METHODICAL OPTIMISATION OF DRIVETRAINS OF AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON THEIR ELECTRIFICATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Authors

  • Roland Schmetz Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15544/RD.2021.026

Keywords:

drivetrain optimisation, agricultural machinery, drivetrain electrification, energy efficiency

Abstract

If one looks at the development of the engineering sciences in the past decades under the focus of research, one can get the impression that the engineering sciences are developing more and more in the direction of systematic research of existing objects and facts, possible phenomena as well as functional and effect relationships, which often only leads to incremental progress. In other words, in the way that is characteristic for basic research and clearly predominates in the natural sciences. This "scientification" of the engineering sciences seemes to increasingly limit the scope for pursuing disruptive approaches and developing creative solutions in applied and industrial research. In this context, it is precisely the creative genius manifested in its name that distinguishes engineering from the more formal scientific and basic research-oriented natural sciences, especially physics. The aim of this article is therefore to strengthen the creative genius and to show how the optimisation of drivetrains of agricultural machinery can be methodically supported, especially with regard to their increasing electrification and the need to further improve their energy efficiency. In addition, some examples of the successful drivetrain optimisations are given.

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Published

2022-01-25

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Section

Biosystems Engineering and Environment Integrity