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Less Is More – When Removing Metal Reduces Stresses

In our consulting work, we come across many instances of “TLAR engineering”, ie using “that looks about right” principles to make simple engineering decisions in the field. And a particularly common TLAR practice when faced with structural failures is “if it broke, add more metal”. With a little bit of engineering common sense, this often

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Truck Stability and Rollover Analysis

A client recently approached us as they were considering modifications to a fleet of off-road trucks, including softening the rear suspension. They asked us to look at the safety implications of doing this; in particular, whether there would be an increased risk of vehicle rollover. One method which has gained recent popularity for assessing the

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