System Instrumentation and Modeling of Power and Energy Demand for Tillage Operations in Malaysia

Malaysia stands as a world's pertinent producer of palm oil, rubber and cocoa. An increase in food imports coupled with limited agricultural workers have driven the need for the development of integrated system for agriculture database to manage the country's limited resources. The deve...

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Main Author: Kheiralla, Abdelmotalab Fadlelmola
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Language:English
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Published: 2002
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spelling my-upm-ir.105942011-07-21T07:25:48Z System Instrumentation and Modeling of Power and Energy Demand for Tillage Operations in Malaysia 2002-02 Kheiralla, Abdelmotalab Fadlelmola Malaysia stands as a world's pertinent producer of palm oil, rubber and cocoa. An increase in food imports coupled with limited agricultural workers have driven the need for the development of integrated system for agriculture database to manage the country's limited resources. The development of a database on power and energy demand of various agricultural field operations is a prime concern for an economical management of input resources for agricultural production. A complete tractor instrumentation and data acquisition system was developed and installed on a Massey Ferguson 3060 agricultural tractor for power and energy demand mapping of the agricultural field operations in Malaysia. The built-in instrumentation system is able to measure and display infonnation on engine speed, PTO speed, forward speed, drive wheel slippage, acres worked, fuel consumption per hour, fuel consumption per hectare, flied capacity, cost factor, fuel consumed, fuel remaining, and distance. The developed data acquisition system is able to measure and monitor horizontal pull at the tractor drawbar point, torques at both tractor rear drive wheels, torque at the tractor PTO output, and the horizontal and vertical forces on the implement at the 3-point hitch. Static calibration tests on all the designed transducers for the required measurements showed excellent linearity (i.e., correlation coefficients closed to 0.99). The field trials demonstrated that the datalogger and associated transducers were able to function successfully without giving problems under the harsh field environments. The stored data in the memory card of the datalogger from the field trials was able to be down loaded into the hard disk of the host computer at the laboratory for post processing. Tillage 2002-02 Thesis http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/10594/ http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/10594/1/FK_2002_14_A.pdf application/pdf en public phd doctoral Universiti Putra Malaysia Tillage Faculty of Engineering English
institution Universiti Putra Malaysia
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language English
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Kheiralla, Abdelmotalab Fadlelmola
System Instrumentation and Modeling of Power and Energy Demand for Tillage Operations in Malaysia
description Malaysia stands as a world's pertinent producer of palm oil, rubber and cocoa. An increase in food imports coupled with limited agricultural workers have driven the need for the development of integrated system for agriculture database to manage the country's limited resources. The development of a database on power and energy demand of various agricultural field operations is a prime concern for an economical management of input resources for agricultural production. A complete tractor instrumentation and data acquisition system was developed and installed on a Massey Ferguson 3060 agricultural tractor for power and energy demand mapping of the agricultural field operations in Malaysia. The built-in instrumentation system is able to measure and display infonnation on engine speed, PTO speed, forward speed, drive wheel slippage, acres worked, fuel consumption per hour, fuel consumption per hectare, flied capacity, cost factor, fuel consumed, fuel remaining, and distance. The developed data acquisition system is able to measure and monitor horizontal pull at the tractor drawbar point, torques at both tractor rear drive wheels, torque at the tractor PTO output, and the horizontal and vertical forces on the implement at the 3-point hitch. Static calibration tests on all the designed transducers for the required measurements showed excellent linearity (i.e., correlation coefficients closed to 0.99). The field trials demonstrated that the datalogger and associated transducers were able to function successfully without giving problems under the harsh field environments. The stored data in the memory card of the datalogger from the field trials was able to be down loaded into the hard disk of the host computer at the laboratory for post processing.
format Thesis
qualification_name Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.)
qualification_level Doctorate
author Kheiralla, Abdelmotalab Fadlelmola
author_facet Kheiralla, Abdelmotalab Fadlelmola
author_sort Kheiralla, Abdelmotalab Fadlelmola
title System Instrumentation and Modeling of Power and Energy Demand for Tillage Operations in Malaysia
title_short System Instrumentation and Modeling of Power and Energy Demand for Tillage Operations in Malaysia
title_full System Instrumentation and Modeling of Power and Energy Demand for Tillage Operations in Malaysia
title_fullStr System Instrumentation and Modeling of Power and Energy Demand for Tillage Operations in Malaysia
title_full_unstemmed System Instrumentation and Modeling of Power and Energy Demand for Tillage Operations in Malaysia
title_sort system instrumentation and modeling of power and energy demand for tillage operations in malaysia
granting_institution Universiti Putra Malaysia
granting_department Faculty of Engineering
publishDate 2002
url http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/10594/1/FK_2002_14_A.pdf
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