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Mobile food van opening roof load count

  1. Jan 26, 2012 #1

    i need information who know or advise where i can to find literature, how to caltucalate this.
    1. I need information how to caltucalte load (snow, wind and other forces) which can keep this roof, and
    2. how to choose dampers which keef roof.

    Maybe anyone know how to calculate this project?

    I selected red color parts which i need calculate:
    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1410/vanet.jpg [Broken]

    Thank you
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  3. Jan 26, 2012 #2
    I think the same situation is when is projecting car bonnet, luggage hood and other contruction where need use dampers.

    Maybe anyone projected the same thing?
    Particularly I need mobile food van ROOF.

    http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/8118/golfbagazine.jpg [Broken] http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/1737/bmwkapotas.jpg [Broken]
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  4. Jan 26, 2012 #3


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    You need to get some information that takes account of local weather conditions. Try to find a local company that does vehicle conversions for example.

    The situation for cars is not the same, because they are not intended to be left open in bad weather for long periods and people only open them at their own risk, but you need liability insurance if customers standing under the open roof are injured.
  5. Jan 26, 2012 #4
    I want own to calculate this problem:).
    Here is fundamentel of material of mechanics, but i don't know how correctly do this.
    I know that need calculate reactions and according these, to choose dampers but how correctly?

    Maybe possible to use Eurocode and this formulas to caltucalte this task?
  6. Jan 30, 2012 #5
    Any ideas? I heard that possible count and with ANSYS and other programs?
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