PROSIG Noise & Vibration Measurement Handbook

PROSIG Noise & Vibration Measurement Handbook

Book Title: PROSIG Noise & Vibration Measurement
Publisher   : Prosig
Edition      : Fourth
Pages        : 84
Size          : 4.24 Mb

About Authors of Handbook:
Dr Colin Mercer
Colin is a Technical Director at Prosig. He was formerly at
the nstitute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR),
Southampton university where he founded the Data Analysis
Don Davies
Don graduated from the Institute of Sound and Vibration
Research (ISVR) and is now a director of
Prosig. Don is Product Manager for PROTOR. He is a member of
the British Computer Society.
Chris Mason
Chris graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1983 and is a
director of Prosig where he leads the development of Prosig’s
DATS software package &amp writes for the Prosig
James Wren
James has overall responsibility for Prosig’s UK and overseas
sales. James graduated from Portsmouth University in 2001
with a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a
member of the IET.
Adrian Lincoln
Adrian is a director of Prosig. He was formerly a Research
Fellow at the ISVR. He is a Chartered Engineer and member of
the British Computer Society and Institute of Mechanical
Dr Mike Donegan
Mike graduated from the University of Southampton and
then completed a PhD in Seismic Refraction Studies. He now
researches & develops algorithms and assists customers
with analysis issues.

Notes & Articles Index:
Data Capture & Measurement

  • Made to measure
  • What are dB, noise floor & dynamic range
  • Strain gauges explained
  • Accelerometer mounting methods
  • What is the difference between single ended &
    differential inputs
  • What is the difference between microphone types

Noise & Vibration Analysis

  • Standard octave bands
  • Interpretation of the Articulation Index
  • A, B & C weighting
  • Audio equalisation filter & parametric filtering
  • Fourier analysis: The basics & beyond
  • What is resonance
  • Aliasing, orders & wagon wheels
  • How to measure noise & vibration in rotating machines
  • A simple frequency response function Frequency, Hertz
    & orders
  • Fatigue & durability testing: How do I do it?
  • Vibration analysis: Should we measure
  • acceleration, velocity or displacement?
  • How to calculate a resultant vector Understanding the
    cross correlation function
  • The basics of digital filtering

Vibration Condition Monitoring

  • Measuring shaft displacement
  • Signal conditioning for high common-mode & isolation
  • Monitoring auxiliary machinery
  • Understanding the importance of transducer orientation

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