Workshops, Seminars and Courses
Navcon Engineering Network presents approximately 10 to 12 seminars per year on various aspects of noise and vibration, measurement, analysis & control. The seminars are offered in Fullerton, California (as described below) and at customer sites upon request. Students receive a course manual which includes the lecture notes and related technical papers. All seminars are “Hands ON” with time split between classroom lectures and laboratory exercises. Students completing the training also receive a certificate listing the CEU hours.
Description: This intensive four-day course has been designed for engineers and technicians who have little or no experience in modal testing methods. Each day includes classroom lectures supported by laboratory testing. During the course, attendees will conduct an impact modal test on the “JimBeam”, a multi-channel random excitation modal test on a race prepared Porsche and both time and frequency domain operational deflection shape tests a Laser box frame. Other labs will focus on measurements, errors, modal parameter estimation and modal pretest and test-analysis correlation. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop computer to use during the modal analysis & test-analysis correlation labs. We will load 30 day evaluation copies of ME’Scope & FEMtools on the laptops. It is our objective that upon completing this training, the attendees will be able to conduct a modal test, from start to finish, on their own. . (PDF Seminar Outline)
Dates: March 19th
2013, July 16th - 19th, 2013,
November 5th - 8th, 2013
Description: This three-day course is intended for both the Model Test Engineer and the Finite Element Analyst. We start off discussing Pretest Analysis and methods for selecting accelerometer & excitation locations. We then create a FE Model of a laboratory test article and head out to the lab to conduct the Modal Test. Once the model has been created and the test complete, we will perform a Correlation Analysis evaluating the initial self & cross, MAC & Orthogonality. The next step will be to conduct a Sensitivity Analysis to determine candidate model parameters for the FE Model Updating. There will also be sessions on Structural Dynamics Modification (troubleshooting, accelerometer mass loading, etc.) and Statistical Analysis. The course covers the theoretical background and approximately 60% of the time will be spent conducting laboratory tests and hands on analyses. Students are encouraged to bring notebook computers to the class. Everyone will receive a 30 day fully functional copy of the modal testing software, ME’Scope and the CAE software, FEMtools. (PDF Seminar Outline)
11th - 13th, 2013
Description: This three day intensive short course starts off with a review of basic acoustics and progresses through acoustic intensity conceptualization, theory, measurement techniques, and applications. The time is split evenly between the classroom and the laboratory. Laboratory exercises will include sound power measurements, noise source identification methods, and sound intensity contouring. There will also be a discussion and laboratory on the new national (ANSI) and international (ISO) intensity standards (PDF Seminar Outline).
Dates: April 15th - 16th, 2013 &
October 21st - 23rd, 2013
Description: This three day training course is intended for engineers, technicians and hygienists working in the field of environmental, community, and/or industrial noise measurement, analysis and control. The course will include discussions of the fundamentals of acoustics, sound source characterization, and outdoor sound propagation based upon national and international standards and guidelines. During the laboratories, you will measure the sound power emission of a source and create a 3-dimensional acoustical model. The model will be used to analytically predict the noise propagation from the source into the neighborhood. You will then verify the accuracy of the model/predictions by moving the source outdoors, turning it on and recording noise levels in the community (PDF Seminar Outline).
April 22nd -
24th, 2013 & September 30th -
October 2nd, 2013
Description: This two day basic SoundPLAN Software Training is intended for the new or inexperienced users. During the basic training, we will develop a SoundPLAN model based upon DXF or ArcView data. We will discuss the SoundPLAN Objects describing noise sources, the propagation path and the receivers. The results will be presented in noise contour maps & documentation tables. Noise control scenarios will also be designed to reduce the noise impact (PDF Seminar Outline).
25th - 26th, 2013 & October 3rd - 4th, 2013
Seminars & Workshops
Navcon Engineering Network conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of noise and vibration related topics. Educating between 80 to 125 engineers and technicians per year, each presentation is custom tailored for the specific audience.
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