This is another part of a series of blog posts concerning the MIL-STD 810 Shock Section, Method 516. This blog was written with reference to MIL-STD-810G w/Change 1 dated 15 April 2014. DES has the experience and expertise to run your MIL-STD-810 test. For more information, please check out our DES shock testing services page and our other MIL-STD-810 shock testing blog articles:
- MIL-STD 810, Method 516, Shock Testing Overview
- MIL-STD 810, Method 516, Shock Testing Procedure I – Functional Shock
- MIL-STD 810, Method 516, Shock Testing Procedure II – Transportation Shock
Procedure III is used to determine what shock conditions will cause a product to stop operating, degrade or fail. The shock magnitudes are systematically increased until a problem occurs. This procedure can be also performed using environmental temperature conditioning.
This article will assume that the fragility shocks expected to be encountered by the product are not complex transients. Therefore, the trapezoidal classical shock pulse, as defined in Figure 516.7-11 and Table 516.7-V from MIL-STD-810, Method 516 would be used for Fragility testing.