Element’s dynamics testing lab facilities measure and evaluate the responses of parts or systems to the dynamic forces they encounter.

Element has virtually total vibration testing capability, having multi-shaker facilities that are comprised of both electrodynamics and hydrodynamic systems.  Element provides numerous other dynamics testing including acceleration testing, shock testing, drop testing, structural and fatigue testing and rotating load simulations.

 
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Structural Dynamics testing

Vibration, Shock & Drop Testing

From sudden impact to everyday use, our vibration, shock and drop testing capabilities simulate years of use for components in critical industries.  

Vibration Testing

Vibration testing simulates the conditions that a product or structure might see during its lifetime while under a test environment. Vibration testing can be used to ensure that products are robust and perform safely during operation or transit, avoiding unexpected performance or early life failure in the field.

The vibration testing methods we perform include:

  • Sinusoidal
  • Random
  • Resonance Search & Dwell
  • Narrow Band Random on Random
  • Sine-on Random
  • Combined Temperature and Vibration
  • Helicopter Rotor Frequency Simulation
  • Gunfire Simulation
  • SRS
  • Blade-off vibration (engine fan blade loss and windmilling)
Drop & Shock Testing

Shock testing is used to measure the impact of sudden acceleration caused by explosion, drop, or collision. Our labs perform shock testing to prepare products for harsh industrial, transportation and military environments. Using an accelerometer to calculate speed and force, components are subjected to loads up to 50,000 g for less than one second. Our labs then evaluate the product for damage and stress, and to ensure that it can meet the demands of its work environment.

Some of our shock testing capabilities include:

  • Operational shock and crash safety
  • Gunfire simulation
  • Classical shock (half sine and saw tooth testing)
  • Decaying sine wave testing
  • Bump testing
  • Impulse testing
  • Drop testing
  • Impact testing  
Structural Dynamics testing

Standards We Test To

American National Standards Institute

ANSI B16.41

American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE/SEI 7-05

American Society for Testing & Methods

ASTM D 395, ASTM E 488, ASTM E 587

California Code Application Notice

CAN 2-1708A.5, CAN 2-1708A.5

Euronorm

EN 60950

International Code Council

ICC-ES AC156, ICC-ES AC193, ICC-ES AC308

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC/EN/DIN EN 60068-2-34, IEC/EN/DIN EN 60068-2-6

International Standards Organization

ISO 1940-1, ISO 10816-1/6

International Safe Transit Association

ISTA 1A, 1B, 1C, 1E, 1G; ISTA 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D; ISTA 3A, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, 3G; ISTA 7B, 7D

Military Standards

MIL-STD- 167, MIL-STD- 202, MIL-STD- 810, MIL-STD- 867, MIL-STD-202 

Netherlands Standards Institute

NEN-ISO 10326

Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

RTCA DO-160 

Association of German Engineers

VDI 2057-1,2; VDI 2059-1,3,4,5; VDI 3822-1,2

 
 

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