Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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.