BS EN 60068-3-8:2003 - Environmental testing. Supporting documentation and guidance. Selecting amongst vibration tests

BS EN 60068-3-8:2003

Environmental testing. Supporting documentation and guidance. Selecting amongst vibration tests

Status : Current   Published : February 2004



Provides guidance for selecting amongst the IEC 60068-2 stationary vibration test methods Fc sinusoidal, Fh random and F(x) Mixed mode vibration. The different steady-state test methods and their aims are briefly described in Clause 4. Transient test methods are not included. For vibration testing, the environmental conditions, especially the dynamic conditions for the specimen, should be known. This standard helps to collect information about the environmental conditions (Clause 5), to estimate or measure the dynamic conditions (Clause 6) and gives examples to enable decisions to be made on the most applicable environmental vibration test method. Starting from the condition, the method of selecting the appropriate test is given. Since real life vibration conditions are dominated by vibration of a random nature, random testing should be the commonly used method, see Table 1, Clause 7. The methods included hereafter may be used to examine the vibration response of a specimen under test before, during and after vibration testing. The selection for the appropriate excitation method is described in Clause 8 and tabulated in Table 2. In this standard specification, writers will find information concerning vibration test methods and guidance for their selection. For guidance on test parameters, or severities of one of the test methods, reference should be made to the normative references.

Standard NumberBS EN 60068-3-8:2003
TitleEnvironmental testing. Supporting documentation and guidance. Selecting amongst vibration tests
Publication Date04 February 2004
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60721-3, ISO 5348, IEC 60068-2-80, IEC 60068-2-64, IEC 60068-1, IEC 60068-2-6, EN 60721-3, IEC 60721-4, EN 60068-2-64:1994, EN 60068-2-6:1995, EN 60068-1:1994, IEC Guide 104:1997, ISO 2041
Informative References(Provided for Information)DIN 30787-5:1999, IEC 60721-3-0:1984, DIN 30787-3:1998, DIN 30787-2:1998, DIN 30787-4:1999, ASTM D4728:1995
International RelationshipsEN 60068-3-8:2003,IEC 60068-3-8:2003
Draft Superseded By00/241781 DC
DescriptorsEnvironmental testing, Electrical components, Vibration testing, Mechanical testing, Vibration, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components
Title in FrenchEssais d'environnement. Documentation d'accompagnement et lignes directrices. Selection d'essais de vibrations
Title in GermanUmweltpruefungen. Unterstuetzende Dokumentation und Leitfaden. Auswahl zwischen verschiedenen Schwingpruefverfahren
ISBN0 580 43362 5
File Size426 KB

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