A coupled SPH-DEM model for fluid and solid mechanics of apple parenchyma cells during drying

Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Gu, Y. T. and Brown, R. J. (2012) A coupled SPH-DEM model for fluid and solid mechanics of apple parenchyma cells during drying. In: 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2012), 3-7 Dec 2012, Launceston, Australia.

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A coupled SPH-DEM based two-dimensional (2-D) micro-scale
single cell model is developed to predict basic cell-level
shrinkage effects of apple parenchyma cells during air drying. In this newly developed drying model, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is used to model the low Reynolds Number fluid motions of the cell protoplasm, and a Discrete Element Method (DEM) is employed to simulate the polymer like cell wall. Simulations results reasonably agree with published experimental drying results on cellular shrinkage properties such as cellular area, diameter and perimeter. These preliminary results indicate that the model is effective for the modelling and simulation of apple parenchyma cells during air drying.

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Additional Information: © The 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 04:16
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 05:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: SPH-DEM, micro-scale, single cell model
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0908 Food Sciences > 090802 Food Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31401

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