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Construction Vehicle FOPS (Falling Object Protection Structures)

The Falling Object Protection Structure (FOPS) is a crucial feature of all construction, agriculture and industrial vehicles.  The FOPS structure prevents falling objects from penetrating the roof structure and hitting the driver/occupant.Traditionally these structures are passed for acceptability by testing alone in accordance with ISO 3449:2008.

Using RADIOSS, our explicit (crash) analysis software, we can simulate the FOPS test long before any production drawings are available.

We can bring confidence of a successful FOPS performance early in the design process allowing the designer to investigate and optimise other key features like improved operator visibility with the knowledge of an assured FOPS test pass.