Measuring Vibration with Accelerometers - National Instruments
Units used by those who feel that the vibration's "power" is more important than its amplitude based on "Peak." Units are used worldwide but are in more frequent use outside the Western Hemisphere. Displacement is a distance, usually measured in mils ( 1 mil = 0.001") or in micronsAmplitude is a measure of how severe the vibration is and can be expressed in 3 different ways: Peak to peak, Zero to peak and RMS, depending on what signal we are measuring. Vibration is measured either in terms of displacement, velocity or acceleration.