Machine Design

Military Vehicles Exhibition & Conference

Aug. 9-11 — The largest stand-alone military vehicle exhibition in North America has expanded to include:
• A focus on retrofitting current vehicle fleets, with highlights on the most pressing component and technology needs for military vehicles.
• The main conference breaks into dedicated tracks — vehicle armor, alternative energy, and vehicle-systems development.
• Top-level brief on planning and acquisition for border protection and armored vehicle needs.
The event, which takes place at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit, will feature over 25 distinguished speakers. Free Expo passes are available at Preregister for your pass with priority code: CAL.

Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing
Aug. 23-25 — Wayne Tustin, founder of the Equipment Reliability Institute, will discuss severe vibrations aboard rockets, spacecraft, and satellites en route to orbit, as well as those of automobiles and other land vehicles, at the “Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing, HALT, ESS, HASS Measurements, Analysis and Calibration” course. The course will also deal with accelerometers used in measurements over the road, over the waves, in flight, and during rocket launch and powered flight. The meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harbormasters Classroom in Santa Barbara, Calif. Further information is available at

Comsol Conference
Oct. 13-15 — The 7th annual Comsol Conference brings together engineers from a broad spectrum of industries to see the latest in state-of-the-art multiphysics simulation. The program includes user presentations, hands-on minicourses, tutorials, exhibition, poster session, keynotes, an awards banquet, and more. The event will take place at the Boston Marriott Newton in Newton, Mass. For more information, go to

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