Controlled damping of a 48-metre wide spray rig

Billingsley, John (2015) Controlled damping of a 48-metre wide spray rig. In: Machine vision and mechatronics in practice. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 185-196. ISBN 978-3-662-45513-5


A method is investigated for damping the oscillation of a very wide agricultural spray rig. When mechanical dampers are used, they couple the rolling disturbance of the vehicle into the tilt of the spray booms, so an alternative technique is desirable. A method whereby the booms are driven in a manner analogous to a tightrope walker’s balancing pole is shown to be effective.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Includes the best papers of the 20th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice held in Ankara, Turkey, September 18-20 September 2013, the 18th held in Brisbane December 6-7 2011 and the 16th held in Brunei June 22-24 2010.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 00:29
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 00:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: adaptive control; automation; variable rate irrigation; centre pivots; lateral moves
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091304 Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-45514-2_16

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