Analysis of Aluminum Foam for Protective Packaging
Recent developments in the field of metal foams lead to their usage in variety of industrial applications wherein, foam is used for protective packaging in case of impact due to various accidental reasons. Excessive accelerations during impact may damage the equipment thus indicating the importance of properly chosen packaging material. The present investigation aims for the study of applicability of aluminum fly ash foam for protective packaging of delicate equipment. Present investigation is carried out from the perspective of behavior of a circuit board in foam packaging dropped at an angle onto a rigid surface. The mathematical model of packaging, foam and circuit board is developed in finite element software and it is subjected to a simulated drop from a given height. The main aim is to assess whether these foam packaging is adequate to prevent circuit board damage when the board is dropped from a particular height.
KeywordsImpact Aluminum foam Polymeric foam Energy absorption Packaging Finite element analysis
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