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Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing

Vibration testing is rapidly evolving to meet the challenges of today’s larger and more complex systems. The purpose of this course is to offer a comprehensive familiarization with leading edge issues and best practices in vibration during all phases of the system development. Moving beyond the basics to more complex and realistic vibration scenarios, the student will interact with the instructor and fellow students to maximize understanding of leading concepts in fatigue theory, requirements development, advanced test techniques (including multi-axis and synergistic testing), and vibration test management.

Although the course is technical in nature, the material is taught without excessive math. The focus of the course is to give individuals practical insights into how to develop and execute a well-structured vibration program that serves as a basis for making sound technical and business decisions. Numerous “how to” examples and vibration testing “traps or pitfalls” will be discussed in class. During an extensive case study, the students will participate in a detailed practical exercise designed to demonstrate the development and execution of a complex vibration test program.

Instructor: Robert (Andy) Anderson

Robert L. (Andy) Anderson has over 35 years experience in the test industry, most recently serving as Dynamics Manager for NTS in El Segundo. His work experience includes contributions to the Ground Combat Systems Division of BAE Systems, where he served as Test Manager on the FCS program, B.F. Goodrich as test engineer, and Hughes Helicopters as flight engineer. Andy began his career as a test technician and engineer at Wyle Laboratories. Andy has a BSEE from Tufts University and has done graduate work in control theory and business management at Northrop University and Mankato State University. Andy is a 30 year member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) where he served in many positions, including President of the Institute in 2004. Andy serves on many test committees and is a standing member of DETEC, the governing body for MIL-STD 810G where he is the recognized SME for a number of the test methods. Andy teaches courses on shock and vibration test techniques and test management.

Upcoming training dates:

July 18, 2017
National Technical Systems
20970 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Online registration closes June 16, 2017



Systems Approach to Vibration Testing

This one day course provides an overview of the systems approach to providing the “right” vibration testing to product development. Designed for testing and program managers, as well as test engineers, the class will cover requirement development, the role of test engineering in system development, and risk avoidance using vibration. Topics include: vibration testing in Life Cycle Development; using vibration testing in systems development; use of synergistic environments in risk reduction; use of vibration test artifacts during product development; and advanced vibration techniques and their role in systems testing.

Instructor: Robert (Andy) Anderson

Robert L. (Andy) Anderson has over 35 years experience in the test industry, most recently serving as Dynamics Manager for NTS in El Segundo. His work experience includes contributions to the Ground Combat Systems Division of BAE Systems, where he served as Test Manager on the FCS program, B.F. Goodrich as test engineer, and Hughes Helicopters as flight engineer. Andy began his career as a test technician and engineer at Wyle Laboratories. Andy has a BSEE from Tufts University and has done graduate work in control theory and business management at Northrop University and Mankato State University. Andy is a 30 year member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) where he served in many positions, including President of the Institute in 2004. Andy serves on many test committees and is a standing member of DETEC, the governing body for MIL-STD 810G where he is the recognized SME for a number of the test methods. Andy teaches courses on shock and vibration test techniques and test management.

Upcoming training dates:

July 19, 2017
National Technical Systems
20970 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Online registration closes June 16, 2017


Spectral Analysis

The course provides in-depth instruction on spectral analysis in the context of dynamic signals. Geared toward the practicing test engineer and advanced technician, the class will cover the history and motivation of spectral analysis, time history signal classification, stationary and non-stationary stochastic process, and filtering, among other topics.

Instructor: Ron Merritt

Ronald G. Merritt has a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics. From May 1977 to September 2010 he was employed as a Mechanical Engineer in the Life Cycle Environmental Engineering area at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), China Lake, CA. From September 2010 to December 2014 was a contractor with Jacobs Technology with work related in the same area of NAWCWD. From January 2015 to present is a contractor with ATAC. He is a Fellow of the IEST and Associate Fellow of NAWCWD. His interests reflected in several published papers include statistical characterization and processing of measured vibration and shock environments for laboratory test specification development.

Upcoming training dates:

July 20, 2017
National Technical Systems
20970 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Online registration closes June 16, 2017


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