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Theory of Cutting of Agricultural Raw Materials

Project Leader
Gronauer Andreas, BOKU Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Schulmeister Klemens Gregor, Sub Projectleader (bis 05.11.2014)
BOKU Research Units
Division of Agricultural Engineering
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Cutting is an important process during harvesting agricultural biomasses. New materials allow new types of cutting tools and new crops in particular for use as renewable raw materials confront cutting systems with new characteristics of herbal materials and new requirements on the cut
material. Additionally the use of control and feedback control systems will provide the possibility to adjust for example the position of knives or the cutting speed to the characteristics of the herbal material automatically. The energy requirement for handle the friction between parts of the cutting
device and the cut material has beside the energy requirement for the intrinsic cut through process an essential influence on the energy efficiency of the entire cutting process.
classical mechanics; applied physics; micromechanics; mechanical technology; technical mechanics; materials testing; tribology;
Mow; Friction; Cut;
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