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.

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials    Instructor    Next Date and Location     Registration

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

August 8, 2024
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Central Time

Deadline to register is August 6. 

Early-bird discount ends June 11. Save 10% off by using coupon code ACC8EB2024.

Registration Information

Regular Rate
(Through August 6*)
Member: $325
Non-member: $400

*After August 6th, rate will increase by $100.

  • 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.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation requests received 60 days or more prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund LESS a $75 administration fee. Cancellation requests received 30-59 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than 30 days prior to the start of the event. IEST reserves the right to cancel course(s), in which case registrants will receive a refund of the fee. IEST is not responsible for any refund or remuneration for hotel, transportation, additional registration fees, tours, or other expenses related to attendance beyond the registration fee refund.
  • 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.
  • .3 CEUs per class.
  • Payment must accompany registration; there is no invoicing. IEST does not accept purchase orders as a method of payment.
  • 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.