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Performance of a roll over protective structure for a bulldozer

Thambiratnam, David P., Clark, Brian J., & Perrera, N. J. (2009) Performance of a roll over protective structure for a bulldozer. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 135(1), pp. 31-40.

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Abstract

Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS) are safety devices fitted to heavy vehicles to provide protection to the operator during an accidental roll over. At present, ROPS design standards require full scale destructive testing which can be expensive, time consuming and unsuitable for small companies. More economical analytical methods would require an understanding on post yield behaviour and energy absorption capacity of ROPS. With this in mind, this paper treats a bulldozer ROPS using experimental and analytical techniques to generate research information which will enable development of analytical design guidance and enhance safety.

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ID Code: 14163
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Roll Over Protective Structure, Impact, Energy Absorption, Safety
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399(2009)135:1(31)
ISSN: 0733-9399
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 American Society of Civil Engineers
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:54

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