Volume 15, Issue 5 (September 1987)
Experience with a Digitized Instrumented Impact Testing System
This paper describes a simple and inexpensive way of upgrading an analog instrumented impact testing machine by digitizing its output and connecting it to a computer. The instrumentation, calibration, and set-up procedures as well as a software package for data acquisition and analysis, which was locally developed, are described. Some typical results of impact tests are given, and the improvement in the overall performance of the digital setup is demonstrated.