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Making sense of it all

The ability to gather and interpret  accurate, credible data is critical to understanding and solving shock and vibration problems. 

This requires extensive knowledge of measurement systems, data acquisition methods, and data reduction/analysis techniques.  Often the quickest and most efficient path to answers involves supplementing measured data with analytical predictions.

My experience has included:

  • Analyzing over 100 channels of strain, displacement, acceleration, and force data collected during train operations.  The data were used to characterize the wheel/rail loading environment on existing in-service track and on test track

  • Analyzing over 50 channels of dynamic data collected during off-road operation of a military vehicle, for the purpose of identifying potential design weaknesses

  • Analyzing over 50 channels of dynamic data collected from a crash-fire-rescue truck during simulated in-service operating scenarios.  The data were used to determine the sources and mechanisms of axles failures

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Data Collection and Analysis: Service
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