Impact Fatigue Testing for Soil Openers

This project focus on designing a fatigue cycling machine to test soil openers for low cycle, impact fatigue. This process begins by identifying and characterizing the load in case, and then continue into detailed design, fabrication and commissioning. Characteristics such as robustness, reliability and safety will be strongly emphasised. This testing machine will then form a basis for further research on opener design.
It is very important to test the soil openers before releasing them, to assure that the customers that acquire them will not have problem during their seeding period. The outcomes of having the openers tested are beyond profit, it’s maintaining the company’s reliability in the present scenario.

Jonathan Barroso de Araujo
Faculty Supervisor: 
Richard Retzlaff
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