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This is the best seminar I have attended.  If you have a chance I would highly recomend going.

PCB Piezotronics Invites You to Attend
"Successful  Measurement of Dynamic Force, Pressure and Acceleration”

Join PCB Piezotronics  for a three-day training, "Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force,  Pressure and Acceleration", August 17th-19th near PCB® corporate headquarters. The training course will be presented by Patrick  L. Walter, Ph.D., Senior Measurement Specialist, PCB Piezotronics and  Professor, Texas Christian University, and includes lectures, hands-on  demonstrations, and a factory tour. Cost is $650.00 USD per person, with  class size limited to the first 40 paid registrants. For additional information on PCB® products,  call us at 800-828-8840 or go to http://www.pcb.com

At  this seminar, participants will learn to:

·         Understand physics and operating  characteristics of dynamic force, pressure, and acceleration transducers  and constraints associated with their use;

·         Interface transducers effectively with  intended test environments;

·         Condition transducer signals to maintain their  fidelity through selection of appropriate cabling, amplifiers, analog  filters, sampling rates, DAQs, etc.;

·         Document extraneous measurands (strain,  temperature, ionization products of detonation, magnetic fields, etc.)  that superpose as noise on desired transducer response;

·         Apply corrective action for elimination of  these noise levels;

·         Validate that final, recorded signals contain  only the desired (force, pressure, or acceleration) data;

·         Perform “back of the envelope” checks to  assure bandwidth of the recording system did not impose constraints on  recorded data;

·         Perform sensor and system calibration, data  analysis, and data utilization.

The training course will  also include in-house demonstrations by PCB® staff of sensor  component manufacturing, as well as sensor assembly, testing, and  calibration.

About the Speaker:

Patrick  L. Walter, Ph.D., Senior Measurement Specialist, PCB Piezotronics, and  Professor, Texas Christian University, will serve as seminar  facilitator. Dr. Walter was employed for 30 years at Sandia National  Laboratories, with the majority of his tenure spent managing flight,  field, and laboratory test activities. The commonality of his work  activities involved testing in hostile environments. In 1995, Dr. Walter  joined the Engineering Department of Texas Christian University (TCU),  where he teaches and has served as Chair. Dr. Walter also holds the  position of Measurement Specialist at PCB®, where he consults  on dynamic force, pressure and acceleration measurement, primarily for  aerospace and defense applications. Dr. Walter’s technical articles and  papers have appeared in numerous publications. He has served on and  chaired various United States Department of Defense and Department of  Energy committees, is active in many professional societies, and teaches  Measurement System Engineering through TCU’s Extended Education  Department. He is a licensed professional engineer.

Who Should Attend?

This three-day program is  geared toward senior technicians, test engineers, engineering analysts,  and test facility managers whose work depends on acquiring valid data.


To reserve your space,  please complete and submit the registration form, located at http://www.pcb.com/events/index.php or  contact Alyson Grande, at 866-816-8892 ext. 2628, or via email at agrande@pcb.com.  Hope  to see you there!

Dan Shangraw, P.E.


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