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SAVE/HI-TEST has a complete inventory of proceedings for all past Symposia. Please visit our Technical Content page to download the full listing of available and published Unlimited/Unclassified proceedings papers.


We have the Complete Proceedings Collection disk for sale for $895. This disk includes Symposia 1-75. We also offer a 10-year update to the original compendium containing Symposia 76-85 for $895.


We also have individual CDs or files from the last fifteen years of Symposia. See our order form for pricing.







The Shock and Vibration Exchange is currently taking product orders for select Shock and Vibration Monograms (SVMs). Please see the products and associated descriptions below. Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and checks are acceptable forms of payment. Pricing does not include shipping and handling.

Paper requests from previous symposia can also be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Ashley Shumaker for more information.   


Principles & Techniques of Shock Data Analysis, 2nd Ed.
by R.J. Scavuzzo and H.C. Pusey

Price: $50

ISBN No. 0-9646940-3-4

This monograph is a modification of the first edition of Principles and Techniques of Shock Data Analysis, authored by Ronald D. Kelly and George Richman, and originally published in 1969 by he Shock and Vibration Information Center (SVIC). There have been many changes in shock and vibration signal processing technology since the late 1960's: finite element software has been developed, the personal computer was introduced, modal testing developed, and analog to digital conversion made simple. PC software such as MATLAB® that containes signal processing algorithms and spreadsheets used in data collection and processing has revolutionized the manner in which shock data is analyzed and interpreted. The basic principles are the same but with the power of computation, available software and new hardware, the need for detailed mathematical approaches emphasized in the first edition are no longer required in engineering practice. Only the meaning  and physical significance of each approach to data analysis must be understood.


Naval Shock Analysis & Design
by R.J. Scavuzzo and H.C. Pusey

Price: $70

ISBN No. 0-9646940-4-2

The objective if this monograph is to present the analytical methods and experimental tools used to shockproof naval equipment on combatants.  The monograph is divided into five chapters: Chapter 1 - Introduction and Shock Test Machines and Vehicles, Chapter 2 - Normal Mode Theory, Chapter 3 - US Navy Dynamic Design Analysis Method (DDAM), Chapter 4 - Time-History Shock Analyses, and Chapter 5 - Shock Analysis in the Plastic Regime.


Underwater Explosions
by R. Cole (published 2007)

Price: $95

Taken from Underwater Explosions Preface (1948) - "The content and purpose of this book are largely the result of research on underwater explosions carried out by many groups in the years 1941-46.  Much of the present knowledge and understanding of this field was acquired because of the demands of these war years and the few available discussions on the subject have become inadequate or obsolete.  This book is an attempt to supply a reasonably comprehensive account which will be of use both to workers in the field of underwater explosions and to others interested in the basic physical processes involved.

This classic work was reprinted under SAVIAC in late 2007 under permission granted by Professor John Berberian (St. Joseph's University) representing the estate of Robert Cole.


An Introduction to Rotordynamics
by F. Nelson (published 2011)

Price: $45

This monograph adopts the tried and true method of starting with analytical solutions of simple models, i.e. the Jeffcott rotor, and working up to computer-based solution of real-world rotors. Chapter 1 uses Jeffcott’s original rotor model that represents the disk as a centrally located point mass to study the effects of external damping and internal damping on rotor performance and stability. Chapter 2 considers the case when the disk has appreciable diametral and polar inertia and is non-central. It covers gyroscopic effects, the Campbell diagram, and the critical speed map. Chapter 3 moves beyond the Jeffcott rotor to discuss the Transfer Matrix Method and the Finite Element Method, both of which are widely used to analyze real-world rotors. Chapter 4 discusses matters that were not included in Loewy and Piarulli: the behavior of journal bearings, rolling element bearings, and liquid-filled and gas-filled seals. Chapter 5 is a brief review of the balancing of rigid rotors and Chapter 6 is an equally brief review of torsional rotor vibration. It should be emphasized that linear methods are used throughout this monograph.

This work was completed posthumously for Professor Fred Nelson by Professor Harland Alpaugh of Tufts University. 


Pyroshock and Pseudo-Velocity
by Dr. Vesta Bateman (published 2021)

Price: $70

This monograph is about two related topics: Pyroshock and Pseudo-Velocity. Both of these technical areas have changed dramatically in the last decade and warrant documentation in an archival form such as this monograph.

Pyroshock was once considered a benign environment because it typically has a low velocity change. Consequently, pyroshock does not cause brittle material failures and thus structural failures, unless it is specifically designed to do so. A paper by Moening, who took the initiative to hypothesize that aerospace failures were due to pyroshock environments, is reproduced. As you can read in this report, many failures were attributed to pyroshock, and this conclusion launched pyroshock testing, especially of electronic components such as relays and printed circuit boards, as well as pyroshock simulations that are the subject of two chapters. An award-winning paper “Validation of Pyroshock” highlights many problems associated with pyroshock data. Chapters on emerging shock environments and ballistic shock are also included. A chapter on pyroshock repeatability details rare test series with multiple pyroshock firings from three different organizations. Finally, pyroshock prediction methodologies are summarized.

Howie Gaberson wrote the second part of the monograph on pseudo-velocity shock spectrum (PVSS) that includes his work over the years to expand the frequency content and use of PVSS. In 2013, as a result of many shock meetings, the aerospace industry has recommended that new classifications for shock and pyroshock be adopted based on PVSS and also supports acceptance of PVSS as a damage indicator. It is further recommended that the reporting of test failure description and associated PVSS to an open data base and that the setting of test tolerances be determined as function of PVSS. The aerospace industry has long used 50 inches per second as a threshold for pyroshock severity, and with these recommendations, will greatly expand and use other velocity values as indicators of pyroshock severity. These advancements for shock and pyroshock analyses are a direct result of both Henry Pusey’s and Howie’s dedication to advocate wideband shock data analysis with PVSS. Additionally, PVSS has been introduced in MIL-STD-810, Method 516 for Shock and Method 517 for Pyroshock. Howie has truly changed the analysis of shock data that will live on for a very long time.


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