Historical review of impact test carried out at VTT

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9/11 terrorist attacks against WTC-towers caused many things. For example, it gave impetus for construction of VTT’s impact testing facility. 288 impact tests has been carried in it since its inauguration in 2003. Majority of the tests have been carried out in jointly funded multinational testing projects Impact
I – Impact IV. In addition, a small selection of tests has been carried out within Finnish national research projects as well as in assignment works. The tests have resulted wealth of important data and information regarding different types of impacts. Large part of the information has been disseminated on different
scientific forums like, for example, SMiRT conferences. With rising interest in scale effect, a new testing apparatus is being built which enables testing of larger samples with heavier projectiles and higher velocities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions, SMiRT-26
Subtitle of host publicationStructural Mechanics in Reactor Technology
PublisherInternational Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology IASMiRT
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event26th International Conference of Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, SMiRT 26 - Berlin/Potsdam, Germany, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 10 Jul 202215 Jul 2022


Conference26th International Conference of Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, SMiRT 26


  • Aircraft impact
  • impact testing
  • Deformable projectile
  • Hard projectile
  • Liquid filled projectile


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