The science of drop testing plastic drums containing liquids

This article is long, but it’s an easy read with lots of pictures.

It includes:

  1. an introduction to drop testing;
  2. an analysis of what happens during impact;
  3. theory of water hammer, impact stress, and impact energy;
  4. theory of stress distribution and the contributing factors that lead to product failures;
  5. the behaviour of crack propagation; and
  6. some common failure modes.

The article is downloadable here in pdf format.

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Posted in: 14/05/2020 pm31 5:25 pm


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