By Dr. Alec Feinberg
Attendees must participate in all 4 days. June 2-3 and 9-10, 2020 8:30 am-12:00 pm Pacific time
Understanding of vibration and shock stresses is important for the design of reliable products for diverse applications, ranging from consumer portable devices to safety critical equipment operating in extreme environments. The initial section of the course covers vibration and shock concept, test methods and test equipment in detail. How to use vibration and shock equipment as design aids is also covered. Practical examples are used to illustrate the concepts and the attendees will perform the calculations themselves to help reinforce learning.
Design methods for vibration and shock are covered in the next part. We start by looking at the typical design maturity stages and how these will relate to different activities for the design process. For the actual design, we look at material selection relative to shock and vibration stress environmental conditions (issues for material modulus, yield strength, hardness, creep requirements, wear issues, fatigue, etc). We then detail isolation and damping design methods to protect against vibration and shock environments. We then look at design margins to assure robustness. A Monte Carlo method is introduced for stack up issues. A key to a successful design program and managing a project is the FMEA tool. We will overview both a top down and bottoms up approach to assure product success.