Selecting the Right Accelerometer for Your Application


The course will focus on providing guidelines for the selection and application of accelerometers that are used in the measurement of shock and vibration. The course is based upon the IEST Recommend Practice (RP) document IEST-RP-DTE011: Mechanical Shock and Vibration Accelerometer Selection. The focus will be on the practical use of the devices and will act as an introductory course on accelerometers.

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Course outline


  • Introductions
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Accelerometer types
    • Piezoelectric (PE)
    • Charge Amplifiers
    • PE Accelerometer Construction
    • IEPE
    • Piezoresistive (PR)
    • Variable Capacitive (VC)
    • TEDS
  • Selection Parameters
  • Shock Measurement Accelerometer Considerations
  • Cables
  • Installation and Setup
  • Accelerometers Mounting
  • Calibration
  • Care and Maintenance
  • Questions

Who should attend?

This course is intended for technicians and engineers who are the end users of accelerometers. 

Course materials

  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs
Continuing Education Units: .3 CEUs


Steven Essenmacher
Engineering Technical Services (RBNA/ETC1)
Robert Bosch LLC

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Next Date and Location

Thursday, November 17, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Central Time
Available virtually or in-person in Schaumburg, IL

Thank you to our the support from our Corporate Sponsors

Presidential Level