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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1498-1503

Development and Calibration of Pendulum Type Test Rig
K. Prasanthkumar* and M. Saravanakumar
Department of Farm Machinery and Bio Energy, AEC & RI, TNAU, Kumulur, Trichy, T.N., India
*Corresponding author

Cutting of agricultural crops or biological material is primarily done by shearing and impact. Impact cutting was proven to be more suitable for cutting various. The necessity to determine the physico-mechanical property such as energy requirement for cutting stalks important to design a cutter. The pendulum type test rig was found to be useful for measuring the impact cutting energy. So the pendulum type test rig was developed and calibrated. A linear relationship between the angle of release and reach with high co-efficient of determination (R2) for all the three weights was observed.

Keywords: Pendulum type test rig, Cutting energy, Calibration, Swing arm, Linear and impact cutting.

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Prasanthkumar, K. and Saravanakumar, M. 2017. Development and Calibration of Pendulum Type Test Rig.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1498-1503. doi:
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