University of Surrey - Shock and Impact Facility
23 Nov 2018





This facility is able to simulate mechanical shock events, which are transient mechanical loading with a very short duration, from 50 μs to 20ms, high frequency content, f>1 kHz, and high amplitude, occurring in different phases of space mission such as launch, solar arrays development and launcher stage separation. The shock table base plate is 3m x 2m in size.


The facility can generate mid-field shocks up to accelerations of 3000g in time domain. Input SRS can be tuned by varying the configuration according to the requirements. A double configuration is possible in order to generate In-plane and Out-of-Plane excitations, to meet typical specification used in the space industry.

Shock and Impact Facility.