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Title: Research on a rollover protective technique for a vibroseis truck based on reliability analysis

Authors: Zhen Chen; Zhiqiang Huang; Dongyang Li; Shuang Jing; 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 ' Intellectual Property Office of Pi Du District, Chengdu 611730, 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

Abstract: Rollover accidents occur frequently in the process of vibroseis truck driving, which endangers the drivers and apparatus. Therefore, we first study the driving stability of vibroseis trucks to determine the limit state function of stable driving. Then, the stable driving reliability analysis of the vibroseis truck could be performed under complicated road stimulation. The analysis results show that the risk of rollover still exists, so it is necessary to install a rollover protective structure (ROPS) on the vibroseis truck. Therefore, we establish a systematic and scientific evaluation index system of safety protection and performance. Then, based on the finite element analysis (FEA) technology, we perform the dynamic simulation analysis of vibroseis truck rollover with and without the ROPS. The ROPS would play a significant role in protecting the vibroseis truck. The research results also provide scientific guidance for the similar design of vehicle anti-rollover structure in the field.

Keywords: vibroseis truck; stable driving reliability; ROPS; rollover protective structure; safety evaluation; dynamic simulation analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2019.097110

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2019 Vol.26 No.1, pp.95 - 117

Received: 24 Feb 2017
Accepted: 24 Jul 2017

Published online: 20 Dec 2018 *

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