DOI: 10.3390/agriculture14020166 ISSN: 2077-0472

A Study of the Distribution of the Threshed Mixture by a Double Longitudinal Axial Flow Corn Threshing Device

Dong Yue, Qihuan Wang, Qinghao He, Duanxin Li, Qiming Yu, Duanyang Geng, Mingrui Li
  • Plant Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Food Science

In order to determine the distribution pattern of the threshed mixture in the double longitudinal axial flow threshing device, single-factor experiments were conducted on the self-developed experimental platform for the double longitudinal axis threshing device. The experimental factors included drum speed, threshing clearance, and feed rate. The variations in the distribution of the threshed material along the axial and radial directions were examined. The results indicate that the mixed material after threshing exhibits uneven distribution both axially and radially. Along the axial direction, the mass of corn kernels initially increases and then decreases and is predominantly distributed in the front one-third section of the drum. Meanwhile, the mass of corn cobs continuously increases. In the radial direction, the mass of corn kernels and cobs is higher in the middle and on both sides, with the corn kernels being most concentrated in the middle and the corn cobs mostly on the sides. Combining the corn kernel breakage rate and the unthreshed rate, the optimal operating conditions were determined as follows: a drum speed of 400 r/min, a concave clearance of 50 mm, and a feed rate of 16 kg/s.

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