THREE-DIMENSIONAL CENTER OF GRAVITY DETECTIONS FOR PREVENTING ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS OF TRAILER TRUCKS HAULING CONTAINERS
Journal: Open Journal of Mechanical Engineering (OJME)
Author: Yutaka Watanabe
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The theory of detecting the three-dimensional center of gravity (D3DCG) was an innovation by which the motion dynamics of a ship were applied to moving objects on land such as trains, automobiles, and carts. Marine containers are the largest and heaviest materials, with unknown positions of the center of gravity during load transport. Therefore, D3DCG can be the best solution for preventing rollover accidents of trailer trucks hauling marine containers. The efficiency of D3DCG was proved by a social experiment of transporting 45-foot containers at Sendai in Japan in 2010 in which D3DCG was adopted as the official safety system of countermeasures against rollover accidents.