Study on Strain Measurement of Agricultural Machine Elements Using Microcomputer

Microcomputer를 이용(利用)한 농업기계요소(農業機械要素)의 Strain 측정(測定)에 관(關)한 연구(硏究)

  • Kim, Kee Dae (Dept. of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Coll. of Agriculture, Chungnam Natl. Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Tae Kyun (Dept. of Electronics Education Engineering, Coll.of Industrial Education, Chungnam Natl. Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Soung Rai (Dept. of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Coll. of Agriculture, Chungnam Natl. Univ.)
  • 김기대 (농과대학 농업기계공학과) ;
  • 김태균 (공업교육대학 전자교육공학과) ;
  • 김성래 (농과대학 농업기계공학과)
  • Published : 1981.06.30


To design more efficient agricultural machinery, the accurately measuring system among many other factors is essential. A light-beam oscillographic recorder is generally used in measuring dynamic strain but it is not compatible with the extremely high speed measuring system such as 1,000 m/s, also is susceptable to damage due to vibration while using the system in field. The recorder used light sensitive paper for strip chart recording. The reading and analysis of data from the strip charts is very cumbersome, errorneous and time consuming. A microcomputer was interfaced with A/D converter, microcomputer program was developed for measuring, system calibration was done and the strain generated from a cantilever beam vibrator was measured. The results are summarized as follows. 1. Microcomputer program was developed to perform strain measuring of agricultural machine elements and could be controled freely the measuring intervals, no. of channels and no. of data. The maximum measuring speed was $62{\mu}s$. 2. Calibration the system was performed with triangle wave generated from a function generator and checked by an oscilloscope. The sampled data were processed using HP 3000 minicomputer of Chungnam National University computer center the graphical results were triangle same as input wave and so the system have been out of phase distorsion and amplitude distorsion. 3. The strain generated from a cantilever beam vibrator which has free vibration period of 0.019 second were measured by the system controlled to have l.0 ms of time interval and its computer output showing vibration curve which is well filted to theoretical value. 4. Using microcomputer on measuring the strain of agricultural machine elements could not only save analyzing time and recording papers but also get excellent adaptation to field experiment, especially in measurement requiring high speed and good precision.