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This paper concerns evaluation of the performance of plastic wrap films applied for packaging engineering by numerical simulation. In particular, the feasibility of computational techniques as supporting tool for packaging testing is investigated. A wrap film model constituted by a web of point masses connected by springs and dampers is applied to a number of stacked box-shaped objects. These will be modeled as perfectly rigid using simulation techniques from 3D multibody dynamics. Contact mechanics are simulated by penalization methods. A simple example demonstrates the potential of the developed framework.
Ostergaard, Niels Hojen and Danjou, Stephane
"Application of Computational MBD for Simulation of Wrap Packaging Performance,"
Journal of Applied Packaging Research: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/japr/vol10/iss3/3