Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2751

Full Length Research Paper

Simulation and analysis of innovative hand tool harvester

R. M. Hudzari1, S. M. Sapuan2*, M. A. H. A. Ssomad1, M. N. A. Noordin3, M. Hasbullah1 and R. Syazili1
  1Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology, University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. 2Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. 3Faculty of Innovative Design and Technology, University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
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  •  Published: 23 May 2012

Abstract

 

There is a real need to develop a hand tool harvester since harvesting tubers ofDioscorea hispida (ubi gadong) is time tedious and consuming. The tubers were surrounded by roots, which were well gripped to the soil which made harvesting process difficult. Therefore, a new tool equipped with cutting device to cut the roots of D. hispida is required. The information from the experiments is used to model and simulate the tool in Computer Aided Design (CAD) environment. The solid modeling software solidworks was used for the design, modeling and simulation of the equipment and the finite element analysis to determine the stress, force and displacement were also conducted.

 

Key words: Simulation, solidworks, agriculture mechanization, Dioscorea hispida (ubi gadong).