Journal article

Vehicle–road interaction analysis for pounding between cargo and trailer-bed

Siddhesh Godbole, Nelson Lam, Mohamed Mafas Mohamed Muhinadeen

Vehicle System Dynamics | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2021


The study is aimed at understanding the likelihood of occurrence of vertical separation between the cargo and the trailer of a truck resulting from the amplified vertical vibrational response of the vehicle. Certain road geometries can induce excessive amplification in suspension response of the heavy vehicles leading to large vertical accelerations in the cargo. The cargo of interest is a modular building unit (MBU) which is a long cuboidal structure that requires to be transported from the factory to the building site. The current work deploys an experimentally validated mathematical pitch-plane model of a trailer and a road undulation (road bump) geometry for the analysis. Parameters such..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by CRC - Low Carbon Living (CRC - LCL)

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge CRC - Low Carbon Living (CRC - LCL) [Grant Number RP1031] for providing funding for this research (RP1031) as well as University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology for providing funding and collegial support.