Breaking strength of seed grains
Authors: Bilanski, W. K.
Description: During threshing, cleaning, pneumatic conveying and handling of grain, much loss occurs through both the sifting out of broken grains and the lowering of the quality of the remaining grain due to cracking, split ting or other physical damage. It was the purpose of this study to determine the magnitudes of the forces and the amounts of energy required to cause damage. In general, it should be pointed out that the history of the grain kernel will probably affect its breaking strength. For example, the stage of maturity at which the grain was threshed, the storage conditions, method of changing the moisture level, and method of handling in general before the kernels were tested are factors which will to an undeterminable extent influence its strength, thereby causing variations among grains of the same moisture level tested by the same means. These factors were held constant as much as was possible.
Keywords: breaking strength of seed grains
Citation: Bilanski, W. K. 1963. BREAKING STRENGTH OF SEED GRAINS. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 5(1):21-24.
Start page number: 21
End page number: 24