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Simulation of tractor accidents and overturns.

Authors
Rehkugler-GE; Kumar-V; Davis-DC
Source
Trans ASAE 1976 Jan; 19(4):602-609
NIOSHTIC No.
00185570
Abstract
The use of the SIMTRAC device to simulate tractor accidents and overturns was assessed in relation to American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) standard S306.3, the validity of input data obtained from published literature and industrial sources, and the influence of surface tire factors. A total of three side overturn simulations were performed using a full sized tractor with a weight of 4600 kilograms, a wheel base of 2.57 meters, and a tread width of 2.03 meters. The first two simulations mimicked tractor motion during an upset on a roadside ditch bank as the tractor followed the edge of the roadbed with wheel motion on either a soil or concrete surface. The third simulation depicted tractor motion under the conditions described by the ASAE standard S306.3 side overturn test. The accident simulations were described in relation to the center of mass of the tractor body and the wheel centers, the final position of the tractor, front and rear tire forces, kinetic and potential energy values, and the velocity components of the tractor body during the overturn. Comparisons of the simulated overturns with published accident reports showed similar tractor positions at the end of the upset and a significant influence of surface tire parameters. The authors conclude that the SIMTRAC can adequately simulate accidental overturns of full sized tractors including the ASAE standard S306.3 using industrial or published data.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Agricultural-industry; Accident-potential; Risk-analysis; Equipment-design; Safety-engineering; Motor-vehicles
Contact
Agricultural Engineering Cornell University 204 Riley-Robb Hall Ithaca, N Y 14850
CODEN
TAAEAJ
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
109605
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00424
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0001-2351
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Source Name
Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
State
NY
Performing Organization
Cornell University Ithaca, Ithaca, New York
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