Investigating the behaviour of fluid-filled polyethylene containers under base drop impact: A combined experimental/numerical approach
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|Title:||Investigating the behaviour of fluid-filled polyethylene containers under base drop impact: A combined experimental/numerical approach||Authors:||Karac, Aleksandar
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4597||Date:||Apr-2009||Online since:||2013-09-25T10:41:04Z||Abstract:||In this work, the behaviour of fluid-filled plastic containers under base drop impact is investigated using a combined experimental/numerical approach. In addition, theoretical predictions from two approaches, waterhammer theory and a mass-spring model, are also given. Experimental tests are conducted using a specially designed rig for testing plastic containers (bottles). Tested containers are fully instrumented with pressure transducers and strain gauges. The experiments are simulated using a two-system fluid-structure interaction procedure based on the Finite Volume Method. Good agreement is found between measured and predicted pressure and strain histories. Results obtained are in favour of waterhammer theory.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Journal:||International Journal of Impact Engineering||Volume:||36||Issue:||4||Start page:||621||End page:||631||Copyright (published version):||2009 Elsevier||Keywords:||base impact; polyethylene containers; waterhammer; mass-spring model; fluid-structure interaction; Finite Volume Method||DOI:||10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2008.08.007||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection|
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