The shock tube is used to test blast resistant windows, doors, wall panels, passive fire protection systems, and a variety of other components and systems; some highly complex. BakerRisk has designed the shock tube to test structural components up to 16 ft. high and 10 ft. wide. All testing activities are supported by structural engineers experienced in the evaluation and design of structures and by the designers of the shock tube itself.
Shock tube testing is augmented by uniform static testing capabilities and other unique structural test configurations, including scaled building testing. Full scale building blast tests are also possible with the BakerRisk DLG test rig at the Box Canyon facility.
BakerRisk can provide you with a comprehensive suite of dynamic data from your tests, including:
Anchorage Reaction Forces
High Speed and High Definition Video
Test programs can include a myriad of instrumentation to gather quantitative information such as applied loading and structural response data. Structural response data includes acceleration, deflection, reaction forces, strain, and high-speed video documentation. The various data acquired during test programs is used to supplement test reports, to develop analytical models, and to validate observed component response. The comprehensive data acquisition used at our test facility ensures that our customers can plan to account for installation variances between how a product is tested and how it is installed by understanding how each test parameter influences component response.
Key test standards used in blast testing of doors and windows are listed below. We have also developed test procedures for evaluation of components and systems that are not covered by existing standards, such as fire resistant materials and blast dampers.
- ASTM F1642
- GSA TS01
- ISO 16934
- EN 13124
- ASTM F2247
- ASTM F2927