Title: Advanced design for vibroseis truck's ROPS and its secure and protective performance analyses based on dynamics simulation research

Authors: Zhiqiang Huang; Zhen Chen; Shuang Jing; Qin Li; Hang Liu; Liang Guo; Lei Ma; Zhifei Tao

Addresses: MOE Key Lab of Oil and Natural Gas Equipment, School of Mechatronic Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, 610500, China ' MOE Key Lab of Oil and Natural Gas Equipment, School of Mechatronic Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, 610500, China ' MOE Key Lab of Oil and Natural Gas Equipment, School of Mechatronic Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, 610500, China ' MOE Key Lab of Oil and Natural Gas Equipment, School of Mechatronic Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, 610500, China ' MOE Key Lab of Oil and Natural Gas Equipment, School of Mechatronic Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, 610500, China ' MOE Key Lab of Oil and Natural Gas Equipment, School of Mechatronic Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, 610500, China ' Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting International, CNPC, Zhuozhou, Hebei, 072751, China ' Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting International, CNPC, Zhuozhou, Hebei, 072751, China

Abstract: This research develops a design methodology for the vibroseis truck rollover protective structure (ROPS) and analyses its safety and protective performance with dynamics simulations. A new ROPS with the vertical anti-rolling over property is designed. For the typical field working conditions, we perform the stability study on the vibroseis truck and find its threshold function by using rollover dynamics. With the proposed protection and performance evaluation criteria, we analyse the protection performance of the new and old ROPS with finite element (FE) dynamics simulation. Then, the stress to strain, impact deformation, impact acceleration and interior energy distribution law are obtained during the process of the truck rolling over. The effect of the structure on its protective performance is also found. These analyses result in an optimal design of ROPS. The results will improve the safety of vibroseis trucks and then enhance the technology of oil and gas exploration equipment.

Keywords: vibroseis trucks; protection evaluation; performance evaluation; stability law; finite element method; FEM; vehicle dynamics; dynamic modelling; simulation; heavy vehicles; advanced design; ROPS; rollover protective structure; truck rollover; rollover dynamics; stress; strain; impact deformation; impact acceleration; interior energy distribution; vehicle structure; optimal design; vibroseis truck safety; vehicle safety; oil and gas exploration equipment; thumper trucks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2016.075505

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2016 Vol.23 No.2, pp.190 - 211

Available online: 10 Mar 2016 *

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