Truck Mounted Crane

Application ID: 18097


Many trucks are equipped with cranes for load handling. Such cranes have a number of hydraulic cylinders, controlling the motion, and several mechanisms.

The cylinders and mechanisms that make up the crane are subjected to large forces when handling heavy loads. In order to determine the load carrying capacity, these forces must be computed.

This model uses the Multibody Dynamics Module, together with the Structural Mechanics Module, to perform a rigid body analysis of a crane. The results include the forces on the cylinders and hinges during a load cycle.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

Multibody Dynamics Module