Advanced Vibration Control

Course Overview:

This course is targeted at solving complex vibration problems involving transient and forced vibrations; resonance, isolation and damping. 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.

Instructor Overview:

Bob Sayer, P.E. is the President of the Vibration Institute and owner of Applied Structural Dynamics (Westerville, Ohio).  He has over forty years of experience as a mechanical and structural engineering consultant to a wide range of industries including pulp & paper, mining & metals, fossil-fuel & nuclear power generation, petrochemical, food processing, glass manufacturing, and aerospace & defense.  Mr. Sayer provides analytical and experimental dynamic analysis of mechanical equipment for design projects, structural and mechanical failure studies, and process reliability and efficiency studies. Mr. Sayer holds engineering degrees from Ohio University (BSCE), Cleveland State University (MSIE), and Purdue University (MSCE).  He had the honor and fortune of collaborating with the late Art Crawford, a pioneer of vibration analysis, on numerous projects. Mr. Sayer is a regular contributor at technical conferences and has published over 50 technical articles and co-authored 2 chapters in “The Simplified Handbook of Vibration Analysis”.

Course Materials:

Course Notes (textbook)
Workshops containing examples, workshop problems, and equations
Course supplies (calculator, pen, notepads, and any other needed supplies)
Rotor Dynamics and Modeling Program (USB Flashdrive)
Training course examination study guide
Certificate of completion (3.2 CEUs)

Course Agenda:

Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Optional Cat IV exam – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fee:

$2,375 USD Nonmember ($2280 VI Members)
$100 expidited materials fee for registrations received within 1 week of course starting.