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Vol. 10, Issue 9 (2021)

Study on engineering properties of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) seeds in relation to design of threshing mechanism

Author(s):
Naveen Kumar and Ajay Kumar Sharma
Abstract:
A study was conducted to assess the engineering properties of chickpea seeds (Pratap Chana - I) as these are crucial in designing equipments/machines for handling, conveying, processing and storage units. The parameters were determined using standard methods in the laboratory. The average values of spatial dimensions viz. length, width, thickness and geometric mean diameter were 8.76, 6.08, 6.06 and 6.86 mm respectively. The average surface area, thousand seed weight and sphericity were found to be 148.08 mm2, 182.18 gm and 0.78 respectively. The mean values of true density and bulk density were 1237.93 kg/m3 and 881.49 kg/m3, respectively. The frictional properties of chickpea seeds varied significantly on different surfaces and seed rupturing force varied with axial directions of seeds.
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How to cite this article:
Naveen Kumar, Ajay Kumar Sharma. Study on engineering properties of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) seeds in relation to design of threshing mechanism. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(9):455-458.

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