Simulation can be used to visualize the mechanical classification of walnuts. It can collect microscopic information about walnuts in the classification roller and guide its optimization design. In this process, simulation parameters are essential factors that ensure the effectiveness of the simulation. In this study, the crucial parameters of thin-skinned walnut particles in classification simulation were determined by combining the discrete element method (DEM) and physical tests. Firstly, the moisture content, shear modulus, stacking angle, and some contact parameters in the shell and kernel were obtained by drying test, compression test, cylinder lifting test, and physical test of contact parameters, respectively. A walnut model was constructed using reverse modeling technology. Then, the ranges of the rest contact parameters were determined using simulation inversion based on the Generic EDEM Material Model database. Second, the parameters significantly influencing the stacking angle were screened via the Plackett-Burman test using contact parameters as factors...
Determination method of core parameters for the mechanical classification simulation of thin-skinned walnuts.
Hong Zhang, College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Tarim University, Alar 843300, China. E-mail email@example.com
Yang Jiang, Yurong Tang, Wen Li, Yong Zeng, Xiaolong Li, Yang Liu, Hong Zhang; Determination method of core parameters for the mechanical classification simulation of thin-skinned walnuts.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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