Accession Number : ADB021491

Title :   Testing and Analysis of Household Goods Containers

Descriptive Note : Test data Apr-Jun 1977

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gibbons, Richard T

PDF Url : ADB021491

Report Date : Jul 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : As part of the Air Force Packaging Evaluation Agency (AFPEA) mission, test and evaluation services are available to all agencies in the DOD. These service are used to evaluate a single container design or to compare and contrast various designs and products from a variety of sources. Through this engineering effort, AFPEA is able to help make sure the best and most economical containers are used in the transportation system. Recently, the Design Division of AFALD/PTP conducted testing and evaluation of six household goods containers. While none of the containers passed the testing criteria established, there was ample opportunity to observe the effect of variations in construction. It is very probable that with more emphasis on the container seal design, one or more of the tested containers can successfully pass all tests required.

Descriptors :   *HOUSEHOLD GOODS, *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, DROP TESTS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), HANDLING, IMPACT TESTS, WATERTIGHTNESS

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE