GEC continues to advance knowledge and capabilities using a UD T2000 electrodynamic shaker. The T2000 shaker is rated to 28,000 force-pounds and maximum payload of 1,800 pounds.
GEC has simulated extremely severe vibration/shock environments such as rockets taking off, missile flight events, and even igniters that are mounted inside a liquid oxygen storage tank.
A recently performed test involved shaking a computer control rack to be installed near a railroad track. This vibration profile pushed the limits of the T2000 shaker not because of how high they were, but because of how low they were. It was impressive to see a shaker that can simulate ULA’s Atlas V launch and Max Q level also be able to control something as low as a vibration caused by a passing train.