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Tankers project modernization.

Design modification and prototyping of new slurry tankers. The aim of the modernisation was to reduce the weight of the vehicle thanks to the use of a smaller thickness of metal sheets in the plating construction and lowering the centre of gravity by recessing the wheel arches into the contour of the tank.

Client
ZBR Agro project
Industry
  • agricultural-machinery

Project description

Design modification and prototyping of new slurry tankers. The aim of the modernisation was to reduce the weight of the vehicle thanks to the use of a smaller thickness of metal sheets in the plating construction and lowering the centre of gravity by recessing the wheel arches into the contour of the tank.

Solution

The first stage of work included numerical calculations of models supplied by the client to ensure the strength and operational safety, including vehicle stability. The second stage of work included field tests of the prototypes using strain gauge measurements. The field tests positively verified the structural and multibody calculations carried out previously.

The result

The prototypes were approved for use and received significant attention at agricultural fairs for being both innovative and safe.

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