Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278025
Title:
Design and analysis of the structural components of a field gantry
Author:
Hsieh, Li-Cheng, 1959-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Soil compaction due to wheeled tractors and trailed equipment has been a concern since the beginning of agricultural machanization. The interest in this subject has increased in recent years, as tractors and trailers have become heavier. Gantries pass over the field in fixed unplanted paths, between which lay the crop beds. Wheel traction increases due to soil compaction on the pathways, while the elimination of soil compaction in the growing area improves soil tilth, and provides the best soil condition for crops. To obtain optimum performance with a gantry, it must be properly designed to ensure that the structural components are strong, yet light. Since forces arising from various field operations which would act on the gantry were not directly available from the literature, they were estimated from various sources. Finite element analysis was then used to analyze the design and determine the most appropriate material sizes.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Agricultural.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Coates, Wayne E.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDesign and analysis of the structural components of a field gantryen_US
dc.creatorHsieh, Li-Cheng, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHsieh, Li-Cheng, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSoil compaction due to wheeled tractors and trailed equipment has been a concern since the beginning of agricultural machanization. The interest in this subject has increased in recent years, as tractors and trailers have become heavier. Gantries pass over the field in fixed unplanted paths, between which lay the crop beds. Wheel traction increases due to soil compaction on the pathways, while the elimination of soil compaction in the growing area improves soil tilth, and provides the best soil condition for crops. To obtain optimum performance with a gantry, it must be properly designed to ensure that the structural components are strong, yet light. Since forces arising from various field operations which would act on the gantry were not directly available from the literature, they were estimated from various sources. Finite element analysis was then used to analyze the design and determine the most appropriate material sizes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Agricultural.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCoates, Wayne E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346686en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2725169xen_US
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