MIL-STD-810: Vibration Testing Category 20 – Ground Vehicles – Ground Mobile

This is part eight of a series of blog posts concerning the MIL-STD 810 Vibration Section. This blog was written with reference to MIL-STD-810G w/Change 1 dated 15 April 2014. DES has the experience and expertise to help you determine what profiles are appropriate for your product and to run your MIL-STD-810 vibration test. For more information, please check out our Vibration Testing services page and our other MIL-STD-810 vibration testing blog articles:

MIL-STD-810 Vibration Testing Overview

MIL-STD-810: Vibration Testing Category 4 – Truck/Trailer – Secured Cargo

MIL-STD-810: Vibration Testing Category 9 – Aircraft – Helicopter

MIL-STD-810: Vibration Testing Category 7 – Aircraft – Jet

MIL-STD-810: Vibration Testing Category 8 – Aircraft – Propeller

MIL-STD-810: Vibration Testing Category 12 – Fixed Wing Jet Aircraft

MIL-STD-810: Vibration Testing Category 15 – Aircraft Stores

Category 20 of Method 514.7 Vibration testing details the vibration profile of ground mobile environments which features a broadband of random vibration with peaks and valleys.  The peaks and valleys represent a number of different factors including but not limited to differential road terrain, vehicle speed, structural characteristics and suspension.  For tracked vehicles, MIL-STD-810G recommends that testing use a random-on-random vibration strategy.  Figure 1 illustrates a representative plot of a tracked vehicle vibration profile.  The vibration test durations are determined from the Life Cycle Environment Profile.

MIL-STD-810G: Vehicle Random-on-Random Vibration Profile for Vibration Testing
Figure 1. Figure 514.7D-8 from MIL-STD-810G w/ Change 1 – Tracked Vehicle Random-on-Random Vibration Profile

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