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Title: The History of a Decision: A Standard Vibration Test Method for Qualification

As Mil-Std-810G and subsequent versions have included multiple degree of freedom vibration test methodologies, it is important to understand the history and factors that drove the original decision in Mil-Std-810 to focus on single degree of freedom (SDOF) vibration testing. By assessing the factors and thought process of early Mil-Std-810 vibration test methods, it enables one to better consider the use of multiple degree of freedom testing now that it is feasible with today’s technology and documented in Mil-Std-810. This paper delves into the details of the decision made in the 1960s for the SDOF vibration testing standards in Mil-Std-810 beyond the limitations of technology at the time. We also consider the implications for effective test planning today considering the advances in test capabilities and improvements in understanding of the operational environment.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Stevens Inst. of Technology, Hoboken, NJ (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1098-4321; 650679
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Accepted Manuscript
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Journal of the IEST
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-4321
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Six Degrees of Freedom; 6DOF; Vibration; Mil-Std-810; Single Degree of Freedom; SDOF
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