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dc.contributor.authorBisha, James Victoren
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:45Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:45Zen
dc.date.issued2008-05-09en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05202008-172616en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33035en
dc.description.abstractResearch on unit load stability aids manufacturing facilities in selecting the most efficient load stabilizer when shipping their products to market. This studyâ s objective was to compare the performance a variety of different commonly used load stabilizers to stretch hooding. Stretch hooding is a method of load stabilization in which a tubular film is heat sealed at the top, stretched by four mechanical arms to a desired width, pulled down over the unit load. The film is slowly released as the arms descend, and is released under the pallet. 400ga stretch hooding, 80ga and 63ga stretch wrap and strapping were tested. Twenty unit loads for both vibration and impact testing were used, with 5 replications per load stabilizer. Container displacement and pallet-container displacement were measured, and the number of tares in the load stabilizer film, on the corners of the test units, after testing, was noted. Container displacement was significantly greater during impact testing than in vibration testing. Strapping was the most effective stabilizer during vibration testing because of its ability to restrict vertical displacement. The stretch hooding was the most effective stabilizer during impact testing because of its ability to restrict horizontal displacement.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartBishaMastersThesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectPalleten
dc.subjectUnit Loaden
dc.subjectOverhangen
dc.subjectContainer Displacementen
dc.subjectLoad Shiften
dc.subjectContainment Forceen
dc.titleThe Effect of Load Stabilizer Selection on Load Shift Within Unit Loadsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentWood Science and Forest Productsen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineWood Science and Forest Productsen
dc.contributor.committeechairHan, JongKooen
dc.contributor.committeememberRupert, Ralphen
dc.contributor.committeememberWhite, Marshall S.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05202008-172616/en
dc.date.sdate2008-05-20en
dc.date.rdate2008-06-20en
dc.date.adate2008-06-20en


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