Course 001 | An Introduction to Basic Vibration and Rotor Track and Balance

You will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of Vibration:
    • Natural Vibration
    • Forced Vibration
    • Damped
    • Resonance
    • Harmonics
  • Vibration Analysis:
    • Time Domain
    • Fast Fourier Transformer (FFT) Basic Theory:
      • Sampling
      • Averaging
      • Aliasing
      • Filters
      • Windowing
    • Overlapping
  • Theory of Balancing:
    • Amplitude and Phase Relationships
    • Balance Axis:
      • Vertical
      • Lateral
      • Radial
      • Axial
    • Polar Charts
  • Measuring Vibration:
    • Amplitude:
      • Displacement
      • Velocity
      • Acceleration
    • Frequency
    • Phase
  • Primary Causes of Vibration:
    • Mechanical
    • Aerodynamic
  • Effects of Vibration: 
    • On the human body
    • Airframe structures
    • Airframe components
  • Typical RTB Installation:
    • Vibration Transducers:
      • Construction
      • Sensitivity, Dynamic Range, Frequency Response
      • Mouting
    • Speed Transducers:
      • Magnetic Pick Up
      • Optical Pick Up
    • Track Transducers
  • RTB Process and Data Review:
    • Points to be aware of pre Data Collection
    • Harmonics and Order Sheets - attributing faults
  • RTB Dynamics:
  • Track Theory
  • Effect of Primary Adjustments:
    • Pitch
    • Weight
    • Tab
  • Primary Adjustment Relationship/Interaction

Course Duration

  • 1 - 2 days, dependant on attendees' existing knowledge
      

Course Material Provided

  • Helitune Vibration Handbook
  • Course Attendance Certificate