Modification of General Research Corporation (GRC) Dynatup 8200 Drop Tower Rebounding Brake System

Report No. ARL-TN-0770
Authors: David Gray; Robert Kaste; Bradley Lawrence
Date/Pages: August 2016; 14 pages
Abstract: 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.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: August 1, 2016