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Monitoring the structural integrity of packaging materials subjected to sustained random loads

Lamb, Matthew (2011) Monitoring the structural integrity of packaging materials subjected to sustained random loads. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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During the distribution phase, packaged consignments are exposed to a variety of environmental hazards, such as vibrations, which, if excessively severe, may cause damage to or even destroy the product. The ability of packaging systems to withstand these dynamic loads is an important factor, since their function is not only to protect the product but also to ensure that damage to the package itself is not evidently apparent as this is likely to affect consumer confidence. Such concerns often result in the use of excessive packaging material and this is no longer acceptable. Therefore, engineered protective packaging systems need to be optimised. Such optimisation requires a suitable technique for continuously monitoring the structural integrity of the systems during laboratory based vibration testing.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: packaging materials, product packaging, protective packaging, protective packaging systems, consignments, frequency response function, FRF, short-time Fourier transform, STFT, modal parameter, packaging performance, structural integrity, finite-impulse-response, FIR, materials handling
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 05:45
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:46
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