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Shock/Vibration for transport of Calibrated equipment

Shock/Vibration for transport of Calibrated equipment

Shock/Vibration for transport of Calibrated equipment

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Seeking any engineering test data or case studies related to shock and vibration transmission characteristics of solid tires(Pneumatic Shaped Solids) versus standard Pneumatic tires on an 8K capacity forklift. Our forklifts now utilize Pneumatic tires and carry large calibrated items over mulitiple surfaces (gravel, flat concrete surfaces and commercial roads). My company wants to convert over to solid tires due to multiple flats and I am concerned over what the rough ride is going to do to the calibrated items.  Does anyone know of any resources that I can review to gather appropriate data?

RE: Shock/Vibration for transport of Calibrated equipment

There's a pretty cool program called Carsim, that was available in demo form that can quickly model a car or truck suspension behavior over a user defined road.  I had gotten a demo from them, but can't seem to find it on their site at the moment:

http://carsim.com/carsim/index.html

In any case, the program outputs time behavior of acceleration, etc and should be able to get you a reasonable comparison between solid tires and pneumatic.  

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