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Dual Shaker Testing for Large Test Articles

April 27, 2018

Demand for large force shaker testing is increasing, particularly for our clients in the aerospace and satellite sectors. Large electrodynamic shakers like the T4000 are the workhorses of the NTS dynamics labs, but when the test article is so large...

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Coming soon – The “Monster Machine” Massive Wave Simulator

December 11, 2017

From our underwater shot test quarry facility in Virginia to our 25 foot centrifuge in California, NTS has a tradition of “going big” when it comes to new test equipment. The engineers at our Huntsville, Alabama facility are keeping up...

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What the FOD? Foreign Object Debris Testing at NTS

October 24, 2017

“As defined in AC 150/5210-24, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Management, FOD is any object, live or not, located in an inappropriate location in the airport environment that has the capacity to injure airport or air carrier personnel and damage aircraft.”...

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One Year and Counting for our Colorado Environmental Lab!

September 19, 2017

It’s been a whole year since we welcomed our Longmont West location to the NTS family! Have you checked out the testing capabilities offered at our Colorado environmental and mechanical testing lab?  Click here to check out the shakers like...

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Increasing Vibration Capabilities in Boxborough, MA

September 18, 2017

The already extensive dynamics testing capabilities at our Boxborough, MA location are about to get even better! We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new Unholtz Dickie T2000 – 3 – PB. This new shaker has a 3 inch...

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Hydrogen Vent Stack – Space Flight Hardware Testing

July 10, 2017

This unique test set up is our hydrogen vent stack in San Bernardino, CA. This hydrogen vent stack allows NTS to vent up to 8 lbs/s of GH2 for the testing of SLS components. It can handle -423°F LH2. This...

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New and Upgraded Aerospace Test Capabilities in Santa Clarita

January 10, 2017

As part of our continual effort of improvement, the Santa Clarita laboratory has just opened a revamped acoustic test facility along with a brand new vibration facility. It features two oversized doors to easily accommodate large test items and staging/prep area with an...

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Methodology for Transient Thermal Analysis of Machine Gun Barrels Subjected to Burst Firing Schedules

August 1, 2016

Authors: Ryan Hill and Logan McLeod This work presents a method for simulating the heating of machine gun barrels during burst firings. The method utilizes a two-dimensional axisymmetric finite element model which solves the highly transient convection input on the...

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Analysis of Inter-Chamber Energy and Mass Transport in High-Low Pressure Gun Systems

August 1, 2016

Authors: Ryan Hill and Logan McLeod Two assumptions are often made by lumped-parameter codes in the analysis of dual-chamber guns: (1) that the gas enters the large chamber at the propellant flame temperature, and (2) that the flow between the...

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Modeling of Ordnance-Induced Pyrotechnic Shock Testing

August 1, 2016

Authors: Logan McLeod and Santina Tatum Design of an ordnance-induced pyrotechnic shock test to meet a specific acceleration based Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) test requirement for a given test article has traditionally been an empirical process. Based on experience, the...

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