Modelling and simulation of power steering system for agricultural tractors

Gültekin, İdil İlke
Cömert, Samet A
Erkal, Gül
Ünlüsoy, Yavuz Samim
Balkan, Raif Tuna
This paper presents the development of models for the hydraulic and mechanical parts of the power steering system of an agricultural tractor. The hydraulic model is built using the component blocks from the Fluids toolbox of the Matlab/Simulink platform. The hydraulic part of the model is then integrated with the mechanical model of the front axle developed using the SimMechanics toolbox. The modeling procedure of the hydraulic system, containing a steering control unit, is described. The overall model allows the examination of the operation of the system, evaluation of system requirements, energy losses, and the necessary modifications to achieve the design goals through simulations.
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İ. İ. Gültekin, S. A. Cömert, G. Erkal, Y. S. Ünlüsoy, and R. T. Balkan, “Modelling and simulation of power steering system for agricultural tractors,” Istanbul, Turkey, 2016, vol. 1, p. 109, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: