Case Study- US Army Acquires Vertical IED Blast Simulation Capability
- The US Army needed outside expertise in delivering a vertical impact test system which could simulate the vertical energy associated with IED explosions, originating from underneath a vehicle, in a controlled laboratory environment.
- Lansmont designed the VITS (Vertical Impact Test System), called Crew Seating Blast Effects Simulator (CSBES) by the Army Research Lab.
- Stationary table impacted by a 1,200 lb bullet fired by a pneumatic piston.
- Enough energy to drive the table with a 650 anthromorphic dummy 7 meters per second.
- Three programmed impacts per event:
- Initial impact to the feet area
- Main shock event to table
- Ensuing “after shock” coming from vehicle landing, know as “slam down“.