Shock & Vibration Course – Accelerated lifetime testing and Seismic qualification with Tom Irvine (Vibrationdata)

25-26-27 January 2017
AREA Science Park | Padriciano 99 | Trieste | ItalyDownload the programme

Which are the basic concepts behind shock and vibration phenomena? How to define an accelerated lifetime testing spectra? How to undertake seismic qualification process?

These and other issues will be the focus of this course that is intended for calculation or testing engineers as well as managers to understand the potential application of the various techniques in a wide range of industry sectors from automotive, aerospace or heavy industry. The course will explore the basic principles of shock and vibration phenomena and will explain the main tools available in the vibration analysis. Special focus will be given to the definition of experiments to qualify components to withstand severe vibrating environment like: cars or engines lifetime operations, vectors launch, airplane take-off, flight and landing or earthquake.


Tom Irvine earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering science from Arizona State University. He derived the shock and vibration levels and performed hands-on testing for the first Pegasus launch vehicle, which flew in 1990. Tom is currently a scientist at Dynamic Concepts, Inc., in Huntsville, Alabama and he is also an industry representative for the NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC) Loads and Dynamics Technical Disciplines Team. (more info about  Tom Irvine on

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Natural frequency and damping identification
Sine & sine sweep testing
Random vibration
Fourier transforms & FFTs
Power spectral density input & response
Vibration response spectra
Classical shock pulses
Shock response spectra
Digital filtering
Fatigue & rainflow cycle counting
Accelerated Testing
Seismic qualification



Duration: 3 days
Start Date: 25 January 2017
Start Time: 9:00
Finish date: 27 January 2017
Finish Time: 17:00
Where: AREA Science Park | Padriciano 99 | Trieste | Italy
Price: EUR 900,00 (VAT exempt)
Discounts: a 10% discount rate will be applied for registrations by AREA Science Park residents and for multiple registrations by the same company (starting from the third one). The provide discounts are not cumulative
Language: the course will be held in English.
Minimum number of participants requested: 20
It is suggested to bring own laptop with Matlab installed for exercises. Scripts will be provided during the course.

The fee includes:

  • 3 days of training by Thomas Irvine
  • Full set of course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments on every teaching day

FOR MORE INFORMATION: | t. +39 0403755142/5144


Registration to the course is confirmed only after AREA Science Park has received the registration form filles on-line and payment receipt to

Registration forms will not be accepted unless accompanied by payment receipt.
Registration and payment deadline: 16th January 2017


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