Drop Test Stand
Drop test procedure will include numerical
quantification and experimental results from an energy analysis of the
first law of thermodynamics, and a mass damper mechanical model. The
results from all data analysis will demonstrate the ability of the air
spring testing method, developed by our team, to numerically quantify
the amount of work done by the air spring on a falling weight.
When the drop test method proposed has shown the
overall stability of the math models for this system a second testing
fixture will be designed and implemented to demonstrate the air spring’s
ability to determine work from an internal cold gas discharge.
test stand is used to validate work measurements using a firestone
116-1 air spring
Cold Gas Test Stand
The cold gas test stand will provide
experimental data through an internal pressure differential and linear
displacement. The results will then be implemented into similar energy
models as in the drop test. These energy models will quantify the work
done by the gas to the system. With these results we can form our
experimentally tuned hypothesis of how to test these same properties of
inflators produced by TAKATA.