Authors: Luigi Solazzi
Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy
Abstract: This work presents the results of a series of experimental analyses intended to define two different types of wheel rim for industrial vehicles. The main tests carried out were the following: testing on a rotating bending machine; testing on a rolling machine; in the field, namely a series of experiments on wheel rims placed on a hydraulic dump hoist that was subjected to defined loading conditions. These analyses revealed that the extent and nature of the stress on the wheel rims imposed by the three tests were not particularly correlated. The axial and radial rigidity of the rims meant that certain tests stressed one wheel rim more than another.
Keywords: wheel rims; industrial vehicles; rotating bending machines; full-scale experimental tests; rolling machines; hydraulic dump hoist; stress; axial rigidity; radial rigidity; heavy vehicles.
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2011 Vol.18 No.2, pp.214 - 225
Published online: 31 May 2011 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article