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What are, in general,the standard forces are that I can expect from standard shipping for preliminary design?

I am greating a new product for my customer and I just need to know, in general, what kind of forces I can expect it to experience in trasportation (truck freight and overseas cargo). I need to put them in my preliminary calculations. I just need general numbers not exact.


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The ISTA 3-series gives some guidelines for the kinds of vibratory input you can expect domestically. For overseas ventures it may be best to consult with a certified lab, as some of them have been doing studies in India, China, Africa to see how those transport environments compare to the US.

One thing common to all three of the countries I mention is to expect harsher vibratory input and more likelihood of drops from higher heights.


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