The present paper introduces a method based on dynamic simulation for determining the fatigue parameters in a hydraulically driven log crane. The parameters that describe the nature of fatigue loads can be applied in order to facilitate designer work in fatigue life prediction. The detailed simulation model was built up in the ADAMS mechanical analysis software environment in which the flexible mechanism model and the equations describing the hydraulic system were combined. The complete simulation model was verified by comparing measurements to numerical results. This comparison shows that there is a clear correspondence between the simulated and measured results. The model was employed in the study of the fatigue parameters, which are formed when the crane is being loaded.
Using the Simulation Model for Identification of the Fatigue Parameters of Hydraulically Driven Log Crane
Contributed by the Reliability, Stress Analysis & Failure Prev. Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received Aug. 1999. Associate Editor: J. Gao.
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Mikkola, A. (August 1, 1999). "Using the Simulation Model for Identification of the Fatigue Parameters of Hydraulically Driven Log Crane ." ASME. J. Mech. Des. March 2001; 123(1): 125–131. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1343110
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