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2010

Newsletter volume 41 (November 2010)Acrobat icon(3M)

Types of MIL-STD-810 G Tests
by Steve Brenner

Customers Seeking Environmental Testing
by Wayne Tustin

Meet Resonant Ruth (column)
by Wayne Tustin and Readers

Newsletter volume 40 (August 2010)Acrobat icon(760K)
Reliability of Piston Rod of Reciprocating Machines
by Amin Almasi

Stories from the Field… (final)
Why you need to see for yourself what happens to your products. What must your products survive in shipping and warehousing?
by Kevin Howard

Graduating is Only Half the Jobby Larry Winlund

Meet Resonant Ruth (column)
by Wayne Tustin and Readers

Newsletter volume 39 (May 2010)Acrobat icon(390K)
Keys to good HALT and HASS
by Daniel Sharpe

Stories from the Field…(continuation)
Why you need to see for yourself what happens to your products. What must your products survive in shipping and warehousing?
by Kevin Howard

The Full Circle of Engineering Educationby Tom Irvine

Meet Resonant Ruth (column)
by Wayne Tustin and Readers

Newsletter volume 38 (February 2010)Acrobat icon(607K)
Selecting Isolated Enclosures for COTS Electronics (part 2):
Shock Mounts, Barge Test, Input Levels and Shock Response of Isolated Enclosures
by Herb Lekuch

Shock Fragilityby Kevin Howard

Meet Resonant Ruth (column)
by Wayne Tustin and Readers

2009

Newsletter volume 37 (November 2009)Acrobat icon (511K)
Selecting Isolated Enclosures for COTS Electronics (part 1):
Shock conditions, enclosure types and equipment requirements
by Herb Lekuch

Building Vibration can Contaminate Clean Factories, Cleanrooms and Clean Activities
by Wayne Tustin, Ray Schneider and Alvin Lieberman

Meet Resonant Ruth (part 1)– New column!
by Wayne Tustin

Newsletter volume 36 (August 2009)Acrobat icon (433K)
Stories from the Field…
Why you need to see for yourself what happens to your products. What must your products survive in shipping and warehousing?
by Kevin Howard

So You’re Going To Witness A Vibration Test
by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 25)

by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 35 (May 2009)Acrobat icon (550K)
Thermal Management Short Course
by Joel Newberger

COTS Vibration Testing
by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 24)

by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 34 (February 2009)Acrobat icon (570K)
Lessons learned at JPL
by Wayne Tustin

Who Needs Shock & Vibration Isolation?
by Herb Lekuch

Test Lab Musings (part 23)

by Robert L. Renz

2008

Newsletter volume 33 (November 2008) Acrobat icon
Vibration Test Trouble-Shooting
by Wayne Pauly

Can’t Understand Vibration Test Documents?
by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 22)

by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 32 (August 2008) Acrobat icon
Drop Tests vs. Shock Table Transportation
Should relatively inexpensive drop tests replace shock table transportation tests?
by Matt Daum and Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 21)

by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 31 (May 2008) Acrobat icon
Déjà vu – can we stop it from happening again
by Ned H. Criscimagna

I’ve Been Vibration Testing For 20 Years…

by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 20)

by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 30 (February 2008)Acrobat icon
Introduction to Vibration Testing (part 2)
by Wayne Pauly

During a sine sweep at constant acceleration, what causes big changes in my driver coil current?

by Wayne Tustin

HALT Planning makes HALT a Success

by Ted Kalal

Test Lab Musings (part 19)

by Robert L. Renz

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2007

Newsletter volume 29 (November 2007)Acrobat icon
Introduction to Vibration Testing (part 1)
by Wayne Pauly

Root Area = RMS g
by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 18)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 28 (August 2007)Acrobat icon
New MIL-STD-810G Test Method Offers Multiaxis Shaking
by Wayne Tustin

Proactive Reliability is a lot like Pro Football
by Ted Kalal and Mark Levin

Test Lab Musings (part 17)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 27 (May 2007)Acrobat icon
The Same Isolator – Is it Capable of Providing Both Shock and Vibration Protection?
by Herb Lekuch

Grounding and Reliable Operation of Equipment
by Vladimir Kraz

Test Lab Musings (part 16)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 26 (February 2007)Acrobat icon
Cable Isolators for Tests on the Floating Shock Platform (part 2)
by Herb Lekuch

What is a ‘g’?
by Aaron Brown

Test Lab Musings (part 15)
by Robert L. Renz

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2006

Newsletter volume 25 (November 2006)Acrobat icon
High Deflection Elastomeric Mounts for tests on 8 Hz Floating Shock Platform (part 1)
by Herb Lekuch

Why is Vibration Test Training needed?
by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 14)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 24 (August 2006)Acrobat icon
Making Strain Measurements in a Three-dimensional World using Onedimensional Strain Gages
by Udell Merritt

Estimating Allowable Circuit Board Temperature Levels
by Joel Newberger

Test Lab Musings part 13)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 23 (May 2006)Acrobat icon
AnIntroduction to EMI Suppression for Sensor Leads
by William H. Parker

Internally Isolated Enclosure
by Herb Lekuch

Instruction Manual Stories Contest – meet the winner!
Find out who won Wayne’s latest text “Random Vibration and Shock Testing”.

