Impact Testing

The CEAST Falling Weight Impact Tester performs low-speed impact tests. A specific mass falls on a suitably supported specimen; as damage is induced in the test specimen, data such as the force and the displacement is registered. The software collects the data and plots the curves velocity vs. time, deflection vs. time, force vs. deflection, transferred energy vs. time and also some key values: maximum force, maximum deflection, maximum energy, absorbed energy. The temperature of the specimen can be controlled between -70°C and 150°C using liquid nitrogen or resistance heating