Glean Expert Takeaways for Selecting the Right Accelerometer
Accelerometers are front and center for critical measurement in numerous industries and applications. Learn the nuances of a brand-new IEST Recommended Practice that provides guidelines on how to select the right accelerometer for optimal application use, at the March 1, 2016 IEST course at the Tucker Technology Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
The backbone of this course is the newly updated IEST-RP-DTE011.2, “Mechanical Shock and Vibration Accelerometer Selection,” a Recommended Practice prepared by practitioners with decades of experience. Course attendees have the rare opportunity to engage with both the Chair and Vice-Chair of the IEST Working Group that wrote the document: Elite Experts Jon Wilson and Dr. Patrick Walter. Wilson has 40 years’ experience in environmental and dynamic testing, in positions of test engineer, laboratory manager, applications engineering manager, and consultant/trainer. Dr. Walter, a Professor of Professional Practice in Engineering at Texas Christian University (TCU) Engineering Department is also a Senior Measurement Specialist for PCB Piezotronics and consults for various aerospace and defense contractors on test measurement applications. These renowned experts will provide guidance on selection and justification employing the new Recommended Practice. The course will concentrate on the more common mass-spring type accelerometers, with the sensing element(s) represented by the spring. Session attendees will glean an understanding of accelerometer technology: different types, their advantages and disadvantages, dynamic and environmental characteristics, proper installation and recalibration, and considerations for extreme environments. Extensive examples and case studies will be provided.
The course will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at TCU Tucker Technology Center in Fort Worth. Attendees will have ample time for questions and answers and will receive a copy of IEST-RP-DTE11.2 with the course materials.