Accession Number : AD0163691

Title :   Shock Machine.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brenner,Morris

Report Date : 30 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a shock machine using a variable viscosity medium. A magnetic fluid shock tester enables the application of programmed shock pulses without the use of an impact medium. A fluid, whose viscosity can be readily varied in a predetermined manner, is provided with a driving force to set the fluid into motion and this motion in turn is imparted to a test platform which contains the test object. Any sudden change in the viscosity of the fluid is transferred directly to the test item, thereby imparting the desired shock signature to the item. The effect of the shock on the item is then measured electronically or visually as desired.

Descriptors :   (*TEST EQUIPMENT, SHOCK(MECHANICS)), (*PATENTS, TEST EQUIPMENT), LIQUIDS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, VISCOSITY

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE