Research Paper on Thermal Comfort Analysis of Tractor Considering Multi-Parameters

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Ajay Malusare

Sushant Salunkhe

Krushna Sawant

Mayur Agale

Vishnudas A.V.L. Chodankar

  1. Student Department of Automobile Engineering, Saraswati College of Engineering, Kharghar Navi Mumbai India
  2. Student Department of Automobile Engineering, Saraswati College of Engineering, Kharghar Navi Mumbai India
  3. Student Department of Automobile Engineering, Saraswati College of Engineering, Kharghar Navi Mumbai India
  4. Student Department of Automobile Engineering, Saraswati College of Engineering, Kharghar Navi Mumbai India
  5. Assistant Professor Department of Automobile Engineering, Saraswati College of Engineering, Kharghar Navi Mumbai India

Abstract

The main functions of a vehicle cabin are to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for its operator and to protect them from vibrations, noise, and other adverse influences. Modern agricultural tractor cabins are complicated, high-efficiency systems, and the goal of their development is to reduce their negative influence on the environment. Main factors for thermal comfort are the dry-bulb temperature, relative humidity, surrounding surface temperature, and air motion. A tractor cabin was created with help of CREO software. Material selected for the cabin is steel. Software used for meshing and analysis of tractor cabin is STAR CCM+. Parameters considered for this analysis are 1) Air flowrate, 2) Windshield coating configurations. We created thermocouple points on different body parts of manikin. Coating used on windshield is tinting. Location of Ac vents are on above the windshield, On the dashboard and under the dashboard. Main goals are achieving higher fueleconomy and lower emissions. After the completion of general setting, pre-processing, and post-processing procedure. We got the average temperature value 26.4°C for validation and we tried different airflow rates, their average temperatures are following in summer: 22.63°C and in winter: 22.65°C.

Keywords: Dry-bulb temperature, relative humidity, air motion, thermal comfort, tractor cabin

How to cite this article: Ajay Malusare, Sushant Salunkhe, Krushna Sawant, Mayur Agale, Vishnudas A.V.L. Chodankar. Research Paper on Thermal Comfort Analysis of Tractor Considering Multi-Parameters. Journal of Mechatronics and Automation. 2023; ():-.
How to cite this URL: Ajay Malusare, Sushant Salunkhe, Krushna Sawant, Mayur Agale, Vishnudas A.V.L. Chodankar. Research Paper on Thermal Comfort Analysis of Tractor Considering Multi-Parameters. Journal of Mechatronics and Automation. 2023; ():-. Available from: https://journals.stmjournals.com/joma/article=2023/view=91941

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Received May 17, 2022
Accepted May 21, 2022
Published January 21, 2023