Elementary, My Dear Watson - Mastering Vibration Testing Fundamentals
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This course will discuss free and forced vibration of undamped and damped single degree of freedom systems along with natural frequencies and mode shapes for multi-degrees of freedom systems.

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

Course outline
  • Introduction
  • Review of rigid body mechanics
  • Classify types of vibration
  • Identify basic elements used to solve vibration problems
  • Harmonic and periodic motion
  • Solve for free undamped vibration of a single degree of freedom system
  • Solve for free damped vibration of a single degree of freedom system
  • Solve for forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems
  • Introduction to two and multiple degree of freedom systems
  • Compute natural frequencies and mode shapes

Who should attend?

  • Engineers and Technicians involved with vibration analysis and testing
  • Managers and Supervisors in charge of personnel involved with vibration related projects

  • Course materials

  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs

  •  Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


    Dr. Abhijit Gupta

    Next date and location

    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



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    • Program and instructor(s) are subject to change.
    • All registrations include morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. Includes certificate of attendance, and .6 CEUs.
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