Aim: Adaptative docking ramp for trucks with height and tilt control.
EU truck regulations limit truck dimensions to 2.5m width and 4m height. Truck have different bed height and tilt angle depending on the load. Bed height and tilt angle varies during loading/unloading, so construction have to compensate it. Main lifting mechanism has been designed with two hydraulic cylinders. Ramp motion has been analysed and calculated. Result forces have been applied to FEM simulation (SolidWorks) serparately for main board and flaps. Docking ramp should be usable by any weather so weather-proof housing was designed. Explore 3D model below!
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