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.
|Journal||SAE Technical Paper Series|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1998|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
|Event||International Off-Highway and Powerplant Congress and Exposition - Milwaukee, WI, France|
Duration: 14 Sep 1998 → 16 Sep 1998