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Powering, Load Distribution & Braking of A Dump Truck


Kamasani Bujji Babu , BEML LTD., MYSORE


Load distribution, powering, Braking, Powering a Dump Truck


powering i.e. how to calculate the power required for a dump truck, what are the factors to be considered while deciding the power requirement and then select an engine which will provide sufficient power to dump truck. Load distribution i.e. how much load is coming on the front axle and rear axle when the truck is in moving on horizontal surface with zero % gradient. Also we will discuss the load distribution on front & rear axles when the dump truck is climbing a gradient and when the dump truck coming along the downhill. Weight transfer between the axles while climbing a gradient and while coming down through a downhill. This load distribution dictates the design of mainframe, wheel base distance, dump body design and selection of tires of a rigid dump truck. Braking i.e.in braking we will discuss about the stopping distance calculation as per ISO 3450 for rigid dump trucks and the actual measured stopping distance of a dump truck. Conditions for measuring the stopping distance of a dump truck, Effects of driver’s reaction, gradient, speed and brake response on the stopping distance and the brake ratio generally used in the dump trucks. Braking is very important in safety point of view.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I90652
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2015
Page(s): 875-879

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