Introduction to Vibrations
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Real world examples

      • Tacoma-Narrows Bridge

      • Others

   Applicability to daily engineering problems

      • Mechanical

      • Civil



      • Electrical

   Forms of Vibration

      • Synchronous

      • Non-synchronous

      • Linear vs. nonlinear

Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors and Motion
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT

   Eigenvalues and eigenvectors

      • Methods for finding roots of simultaneous eqs.

      • Methods for determining eigenvectors (modeshapes)

   Constitutive equation of motion

      • Simple mass/spring

      • Understanding consolidation and settlement

      • Effects of load types and soil types

      • Calculating loads and determining bearing capacity

Designing for Vibration and Failure Analysis
Friday, June 15, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Analysis methods

      • Normal modes

      • Forced response

      • FEA

      • Handbook solutions

   Test methods

   Normal modes

      • Ping hammer

   Forced response

      • Shake table

      • Piezoelectric crystal

      • Other methods


   Significance of the fast Fourier transform

   Significance of boundary conditions

Analysis and Test Methods
Friday, June 15, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT

   The Goodman Diagram

   Resonance avoidance

      Campbell diagram

      Rotordynamics critical speeds


      What is it and what is it not?


      Viscous fluid

   Vibration as a contributor to fatigue failures

   Failure analysis in the lab

      Bench marks

   Striation counting

   LCF vs HCF

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     6.5 HSW CE Hours

     6.5 HSW LUs

     6.5 PDHs

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HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885) and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of continuing education hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (1232). Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and HSW LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for available credit approval.


Brian Davis

Mr. Davis has over 27 years of cross-functional experience in aircraft propulsion systems/engines, failure analysis, manufacturing processes, fatigue and fracture mechanics, composite materials, and stress analysis. He has 23 years of experience in OEM gas turbine design and propulsion systems, as well as four years of experience in OEM medical device design with a specialization in ultrasonics. Mr. Davis holds a number of different patents and has experience with FAA certification and FDA 510(k) approval. He qualified as a US Naval Engineering duty officer (reserve) with rank of lieutenant. Mr. Davis received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and Florida.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Introduction to Vibrations

Introduction to Vibrations

June 14, 2018 Webinar Brian Davis
Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors and Motion

Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors and Motion

June 14, 2018 Webinar Brian Davis
Analysis and Test Methods

Analysis and Test Methods

June 15, 2018 Webinar Brian Davis
Designing for Vibration and Failure Analysis

Designing for Vibration and Failure Analysis

June 15, 2018 Webinar Brian Davis