Research Equipment Activities: 2003

Acquisition of an Impact Testing Machine




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Matching Research Agency

University of Missouri-Rolla

Principal Investigator

K. Chandrashekhara
University of Missouri-Rolla
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Rolla, MO 65409
p(573) 341-4587
f(573) 341-6899

Student Involvement

Several students

Project Objective

To acquire a DYNATUP Instron Model 9250 Impact Testing Machine with impulse control and data system.

Project Abstract

An interdisciplinary team of faculty members has been formed to acquire an Impact Testing Machine. The machine will be useful for both low velocity and high velocity impacts. The maximum physical drop height is up to 1.25 m and can simulate drop height of 20.4 m. The package includes composite test fixture, tup extender, hemispherical tup insert, and software training.

Task Description


Anticipated Benefits

Availability of the Impact Testing Machine will enhance the research activities at UMR.

Modal Orientation

Construction materials


Project Start Date:
Project End Date:06/30/2004

Relationship to other Research/Projects

The instrument will be useful for testing blast resistant structures.

Technology Transfer Activities


Transportation Research Board Keywords

Impact testing machine