DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TEST METHOD STANDARD: ENVIRONMENTAL & DYNAMIC
MIL-STD-810 is a series of performance and manufacturing guidelines set by the US Department of Defense for military and commercial equipment and applications. These guidelines specify allowable parts and environmental condition ranges in which a device must be able to operate to meet compliance.
Example tests and procedures
To determine the ability to withstand mechanical shocks from suddenly applied forces or an abrupt change in motion produced by handling, transportation or field operation.
Standard: MIL-STD-810G Method 514.3, category C.
Environment: 75 g 11 ms sawtooth shock, 3± shock/axis, 3-axis, 18 total.
To observe low air pressure effects on either operational or non-operational design parameters.
Standard: MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.2, Procedure I & II
Environment: 40,000 ft. and 70,000 ft. operational
To determine the ability of equipment to operate in the presence of an explosive atmosphere.
Standard: MIL-STD-810G, Method 511.4, Procedure I, operational
Environment: Fuel-Air Explosive Atmospheres
A humidity test simulates the moisture-laden air found in tropical regions.
Standard: MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.4 Procedure I, Cycle I
Environment: 240 hours, 95% RH
Random Mechanical Vibration
To evaluate the construction, materials and mounting of the device for ruggedness.
Standard: MIL-STD-810F Method 514.5 and MIL-HDBK-344A •
Environment: Vibration step from 21 – 41 g.
Temperature Humidity Bias
An operational test that evaluates the reliability of the device package in humid environments.
Standard: MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.3
Environment: 85°C, 85% RH, high line input voltage
To determine if a material (or materials) will support the growth of specific fungi.
Standard: MIL-STD-810G, Method 508.4 Section II
Environment: Severe climate conditions
To determine the resistance of the equipment to the effects of a salt atmosphere, primarily
Standard: MIL-STD-810G, Method 509.1 Procedure
Environment: Salt fog harsh environment
- 2x 40,000lbf vibration system
- Payload > 8,000lbs
- >128 Channels of Vibration Testing Data Recording
UD T4000 Dual Shaker
UD T2000 Dual Shaker
Extra Large Payload
Vibration testing system can be used in tandem to provide a combined 80,000 lbf for testing large articles.