Road-vehicle-load interactions for transport of fruit and vegetables

Schoorl D. and Holt J.E. (1982) Road-vehicle-load interactions for transport of fruit and vegetables. Agricultural Systems, 8 2: 143-155. doi:10.1016/0308-521X(82)90062-2


Author Schoorl D.
Holt J.E.
Title Road-vehicle-load interactions for transport of fruit and vegetables
Journal name Agricultural Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-521X
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0308-521X(82)90062-2
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 143
End page 155
Total pages 13
Language eng
Subject 1103 Animal Science and Zoology
1102 Agronomy and Crop Science
Abstract Transport systems for fruit and vegetables can be evaluated on the basis of acceptable damage limits so that a trade-off between the cost of protection and the cost of damage can be made. This paper reviews the literature on transportation damage and on the modelling of the dynamic response of vehicles. The basic mechanisms operating in transport are described and a model of the road-vehicle-load system for multilayered loads is proposed. The rôle of energy and its dissipation within the vehicle-load system is emphasised. Acceleration measurements to define a shock environment are shown to have limited use for multi-layered loads. The model of the road-vehicle-load interaction should prove useful in extending the prediction of bridge and road dynamic loads to the more general case when load and vehicle interact.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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