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Similitude modeling of ROPS overturn tests.

Authors
Srivastava-AK; Rehkugler-GE; Masemore-BJ
Source
American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, (Paper presented in Chicago, December 19, 1976), Paper No. 76-1524 1976 Dec; :1-45
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NIOSHTIC No.
00082394
Abstract
The details of similitude modeling of rollover protection structures (ROPS) standard overturn tests requiring development of scale tractor models with features of a full scale tractor relevant to its overturning behavior are reported. The various objectives to be accomplished were: 1) identify the variables pertinent to the problem; 2) develop design conditions for model testing using similitude principles; 3) develop tractor models to experimentally verify modeling of tractor motion during overturn; 4) experimentally verify modeling of ROPS behavior under quasi-static loading; and 5) conduct experimentation to verify this approach to modeling the dynamic deformation of ROPS during overturn. Film analysis verified modeling of the tractor overturning behavior. It was found that ROPS structural modeling was verified by the static and the overturn testing, and it is suggested that this testing be used for evaluation of new designs of the ROPS and to study accident behavior.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Control-technology; Agricultural-machinery; Farms; Safety-engineering; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Accident-prevention
Contact
Agricultural Engineering Cornell University 204 Riley-Robb Hall Ithaca, N Y 14850
Publication Date
19761219
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Amount
109605
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-129420
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00424
Priority Area
Control-technology
Source Name
American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, (Paper presented in Chicago, December 19, 1976), Paper No. 76-1524
State
MI; NY
Performing Organization
Cornell University Ithaca, Ithaca, New York
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