Designing Effective Vibration and Shock Fixtures
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This overview of parameters for designing effective vibration and shock fixtures is intended to familiarize engineers and managers with the concerns and requirements that must be addressed to meet their specifications. Upon completion, you will have an understanding of how to approach fixture design.

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

Course outline
  • Concerns and requirements for meeting specifications
  • Basic vibration analysis
  • Review of shock and vibration excitation systems
  • Types of fixtures and applications of each
  • Design considerations and potential problem areas
  • Fixturing for electrodynamic shakers, air hammer tables, and shock machines
Who should attend?

I need to gain an understanding of fixture design because:
  • I am an engineer that can benefit with further technical knowledge of fixtures
  • I am a technician who needs to become more aware of the details to be concerned with while testing
  • I am a manager who needs to obtain an overall insight into the requirements and effort involved in designing, manufacturing, and using fixtures.
Course materials
  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs
Continuing Education Units: .3 CEUs


Nick Clinkinbeard

Next date and location

March 14, 2019
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Elite Electronic Engineering
219 Eisenhower Ln South
Lombard, IL 60148
Early-bird registration closes December 15! Save $100 when you use coupon code SS19MARET
Online registration closes February 15, 2019

March 14, 2019

Registration information

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




  • Transfers: All registrations are transferable to another person for the same event A $35 transfer fee applies. Transfer of a member registration to a nonmember registration will be charged the difference in fees.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • International attendees:  Full International Attendee details.

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