Plastic containers for food or for industrial applications must support a minimum top load charge for stacking but must also be as light (thin) as possible to reduce material.
A structural Finite Element Analysis was performed on several design iterations of a container to obtain the best trade off between top load resistance and weight.
Non-linear material definition was used for the polymer and non-linear solver (MSC MARC) were used to accurately predict the buckling point and post bucking behavior.
- Rapidity of the results
- Minimizing weight without physical prototypes
- Optimal material thickness to meet top-load specification