Test Lab Musings (part 12)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 22 (February 2006)Acrobat icon
New Air Force Testing Method for No Fault Found (NFF) Proves Highly Successful
by Brent Sorensen

What’s in an RATF?
by Wes Mayne

Test Lab Musings (part 11)
by Robert L. Renz

Instruction Manual Stories Contest – last chance to participate!
Find out how to win Wayne’s latest text “Random Vibration and Shock Testing”.

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2005

Newsletter volume 21 (November 2005)Acrobat icon
How to select the right vibration testing service
by Wayne Tustin and Rick Smith

Naturally Cooled Vented (Chimney) Enclosures
by Joel Newberger

Test Lab Musings (part 10)
by Robert L. Renz

Instruction Manual Stories Contest
Find out how to win Wayne’s latest text “Random Vibration and Shock Testing”.

(*) Errata: under “Instruction Manual Stories Contest”, on page 6, it should read “Participants may submit more than one entry” instead of “Participants may submit only one entry each”.

Newsletter volume 20 (August 2005)
EMI Filters
by William H. Parker

A Very Low Temperature Enclosure for an Infrared Camera

by John Riddle

Vibration and Shock Test Fixtures

by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 9)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 19 (May 2005)
Naturally Cooled Electronic Equipment
by Joel Newberger

Understanding Vibration Myths: Myth #2

by John Starr

The DeciBel

by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 8)

by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 18 (February 2005)
Common Sense Approach for Good Testing
by Jeff Schutt

Random Vibration Testing and Screening
by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 7)
by Robert L. Renz

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2004

Newsletter volume 17 (November 2004)
Cooling Board Mounted Components Utilizing “Planes” and “Bridges” or Maybe Passive Cooling of Printed Wiring Boardsbr>by Joel Newberger

Measurements Uncertainty? I Prefer Measurement Certainty
em>by Charles “Chuck” Wright

Random Vibration contains all Forcing Frequencies and thus excites all resonances

by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 6)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 16 (August 2004)
How can we get more PSD?
by Wayne Tustin

What can designer A learn from his vibration and shock testing?
by ERI Staff

Would you attend a virtual” class?

by Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 5)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 15 (May 2004)
Failure Analysis of Electronics Assemblies
by Dave Pinsky

“Rules of Thumb” for Thermal Design
by Joel Newberger

Real-Time Monitoring and Analysis of Pneumatic Vibration Test Systems Actuators

by John Hess

Test Lab Musings (part 4)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 14 (February 2004)
“On site” – Training or Consulting?
by David Douthit

Response-Optimized Vibration Testing and Screening
by John Starr and Wayne Tustin

Test Lab Musings (part 3)
by Robert L. Renz

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2003

Newsletter volume 13 (November 2003)
Combining EMI/EMC/EME tests with Environmental Tests
by William H. Parker and Wayne Tustin – also Tony Masone

Testing the Integrity of Cloth Wristbands
by Gene Bliley, Bliley Consulting

Test Lab Musings (part 2)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 12 (August 2003)
What is the Cost of Unreliability?
by Robert Poltz

The True Cost of COTS


Test Lab Musings (part 1)
by Robert L. Renz

Newsletter volume 11 (May 2003)
Defining Fluid Temperature & Viscosity Limits for Maximum Hydraulic Component Life
by Brendan Casey

EH, ED or RS? – part 3
by Wayne Tustin

Newsletter volume 10 (February 2003)
Imminent Crisis – COTS parts in service may wear out in three to seven years
by David Douthit

EH, ED or RS? – part 2
by Wayne Tustin

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2002

Newsletter volume 9 (November 2002)
Printed Circuit and System Weaknesses caused by Contaminants and Moisture
by David Douthit

EH, ED or RS?
by Wayne Tustin

Newsletter volume 8 (August 2002)
The Saber Saw as a Tool for Automobile Maintenance
by Ronald Khol

Evaluate the Value of Training
by Quality Magazine

Send Joe to a Course? Or Have the Course Presented Here?

by Wayne Tustin

Newsletter volume 7 (May 2002)
Parts Obsolescence and Reliability Testing
by David A. Douthit

Broom Charts
by Larry George

Newsletter volume 6 (February 2002)
Reliable Strain Gage Installation
by Larry Shull

Fifth Edition – Harris’ Shock And Vibration Handbook
by Wayne Tustin

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2000/2001

Newsletter volume 5 (November 2001)
Environmental Test
Understanding Vibration of Electronic Systems
by John Starr and Ed Abner

Reliability and Dependability
How to Prove them
by David Douthit

Now is the time for training

by Wayne Tustin

Newsletter volume 4 (August 2001)
Why the traditional reliability prediction models do not work – is there an alternative?
by Michael Pecht

Prepare for Better Vibration Tests

by Wayne Tustin, Rick Smith and Dan Reeder

Newsletter volume 3 (May 2001)
Could Firestone and Ford Have Known?
by Larry George

Courage

by Wayne Tustin

Newsletter volume 2 (February 2001)
Measure Field Reliability with Statistics
by Larry George

Machinery metal fatigue, brief practical notes

by Guil Cornejo

Newsletter volume 1 (November 2000)
Doing Good Work
by Dan Conine

Electronics Testing into the 21st Century:
Success in Test Is in Capabilities, Not Specifications

by Kirk Gray and Wayne Tustin

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