Optimization Design of the Lawn Mowing Vehicle's Blade Based on Aerodynamics
In this paper, air movement states within the cutter deck caused by high-speed rotating blades are studied, impacts on the mowing blade by the air movement are analyzed with the consideration of the cutter structure. It will provide important references for the blade optimal design. By Computational Fluid Dynamics (shortened as CFD) method, the high relative speed motion model between the blade and air flow is established, the flow field through the blade tip section are simulated, and the instantaneous movement of air flow around the blade can be known. By the analysis of the aerodynamic influence, the optimized design of the mowing blade can be achieved. The lawn mowing vehicle with the optimized blade can have a good and stable flow conditions when cutting the grass, the performance and the value of the vehicle thereby are enhanced.
Jianmin Zeng, Zhengyi Jiang, Taosen Li, Daoguo Yang and Yun-Hae Kim
L. Zu et al., "Optimization Design of the Lawn Mowing Vehicle's Blade Based on Aerodynamics", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 199-200, pp. 173-181, 2011