Dynamic Environments Testing

 

Officers

Chair
Julie Harvie
harvie.julie@gmail.com

Vice-Chair
Tyler Schoenherr
Sandia National Laboratories
tfschoe@sandia.gov

Secretary
Alexandra Karlicek
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
alexandra.karlicek@ll.mit.edu


Overview

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.