It is imperative that equipment and systems within an operational warship have a proven reliability to operate during hostile engagements, and that any installation is fit for purpose and does not compromise other systems or endanger the crew. Our specialist dynamic shock test service provides the most representative method of equipment and system shock qualification for shipboard installation.
Most tests conducted in the Towing Tank employ constrained models attached to the carriage structure through a variety of bespoke rigs, each chosen to suit the application, with the carriage capable of acceleration at up to 1.1m/s2.
The facility is equipped with a test preparation area, a large dry dock and a 2-tonne crane. The carriage features specialist seating and an experimenters’ console from which customers can observe performance during test programmes.