Similitude in Package Cushioning

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W. G. Soper

U. S. Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dahlgren, Va.

R. C. Dove

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. M.

J. Appl. Mech 29(2), 263-266 (Jun 01, 1962) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3640539 History: Received March 22, 1961; Online September 16, 2011


Buckingham’s theorem is applied to impulsively loaded cushion systems and the dimensionless response is found to be a function of two variables. These results point out a method for presenting experimental response data which is valid for any cushioning material, regardless of the complexity of its dynamic behavior.

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