Optimization of Wheat Harvest

  • Kim, S.H. (Dept. of Agricultural Machinery, College of Agriculture, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Kolaric, W.J. (Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University)
  • Published : 2000.06.01


Optimization was considered from three perspectives : minimum grain loss, minimum damaged grain loss, and minimum power consumption. Factors affecting combine performance were classified as control, adjustable, and environmental. Control and adjustable factors were optimized by the parameter design developed by Taguchi. Environmental factors were used as input for optimization. Optimum range for control and adjustable factors are presented. Parameter design was adequate to obtain the optimum levels of control factors and optimum range of adjustable factors.