A dynamic grain flow model for a mass flow yield sensor on a combine

A dynamic grain flow model for a mass flow yield sensor on a combine A model is developed to describe the flow of grain through a clean grain elevator system on a combine in order to facilitate accurate mass flow rate estimation. The relationship between mass flow rate and impact force described by the model depends upon machine operational characteristics, mechanical interactions of the grain and the machine geometry, and material properties of the grain. The model was designed to be adaptable to varying grain conditions, such as those influenced by moisture content, by allowing free parameters of the model to be estimated through a nonlinear regression algorithm. Simulations were performed using discrete element modeling software and data was obtained from experiments conducted on a clean grain elevator system at the University of Kentucky Combine Yield Monitor Test Facility to determine the ability of the model to accurately estimate mass flow rate. The model estimated mass flow rate with a normalized root mean squared residual (NRMSR) less than 2% for discrete element modeling simulations. For experiments involving machine components, NRMSR values were less than 3% for corn at 14% moisture, less than 3% for corn at 21% moisture, and less than 5% for corn at 26% moisture. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Precision Agriculture Springer Journals

A dynamic grain flow model for a mass flow yield sensor on a combine

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Life Sciences; Agriculture; Soil Science & Conservation; Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry; Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences; Atmospheric Sciences
ISSN
1385-2256
eISSN
1573-1618
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11119-010-9215-0
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Abstract

A model is developed to describe the flow of grain through a clean grain elevator system on a combine in order to facilitate accurate mass flow rate estimation. The relationship between mass flow rate and impact force described by the model depends upon machine operational characteristics, mechanical interactions of the grain and the machine geometry, and material properties of the grain. The model was designed to be adaptable to varying grain conditions, such as those influenced by moisture content, by allowing free parameters of the model to be estimated through a nonlinear regression algorithm. Simulations were performed using discrete element modeling software and data was obtained from experiments conducted on a clean grain elevator system at the University of Kentucky Combine Yield Monitor Test Facility to determine the ability of the model to accurately estimate mass flow rate. The model estimated mass flow rate with a normalized root mean squared residual (NRMSR) less than 2% for discrete element modeling simulations. For experiments involving machine components, NRMSR values were less than 3% for corn at 14% moisture, less than 3% for corn at 21% moisture, and less than 5% for corn at 26% moisture.

Journal

Precision AgricultureSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 9, 2011

References

  • Grain flow measurements with X-ray techniques
    Arslan, S; Inanc, F; Gray, JN; Colvin, TS
  • Comparison of sensors and techniques for crop yield mapping
    Birrell, SJ; Sudduth, KA; Borgelt, SC

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