Fixtureless Environmental Stress Screening Apparatus.
Patent, Filed 2 Nov 89, patented 13 Aug 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A fixtureless environmental screening device is provided for the testing of mechanical, electromechanical and electrical devices. The apparatus uses a relatively incompressible fluid having a high heat capacity and a high heat of vaporization to transfer heat and vibration to a device to be tested. The heat transfer characteristics of the fluid permits a device tested to undergo rapid temperature change while being simultaneously subjected to vibrational cycling. By utilizing a fluid as a vibration transmission medium expensive fixtures are avoided so that devices of a wide variety of shapes and sizes may be readily tested. The dielectric properties of the working fluid permits energization of electrical devices during the course of vibration and temperature cycling.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods