory manager who is responsible for selecting accelerometers for flight, field and laboratory vibration and shock testing
Course materials
  • Copy of IEST-RP-DTE011.2: Mechanical Shock and Vibration Accelerometer Selection (when approved and available)
  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs
Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs

Instructors

Jon Wilson