U.S. Army – Mortar Plate Test System Produces Extreme Forces
- Mortar baseplates experience a significant amount of force and abuse when deployed in the field.
- New designs to lighten “humping” loads on our soldiers are driving the use of more exotic baseplate materials and designs.
- The US Army needed a more effective an reliable method of testing their new mortar baseplate designs.
- To proof test new mortar baseplate designs, U.S. Army RDECOM needed a “shock” system to generate a maximum force of 337 kips (kilo inch‐pounds).
- Cycle rate of 10 impacts per minute
- Lansmont designed and delivered a new Mortar Plate Test System (MPTS)
- Pneumatically fires a “bullet” into the baseplate to create the desired force profile.
- Interchangeable masses to achieve desire pulses for different mortar systems.