CAD-CAE METHOD FOR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE WELDED FRAME WITHIN THE COMPONENT OF A SEED DRILL USED FORDIRECTLY SOWING STRAW CEREALS

Authors

  • E. MARIN
  • M. MATEESCU
  • D. MANEA

Abstract

This paper presents a Computer Assisted Design (CAD) method combined with computer-aided engineering (CAE) used in the analysis of choosing the constructive variant of the welded frame from within the component of a seed drill used fordirectly sowing straw cereals, so that the ratio between the consumption of material for the construction structure per unit of safety coefficient to be minimal and the carrying capacity to be maximal. For this purpose 3D modeling with SolidWorks software has effectively managed three dimensional configurations of the welded frame using Design Table. The three configurations were subjected to structural analysis (the von Mises equivalent of the tension field distribution, the relative displacement of field distribution and the safety coefficient). Based on the resulting data, the mass / resistance ratios for the three configurations analyzed were determined. The comparison of these indicators led to the choice of the optimal constructive variant in the most efficient way. The presented method contributes to reducing the design validation time by eliminating physical performance and testing.

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2018-10-15

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Working Group 4: Management, agriculture mechanization and cadastre