BS ISO 8568:2007 - Mechanical shock. Testing machines. Characteristics and performance – BSI British Standards

BS ISO 8568:2007

Mechanical shock. Testing machines. Characteristics and performance

Status : Current, Under review   Published : January 2008



BS ISO 8568:2007 specifies performance parameters and methods of inspection of mechanical shock-testing machines and gives guidelines for describing their characteristics. It is intended to ensure that the potential user of a particular shock-testing machine is provided with an adequate description of the characteristics of the machine, and also to give guidance on the selection of such machines.

BS ISO 8568 is applicable to the shock-testing machines that are used for demonstrating or evaluating the effect of shock conditions representative of the service environment in accordance with the relevant part of IEC 60068 and also for diagnostic testing. The purpose of the shock test is to reveal mechanical weakness and/or degradation in specified performance. It can also be used to determine the structural integrity of a test specimen or as a means of quality control.

Several techniques for generating the desired shock motion are discussed. Both simple-pulse and complex transients can be produced. The simulation of transients can be achieved by control of the test with a specified shock-response spectrum.

Machines used for simulation of earthquakes, sonic booms, explosions and implosions, bursting tests, metalworking, forming, etc. are not covered by BS ISO 8568.

Standard NumberBS ISO 8568:2007
TitleMechanical shock. Testing machines. Characteristics and performance
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 January 2008
Confirm Date18 December 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS 7347:1990, ISO 8568:1989
International RelationshipsISO 8568:2007
Draft Superseded By02/707208 DC
DescriptorsMechanical testing, Test equipment, Impact testing, Inspection, Diagnostic testing, Mechanical shock, Performance testing, Mechanical waves, Performance, Vibration testing
Title in FrenchChocs mécaniques. Machines d'essai. Caractéristiques et performance
Title in GermanMechanische Stöße. Prüfmaschinen. Kenngrößen und Leistungsmerkmale
ISBN978 0 580 59442 7
File Size674 KB

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