EN 1177:2018+AC:2019-Impact attenuating playground surfacing – Methods of test for determination of impact attenuation
Playgrounds are important for children and families, providing an environment where they can have fun and learn at the same time. As such, it is important that playgrounds provide a safe and comfortable experience for everyone who uses them. This article provides methods for testing impact attenuation on playground surfacing, so that you can make sure that your surfaces are able to protect children from potential injuries.
What is EN 1177:2018+AC:2019-Impact attenuating playground surfacing – Methods of test for determination of impact attenuation?
This standard is a technical specification for playground surfacing that can attenuate impact energy. It was developed in response to the European Standard EN 1177:2018 AC:2019 which specifies requirements for playground surfacing intended to reduce the potential for injury. The purpose of this specification is to provide methods of testing that can be used to determine the impact attenuation of a surface.
It covers six methods of testing: drop impact, pendulum impact, contact force displacement, shear force, triaxial compression and bending moment. Each method has specific requirements that must be met in order to produce valid results. Each method also has limitations that must be taken into account when measuring attenuation.
The document provides detailed instructions for how to conduct each test and how to interpret the results. It is intended as a resource for engineers who are designing or improving playgrounds.
What are the requirements of EN 1177:2018+AC:2019-Impact attenuating playground surfacing – Methods of test for determination of impact attenuation>
The playground surfacing must provide a level of impact attenuation that will meet or exceed the requirements of EN 1177:2018 AC:2019-Impact attenuating playground surfacing. There are a number of methods that can be used to determine the impact attenuation of a playground surface. One method is to perform a static load test.
A static load test is an important step in determining the impact attenuation of a playground surface. It is used to measure the amount of force that is required to cause damage to the surface. This information can then be used to create a specification for the impact attenuating playground surfacing.
There are many different types of static load tests that can be used. Some common tests include the drop test, the pendulum test, and the shear test. Each test has its own specific requirements that must be met in order for it to be accurate. If you are looking to perform a static load test on your playground surface, be sure to contact an experienced specialist. They will be able to guide you through the process and ensure that the results are accurate.
What are the benefits of EN 1177:2018+AC:2019-Impact attenuating playground surfacing – Methods of test for determination of impact attenuation?
playground surfacing has the ability to reduce the impact of falls, which is especially beneficial for children. AC:2019 has revised the test methods for determination of impact attenuation and provided a list of test methods that can be used to measure this attribute.
There are many benefits to having playground surfacing. One benefit is that it can reduce the impact of falls. Falls are a leading cause of injuries in children, and playground surfacing has the ability to reduce the severity of these injuries.
Playground surfacing also has other benefits. It can improve playtime for children, and it can help to create a safe environment for them. This is especially important for children who are prone to accidents.
AC:2019 has revised the test methods for determination of impact attenuation, and these new test methods provide a more accurate way to measure this attribute. By using these new test methods, playground surfacing manufacturers can ensure that their products have the appropriate level of impact attenuation.
Who needs EN 1177:2018+AC:2019-Impact attenuating playground surfacing – Methods of test for determination of impact attenuation
playground surfacing should attenuate the impact of a fall on the victim. To determine if a surface attenuates the impact of a fall, ASTM F1447-10 (2010) and ISO 1177:2018 test methods are used.
The test method for playground surfacing is ASTM F1447-10 (2010). The test surface is placed in a controlled environment and the height, time and distance of drops from a height of 1.5 m are measured. The results are then used to calculate the coefficient of restitution.
ISO 1177:2018 defines three types of impact attenuating playground surfacing: soft surface, medium impact surface, and hard surface. The coefficients of restitution for these surfaces are: soft surface: 0.9, medium impact surface: 1.0, and hard surface: 1.2.
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