Performance of a roll over protective structure for a bulldozer
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Roll Over Protective Structure, Impact, Energy Absorption, Safety|
|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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