Dynamic Environments Testing
The Dynamic Environments Testing technical division’s charter is to analyze and improve upon laboratory tests that are performed in order to classify products as fit for service in their operational environments. This type of testing is often referred to as endurance, qualification, acceptance, or certification testing. The standards for performing these tests have been largely unchanged for the past 50 years, but research in the field has accelerated significantly in the past decade. The primary aspects of this type of testing include: characterization and specification of the service environment, determination of appropriate laboratory test excitation techniques, and design of a test fixture (adapter) to attach the product to the laboratory test equipment.