Instron complies to BSS 7260 and AITM-0010 for finding the compression strength of impacted composite specimens used in the aerospace industry.
For materials made of PPS and recycled carbon fiber, use a CEAST 9050 Impactor to perform Izod impact tests in compliance with ASTM D256.
To prevent harm from an impact event, a drop-weight impact tests measures the resistance to damage from fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite plates.
Composite decking made of wood and plastic can be tested with various tup inserts and test velocities to simulate possible impact events.
Tests can be performed to determine the impact resistance of composite materials on outer and inner layers of boats used in the nautical industry.
For impact resistance testing of fiber cement products used in the external installation process of buildings, Instron suggests a CEAST 9440 or 9450 system.
Instron's servohydraulic VHS systems are able to test materials that will be used in automobiles and subjected to high rates of strain and loading.
ISO 179-1 gives methods for uninstrumented determination of charpy impact properties and the energy needed to break a plastic specimen.
A CEAST 9050 Pendulum machine with impact hammers can test a plastic's resistance to breaking in a bend, following ISO 179-2 for charpy and impact properties.
Instead of simply adding thickness to roof tiles to improve durability, perform impact tests on tiles to determine possible damage and choose the best material.
The 9450 machine with a high energy system can tensile impact test at high capacity to determine how materials will act when faced with a real impact event.