The numerical simulation of FOPS and ROPS tests using LS-DYNA
Keywords:FEM simulations, LS-DYNA, FOPS, ROPS
The paper presents design process and numerical simulations of safety tests of the operator's protective structure of earth-moving machinery. It is connected with international code requirements according to design the protective structure of machines in the case of working environment with a danger of falling objects or situation of rolling-over. The discrete finite element numerical models and results of numerical simulation of codes required tests are presented. All finite element simulations were done using LS-DYNA software.