Static Loads Test Facility

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

FUNCTION: Provides the capability to perform large-scale structural loads testing on spacecraft and other structures. Results from these tests can be used to verify strength capabilities of the test article.DESCRIPTION: The Static Loads Test Facility consists of a 40 [HTML_REMOVED] 50 ft structural test floor, a structural steel fixture system, and a computer-controlled hydraulic loads application system. The test floor is located in a high-bay facility complete with an overhead crane. The crane has two carriages with 30,000-lb capacity each and approximately 30 ft of hook height. Areas adjacent to the test floor can be used for test article buildup and for test support activities. The test fixture system is an erector-set concept that allows for a wide variety of configurations to fit specific test needs. The load applications system can support up to 20 independent load strings with force capabilities from 3,000 to 100,000 lb.INSTRUMENTATION: Data acquisition is available for strain gages, linear voltage displacement transducers (LVDT), sonar displacement transducers, and load cells. An OPTUM Megadeck 200 data acquisition system provides the capability for collecting up to 400 strain-gage measurements. An OPTUM Megadeck 5733A 72-channel data acquisition system provides high-speed measurement capability. Facilities for light machining are also available. Additional facilities, hardware, and test equipment are available in the Environmental Test Facility to support testing.

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