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Free Self Paced Online Vibration Analysis Course

VibrationSchool.com offers a 100% free short course "Introduction to Vibration Analysis" course based on the popular V-Trainer Vibration Analysis Training Course on CD-ROM. 

To get your own log in, please click here to register and you will get log in instruction via email.

More Vibration Analysis Resources are available at Reliabilityweb.com

The V-Trainer Library CD

The V-Trainer Library CD is incredibly simple. It runs in a browser environment on your PC. Training manuals contain literally "hundreds" of animations and images that make the subjects far more interesting and understandable. The technical writing is done with the focus firmly on simple, common-sense explanations.
  • A 300+ Page Basic Theory Manual - A fully multimedia training class on CD. In fact, this Basic Theory Manual contains everything covered in all of the lecture portions of all of our training classes - the IVA, PD-I, PD-II and IA-I classes. The only thing you don't get with the CD is the instructor interaction.
  • A 50+ Page Field Test Manual - This animated manual covers how to set up, execute and interpret a wide variety of field tests that include phase (with strobes and photoeyes), looseness, soft foot, background vibration, resonance, shape analysis and much more.
  • A new case study for the student to solve. Each case study provides background information on the machine, a schematic, 'live' data to analyze (moveable cursors, harmonics, sidebands, etc.), over 100 field tests to perform and nearly 50 corrective actions to choose from. Each test and action costs 'points' though and your score will be judged once you complete the case. There is a separate on-line manual dedicated to this aspect of V-Trainer.


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Introduction to Machine Vibration by Glenn D. White

The purpose of this book is to serve as a reference text for the maintenance engineer and technician who is working with condition monitoring and predictive machinery maintenance technology. Broadly speaking, the subject is the principles of vibration theory and analysis as they apply to the determination of machine operating characteristics and deficiencies. The first chapter underscores the importance of vibration analysis in the field of predictive maintenance and root cause failure analysis.

The chapters on vibration theory and frequency analysis lay the groundwork for the chapter on machine fault diagnostics based on vibration measurement and analysis. A systematic approach is used here to guide the reader through a logical sequence of steps to determine a machine's condition by detailed examination of vibration signatures.

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The Practical Vibration Primer by Charles Jackson

The Practical Vibration Primer, by Charles Jackson, was the first book on machinery vibrations written expressly for the user. It deals with the basics - alignment, balancing, and vibration of machines. Even though the book is over 25 years old, it contains material not presented in other publications and is therefore considered a classic. The Primer is filled with ideas on good machine practice that will help the user not only understand what is important, but what responses occur when trouble occurs.  

  • Chapter 1 - Basic Motion-Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration
  • Chapter 2 - Sensors
  • Chapter 3 - Logarithmic Scaling and Filters
  • Chapter 4 - Phase and Basic Balancing
  • Chapter 5 - Taking Field Data
  • Chapter 6 - Critical Speeds and Mode Shapes
  • Chapter 7 - Instrumentation for Analysis
  • Chapter 8 - Vibration Severity
  • Chapter 9 - Alignment by Proximity Probes
  • Chapter 10 - How to Prevent Turbomachinery Thrusts Failures
  • Chapter 11 - Balance Rotors by Orbit Analysis
  • Chapter 12 - Optimize Your Vibration Analysis Procedures
  • Appendix 1 - Vibration Unit Conversion Nomograph 
  • Appendix 2 - Conversion Factors
  • Appendix 3 - Conversion Nomograph for Static Deflection vs Resonance 
  • Appendix 4 - dB Conversion Chart for dB Multiplier
  • Appendix 5 - Phase Shift vs Damping Curve 
  • Appendix 6 - Accelerometer Data Sheet and Response
  • Appendix 7 - Typical Velocity Transducer Data Sheet
  • Appendix 8 - Typical Performance of a Proximity Transducer System
  • Appendix 9 - Single Plane Balance Program
  • Appendix 10 - HP 67 Single Plane Balance Program for Probes, Key Phasor, and Run-Out
  • Appendix 11 - Two Plane Balancing Program, Proximity Probe, CJ Convention, W/R.O. Correction
  • Appendix 12 - HP 67 Two Plane Balance Program for Probes, Key Phasor, and Run-Out
  • Appendix 13 - Four Channel Vector Subtraction (with Printing)
  • Appendix 14 - Balance Weight Hole Splitting Program
  • Appendix 15 - Vibration Conversion Program

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