Drop-Weight Impact

Prototype & Test Center know-how is available to serve the space industry. Within this Center we have a Drop Testing Lab delivering OEM & Tier1s in aero structures such as Embraer, Airbus, Bombardier, Dassault, Pilatus, ...

The column frame test equipment (INSTRON/CEAST) is dedicated to deliver results from Drop-Weight Impact Event. NDT is available for damage characterization.

Standard norms as ASTM-D7136, AITM 1-0010, EN 6038, customization of loading or measurement devices are possible to match your specific needs.


Our drop testing service performs tests on:

• Sandwich panels

• Composite structures

• Metallic skins or panels


We deliver test results simulating:

• Tool/wrench drop

• Graveling

• Impacts from 10J up to 150J can be performed

• Specimen size [mm]: 100 x 150 std coupons or full size structural parts

Available standards (e.g. ASTM, MIL): ASTM-D7136, AITM 1-0010, EN 6038
Data acquisition: Operational data are recorded automatically; additional data acquisition can be implemented
Project heritage: The expertise developed by Prototype & Test Center has been built on testing wing control surfaces and is now available to the automotive, railway, military and wind industry.
ISO/IEC 17025
ISO 9001
Keywords/tags: drop test, ASTM-D7136, AITM 1-0010, EN 6038

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