Dynamic vehicle test

In contrast to the static vehicle test, the dynamic vehicle test is conducted while driving. The test examines a specific load securing system. In the dynamic test, we study the combination of truck, load and load securing system.

Universal XL certificate

In principle, a universal XL certificate can be obtained by means of the dynamic vehicle test(EN12642 annex B). In this case, the tests are carried out with a load whose dimensional stability is sufficiently low.

Testing a cargo securing method

The most well-known application of the dynamic test is the testing of a certain load securing method.

It examines the effectiveness of the combination of truck, load and load securing. It is the ideal solution for loads where shape stability at pallet level is not possible or not desirable.

What does the dynamic vehicle test consist of?

During these tests, the following manoeuvres are performed:

  • Drive forward at a sufficiently high speed and then brake 'hard'. An acceleration of 8m/s² should be measured, and this for a longer period of time.
  • Drive backwards and then brake. Here, the acceleration must be 5m/s².
  • Take a roundabout at sufficiently high speed. A transverse acceleration of 5m/s² should then be noted.
  • Make an S-shape and brake at the end. Measure 5m/s² of transverse acceleration in both directions. During braking also 5m/s² acceleration.

To ensure the safety of the driver and the truck, support wheels are added. These support wheels prevent the truck from tipping over. This is because an acceleration of 0.5g or 5m/s² brings the truck close to its tipping point.

In addition, accelerometers are also mounted on the truck. In this way, one can monitor whether the intended acceleration is achieved.

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