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A simulation model for planning of hay harvesting machinery systems and management

Axenbom, Åke


A model of the hay production and utilization system was developed and validated. The model is primarily aimed at analyzing machinery dimensioning and management problems with a high accuracy. The model consists of several sub-models of growth, field operations, management, field drying, barn drying, field losses and conservation losses. The validation procedure included validation of certain sub-models as well as of the model as a whole. It was demonstrated that the resolution of the model is generally satisfactory for thoroughly analyzing complex problems related to planning of hay harvesting machinery systems and management.


hay harvesting; forage; conservation; machinery planning; model; field drying; barn drying; simulation; optimization; system dynamics; systems analysis; harvesting losses; conservation losses; management; field operations; grass; clover; conditioning; climate

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Rapport - Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för lantbruksteknik
ISBN: 91-576-4297-4
Publisher: Institutionen för lantbruksteknik, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

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