Mechatronics Academy

On request


In this course you will learn:

  • Grouping of failure modes into generic failure types, for use in design, FMEA (failure mode and effect analysis), problem solving etc.
  • Impact dynamics (point, single mass-spring system, two mass-spring system, 2-D rigid body). The influence of damping. 
  • Test methods and standards: fragility testing, shock response spectra (SRS), the damage boundary curve.
  • Measurement techniques for acceleration, displacement, force, etc.
  • Simulation: types of simulation software, the effective use of simulation.
  • Robust design principles: a practical guide to evaluating and improving product strength.


After the course the participant is able to understand the dynamic effects of drops and shocks on products and is able to design products that have a higher resistance to this type of loading.

Intended for

Mechanical designers of products that are subject to shock and drop loading.

Course schedule On request
Duration 2 consecutive days
Course leader Dr. Adrian Rankers
(Average score of last 3 editions)
Price € 1,300 excl. VAT *
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The participants will be able to estimate accelerations, forces and deflections based on simple one-dimensional dynamics and is aware of the available simulation and measurements techniques (together with their advantages, limitations and how they can be most effectively applied) for more realistic situations. Training in the use of simulation and measurement tools is not included in this course.


Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, cases.


An High Tech Institute certificate after completing homework and final assignment.

Remarks from participants

"Most important items I have learned: forces during drop, impact, vibration, applicable to practice."

Joost Manders - Océ

"Compact training with functional calculation examples. Not too complex."

Stefan van Trigt - ASML

* Prices are subject to change. Price correction will be applied at the end of the year.