Falling Mass Drop Tower

/Falling Mass Drop Tower
Falling Mass Drop Tower2021-10-05T14:34:50+00:00

This facility enables the centre to test a variety of specimens including aluminium honeycomb, carbon fibre tubes, steering columns to FIA regulations and automotive trim components. Full analysis of results is provided on all tests conducted.

Specification:

  • Velocity range of 0-18m/s (40mph, 64km/hr)
  • Mass range 5-108kg, (Maximum energy = 2.5kJ)
  • Accelerometers or load cells can be mounted on impactor or below specimens
  • High speed camera options, including tracking
  • A range of different shaped impactors including flat, domed and anvil
  • Clamping mechanisms suitable for smaller panel tests available.

 Typical applications include:

  • Sub-components
  • Head impacts to FIA test standards
  • Penetration tests
  • Material characterisation
  • Finite element material verification
  • Seat back strength
  • Packaging.

Instrumentation:

  • Accelerometers
  • Load Cells.

Impactors:

  • 152mm flat face
  • 152mm hemisphere
  • Various penetration/indent impactors: 6, 12 & 25mm.

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