This procedure defines the method for using a controlled shock input, with the use of a shock machine, to replicate a free-fall shock event.

Test Details

This procedure is used to evaluate the effects of vertical drops on loaded shipping containers, cylindrical containers, bags and sacks.                                            

Types of packaging                

  • Shipping containers
  • Cylindrical containers
  • Bags and sacks            

*Please note that the above information is a summary of ASTM D5487. Please refer to the ASTM website for full details.

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