A study on cause of rollover of sugar cane haulage semitrailer truck in Ethiopia sugar estate: case of Wonji sugar factory
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2017 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2017|
|Authors : Ermias feliche, Ramesh Babu Nallamothu, Seshu Kishan Nallamothu
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V43P235|
Ermias feliche, Ramesh Babu Nallamothu, Seshu Kishan Nallamothu "A study on cause of rollover of sugar cane haulage semitrailer truck in Ethiopia sugar estate: case of Wonji sugar factory", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V43(4),205-211 January 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
The Ethiopian sugar industry is one of the highly mechanized sectors of the economy in the country. Unfortunately, due to the extensive expansion projects in the Ethiopian sugar industry and due to the establishment of huge cane farms, the distance between cane farms and the cane mill has increased drastically. During transporting of sugarcane the extent of rollover accidents of the truck tractors has reached an alarming rate and it is incurring huge material and financial losses on the corporation. In this work the possible factors for rollover are studied from technical and non-technical point of view. The conclusion drawn from this study is that the rollover threshold is found 0.29g of lateral acceleration, this shows there is high center of gravity and leads the vehicle to rollover on curve easily. The drivers’ action and the road condition has contribution for the accident to occurred.
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Roll over, Sugar cane, Semi-trailer truck, balancing.