Truck-tractor Tow Boom Design

A major trucking company needed an easy to hook-up and portable solution to hauling multiple new truck-tractors from the truck-tractor factory to dealerships around the USA. Goyne provided a solution which improved on an existing design. Since US government standards did not include specific requirements for this type of design, full-scale road testing was performed to measure dynamic stresses and accelerations. Using the test data in combination with nonlinear FEA and design optimization methods, an efficient, lightweight design was achieved.

Year: 2007 Client: Swift Transportation
Fields: product development, test & measurement, manufacturing supervision

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