Tillage Characteristics Estimation of Crank-type and Rotary-type Rotavators by Motion Analysis of Tillage Blades

  • Nam, Ju-Seok (Department of Biosystems and Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Dae-Chun (Department of Bio-Industrial Machinery Engineering, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Myoung-Ho (Department of Bio-Industrial Machinery Engineering, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Dae-Cheol (Department of Bio-Industrial Machinery Engineering, Chonbuk National University)
  • Received : 2012.06.25
  • Accepted : 2012.10.25
  • Published : 2012.10.31


Purpose: This study has been conducted to investigate the applicability of motion analysis of tillage blade for estimation of tillage characteristics of crank-type and rotary-type rotavators. Methods: The interrelation between tillage traces from motion analysis and field test results including rotavating depth, pulverizing ratio and inversion ratio at the same work conditions were analyzed for both crank-type and rotary-type rotavators. The work conditions include working speed of prime mover tractor and PTO speed of rotavators. For the motion analysis, joint conditions of main connecting component were specified considering the actual working mechanism of rotavator. Results: There were important correlations for the trend between motion analysis and field test results. Conclusions: Although further study is needed for applying motion analysis to estimate the accurate tillage related parameters such as rotavating depth, the soil pulverizing ratio and inversion ratio, it could be used to compare the tillage characteristics of various rotavators quickly and simply.



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