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MODELING THE LOAD-DEFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF AFRICAN NUTMEG (Monodora myristica) SEEDS
W. BURUBAI

Published in: International Journal of Agriculture Sciences
Volume- 9, Issue-43, pp.4708-4711, Sep 2017
DPI :-> 16.10077.IJAS.2017.V9I43.47084711.2025



Abstract
The load-deformation behaviour of African nutmeg seed during cracking was modeled using dimensional analysis and other computational techniques; with the view of positively manipulating this energy-demanding and time-consuming unit operation in the design of African nutmeg cracking machine. The developed model shows that; compressive force, moisture content, heating temperature, pre-heating time, loading rate and duration of loading play a significant role in the deformation (cracking) process of African nutmeg seed. Results of the model predicted and measured deformation values were compared and an acceptable agreement was recorded at 95% confidence level. An analysis of variance indicates that the developed model has a low standard error of estimate (0.0018) and a high coefficient of determination (R2 =0.902) which implies a good fit.

Key-Words / Index Term
Deformation, Compressive Force, Moisture Content, Loading Rate, Heating Time

How to cite this article
W. BURUBAI , “MODELING THE LOAD-DEFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF AFRICAN NUTMEG (Monodora myristica) SEEDS”, International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 9, Issue-43, pp.4708-4711, Sep 2017. DPI:16.10077.IJAS.V9.I43.2025