FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF SINGLE WHEAT MECHANICAL RESPONSE TO WIND AND RAIN LOADS
One variety of wheat in the breeding process was chosen to determine the wheat morphological traits and biomechanical properties. ANSYS was used to build the mechanical model of wheat to wind load and the dynamic response of wheat to wind load was simulated. The maximum Von Mises stress is obtained by the powerful calculation function of ANSYS. And the changing stress and displacement of each node and finite element in the process of simulation can be output through displacement nephogram and stress nephogram. The load support capability can be evaluated and to predict the wheat lodging. It is concluded that computer simulation technology has unique advantages such as convenient and efficient in simulating mechanical response of wheat stalk under wind and rain load. Especially it is possible to apply various load types on model and the deformation process can be observed simultaneously.
KeywordsWind Speed Wind Load Timoshenko Beam Theory Circular Hollow Section Single Wheat
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