CLEANING MATERIAL ARRANGEMENT TESTING FOR SUGARCANE DETRASHER: A SIMULATION APPROACH


Kamran Ikram, Yasir Niaz, Muhammad Zeeshan Mansha, Muhamad Usman Ghani, Faizan Shabir, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Adnan Bodlah, Muhammad Nadeem, Arslan Afzal, Muhammad Mubashar Omer, Abdul Waheed

DOI: 10.26480/bda.02.2020.56.59

ABSTRACT
Sugarcane is cash crop in Pakistan. Its trash can be used as fertilizer and a source of energy. Sugarcane leaf stripping is time consuming and labour-intensive procedure. Shortage of modern machinery also highlights this problem. In this regard a sugarcane leaf stripper was designed. The heart of machine is its cleaning element in which cleaning material is mounted on shaft. Many researchers have paid their attention to find best suited arrangement of cleaning material. In this regard a simulation study was designed to find out best suited material arrangement. Three arrangements of cleaning material having 200 deflection angel, 18.50 spiral angel and straight arrangement were studied for induced stress, deformation, torque requirement and power consumption. The results revealed that 200 deflection angel arrangement for cleaning material has minimum deflection, torque requirement, power consumption and induced stresses.

KEYWORDS
Sugarcane Cleaning Element, Spiral and Deflection, Trash, Leaf Removal