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Numerical simulation of cutting tool and biomass interactions during preprocessing
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org
Citation: Paper number 131620770, 2013 Kansas City, Missouri, July 21 - July 24, 2013. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aim.20131620770) @2013
Authors: Bo Liu, A. Bulent Koc
Keywords: Biomass FEM preprocessingultrasound cutting switchgrass.
Abstract. The objective of this paper was to study and simulate the switchgrass stems and cutting tool interactions during a particle size reduction process. Finite element analysis method was used to model the structure of a switchgrass stems and cutting tools. An ultrasound-assisted blade was designed and its modal analysis was conducted. Transverse-direction isotropic finite element model simulation was used to analyze the mechanical behavior of a switchgrass plant under shearing forces. The proposed method has a potential to provide an accurate method of improving the performance of cutting/grinding tools in biomass processing. The finite element model developed in this study can be extended for the simulation of other biomass materials and plants.
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