Using the Simulation Model for Identification of the Fatigue Parameters of Hydraulically Driven Log Crane

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A. Mikkola

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, 53851-Finland

J. Mech. Des 123(1), 125-131 (Aug 01, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1343110 History: Received August 01, 1999
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Schematic representation of the stress history during a work cycle
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The idealization of the deformable body using the lumped mass approach
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The hydraulic circuit of the log crane
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A wireframe illustration of the simulation model and the locations (A and B) of strain gages
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The control voltage of all actuators and the corresponding position of the crane at three different stages of the work cycle
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The measurements and simulations of the pressure rates
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The measurements and simulations of the stresses
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The most critical location in terms of fatigue



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