Modification of General Research Corporation (GRC) Dynatup 8200 Drop Tower Rebounding Brake System
Technical Report,13 Nov 2015,03 Feb 2016
Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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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.