Obstacle performance of cobalt-enriching crust wheeled mining vehicle

  • Huang Zhong-hua Email author
  • Liu Shao-jun 
  • Xie Ya 


A cobalt-enriching crust mining vehicle with four independent driven wheels was proposed. The influence of center-of-gravity position of mining vehicle on obstacle performance was studied. The results show that the mining vehicle has optimal obstacle performance with center-of-gravity position in the middle of suspension. A virtual prototype based on ADAMS software was built and its obstacle performance was simulated. Simulation results show that the mining vehicle with four independent driven wheels has excellent obstacle performance, the maximum climbing capacity is no less than 30°, the maximal ditch width and shoulder height are no less than wheel radius of mining vehicle. Thus wheeled mining vehicle is feasible for cobalt-enriching crust commercial mining.

Key words

wheeled mining vehicle cobalt-enriching crust obstacle performance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.School of Information Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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