Event Scholarships

The Eshleman Foundation, in conjunction with the Vibration Institute, offers an Academic/Research Track at the 2018 Vibration Institute’s Annual Training Conference. This track will be dedicated to papers and student posters sharing research, student projects, and instructional practices. In addition to Academic/Research Track papers and posters, the 2018 Annual Training Conference will include industry papers, vendor exhibits, panel presentations, keynote lectures, and professional short courses.

Academic/Research Track papers (10 pages or less) will be peer-reviewed by two or more reviewers and will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Each paper presentation will be allotted 30 minutes. Original papers will solicit all aspects of sound and vibration, especially:

● Sound and Vibration Testing & Analysis Techniques
● Wind Turbine Monitoring, Diagnostics, Prognostics
● Digital Signal Processing
● Vibration and Dynamic Pressure Sensors
● Predictive/Proactive Maintenance Technologies
● Machine Specific Vibrations (i.e. fans, pumps, motors, turbines, gear-boxes, etc.)
● Random & Flow-Induced Vibrations
● High & Low-Frequency Data Acquisition & Analysis
● Vibration Control
● Rotor & Structural Dynamics
● Experimental Modal Analysis

Special conference pricing of $350 for the entire three-day conference is available to all faculty and student participants with a valid educational institution e-mail address. This includes publication costs, admittance to all conference sessions, exhibits, continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches and social functions. The registration fee does not include admittance to pre-conference workshops. Limited student sponsorship is available to defray conference costs.

Important Dates for the Academic/Research Track Paper Publication Process:

● Paper Abstract Due: November 30, 2017
● Notification of Paper Abstract Acceptance: December 15, 2017
● Draft Paper Submission: January 31, 2018
● Paper Review Results Available: March 1, 2018
● Revised Paper Due: March 30, 2018
● Final Paper Notification/upload deadline: May 2, 2018

Abstracts and subsequent paper submissions are entirely electronic. Prospective authors will receive instructions for manuscript submission with notification of abstract acceptance. Please submit a 400 word abstract as a PDF file with your name(s) and affiliation(s) on a separate front page to:

Professor Nancy L. Denton
Purdue University SOET

Student Scholarships – This program funds students’ participation in the Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference.