Faculty Advisor

Pryputniewicz, Ryszard J.


The goal of this project was to develop a new general use vibration test fixture for typical rack-mounted equipment used at Lincoln Laboratory. Our group characterized the existing fixture, designed a new fixture, analyzed the new design, built a three-dimensional CAD model, and developed preliminary fabrication drawings. The new fixture was designed to more accurately test rack-mounted equipment at the desired frequency range. This was achieved by increasing the fundamental resonant frequency of the new fixture above the typical sensitive range of the equipment tested.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering