I am trying to design a simple drop / shock testing machine.
We want to rate our products to be shock rated to 5000g.
In order to test our products to 5000g I plan on dropping a weight onto the product imparting a shock. (See drawing)
My question is; How high would I need to drop my 72 kg weight from the test piece in order to rate by product to survive a 5000g shock.
I understand that the impulse time and distance is quite critical in the final numbers regarding the calucations. Lets say for calucation sake, that both materials were to be steel.