Accession Number : AD1016018

Title :   Modification of General Research Corporation (GRC) Dynatup 8200 Drop Tower Rebounding Brake System

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,13 Nov 2015,03 Feb 2016

Corporate Author : Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Personal Author(s) : Gray, David ; Kaste,Robert ; Lawrence,Bradley

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Report Date : 01 Aug 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Double Column GRC Dynatup 8200 Drop-Weight pneumatic rebound brake system was intended to prevent secondary tup impacts on test specimen after the initial strike. Our investigation lead to the discovery of multiple impacts from a single test. To achieve a single mass impact of energy on laminate material test panel, we successfully modified the braking system. The details of which are explained in this report.

Descriptors :   pneumatic actuators , pneumatic brakes , high speed photography , impact tests , pneumatic valves , brakes , laminates , composite materials , weight , carbon fibers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE