Mechanical Shock

A shock test reveals mechanical weaknesses and/or deterioration of the component's function. For this purpose, the test specimen is screwed onto a shock device or shaker and subjected to shocks. The number and severity of mechanical shocks depends on the specific requirements of the test specimen. Common degrees of sharpness are 1 to 50g at 3 to 11 ms shock width. The common shock shapes are half-sine or sawtooth. Basic test standards are DIN EN 60068-2-27 and ISO 16750-3. In the automotive standards LV124, VW 80000, GS 95024-3-1 and MBN 10306, this test is known as M-05 Mechanical shock and M-06 Continuous shock, e.g. on motor vehicle doors.