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Workshops

SHOCK DAYS - A SEMINAR FOR SUCCESSFUL SHOCK MEASUREMENT

A TRAINING COURSE OFFERED BY PCB PIEZOTRONICS, INC.

MAY 19 - 20, 2020 - DEPEW, NY

AT THIS TRAINING, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:

  • Physics and operating characteristics of shock accelerometers and constraints associated with their use
  • How to interface transducers effectively with intended test environments
  • Conditioning transducer signals to maintain their fidelity through selection of appropriate cabling, amplifiers, analog filters, sampling rates, DAQs, etc.
  • Documentation of extraneous measurands (e.g., strain, temperature, ionization products of a detonation, magnetic fields) that superpose as noise on the desired transducer response
  • Apply corrective actions for elimination of these noise levels
  • Validate that final, recorded signals contain only the desired shock data
  • Perform quick calculations to assure the bandwidth of the recording system did not impose constraints on recorded data


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Test and design personnel and their managers involved in the acquisition and analysis of valid shock data.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Patrick L. Walter, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Texas Christian University (TCU), will serve as training facilitator. Dr. Walter was employed for 30 years at Sandia National Laboratories, with the majority of his tenure spent managing flight, field, and laboratory test activities. The commonality of his work activities involved testing in hostile environments. In 1995, Dr. Walter joined the Engineering Department of TCU, where he teaches and has served as Chair. Dr. Walter also holds the position of Senior Measurement Specialist at PCB®, where he consults on dynamic force, pressure and acceleration measurement, primarily for aerospace and defense applications. Dr. Walter’s technical articles and papers have appeared in numerous publications. He has served on and chaired various United States Department of Defense and Department of Energy committees, is active in many professional societies, and teaches Measurement System Engineering through TCU’s Extended Education Department. He is a licensed professional engineer.