- Technical Program NOW AVAILABLE!

- Exhibitor Prospectus NOW AVAILABLE!

- Registration Form NOW AVAILABLE!

- Abstract Book NOW AVAILABLE!



- HI-TEST Laboratories


- NVT Group (Lansmont Corp., Team Corp., Data Physics Corp.)

- Huntington Ingalls Industries


- Applied Physical Sciences

- Autodesk

- National Technical Systems

- Orbital ATK

- PCB Piezotronics

- Spectral Dynamics

- Vision Research



87th Shock and Vibration Symposium

October 17 - 20, 2016 | New Orleans

The annual Shock and Vibration Symposium is the leading forum for the structural dynamics and vibration community to present and discuss new developments and on-going research. The Symposium was established in 1947 and typically includes both unclassified (unlimited and limited distribution) and classified sessions.  Topics covered at the symposium include shock-ship testing, water shock, weapons effects (air blast, ground shock, cratering, penetration) shock physics, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, and shock and vibration instrumentation and experiment techniques. Over 200  technical papers are typically presented. Panel discussions address topics such as new software developments or accelerometer isolation problems. Tutorials provide up-to-date technology overviews by leading specialists.


HI-TEST Laboratories is responsible for all planning and operational aspects of the symposium. 
This will be HI-TEST's 15th consecutive year of running the annual Shock and Vibration Symposium.



Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

A special block of rooms has been reserved for this event at prevailing per diem.

Please note that while the booking website references high-speed internet for a fee, all rooms booked as part of the SAVE block will have internet included in the rooms as part of the event package.

Online Reservation Link: 87th Shock and Vibration Symposium



The Preliminary Program for the 87th Shock and Vibration Program is available for download here.

For abstracts of each technical presentation (as available), please download our Abstract Book here.



Please find the Author's Package available for download here. It is the most comprehensive document for preparing your presentation, submitting your paper for publication, and forms required for all presenters.


We are still able to accept content for incorporation into our agenda on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Drew Perkins.


We are pleased to offer corporate support packages, sponsorship opportunities, participation in our Passport Program, and participation in a special Vendor Track for exhibitor corporate presentations.


Download Exhibitor Prospectus Now!


Please check back often for updates to the exhibitor floor plan and sponsorship opportunities.
Contact Ashley Shumaker at 434.581.3041 with questions.



Online Registration Form - Available here.
Please note that there is a link to a printable version in the heading of the link above.


Security Form - Available here. (required to gain access to Limited Distribution C and D papers)


Schedule of Fees:

Early Registration Rate (before Sept. 9): $845
Standard Registration Rate (after Sept 9): $945
Student (Undergraduate; ID Required) $100
Discounted Exhibitor Registration
(2 per standard booth; add $100 after Sept. 9)
Tutorials (three-hour courses); maximum of 5 $195 each
Tutorial Instructors Complimentary




Tuesday and Wednesday Event Summary
Contact Boo Perkins at 804.301.6570 for questions about the daily events.


Guest Program Registration Form
Contact Ashley Shumaker at 434.581.3204 with questions about event registration.

About Company

The Shock and Vibration Exchange was founded in 2012 in order to serve as a clearing house for persons interested in shock and vibration and related specialties.




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