Dynamic model and validation of an articulated steering wheel loader on slopes and over obstacles

This paper devotes both analytical and experimental efforts in developing a comprehensive dynamic model for an articulated steering wheel loader. The general motion of a wheel loader without suspension is described by seven degrees of freedom (DOF) (three for translation and four for rotation) in this model, which can be used to study the problem of wheel loader dynamics on slopes and over obstacles. A scale wheel loader was designed and manufactured to validate the dynamic model in three conditions (turning on level ground, turning on slopes, and passing over obstacles). The test results reasonably agree with the simulation results. The developed dynamic model was found to be useful and could serve as an important tool for analysing the stability of wheel loaders.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1305-1323
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  • Accession Number: 01499445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2013 3:15PM