Tip-over stability analysis for mobile boom cranes with single- and double-pendulum payloads
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This thesis investigated a tip-over stability of mobile boom cranes with swinging payloads. Base and crane motion presents a tip-over problem. Attaching complex payloads further complicates the problem. They study began with a single-pendulum payload to analyze a tip-over stability characteristics under different conditions. A simple tip-over prediction model was developed with a goal of limiting a computational cost to a minimum. The stability was characterized by a tip-over stability margin method. The crane's tip-over stability was also represented by the maximum possible payload it can carry throughout the workspace. In a static stability analysis, mobile boom crane was assumed to be stationary, thus with no payload swing. The study provided basic understanding on the relationship between tip-over stability and boom configuration. In a pseudo-dynamic stability analysis, the method incorporated payload swing into the analysis by adding estimated maximum payload swing due to motions. To estimate the angles, differential equations of motions of payload swings were derived. The thesis extended the study to a double-pendulum payload. The maximum swing angles estimated in the single-pendulum case were directly applied to the double-pendulum case. To validate the analytical methods, a full dynamic multi-body simulation model of a mobile boom crane was developed. The predictions from the previous analysis were verified by the simulation results. The prediction model and the analytical methods in the thesis provide a significant tool for practical application of tip-over stability analysis on mobile boom cranes. The experimental results increase the confidence of the study's accuracy.