Training and Informational Links
The links below have been added at the request of various consultants and educational entities, whose training sessions actively incorporate use of PCB Piezotronics sensor technologies. These training sessions are designed to help engineers solve various measurement challenges. If your organization incorporates the use of PCB® products in training, and you’d like to be considered for inclusion in this area of our site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navcon Engineering, "Consultants in Noise and Vibration", trains
approximately 100 engineers and technicians each year on various noise and
vibration topics including: Acoustic Intensity Testing, Modal Testing,
Outdoor Noise Measurement & Modeling, Noise & Vibration Control, and
Environmental Impact Assessment. The seminars and short courses are
presented in Fullerton, CA, Chicago, IL, and on customer sites. Students
completing the training receive a certificate listing the CEU hours. Current
course offerings include:
Wayne Tustin's site, concentrating primarily on vibration testing and
environmental stress screening.
Site of the Measurement System Engineering continuing education program
providing today's engineering professional with a proven method to understand,
design, and use measurement systems for testing and control. The program is
intended for: (1)the senior technician who wants to learn about transducers and
their application, transducer physics, and measurement system design; (2)the
experienced practioner who wants to hone his/her skills and interact with peers
possessing a great deal of knowledge in various measurement disciplines; and
(3) the analysts or managers who must look at test data and make decisions
about its suitability for their application.
The Measurement and Standards Laboratories of NIST.
The Shock and Vibration Information Analysis Center (SAVIAC) is jointly-funded
activity sponsored by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, DSWA and the DOE
laboratories. "SAVIAC focuses on the engineering tools and techniques needed
for the design, analysis and testing of systems subjected to dynamic conditions
and loading, including water shock, vibration, blast impact, crash, and
mechanical/climatic environments. Areas of interest include, aircraft,
spacecraft, ground vehicles, ground structures, machinery and humans; any area
where Government engineers have responsibility for the design analysis or
testing of mechanical systems."
General site for NASA Ames.
NASA Dryden's home page.
NASA Lewis's home page.
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee is the
most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the
Industry Media Links
GlobalSpec is a search
engine and information resource for the engineering, industrial and technical communities.
is virtual industrial exhibition
Sens2B - Sensor to Business global online Sensors Portal
Journals published by the Society for Experimental Mechanics.
Sensors Magazine On-line.
Sound and Vibration - The Noise and Vibration Control Magazine.
Societies and Engineering Organizations
A nationally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to the
exchange of practical information about vibration and condition monitoring.
Society for Experimental Mechanics.
Acoustical Society of America.
ANSI, American National Standards Institute.
ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
ASTM International Standards Worldwide.
SAE International Society of Automotive Engineers. This site does not have a
dedicated noise and vibration section, but it does offer a very helpful search
capability for standards, technical papers, and books on vehicle noise and
Society for Experimental Mechanics. Useful areas include IMAC
(International Modal Analysis Conference) show info, a bookstore, and table of
contents of articles from past issues of Experimental Techniques, a technical
journal published by SEM.
IEST Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology.
Imperial College of London Department of Mechanical Engineering,
home of David J. Ewins.
Institute of Sound and Vibration, the leading university in the UK
for vibration realted projects and education.
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at
Iowa State University. Professor Ken McConnell serves on the IMAC Advisory
Katholieken Universiteit of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, Mechanical
Engineering Department. They sponsor ISMA, International Conference on Noise
and Vibration Engineering.
Michigan Tech University Mechanical Engineering Dept..
Measurement System Engineering continuing education program at
Texas Christian University under Patrick L. Walter.
Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Research Laboratory at The Ohio State University.
Graduate Program in Acoustics at Penn State. Contains thesis
topics: facilities, and information on Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). Penn
State also offers a Certificate Program in Noise Control Engineering which is
an off-campus series of four non-credit, graduate level courses in noise and
Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, Purdue Univeristy.
Aalborg University Department of Acoustics.
Modal Analysis and Controls Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory at the University of
Cincinnati. Drs. Randall Allemang and Dave Brown serve on the IMAC Advisory
Vibration and Acoustics Laboratory at Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
with links to other sites of interest. Also includes slides from recent
presentations by VAL members and a demo of "Active Sound Control You Can Do at
LFME: Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics & Energy a the University of Patras,