Heavy rail

Flying Ballast Impact Stimulation

Contributing to the validation/type approval of protective products or coatings by checking their resistance to flying ballast.

Tests objectives

  • Check the ability of a material to withstand flying ballast impact
  • Tests with different degrees of impact force
  • Tests at different temperatures

Tests facilities

  • Pneumatic test bench capable of projecting ballast at different speeds
  • Climatic chamber to prepare samples for testing at different temperatures
  • Pressure sensor to set impact force
  • Speed recorder to check impact speeds up to over 300 km/h

Testing norms

NF F 07-101 – Flying ballast impact simulation

Projection de ballast
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