Advanced Acceleration Testing Lab for MIL-STD-810 Standards

MIL-STD 810, Method 513 Acceleration Testing is performed to evaluate whether products can withstand steady state inertia loads and the effects of acceleration forces.  It is also used to ensure that material does not break apart and become hazardous after exposure to crash inertia loads. The acceleration testing lab ensures that materials do not break apart and become hazardous after exposure to crash inertia loads. Inertia loading is also commonly referred to as G force.  Typical applications for MIL-STD-810 Acceleration Testing are for products installed in helicopters, aircraft, aerospace vehicles, and missiles.  The latest revision is Method 513.8 from MIL-STD-810H.

Some of the Failures caused by Acceleration Forces are:

  • Structural deflections that interfere with operation
  • Permanent deformation, structural cracks, and fractures
  • Broken fasteners and supports that result in loose parts within products
  • Broken mounting hardware that results in loose material within an assembly
  • Electronic circuit boards that short out and circuits that open up
  • Inductances and capacitances that change value
  • Relays that open or close
  • Actuators and other mechanisms that bind
  • Seals that leak
  • Pressure and flow regulators that change value
  • Pumps that cavitate
  • Spools in servo valves that are displaced causing erratic control system response

DES is the right choice for MIL-810 Acceleration testing.  DES has extensive experience performing acceleration testing and has a state-of-the-art centrifuge capable of performing MIL-STD-810 Acceleration testing. 

Comprehensive MIL-STD-810 Acceleration Testing Lab

MIL-STD-810 acceleration testing lab services are essential for products subjected to high acceleration environments. Delserro Engineering Solutions (DES) is equipped with the expertise and state-of-the-art centrifuge to perform these rigorous tests.

The product is mounted on a fixture using hardware that is normally used in its service installation.   The fixture is then mounted to DES’s centrifuge. If it is an operational test, the device under test is powered and monitored through DES’s slip rings. The centrifuge is brought up to the speed required to induce the specified G level.  The G force is maintained for at least one minute after the centrifuge rpm has stabilized. The testing is performed in six directions (1 positive and 1 negative direction along 3 orthogonal axes). 

Upon completion of the acceleration test, DES will promptly deliver a detailed test report that includes acceleration plots, test observations & results, color pictures of the setup and color pictures of any failures.

Procedures in MIL-STD-810 Acceleration Testing:

  1. Procedure I – Structural Test.  This procedure is used to demonstrate that items will structurally withstand the inertia loads induced by in-service accelerations.  The test item is non-operational.   
  2. Procedure II – Operational Test.  Procedure II is meant to evaluate whether devices will operate properly while being subjected to a specified G-level.
  3. Procedure III – Crash Hazard Acceleration Test.  Procedure III is intended to verify that material will not fail and break apart during a crash, becoming hazardous to equipment or personnel. This is a critical aspect of MIL-STD-810 Acceleration Testing.
  4. Procedure IV – Strength Test.  Procedure IV is an alternative to acceleration testing.  It is suitable for testing relatively stiff components, electronics boxes, instruments, or space vehicles.  It is performed as a sine burst test in which the test article is subjected to a few cycles of sinusoidal input below its first resonant frequency to expose the hardware to a quasi-static loading.

DES: Reliable MIL-STD-810 Testing

When it comes to MIL-STD-810 Acceleration Testing, selecting the right laboratory is crucial for accurate and reliable results. DES stands out for several reasons:

  • DES has run numerous MIL-STD-810 Method 513.8 Acceleration tests for military manufacturers
  • DES’s lab is A2LA accredited to MIL-STD-810, Method 513 Acceleration Testing
  • DES has a state-of-the-art centrifuge with many slip ring lines to power and monitor operation of a product’s data transmission and RF transmission. 

Contact us today to discuss your MIL-STD-810 testing with one of our engineers. 

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DES Lab Centrifuge: Precision Testing at Over 100G

Explore the capabilities of the DES lab centrifuge, designed to simulate extreme operational conditions by generating inertia forces up to and exceeding 100Gs. This facility is tailored for rigorous acceleration testing, ensuring that military and aerospace products can endure the harshest environments.

This facility not only adheres to rigorous international testing standards but also incorporates proprietary DES technologies that enhance test accuracy and reliability. Utilizing our cutting-edge data acquisition systems, we ensure that every test conducted in our lab delivers comprehensive insights into the endurance and operational capabilities of products, setting a new benchmark for quality in acceleration testing.

Centrifuge Testing for High-Performance Products

At DES, centrifuge testing is vital for validating the structural integrity and resilience of components destined for critical applications. Our centrifuge is equipped with advanced slip ring lines that allow for real-time monitoring of power and data transmission, enabling precise assessments of product behavior under significant G-forces.

Our centrifuge facility plays a critical role in preemptively identifying potential failures, thereby enhancing product durability before they enter strenuous real-world applications. This proactive approach to product testing helps our clients save on costly post-deployment repairs and replacements, ensuring that their products are both robust and reliable from the outset.

Call us today to schedule your product for our advanced centrifuge testing and ensure its readiness for any operational challenge.

Acceleration Testing for Military and Aerospace Applications

Our centrifuge services are indispensable for products that must meet the highest standards of reliability and safety. By replicating the intense forces encountered during military operations and space missions, we provide essential data that helps refine product designs to withstand any challenge they might face in actual deployment.

Discover Our Lab Centrifuge’s Advanced Features

Watch our latest video to see the DES lab centrifuge in action, where it tests the limits of aerospace and military products with unparalleled precision. This demonstration shows the smooth operation of our centrifuge while achieving significant G Forces.

Contact us for a deeper understanding of how our centrifuge testing can benefit your product development

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Acceleration Testing Using a Centrifuge

Acceleration Testing (sometimes called Constant Acceleration Testing) applies a constant or steady inertial load to a product.  Constant acceleration testing is performed to verify that components can withstand exposure from inertial stresses such as would be experienced in aircraft, missiles, etc.

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