Design and modeling of the structural integrity of a universal toolbar for two wheeled power tiller

Fraser, M. J. and Chen, Guangnan and Esdaile, R. J. and Yang, Zhou (2009) Design and modeling of the structural integrity of a universal toolbar for two wheeled power tiller. In: SEAg 2009: Agricultural Technology in a Changing Climate , 13-16 Sep 2009, Brisbane, Australia.


This project is concerned with the design and analysis of a universal toolbar for a two wheeled tractor. In order to estimate the forces that the toolbar may encounter, tractive force is predicted. Analysis of key components of the toolbar is then carried out using the Finite Element Method. It is found that the current design of the toolbar has significant strength reserve. Areas of high stress are
identified. Modifications to the current design are also suggested.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 6567
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Guangnan Chen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 04:31
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 12:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: tractor; tractive force; strength; finite element method
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070103 Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070399 Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8614 Machinery and Equipment > 861401 Agricultural Machinery and Equipment

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only