A coarse-grained multiscale model to simulate morphological changes of food-plant tissues undergoing drying

Wijerathne, W. D. C. C. and Rathnayaka, C. M. and Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Sauret, E. and Turner, I. W. and Gu, Y. T. (2018) A coarse-grained multiscale model to simulate morphological changes of food-plant tissues undergoing drying. Soft Matter. ISSN 1744-683X

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Numerical modelling has emerged as a powerful and effective tool to study various dynamic behaviours of biological matter. Such numerical modelling tools have contributed to the optimisations of food drying parameters leading to higher quality end-products in the field of food engineering. In this context, on of the most recent developments is the mesh-free based numerical models, which have demonstrated enhanced capabilities to model cellular deformations during drying, providing many benefits compared to conventional grid-based modelling approaches. However, the potential extension of this method for simulating bulk level tissues has been a challenge due to the increased requirement for higher computaional time and resources. As a solution for this, by incorporating meshfree features, a novel coarse-grained multiscale numerical model is proposed in this work to predict bulk level (macroscale) deformations of food plant tissues during drying.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 3 December 2018. ArticleFirst version deposited in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 02:45
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: coarse-grained, morphological changes, simulation, drying
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
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1039/c8sm01593g
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35333

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