Airbus Defence and Space

ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENT TESTS

Electrodynamic, vibration & shocks tests facilities

Test means

Six Electrodynamic Generators (high or medium power level): 220 kN, 166 kN, 80 kN, 60 kN, 45 kN and 13.5 kN are available to carry out sine vibration tests, random noise tests or shock tests on large specimen.

Features / technical details

Characteristics

Mass of test specimen up to 5 metric tons.

Test facilities :

  • Hoisting facilities capable of 10 tons under 10 m height
  • Compliant with pyrotechnic tests standards
  • Laminar flow hoods available for tests under class 100 000 cleanliness conditions

ASSOCIATED ACQUISITION DATA MEANS

  • Numbers of Channels: simultaneous acquiring up to 580 channels.
  • Numbers of accelerometers: 850 tri-axis (Certification of "Bureau National de Métrologie").
  • Control/Command & Acquisition Systems: LMS & digital.
  • Test results: CD-ROM, DAT Cassettes, Internet.
  • Cleanness environment: hood 3m x 4,5m x 3m, Class 100 000.

SHOCK GENERATORS

  • Wave form:

-1/2 sine

-Saw tooth

-Final transient

  • Maximun permitted mass: 91 kg
  • Attainable Shock levels: 1.5 to 16 ms --> 10 to 2000 g depending upon the tested mass.

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