Research Repository

Generating Road Vibration Test Schedules from Pavement Profiles for Packaging Optimization

Rouillard, Vincent (2008) Generating Road Vibration Test Schedules from Pavement Profiles for Packaging Optimization. Packaging Technology and Science, 21 (8). pp. 501-514. ISSN 0894-3214

Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.


This paper describes the further development of a novel and practical method to generate vibration simulation schedules for road transport vehicles using pavement profi le data. This paper explores and discusses both the advantages and the limitations of current methods used for packaging development and validation, which include the simulation of random vibrations from ‘standard’ frequency spectra as well as from measured vibration data. An overview of the methods used to measure and analyse pavement profi le data is included. The method introduced herein is based on research that introduced statistical models for the predicted vibratory response of various transport vehicle types, and travel speeds using measured longitudinal pavement profi le data. The paper explains how these statistical parameters can be used to create vibration simulation schedules specifi c to vehicle type and route. The paper shows how the statistical models can be used – in conjunction with standard random vibration controllers – to afford a practical yet enhanced method for producing more realistic simulations of roadrelated vibrations for package performance evaluation in the laboratory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID14733, vibration, simulation, pavement profiles, non-stationary
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Current > FOR Classification > 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 8801 Ground Transport
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 05:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2011 05:02
ePrint Statistics: View download statistics for this item
Citations in Scopus: 29 - View on Scopus

Repository staff only

View Item View Item

Search Google Scholar