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Structural optimisation of a subsoiler

Topakci, Mehmet and Celik, H Kursat and Canakci, Murad and Karayel, Davut and Rennie, Allan (2010) Structural optimisation of a subsoiler. Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 53 (5). pp. 281-287. ISSN 0030-9885

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Abstract

An experimental study of a subsoiler, used for deep tillage in agricultural fields, was carried out to determine its maximum draft force. The working conditions of teh subsoiler were simulated three-dimensionally. The simulation showed that a structural optimisation can be generated on a subsoiler framework body for reducing the weight. New design parameters of the framework were defined and finite element analysis gave an optimised redesign for teh subsoiler with the framework weight reduced by approximately 27.62%.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: Subsoiler ; Computer Aided Design ; Finite element analysis ; Structural Optimisation ; Weight Reduction
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 54374
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 17 May 2012 16:40
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54374

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