Advanced Vibration Control


This course is targeted to solving complex vibration problems involving transient and forced vibrations, resonance, isolation and damping, and field and shop balancing. It is partial preparation for the Vibration Analyst Category IV Certification Exam. The workshops and demonstrations, scheduled throughout the training course, are used to illustrate theory and applications.
All registered attendees in the Advanced Vibration Control training course receive the following:
·         Course Notes
·         Workshops containing examples, workshop problems and the Body of
          Knowledge found in ISO 18436-2 Annex A
·         Training course examination study guide
·         Certificate of completion (3.2 CEUs)
The AVC training course will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. every day for four (4) days.
It is recommended that attendees review the Body of Knowledge found in ISO 18436-2 Annex A prior to the training course. 
Registration Fee: $2,375 USD
(VI Members are entitled to a 10% discount off registration pricing.)


Dates & Locations:

September 24-29
San Antonio, TX


Course Content Includes:

Transient Free Vibrations
Damped and undamped free vibrations, impact testing, log decrement calculation, and natural frequency calculation.

Workshop I: Transient Vibrations
Forced Vibrations
Constant and unbalanced forced response, damping analysis, base motion response, critical speeds, modes, mass unbalance response, rotor bow, gyroscopic effects, torque effects, support and rotor stiffness asymmetry, cracked rotor, oil whirl/whip, hysteresis, and trapped fluid.

Workshop II: Forced Vibrations
Vibration Control Methods
Isolation, tuning, damping, isolator selection, dynamic absorber design, and case histories.

Workshop III: Vibration Control

Workshop IV: Journal Bearings
Static/Couple Balancing Techniques
Techniques, strategy, transient testing, static/couple methods, and balancing limits.

Workshop V:
Advanced Vibration Analysis and Rotor Dynamics and Balancing Review

Course Review

Training Examination on Course Content (2 hours)

Training Examination Review 
Optional Certification Exam to be administered on the day AFTER the course.

Vibration Analyst Category I: $275
Vibration Analyst Category II: $300
Vibration Analyst Category III: $350
Vibration Analyst Category IV: $450
Balancing Field Specialist Exam: $275