Vibration testing under laboratory conditions mimics the conditions that a product or structure might see during its lifetime. Used to ensure that products are robust and perform safely during operation or transit, vibration testing detects performance issues and potential failures before they start.

With experts in critical industries across the globe, we are a single-source provider of programs with even the most complicated requirements. Our laboratories can perform testing procedures during electrical and hydraulic operation, as well as environmental simulation for more accurate results using a variety of vibration testing methods. For more information about the Element vibration testing services available in your region, contact us today.

Element has extensive experience in vibration testing services and our vibration laboratories feature electro-dynamic and servo-hydraulic systems that can replicate low- and high-frequency conditions. Utilizing state-of-the-art control systems for vibration testing standards, we can perform field data replication as well as impart specified test levels to meet your requirements and ensure that the test specimen is up to the task.

We also have multi-axial simulation table (MAST) testing for squeak and rattle. Random vibration testing and shock testing can help ensure material stability under vibration conditions in real world environments. Our Servo-Hydraulic systems simulate high displacement low frequency events, such as Windmilling, Tire Burst, and Seismic events.

Meeting Challenging Vibration Testing Requirements 

Element’s vibration testing services across the US and Europe help companies meet the latest defense, aerospace, transportation and commercial requirements, including:

  • Random
  • Sinusoidal
  • Resonance Search & Dwell
  • Narrow Band Random on Random
  • Sine-on Random
  • Combined Temperature and Vibration
  • Helicopter Rotor Frequency Simulation
  • Gunfire Simulation
  • Shock Response Spectrum (SRS)
  • Blade-off vibration (engine fan blade loss and windmilling) 

We use a three step process to identify the decisions that need to be made for a productive and cost-effective vibration test, to save money, improve reliability and reduce time to market. 

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Vibration Testing of Complex Structures

Learn how Element & Rolls-Royce work together to understand the vibration behavior of complex structures.

Our Vibration Testing Services

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Vibration Testing Capabilities

Element's vibration testing services cover major standards across the world's most critical industries, including RTCA DO-160 for aerospace products; GM, Toyota and SAE specifications for automotive and transportation equipment; IEC and IEEE programs for electronic products; and a wide range of ASTM, ISO and BS standards for any product type.

With global laboratories working together to bring you the best in world-class testing, we can support even the most complex projects and custom test profiles. Read on to learn about our diverse vibration testing capabilities, including shock testing, seismic simulation, shock and bounce testing, and comprehensive environmental programs.

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Shock and Bounce Testing

Element's shock and bounce testing services provide the data you need to simulate transportation conditions, ensure product safety and equipment function in extreme environments, and replicate in-service conditions.

Key Facts

Speed Range

Up to 5000 Hz

Environment

Shock force up to 210 G

Capacity

Up to 15,000 lbs force

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Seismic Simulation

Seismic simulation ensures that critical equipment can operate accurately and safely during and after a seismic event. Our testing services assess performance of non-structural systems after large events such as earthquakes, or routine vibration conditions such as nearby railroads, airports, or power plants.

Key Facts

Test Chamber Dimensions

48" x 48" chambers

Speed Range

Up to 40 in/sec velocity

Capacity

500 Hz

Environment

10.5" displacement

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Combined Environmental Simulation

By combining the effects of extreme temperature conditions and vibration patterns simultaneously, we can test for real-world conditions faster and more accurately. Our wide range of electro-dynamic and hydraulic vibration equipment can be paired with thermal, humidity and pressure chambers to replicate in-service conditions.

Key Facts

Temperature

-150C to 800C

Test Chamber Pressure

Up to 250 bar

Environment

Up to 95% RH

Test Chamber Dimensions

Up to 84" x 84" x 84"

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Standards We Test To Standards We Test To
  • ASTM International
  • BellCore Telecordia
  • British Standards Institute (BS)
  • California OSHPD Code Application Notice
  • Defence Standard (UK)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEC)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • International Electromechanical Commission (IEC)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • International Safe Transportation Association (ISTA)
  • Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)
  • General Motors Worldwide (GMW)
  • Military Standards (US)
  • Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA)
  • SAE International
  • United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • Verein Deutscher Ingenieure

Our team of over 6,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.