Drop Tower Test Bench


  • analysis of the energy absorption capability of structures and materials
  • cost-efficient substitution of crash repair tests
  • reproduction of impact configurations for pedestrian protection

Technical Data

  • drop weights: 3.5 kg to 800 kg
  • impact velocity: up to 42 km/h
  • impactor deceleration, impactor travel and reaction forces with 100 kHz
  • digital highspeed video cameras with up to 5000 fps
  • max. deformation: 400 mm

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Dr.-Ing. Dinesh Thirunavukkarasu
Manager Research Area
Vehicle Concepts & HMI
+49 241 80 25699


Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany

+49 241 80 25600

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