Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G) Testing

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Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G) Testing

4-Day Course

$3900 per person

Summary

This four-day class will provide education in the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. Vibration and Shock methods will be covered together and will include an overview of Sine and Random Vibration as well as classical waveform shock testing, drop testing and Shock Response Spectrum Testing. Instrumentation, vibration equipment, control systems and fixture design will be covered.

Each climatic test will be discussed individually, focusing on requirements, origination, equipment required, test methodology and understanding of results. Class members will participate in a tour of a lab that daily performs the full spectrum of 810G tests. Discussion, supported by projected visuals and video clips. Commencing with a review of basic vibrations, we will explore vibration measurements and analysis. We’ll compare sinusoidal vs. random vibration testing systems, specifications, standards and procedures. We will emphasize vibration and shock test fixture design, fabrication, experimental evaluation and usage. We will study shock measurement, shock response spectrum (SRS) and shock testing.

Climatic testing will be looked at in great detail, emphasizing required equipment and instrumentation, correct interpretation of specifications and hints to ensure that the tests are brought to a successful conclusion.

The course emphasizes topics you will use immediately. Suppliers to the military services protectively install commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment in our flight and land vehicles and in shipboard locations where vibration and shock can be severe. We laboratory test the protected equipment (1) to assure twenty years equipment survival and possible combat, also (2) to meet commercial test standards, IEC documents, military standards such as STANAG or MIL-STD-810G, etc.

Each participant will also receive a copy of Wayne Tustin's text 'A Minimal-Mathematics Introduction to the Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing, HALT, ESS & HASS, also Measurements, Analysis & Calibration', including a CD containing a number of video clips pertaining to sine and random vibration and shock behavior and testing.

The meaning of 'rugged': 8 tests behind MIL-STD ratings

  1. Perform vibration, shock and climatic tests
  2. evaluate and select equipment to perform testing
  3. Convert field measured data into a test program
  4. Interpret vibration and shock test requirements and results
  5. Supervise vibration, shock and climatic tests
  6. Specify and experimentally evaluate vibration and shock test fixtures

When you visit a test lab or review a test program, you will have a good understanding of the requirements and execution of dynamics and climatics tests and so be able to ask meaningful questions and understand laboratory personnel responses.

  • Introduction to Military Standard testing - Dynamics
    1. Introduction to classical sinusoidal vibration
    2. Resonance effects
    3. Acceleration & force measurement
    4. Electrohydraulic shaker systems
    5. Electrodynamic shaker systems
    6. Sine vibration testing
    7. Random vibration testing
    8. Attaching test articles to shakers (fixture design, fabrication and usage)
    9. Shock testing
    10. Vibration lab demonstration
  • Introduction to Military Standard testing - Climatics
    1. Temperature testing
    2. Temperature shock
    3. Humidity
    4. Altitude
    5. Rapid decompression/explosives
    6. Combined environments
    7. Solar radiation
    8. Salt fog
    9. Sand & Dust
    10. Rain
    11. Immersion
    12. Explosive atmosphere
    13. Icing
    14. Fungus
    15. Acceleration
    16. Freeze/thaw (new in 810G)
  • Climatics lab demonstration
  • Reporting on and certifying test results
  • Course summary; optional final examination; award of certificates

Tuition for this four-day course is $3900 at one of our scheduled public courses. Each participant will also receive a copy of Wayne Tustin's text 'A Minimal-Mathematics Introduction To The Fundamentals Of Random Vibration And Shock Testing, HALT, ESS & HASS, Also Measurements, Analysis & Calibration', including a CD containing a number of video clips pertaining to sine and random vibration and shock behavior and testing. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to ati@aticourses.com.

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Instructor

Steve Brenner

Steve Brenner has been working in the field of environmental simulation and reliability testing for over 30 years. Beginning in the late sixties with reliability and design verification testing on the Lunar Module, the Space Shuttle in the eighties, to semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the nineties, Mr. Brenner has always been involved with the latest techniques for verifying equipment integrity through testing. Mr. Brenner began his career as an Environmental test engineer with Grumman Aerospace Corporation in New York, worked as design verification and reliability engineer for the Air Force, an Environmental Test Engineer for Lockheed Missiles and Space company, and spent 18 years with Kaiser Electronics in San Jose, where he managed the Environmental Test Lab and was involved with the design of hardware intended for severe environments. Mr. Brenner has been working as a consultant in the reliability testing field since 1996.

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