The Wyre Forest site also houses Roxel’s vibration facility. The vibrator is capable of mounting full size propulsion systems. This can be combined with a conditioning chamber and Re-circulatory Air Conditioning System (RACS) to provide constant or varying thermal conditions and together provides a flexible facility to test both explosive and inert items. Some of the specific capabilities of the large vibrator are:
- Temperature ramp:-65°C to +80°C
- Sine force peak:55.5kN
- Velocity sine peak:1.8m/s
- Displacement:63.5mm pk-to-pk
- Sine frequency range: 5Hz to 2000Hz
- Load capacity:700kg
A limited capability for bump and shock testing is available using the large vibrator. This is suitable for low intensity bumps and shocks up to 200kN over long durations.