ANA ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE FOR THE SUPPORT OF ROPS DESIGN

An analytical procedure has been developed to fulfill the need for a technical support of the design of well balanced ROPS. The procedure is incorporated in a computer program referred to as SAPROPS by its acronym. SAPROPS performs elastic-plastic, non-linear analyses of space frames by the direct stiffness method. Examples are given to demonstrate effective applications of the program to the design of ROPS for agricultural and earth-moving vehicles. Good correlations between the computed results and the experimental data are shown. A possible enhancement of the analytical procedure is also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Off-Highway Vehcile Meeting, 13-16 September 1976, Milwaukee Wisconsin.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Yeh, R E
    • Huang, Y
    • Johnson, E L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760690
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM