Pyroshock Loaded MISO Response
The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a new testing method that utilizes pyroshock loading to excite a structure simultaneously over multiple axes. One of the areas of investigation in developing this test capability is the effects of multiple pyroshock loading on the output response of the test structure. A series of Single Input-Single Output (SISO) and Multiple Input-Single Output (MISO) tests have been performed using a combination of single and multiple impact hammers in different geometric configurations. The impacts were applied both simultaneously and individually. The response of the structure was analyzed evaluating the acceleration time history, Frequency Response Functions, and Shock Response Spectra. This analysis was used to determine optimum placement of the multiple input locations and desired output response for the future field tests.
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