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Simulation Tests of a Cow Milking Machine—Analysis of Design Parameters

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Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
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Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
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Processes 2021, 9(8), 1358; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9081358
Received: 30 June 2021 / Revised: 20 July 2021 / Accepted: 30 July 2021 / Published: 2 August 2021
The objective of this paper was to create a mathematical model of vacuum drops in a form that enables the testing of the impact of design parameters of a milking cluster on the values of vacuum drops in the claw. Simulation tests of the milking cluster were conducted, with the use of a simplified model of vacuum drops in the form of a fourth-degree polynomial. Sensitivity analysis and a simulation of a model with a simplified structure of vacuum drops in the claw were carried out. As a result, the impact of the milking machine’s design parameters on the milking process could be analysed. The results showed that a change in the local loss and linear drag coefficient in the long milk duct will have a lower impact on vacuum drops if a smaller flux of inlet air, a higher head of the air/liquid mix, and a higher diameter of the long milk tube are used. View Full-Text
Keywords: process of vacuum drops in claw; simulation of a milking machine model; sensitivity analysis; milking and construction parameters process of vacuum drops in claw; simulation of a milking machine model; sensitivity analysis; milking and construction parameters
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Golisz, E.; Kupczyk, A.; Majkowska, M.; Trajer, J. Simulation Tests of a Cow Milking Machine—Analysis of Design Parameters. Processes 2021, 9, 1358. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9081358

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Golisz E, Kupczyk A, Majkowska M, Trajer J. Simulation Tests of a Cow Milking Machine—Analysis of Design Parameters. Processes. 2021; 9(8):1358. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9081358

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Golisz, Ewa, Adam Kupczyk, Maria Majkowska, and Jędrzej Trajer. 2021. "Simulation Tests of a Cow Milking Machine—Analysis of Design Parameters" Processes 9, no. 8: 1358. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9081358

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