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Dynamic Simulation of the Harvester Boom Cylinder

School of Transportation and Civil Engineering, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Academic Editor: Robert Parkin
Machines 2017, 5(2), 13;
Received: 25 December 2016 / Revised: 6 March 2017 / Accepted: 17 March 2017 / Published: 17 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechatronics: Intelligent Machines)
Based on the complete dynamic calculation method, the layout, force, and strength of harvester boom cylinders were designed and calculated. Closed simulations for the determination of the dynamic responses of the harvester boom during luffing motion considering the cylinder drive system and luffing angle position control have been realized. Using the ADAMS mechanical system dynamics analysis software, six different arm poses were selected and simulated based on the cylinder as the analysis object. A flexible model of the harvester boom luffing motion has been established. The movement of the oil cylinder under different conditions were analyzed, and the main operation dimensions of the harvester boom and the force condition of the oil cylinder were obtained. The calculation results show that the dynamic responses of the boom are more sensitive to the luffing acceleration, in comparison with the luffing velocity. It is seen that this method is very effective and convenient for boom luffing simulation. It is also reasonable to see that the extension of the distance of the bottom of the boom is shortened by adjusting the initial state of the boom in the working process, which can also effectively reduce the workload of the boom—thus improving the mechanical efficiency. View Full-Text
Keywords: boom; hydraulic cylinder; dynamical simulation boom; hydraulic cylinder; dynamical simulation
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Shen, R.; Zhang, X.; Zhou, C. Dynamic Simulation of the Harvester Boom Cylinder. Machines 2017, 5, 13.

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