Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-28-0082
2011-10-06

Automated Tool for Loader Performance Calculation 2011-28-0082

An automated tool to enable users effectively select compatible loaders specific to tractors, virtually simulate all the possible positions loader could take while on work and to verify its load performance and stability through a user friendly interface. This can also give a competitive comparison between various tractor-loader-tire combinations.
This automated tool, utilizes tool kit provided by commercially available CAD software. It gives a systematic step by step approach of selecting the compatible combinations of Tractor-Loader-Tires. The compatibility is defined through a pre-defined database having all the parameters of the existing tractors, Loaders and Tires. Then it calculates the loader performance characteristics and stability based on the commercially available software's calculation. The output report is generated as a PDF file with all the data, characteristic curves, and calculation results and assembled diagram of the complete assembly. ASABE standards are followed for establishing the key positions and force calculations.
This automated tool could be one of the best customized tool for quick use of CAD models to generate spec of a machine earlier at design stage as it simplifies the selection process of selecting a perfect loader for the given tractor and tires. It also gives insight about the working and performance of loader. This tool will enhance the engineering designer team to simulate, test and forecast the specifications of a machine, useful for dealers to quickly share the information to the customers. This software goes one step ahead of brochures, as user can put many loaders on his tractor and see the actual performance and characteristics. A flexible database makes it very easy to update tractors and loader parameter information.
This tool can be horizontally deployed to any platform of vehicles with simple modifications with much larger benefits.

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