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PD231 - Shock and Vibration Analysis

PD231 - Shock and Vibration Analysis

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In this intermediate level course, engineers with backgrounds in mechanical, structural or related engineering disciplines will learn how to compute natural frequencies and response to dynamic forces, and designs to reduce vibration of new and existing systems.  Machineries, shafts and rotor systems, rotating equipment, their supports and foundations, vibration absorbers (tuned mass dampers), vibration isolators, shock loads and shock spectra, earthquakes, transportation vibrations, flow-induced vibrations and vibration monitoring are all discussed. 

How to benchmark analytical results with test results or field data will also be taught.  Emphasis is not on derivation of equations, but rather on assumptions and limitations of various analysis techniques and guidelines on when to use which method.  Thirty-two detailed, step-by-step, worked-out examples of analysis and design are presented at appropriate junctures throughout the course.  Five case histories are also presented to demonstrate how the various concepts and methods presented in the course are applied in complex vibration projects.

You Will Learn To
 - Compute frequencies of complex equipment, structures and systems
 - Compute dynamic response to a variety of operational and environmental forces
 - Compute equivalent static loads
 - Employ different methods of reducing vibrations of new and existing equipment and structures, including frequency separation techniques, dampening, vibration absorbers, tuned mass dampers, and vibration isolation
 - Perform calculations related to special topics, such as solid-fluid systems and flow-induced vibrations

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Who Should Attend
Engineers, engineering supervisors and managers responsible for designing or qualifying mechanical components, equipment, piping and structures subjected to dynamic forces; those responsible for auditing, reviewing, or approving shock and vibration analysis tasks. Those with a few years of experience in vibration analysis as well as those who are new to the area will benefit. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is necessary.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD231
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Dr. C. (Raj) Sundararajan has over 35 years of experience in probabilistic structural analysis applications. He has been the President of EDA Consultants since 1982. Previously, he held senior technical positions at an architect-engineering firm, equipment vendor and a consulting firm (Lummus Canada, Foster Wheeler, and Impell). Dr. Sundararajan has authored two books and published over 50 technical papers. He received the ASME Best Paper Award in 1986. He has been teaching ASME courses since 1992.
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