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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental shock and vibrations
  • Distribution and packaging dynamics
  • Signal Analysis

Available to supervise research students

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About Vincent Rouillard

Vincent Rouillard holds a professorship in Mechanical Engineering at Victoria University where he also leads the Engineered Packaging and Distribution Research Group. He teaches a variety of Engineering units such as Vibrations, Dynamics, Computing and Experimentation.

His main research interests deal with the measurement, analysis and simulation of non-stationary and non-Gaussian random processes. Initially, this was applied to the analysis and simulation of random (water) wave fields. More recently, his research efforts have involved the characterisation and simulation of environmental shock and vibration with particular application to transport dynamics including pavement topography and the dynamic interaction between pavements, vehicles and products during transportation.

He has published 175 research articles to date. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, the foundation chair of the IAPRI (International Association of Packaging Research Institutes) Working Group for Distribution Packaging, a member of the Technical Board of the International Safe Transit Association and a member of the ASTM International Committee on Packaging.

He has held visiting positions at Monash University, Cambridge University, DSTO and the Spanish Institute for Packaging, Transport & Logistics (ITENE).


  • PhD Monash
  • M Eng VicMelb.
  • B Eng (Mech) (Dist) FIT

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Rouillard, V., Lamb, M. J., & Losk, Y. (190101). Developing test schedules for simulating multiaxial vibratory motions of delivery vehicles Paper presented at 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018 - Packaging: Driving a Sustainable Future (pp. 104-111).

Year Citation
2019 Lamb, M., Rouillard, V., & Milverton, J. (191001). An evaluation of the mechanical performance of extruded wheat starch loose fill. Packaging Technology and Science, 32(10), (511-521).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2465

2019 Lepine, J., Rouillard, V., & Sek, M. (190301). Evaluation of machine learning algorithms for detection of road induced shocks buried in vehicle vibration signals. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 233(4), (935-947).

doi: 10.1177/0954407018756201

2018 Rouillard, V., Lamb, M. J., & Sek, M. A. (180801). Modelling the Dynamic Behaviour of a Friction-Type Mechanical Shock Indicator. Experimental Techniques, 42(4), (383-391).

doi: 10.1007/s40799-018-0242-5

2018 Wang, L. J., Wang, Z. W., & Rouillard, V. (180801). Investigation on vibration scuffing life curves. Packaging Technology and Science, 31(8), (523-531).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2376

2018 Long, M. T., Rouillard, V., Lamb, M. J., & Sek, M. A. (180101). Characterising heave, pitch, and roll motion of road vehicles with principal component and frequency analysis. Packaging Technology and Science, 31(1), (3-13).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2336

2018 Ainalis, D., Rouillard, V., & Sek, M. (180101). Estimation of road transport vehicle dynamic characteristics using random decrement analysis and on-the-road vibration data. International Journal of Vehicle Design, 76(1-4), (140-162).

doi: 10.1504/IJVD.2018.096113

2017 Lepine, J., Rouillard, V., & Sek, M. (170801). On the Use of Machine Learning to Detect Shocks in Road Vehicle Vibration Signals. Packaging Technology and Science, 30(8), (387-398).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2202

2017 Rouillard, V., & Lamb, M. J. (170601). On The Performance of Mechanical Shock Indicators. Packaging Technology and Science, 30(6), (257-268).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2297

2017 Ainalis, D., Rouillard, V., & Sek, M. (170401). Practical Considerations for Estimating Road Vehicle Frequency Response Functions from Response Data. Packaging Technology and Science, 30(4), (127-144).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2287

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Investigation into the cause of transit damage of palletised water bottles
From: Cadbury Schweppes Australia
For period: 2015-2015

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Principal supervisor
2 PhD Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor
PhD (2) Principal supervisor


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.