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Deformation behaviour simulation of an apple under drop case by finite element method

Celik, H Kursat and Rennie, Allan and Akinci, Ibrahim (2011) Deformation behaviour simulation of an apple under drop case by finite element method. Journal of Food Engineering, 104 (2). pp. 293-298. ISSN 0260-8774

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Abstract

This study focuses on the deformation behaviour of organic materials under a drop case. A Golden Delicious apple was chosen as the sample organic material. A three-dimensional (3D) scanner, high speed camera and finite element method (FEM) simulations were utilised to investigate drop case deformation events of the organic material. In total, 22 steps after impact were set up in the simulation by comparing high speed camera screen steps. Maximum equivalent stress of 0.416 MPa and maximum contact force (resultant normal force from rigid plane at impact) of 250.980 N were obtained from simulation results. Visual investigations and simulation results relating to deformations observed under the drop case, agreed well. This study contributes to further our understanding of fruit and vegetable damage/deformation by using computer aided engineering applications.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Food Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drop Test ; finite element method ; Organic Materials ; Golden Delicious Apple
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 50509
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2011 11:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50509

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