Dimensional analysis for safety guards

 

High safety standards 

Result: High-precision basis for design and dimensional analysis

This testing method measures not only force, deceleration and deformation, but also the amount of energy absorbed by the system. The test provides multiple results. Firstly, the safety guard can be more effectively designed if the areas of potential damage are known. Secondly, the series of tests reveal critical areas on fence panels, posts and fixtures that can then be optimised. And lastly, a calculation method for design and dimensional analysis can be developed based on this testing. These tests can determine the limit values for mechanical load for structural components. This system offers companies a reproducible measurement and evaluation method for the assessment of safety fences.

 

A useful contribution to practice-oriented research