For over 40 years, ERI instructors have been helping aircraft engineers measure, analyze, understand and reproduce in-flight and in-storage environments in terms of potential damage to aircraft electronics and other airborne equipment.
By implementing the appropriate environmental tests these engineers are able to verify that failures will occur in the lab, not in flight. This process has led to the development of more rugged aircraft products.
Climatic environmental tests – Climatic chambers are used to stress aircraft hardware with hot and cold temperature extremes, humidity, altitude, sunlight, sand-and-dust, salt spray, and others.
Dynamic environmental tests – Our greatest emphasis has been on sinusoidal and random vibration and mechanical shocks.
Accelerated life tests – These tests are like a view of the future – identifying the weakest areas of design so they can be modified prior to deployment.
Don’t engineers study these subjects in college? Most university instruction deals with mathematics and theory. Little if any instruction deals with the practical matters that many engineers need, and for which ERI is justly famous.
Here are outlines whose variations have been given onsite to numerous aircraft and aircraft parts manufactures:
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“Nice overview of theories of vibration, shaker tables, shock and their application in real-world testing”
“Overall a good course even for intro level engineers/techs. Instructor with industry experience makes a big difference”
Equipment Reliability Institute (ERI) offers specialized technical short course training in Shock and Vibration Testing, Climatics Testing and MIL-STD-810 Testing. Testing classes are applicable to all commercial, military and aerospace requirements.