Simulation of the loading dynamics of a log forwarder

Tommi Hammarberg, Simo Pekka Leino, Heikki Handroos, Sami Arola

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    The main purpose of this investigation was to develop the virtual prototype of the whole log forwarder by using ADAMS dynamic system simulation software. The virtual prototype contains hydraulic systems of the loader (except the grapple), mechanisms (steering, bogie axles), tire-terrain interaction, the log loader with structural flexibility and the control systems of the loader. Then the virtual prototype was validated with a simple procedure describing loading dynamics.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSAE Technical Paper Series
    Issue number982007
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    EventInternational Off-Highway and Powerplant Congress and Exposition - Milwaukee, WI, France
    Duration: 14 Sept 199816 Sept 1998


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