Vibration Analysis and Rotary Machine Health Monitoring : Continuing-Education : Deanship of Community Service & Continuing Education :: PMU

Vibration Analysis and Rotary Machine Health Monitoring

Course/Workshop Title: Vibration Analysis and Rotary Machine Health Monitoring
Course/Workshop Duration:  
Course Overview: Three short courses (3days, 4 hours a day), which can be tailored and delivered, based on audience needs/skills and the level of required in-depth knowledge are proposed in the next three pages. The courses can be delivered individually or on series. An advanced vibration analysis course devoted for modal analysis both experimentally and numerically using finite element methods would be made available, subject to demand as well as a course specific for gears and bearings design, modelling, failure and fault detection and diagnosis.
The delivery mode of the proposed courses will be through lectures (PowerPoint® slides) Illustrations, animations and practical examples will be the corner stone of knowledge building. The Machine Health Monitoring (MHM) trainer at PMU would be used to demonstrate vibration measurements and data acquisition systems if possible.
Alternatively courses could be delivered in-house. This one week workshop in mechanical engineering and it is intended to meet the demand for engineers and technicians who are ready to use and understand how those systems work effectively and efficiently. All classes must be attended at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, thermofluids laboratory section.
Expected Learning Outcomes / Competencies These courses are designed for both technicians and engineers to educate them about mechanical vibrations of rotary machines and structures: its causes, detection, diagnosing and treatment.
By completing these set of courses, the attendees are expected to:
  1. Develop an understanding of  the importance of vibration signal analysis within the maintenance program
  2. Understand the basic theory of vibration (single degree of freedom systems, natural frequency and measurable quantities)
  3. Learn how to measure vibration signal and mount transducers (measurement chain).
  4. Understand the theory behind frequency analysis and the FFT analysers functions
  5. Interpret the frequency spectrum and diagnose mechanical and electrical faults
  6. Have the ability to judge the severity of vibration and develop an understating of fault diagnosis in a number of machines
Prerequisite Requirement:
  1. Basic Theory of Vibration
  2. Maintenance Strategies and Vibration Analysis
  3. Fault diagnosis using Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)