COMPUTER MODELS TO PREDICT THE PERFORMANCE OF AGRICULTURAL TRACTORS ON HEAVY DRAUGHT OPERATIONS
It would be of benefit to users of agriculture vehicles to have available computer models to compare the performance of differenct machines. Such models are already widely available to prospective purchasers of military vehicles. The main difficulty in developing similar models for agricultural vehicle is the wide variety of oeperations which are carried out on farms. One important area, however, where such models can be developed are for heavy draught operations such as ploughing, cultivating, sub-soiling etc. This paper describes models of varying complexity which can be used to predict the power output or workrate of a tractor on such operations. The simpler models need only a programmable calculator, but the more user-friendly versions would require a microcomputer. The programs can be used to compare the workrates of tractors of different design anddthese resutls can then be used in linear programs of the general farm management system to determine the effects on overall profitability.
- From the Proceedings of the International Conference on the Performance of Off-Road Vehicles and Machines (8th), Volume 3. Held at Cambridge, England, on August 5-11, 1984, AD-A150 653, pp 933-952.
National Institute of Agricultural EngineeringWrest Park
Silsoe, Beds, England
- Dwyer, M J
- Publication Date: 1984-8
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Agriculture; Crash causes; Forecasting; Simulation; Snow removal; Snowplows; Soil mechanics; Traffic crashes; Vehicle performance
- Old TRIS Terms: Plowing
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I61: Equipment and Maintenance Methods;
- Accession Number: 00396773
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM