E3S Web Conf.
Volume 180, 20209th International Conference on Thermal Equipments, Renewable Energy and Rural Development (TE-RE-RD 2020)
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|Published online||24 July 2020|
Study of the compression behaviour of grape seeds using the Finite Element Method
National Institute of Research Development for Machines and Installations Designed to Agriculture and Food Industry – INMA, Bucharest, Romania
2 University Politehnica Bucharest, Faculty of Biotechnical Systems Engineering, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
It is important to know all phenomena that occur during compression of grape seeds because are very complex. Studying these phenomena can help us in increasing the performance of the equipment. Also for the pressing of oilseed materials, it is helpful to understand the compression behavior of grape seeds. The purpose of this study is to find how the stress and deformation propagate in grape seeds during the compression process. Therefore, we used an advanced engineering method named finite element method that shows the propagations of stress and strain fields in grape seeds. In this paper, we made a two dimensional model of grape seed and we analyzing the dispersion of stress and strain with a dedicated software FEM. In the end, to validate the FEM model we made a compression test on grape seeds using a Hounsfield unit. This study is for highlighting the importance of the orientation of the grape seeds during the pressing process to reduce the energy consumed.
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