Generating Road Vibration Test Schedules from Pavement Profiles for Packaging Optimization

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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


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.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1002/pts.840
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 8801 Ground Transport
Keywords ResPubID14733, vibration, simulation, pavement profiles, non-stationary
Citations in Scopus 39 - View on Scopus
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