Impact Physics

Bird strike testing underway. A gun-fired avian analog approaches, impacts, cracks, and ultimately shatters an aircraft test canopy.

Testing and Evaluation for Development and Certification of Impact-Resistant Systems

UDRI has provided test and evaluation services for the development and certification of impact-resistant systems for government and industrial sponsors since 1965. We routinely perform research and testing in the fields of foreign object damage (FOD), light armor design and evaluation, penetration mechanics, hypervelocity impact testing and analysis, and dynamic behavior of materials.

We have the most diversified indoor impact research facility in the world. Our testing laboratories have 12 gun ranges capable of propelling objects at velocities ranging from tens of feet per second to over 33,000 feet per second.

Our customers include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of turbine engines, space vehicles, radomes (structural, weatherproof enclosures that protect radar antennae), and flight data recorders, as well as the Department of Homeland Security.

Capabilities

Our Impact Physics capabilities include the following:

  • Dynamic Behavior of Materials
  • Foreign Object Damage Studies
  • Light Armor Design and Evaluation
  • Hypervelocity Impact Testing and Analysis
  • Terminal Ballistics
  • Ballistic Test Design
  • High-Strain-Rate Material Behavior
  • Impact Shock Testing

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University of Dayton Research Institute


300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7759
937-229-2113
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