In the laboratory, engineers use vibration and shock testing to simulate transportation and service platform environments. Shock, specifically, refers to sudden mechanical or physical acceleration or deceleration due to an impact, explosion or drop, and it is measured by an accelerometer.

Drop machines, pulse synthesis tables, and other impact equipment available at Element's product qualification testing labs readily accommodate test specimens of various sizes, applying half sine, sawtooth, and square wave forces up to 50,000 g's with durations ranging from 1 to several hundred milliseconds.



  • ASTM E 488
  • CAN 2-1708A.5
  • EN 60950
  • ISTA 1C
  • ISTA 1G
  • ISTA 2A
  • ISTA 2B
  • ISTA 2C
  • ISTA 2D
  • ISTA 3A (3C,3D)
  • ISTA 3F
  • ISTA 3G
  • ISTA 7B
  • ISTA 7D
  • MIL-S- 901D
  • MIL-STD-202 E/F/G (Method 202)
  • MIL-STD-202 E/F/G (Method 205 / 213)
  • MIL-STD-810 E/F/G (Method 516)
  • RTCA DO-160C/D (Method 7)

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