This test method aims at quantifying the dimensional stability of a load unit with respect to the multi-axial loading scenarios of road transportation. The Technical Committee will work on the creation of a a new standard under the name of EUMOS 40609:2022.

The standard aims at reaching maximum precision due to its 6-degree Freedom Motion Base (MB) allowing for the simulation of extreme multi-axial accelerations that are significant for road transportation with a perfect repeatability. The load on the self-supporting packaging structure is put together by the structure’s own weight, the weight of the contained products and the multi-axial accelerations acting on the packaging system. 

Consequently, this standard describes procedures allowing the use of a Motion Base to reproduce the different conditions of existing standardized test methods with a high level of repeatability:

  1. Static tilt test according EN 12195-1:2011
  2. Driving test according to EN 12642:2017
  3. Dynamic test method for load unit rigidity according to EUMOS 40509:2020

A generalized transport simulation goes beyond the verification of dimensional stability and allows for a detailed analysis of the dynamic-mechanical behaviour of load units. Based on the described procedures, the link between the mechanical properties of the packaging materials and the packaging structures can be investigated in order to find the optimum dimensional stability for the material used with respect to the applied multi-axial accelerations, under defined climatic conditions and with a high level of repeatability.

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