constant acceleration testing centrifuge

DES Centrifuge

Constant Acceleration testing (sometimes just called Acceleration testing) is performed to verify that products or components will operate properly during exposure to steady state inertia loads such as would be experienced in aircraft, missiles, etc. DES has a large Centrifuge for this type of testing with an 8 Foot Diameter Arm.  We have performed many acceleration tests on products used in military, aircraft, helicopter and aerospace applications. DES is A2LA accredited for acceleration testing under Certificate Number 4998.01.  If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Constant acceleration tests can cause different types of failures than those from mechanical shock or vibration. Thus, if your product will experience these types of inertia loads during its lifetime, then it is important to include this type of testing during its qualification testing program. Acceleration tests are also used to verify that materiel does not break apart and become hazardous after exposure to crash inertia loads.


DES’s Equipment Capabilities:

  • Maximum 100G Force
  • Many slip ring lines to monitor operation of product’s power, data transmission and RF transmission


Test Specifications:

Some common acceleration test specifications are:

  • IEC 60068-2-7 Acceleration (steady state)
  • MIL-STD-202 Department of Defense Test Method Standard for Electronic and Electrical Component Parts, Method 212
  • MIL-STD-750 Test Methods for Semiconductor Devices, Method 2006
  • MIL-STD-810 Department of Defense Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests, Method 513
  • MIL-STD-883 Department of Defense Test Method Standard for Microcircuits, Method 2001
  • RTCA DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, Section 7.0


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