MECHANICS OF BULK FORAGE DEFORMATION WITH APPLICATION TO WAFERING.

W. K. Bilanski, V. A. Graham, J. A. Hanusiak

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Abstract

The paper reports on a study that deals with the stress-density behavior of bulk forages during compression in a cylindrical die, and with the cohesive strength associated with consolidated forages. A fundamental analysis of the deformation occurring during compression is included, and a theoretical model for the instantaneous density resulting from a given stress input is developed. The parameters are estimated from experiment. Bulk stiffness was found to be sensitive to crop type, and to follow a nearly linear relationship with moisture content. A load constant parameter was introduced and found to be a useful indicator of the additional density likely to occur for increased stress input.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-702
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Volume28
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1985

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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