PKGSC 404/604 Homework #3
Due: 10/8/13 (in class) Mr. G.S. Batt
1. Answer the following questions based on the truck vibration data given in the following table.
You may use Excel in your answer, but you must Show sample calculations for full credit.

PKGSC 404/604
Spring 2009 Midterm Exam
I have neither given nor received aid on this examination
Pledge
Answer IWDIEMS m homework format where appropriate (Drawing,
. variable list, solution,
box your answer.) Write your name on each page. I canno

If random vibration is just the summation of multiple harmonic
vibrations, why cant we just vibrate a package at individual
harmonic vibrations in testing?
Source: Fundamentals of Packaging Dynamics, Brandenburg and Lee
Typical Overall Grms Values For Pac

Measurement Systems
PKGSC 404 / 604
Components of a Measurement
System
Sensor
Device that detect and responds to input
Many convert energy from one form to another called
transducers
Signal Conditioning
Link between sensor and readout device
Can pro

PKGSC 454/654
G.S. Batt
Shock Machine
Memorandum
Using the Plastic and Gas Programmers on the Shock Machine
Pre-lab (turn in prior to start of lab):
Read ASTM D-3332 and D-5487
Answer the following questions:
1. A box is dropped from a height of 36 inch

Mechanical Properties of
Packaging
Optimum Protective Package
Functions of a Package
Protect
Contain
Communicate
Utility of use
Protective Packaging
Define: A device which provides a protective
interface between a fragile product and
a harmful environme

PKGSC 404/604 Homework #6
Due: 12/3/13 (in-class) Mr. G.S. Batt'
1. A 22 x 18 x 12 in. RSC is used to package a desktop computer. The packaged
product weighs 18 lb. Calculate the minimum ECT of the corrugated board
necessary for the packaged product in th

Problem
1
A worker tosses a package up to a co-worker in a storage rack straight above
him with a velocity of 20 m/s. How long will the box take to reach maximum
height?
Will the box reach the co-worker 20 m up?
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PKGSC 404/604
Due: Thursday, 10/31 inclass
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Homework #4
Mr. G.S. Batt
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A packaged product is dropped from 30 inches. An accelerometer was mounted to the product
and recorded the peak acceleration and shock duration. if peak acceleration was 42

PKGSC 404/604
Due: 11/7 (inclass)
Refer to the shock machine data on page 3 for problem 1 only.
1.
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in constructing a damage boundary curve (DBC) for a product, it is found that for the plastic
programmer part of the test, the critical drop height was