The Brooke ERA

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue ASDEC performs LDV on the Brooke ERA ASDEC performs something new, laser Doppler vibrometry, on something old and blue – the beautiful Brooke ERA – which was something borrowed from Tim Metcalfe. Also check out the official Brooke ERA Image Gallery for exclusive pictures of the stunning car at Read more about The Brooke ERA[…]

Towards improving the start of life of hearing impaired children

The Background Current advances in neonatal hearing screening techniques allow the early detection of hearing impediments in new-born babies, so that remedial actions can be taken at the earliest possible opportunity. In subjects not affected by profound deafness, the prescription of a Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aid is a cost-effective practice that enables many Read more about Towards improving the start of life of hearing impaired children[…]

ASDEC at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2015

On 16th-18th June, we visited Stuttgart to take part in the 3-day Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2015 event It was our first time attending Messe Stuttgart and we were truly impressed at the size of the show and how well it was organised and executed. Turning heads We spoke to many companies across the automotive Read more about ASDEC at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2015[…]

Accuracy vs. Precision

Understanding Accuracy vs. Precision The words ‘accuracy’ and ‘precision’ are often used synonymously; however, as scientific terms they have different criteria, both of which need to be met to ensure an optimal measurement. Accuracy relates to the closeness of a value to its true value; quantified as the tolerance in a measurement, whereas precision relates Read more about Accuracy vs. Precision[…]

Improved efficiencies in Power Generation

ASDEC facilities allow improved efficiencies in Power Generation The vibration analysis equipment at ASDEC is proving valuable for the power generation industry in their drive to utilise modern and novel lightweight and composite materials for increased efficiency, in part driven by the demands of legislation. Whether it is a wind turbine or a gas turbine, Read more about Improved efficiencies in Power Generation[…]

When life gives you toast, make cheese on toast

CHEESE ON TOAST!! Typically the automotive industry makes extensive use of viscoelastic damping materials to address structure-borne vibration and radiated noise from body panels. Such damping materials are bonded to the base metal. To fully characterise the performance of such composite systems one would traditionally measure the bending properties of a carrier sample plate and Read more about When life gives you toast, make cheese on toast[…]

Laser vibrometry case study: Chladni plate

The Chladni plate experiment is an excellent instrument for illustrating the capabilities of laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV) compared with conventional accelerometer sensor methods. Ernst Chladni, a German physicist born in the 18th century, is often labelled the “father of acoustics” and is credited with the invention of the Chladni plate, from whom it takes its Read more about Laser vibrometry case study: Chladni plate[…]

Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Exhibition 2015

See us soon at the Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Exhibition 2015 where you can learn more about ASDEC and Laser Doppler Vibrometry. After their success last year, the Engineering Integrity Society (EIS) are back with the Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Exhibition 2015 and ASDEC will be there! The event will be held at: The Silverstone Wing, Silverstone Read more about Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Exhibition 2015[…]