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Acceleration testing ensures that a material can structurally withstand the steady state inertia loads that are induced by platform acceleration, deceleration, and maneuvering in the service environment, as well as function without degradation during and following exposure to these forces. Acceleration tests are also used to ensure that a material does not become hazardous after exposure to crash inertia loads.
Our unique test facility includes both underground and above ground centrifuges that can be used for acceleration testing. Our underground 12 m (40 ft.) centrifuge can impose a maximum acceleration of 150 G on test items and can carry a maximum payload of 680 kg (1,500 lbs.). Our above ground centrifuge can impose a maximum acceleration of 200 G on test items and can carry a maximum payload of 6.80 kg (15 lbs.).
Centrifuge tests are used in order to meet the acceleration requirements of MIL-STD-810, Method 513.7; MIL-STD-202; RTCA/DO-160; and other specifications.
We have adjustable fixtures that allow test items to be tilted and rotated in order to match combined load vector test requirements. We have the ability to monitor your test item during the test with the use of slip rings and RF rotary joints.