STP936

    Instrumented Impact Test Data Interpretation

    Published: Jan 1986


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    Abstract

    This paper provides a guide for those becoming acquainted with instrumented impact testing and faced with acquiring accurate data and subsequently evaluating it. The discussion deals with (1) preparation of the system for data collection and (2) evaluating the data collected. The system preparation discussion covers the determination of the major data system parameters and gives examples of the most commonly occurring data collection problems. Procedures are also presented for determining the acceptability of the data produced, and guidelines are proposed for utilizing data to answer experimenters' questions.

    Keywords:

    impact testing, data collection, data resolution, data filtering, inertial effects, harmonic oscillations, data utilization, energy absorption


    Author Information:

    Cheresh, MC
    Members of the technical staff, General Research Corp., Santa Barbara, CA

    McMichael, S
    Members of the technical staff, General Research Corp., Santa Barbara, CA


    Paper ID: STP19371S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D20.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19371S


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