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Design and Analysis of Vibratory Mechanism for Tillage Application

Gowripathi Rao / Himanshu Chaudhary / Ajay Sharma
  • Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Technology and Engineering, MPUAT Udaipur, India
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Published Online: 2018-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2018-0048


Tillage operations play an important role in soil manipulation processes. This paper aim to design a vibratory mechanism for agricultural tillage operation which would provide the desired motion and path to the cutting tool in the soil. A four-bar mechanism is designed through the principles of mechanism synthesis technique. The dimensions obtained are modelled and validated through MATLAB and MSC Adams to examine whether the tillage tool follows the required trajectory or not. Velocity and acceleration analysis are also studied for the designed mechanism. The study confirmed that the tillage tool followed the required sinusoidal path and completed the objective of vibratory tillage operation.

Keywords: Tillage; Oscillatory tillage; Draft; Synthesis; Analysis; MATLAB; ADAMS; Vibratory tool


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Received: 2018-06-30

Accepted: 2018-09-22

Published Online: 2018-10-18

Published in Print: 2018-10-01

Citation Information: Open Agriculture, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 437–443, ISSN (Online) 2391-9531, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2018-0048.

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