Spectrum Analysis from Measurement for Testing iest, tri


This training course will provide an overview of the basics of spectrum analysis of time history data. Information for a rational analysis of field measurement time history data and processing this measurement data for the development of laboratory vibration test specifications will also be discussed.

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

Course outline

  • Introduction
  • Historical Perspective
  • Motivation for Spectral Analysis
  • General Considerations
  • Time History Classification
  • Illustration of Time History Data
  • Deterministic Spectral Analysis
  • Stationary Stochastic/Harmonic Processes (Preliminaries for an Introduction to Spectral Analysis)
  • Nonparametric Spectral Analysis (with subtopics)
  • Optimum Bandwidth Processing (Error Analysis)
  • Discrete and Harmonic Component Estimation (with Comprehensive Illustration)
  • Product Model for Processing Special Nonstationary Time Histories
  • Linear Time-Invariant Filtering for SDOF
  • Basics for Laboratory Test Specification Development (LTSD) from Field Measurements or Predictions and Associated Tools
    • Field Measurement Data Processing
    • Usage Matrix Mapping
    • Process Outline
  • Fatigue Damage Spectra Philosophy for LVTS
  • Extreme Response Spectra Philosophy for LVTS
  • Extreme Up-crossing Spectra Philosophy for LVTS
  • Summary

Who should attend?

  • Practicing test engineer
  • Advanced test technican


Course materials

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

 Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


Ron Merritt


Ronald G. Merritt has more than 35 years experience. He has a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics. Merritt has worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Life Cycle Environmental Engineering area at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), a contractor with Jacobs Technology with work related in the same area of NAWCWD, and is presently a contractor with ATAC.

Next date and location

November 21, 2024
During EDUCON 2024

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Illinois
Click here for details

Course also available virtually.