Global aerospace expert EADS - the parent company of Airbus - has expanded its vibration test capabilities with a new electrodynamic shaker and controller system made by Brüel & Kjær.
The system is located at EADS’s Structural Test Laboratory in Getafe, Madrid. This facility is where aviation started in Spain in the very early 20th century and is the current location for Airbus Military engineering, whilst production is carried out in their Andalucía site.
The new vibration test system enables EADS to carry out sine, random, and classic shock testing on flight elements of aircraft including the A400M, CN295, MRTT, according to procedures and standards in RTCA-DO-160 and MIL-STD-810.
For propeller aircraft applications, sinusoidal (sine) testing can be used to simulate phenomena such as wind-milling, where a stopped engine is turned by the airflow.
For jet aircraft applications, random vibration is used to simulate the vibration environment. It is ideal for production, durability and fatigue testing of electronics and components in helicopters and military vehicles.
The system comprises a large LDS-V875 shaker together with a Laser USB Controller.
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems.
About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom and audio.
Brüel & Kjær (bksv.com) has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment and is a long-established designer and manufacturer of innovative instrumentation including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analyzers, and PULSE software. In addition, Bruel & Kjaer designs and manufactures the LDS range of vibration test systems, as well as complete airport and environmental monitoring systems: WebTrak, ANOMS, NoiseOffice and Noise Sentinel.
Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and its effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too.
Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc, which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments.