Vibration Testing

Vibration is typically defined as mechanical oscillations about an equilibrium point. On occasion, vibration may be a desirable effect, but more commonly it is a phenomenon which system designers seek to mitigate. Vibration can be created as a result of the motions of engines, motors, friction, gears, fluids, and other applied static and dynamic forces to an engineering system.

 

Vibration can often be effectively designed out of a system, but sometimes vibration can cause a system to resonate and undergo fatigue which may cause a catastrophic failure. WHA has investigated many types of vibration failures to determine the cause or understand the means to circumvent failure. WHA is prepared to assist you with the specific vibration issues of your engineering system.