LATERAL STABILITY OF ROAD TANKERS. VOLUME 1, MAIN REPORT. VOLUME 2, APPENDICES

The influence of large amplitude movements of the contents on the overturning and skidding stability of road tankers has been experimentally quantified. Liquid force measurements in laterally oscillated model tanks were evaluated by simplified vehicle models in a hybrid computer. The experimental technique is described in detail. Considerable reductions of the effective capacity due to dynamic liquid motions were found for partly loaded tanks. A short lateral distance between vertical cross walls is recommended: 0.6 M or less. A previous suggestion of a steady-state overturning limit of minimum 4 m/sq.s - tested in full scale by static tilt - is discussed for road tankers as well. An appendix to this report has been published under separate cover. /TRRL/

  • Authors:
    • STRANDBERG, L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00178625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI Rpt. No. 138a Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM