GECOS (Global Eco System) bottle with an additional using quality, represents new idea, which is patented innovation. Basic bottle assignment of GECOS bottle is for storage and transportation of the liquids from food domain, such as water, juices or milk. Additional using quality of GECOS bottles comes from unique construction, as well as their closures. When GECOS bottle is empty it can serve as universal building elements, which are connected by closures as connecting elements into new three-dimensional structures. In such a way, the bottles are easier to be kept, collected or used in a game as didactic and creative tool like building blocks. In this thesis basic idea on GECOS bottle design is worked out from structural design point of view, using analytical approach. Supported by CAD (Computer Aided Design) system, 3D model of GECOS bottle was created and translated into FEA (Finite Element Analysis) model. With quantified factors which are necessary for structural design analysis the calculation of stress and deformation was done by which the evaluation of structural design of GECOS bottle was made.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Beverage containers; Beverages--Packaging; Bottling; Packaging--Design

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Department, Program, or Center

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)


Goodwin, Dan

Advisor/Committee Member

de Winter, Carl

Advisor/Committee Member

Olsson, David


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