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Drop Test Validation

Question asked by Tony Gatta on Dec 16, 2009
Latest reply on Dec 13, 2010 by Loic Ancian

Greets all.  Am trying to recreate (simulate) some real world drop tests we did and am having

trouble correlating.  Using Simulation 2009.  I believe I know all of my real world parameters

(mass/size of object, exact drop height, etc), and I know the mechanical properties of my "flexible

floor" to a high degree (spring rate, density, thickness, etc).

 

However, my accelerometer reported 200+g and Simulation about 30g.  I now find myself wondering

if I'm not comparing apples to apples.

 

Simulation ran for 2000ms, so I'm sure I would've caught the peak.

 

Any insight greatly appreciated.

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