Accession Number:

ADA088551

Title:

Second Generation Load Stability Sensor Device.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 78-May 80,

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER FLUID POWER RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1980-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

216.0

Abstract:

A previous study investigated the feasibility of a device to monitor the stability of material handling equipment MHE. A mathematical description of stability--known as the Stability Index--was developed. A methodology for determining the Stability Index on conventional counterbalance lift trucks was devised. In addition an exploratory system was fabricated for demonstration and examination of the concept. It was found that a microcomputer-based device for monitoring stability of these vehicles is feasible. This study attempts to refine the concept. The mathematical theory was expanded to incorporate non-horizontal surfaces. The relative importance of the various terms was examined via sensitivity analysis techniques. A new microcomputer-based device which implements this new theory was designed, fabricated and tested. A test program was conducted to verify correct operation and to validate the concept. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE