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1. Differences in the wheel loads and contact pressure of the in-furrow and on-land rear tractor tyres with mounted and semi-mounted ploughs.

The aim of the article is to demonstrate the effect of setting the length of the upper link of the three-point hitch on the change in the load of the in-furrow wheel and the on-land wheel of the tractor during ploughing. Furthermore, attention is paid to the load on the rear wheels together with...

Author(s) : Bauer, F.; Porteš, P.; Polcar, A.; Cupera, J.; Fajman, M.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Soil & Tillage Research 2022 Vol.215 ref.19

2. Effect of fouling on falling film evaporator performance in industrial conditions of fruit juice concentrate production.

In food processing, falling film evaporators are commonly used and their energy consumption is a significant operating cost for the production of juice concentrate. This cost is influenced not only by the evaporator design but also by the method of operation, particularly the fouling of the heat...

Author(s) : Cyklis, P.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Food Engineering 2022 Vol.317 ref.44

3. Analysis of heating uniformity considering microwave transmission in stacked bulk of granular materials on a turntable in microwave ovens.

Heating uniformity inside materials, as a concerned issue of microwave processing, influences essentially the energy utilization of microwave equipment and desired quality of the final product. For the microwave drying of granular materials like germinated brown rice (GBR) on a turntable in...

Author(s) : Shen LiuYang; Gao Ming; Feng ShaoXuan; Ma WenYu; Zhang YuHan; Liu ChengHai; Liu Chai; Zheng XianZhe

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Food Engineering 2022 Vol.319 ref.46

4. Kinetics and mathematical modeling of the drying process of macaúba almonds.

The study of drying kinetics is fundamental for making the correct choice of time and temperature to be used in the drying process. In addition, mathematical modeling enables the simulation, optimization, sizing, and determination of the commercial application of the drying system. Therefore, the...

Author(s) : Carvalho, M. S.; Corrêa, P. C.; Silva, G. N.; Lopes, L. M.; Sousa, A. H. de

Publisher : Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido, Mossoró, Brazil

Journal article : Revista Caatinga 2022 Vol.35 No.1 pp.199-205 ref.27

5. Temperature conditions during commercial transportation of cull sows to slaughter.

Management of ambient temperature is central in sow production, but temperature in commercial trucks transporting sows has only received limited scientific focus. We aimed to describe temperature inside trucks depending on season and on shifts in state of the trucks ('non-stationary', 'stopped',...

Author(s) : Thodberg, K.; Foldager, L.; Fogsgaard, K. K.; Gaillard, C.; Herskin, M. S.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022 Vol.192 ref.23

6. Tomato tablet drying enhancement by intervention of infrared - a response surface strategy for experimental design and optimization.

In this study, the effects of hot air-infrared drying methods, including inlet air temperature, air velocity, and infrared power, are investigated on physical (color indices ΔL*, Δa*, and Δb*, shrinkage, and unit density), mechanical (resistance to penetration), chemical (concentration of vitamin C ...

Author(s) : Rashidi, M.; Amiri Chayjan, R.; Ghasemi, A.; Ershadi, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.208 pp.199-212

7. Renewable energy in agriculture: farmers willingness-to-pay for a photovoltaic electric farm tractor.

The European Union has fixed the 2020 renewable energy targets on 20% of energy obtained by renewable energy, and it posed limitation to the biofuel production by agriculture. Photovoltaic electricity may represent a clean method for generating electricity for agriculture. This paper focuses on a...

Author(s) : Lombardi, G. V.; Berni, R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Cleaner Production 2021 Vol.313

8. Energy cost to produce and transport crops - the driver for crop prices? Case study for Mato Grosso, Brazil.

In recent years, agricultural commodity prices have followed trends similar to those observed in crude oil markets. A respective hypothesis to explain this finding: Agricultural production is so energy intensive that increasing energy costs drive cost of production of crops and ultimately commodity ...

Author(s) : Zimmer, Y.; Marques, G. V.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Energy (Oxford) 2021 Vol.225

9. Numerical study of wheat conveying in separator cyclone using computational fluid dynamics.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a diversified tool for predicting flow behavior in a wide range of design and operational conditions. Numerical solution of Navier-Stokes equations is the basis of all CFD techniques, which are the result of fast computer upgrades and a better understanding of...

Author(s) : Dizajyekan, S. N.; Shahgholi, G. H.; Fanaei, A. R.; Rostampour, V.

Publisher : Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Machinery 2021 Vol.11 No.2 pp.fa231-fa246 ref.18

10. Design and performance of a countersunk screen in a maize cleaning device.

To increase the probability of particle penetration and decrease grain loss in maize cleaning devices, a countersunk screen was designed to enable particles move towards screen holes. The factors affecting the tendency of particles to penetrate screen holes and the various behaviours of particles...

Author(s) : Wang LiJun; Chai Jin; Wang HouSheng; Wang YingShuai

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.209 pp.300-314 ref.21

11. Time-domain extrapolation method for tractor drive shaft loads in stationary operating conditions.

The fatigue failure of critical parts of tractors over the whole life cycle has received much attention in recent years. Load extrapolation is a crucial step in load spectrum compilation and can extrapolate the product's life cycle load based on limited load data measurements. The traditional...

Author(s) : Yang ZiHan; Song ZhengHe; Zhao XueYan; Zhou XingXiang

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.210 pp.143-155 ref.31

12. Digital monitoring of grain conditions in large-scale bulk storage facilities based on spatiotemporal distributions of grain temperature.

Managing large-scale facilities for storing bulk grain is time-consuming, labour intensive, and often difficult to be thorough. This paper presents a computer algorithm for using temperature data to remotely monitor and inspect stored grain in large bulk storage facilities. The algorithm is based...

Author(s) : Wu WenFu; Cui HongWei; Han Feng; Liu Zhe; Wu XiaoMing; Wu ZiDan; Zhang Qiang

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.210 pp.247-260 ref.30

13. Identifying tractor overturning scenarios using a driving simulator with a motion system.

Tractor overturning or rollover is serious safety and health issues around the world. A tractor driving simulator can be a powerful tool for predicting and preventing overturning accidents. Although several researchers have tried to develop tractor driving simulators, the development and...

Author(s) : Watanabe, M.; Sakai, K.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.210 pp.261-270 ref.24

14. Study of the quality of barley cleaning with indented cylinder from grain impurities.

Results of the study on the separation of crushed barley grains from the grain mixture along the length of the cell surface of indented cylinder, depending on the initial impurity concentration (Zi), the speed mode of the indented cylinder (n) and the lifting angle of the upper edge of the front...

Author(s) : Tishaninov, N. P.; Anashkin AlexanderVitalyevich; Alshinayyin HaiderJameel; Tishaninov KonstantinNikolayevich

Publisher : International Information and Engineering Technology Association, Edmonton, Canada

Journal article : International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics 2021 Vol.16 No.3 pp.321-325 ref.20

15. Microcalorimetric investigation of amylopectin branching and the content of amylose in potato starches.

Hydroxyethylated starches are of particular interest for applications in infusion therapy because of their high volemic effect. The duration of this effect depends on the circulation time of the drug in the blood, i.e., the volume of circulating blood increases with an increase in the...

Author(s) : Matveev, Y. I.; Averyanova, Å. V.

Publisher : Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Irkutsk, Russia

Journal article : Izvestiya Vuzov. Prikladnaya Khimiya i Biotekhnologiya 2021 Vol.11 No.2 pp.244-250 ref.16

16. Recent developments in fresh-cut produce packaging.

Packaging is one of the technologies most widely used by industry to extend the shelf life of fresh-cut produce. New consumer preferences and demands, public pressure to reduce food waste, rising environmental concerns about packaging waste, and the need for preventing foodborne outbreaks have...

Author(s) : Almenar, E.

Publisher : International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Leuven, Belgium

Journal article; Conference paper : Acta Horticulturae 2021 No.1319 pp.13-26

17. Browning inhibition on fresh-cut potatoes by high voltage electrostatic field (HVEF) pre-treatment.

Fresh-cut potatoes are prone to browning after cutting, which affects its appearance quality. High voltage electrostatic field (HVEF) treatment is a new and safe method with energy saving and environmental protection, but little information is known in its controlling the browning of fresh-cut...

Author(s) : Cao, J.; Ma, S.; Zhang, L.; Wang, R.; Shi, J.

Publisher : International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Leuven, Belgium

Journal article; Conference paper : Acta Horticulturae 2021 No.1319 pp.153-162

18. Operating conditions for microwave application throughout production process to reduce microbial load of fresh-cut apples.

Consumers increasingly demand for convenient and healthy products such as fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. An important issue is the product safety, conventionally controlled using chemical sanitizing agents. High power/short time microwave-assisted heating could be used to improve quality and...

Author(s) : Colelli, G.; Amodio, M. L.; Chiara, M. L. V. de

Publisher : International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Leuven, Belgium

Journal article; Conference paper : Acta Horticulturae 2021 No.1319 pp.223-230

19. The quality changes and shelf-life of fresh-cut iceberg lettuce treated by ultrasound and modified atmosphere packages.

Fresh-cut lettuce is popular as an important ingredient of salad. However, their short shelf-life has limited the market increase them. Ultrasonic treatment and modified atmosphere packaging are effective methods for fresh-cut lettuce storage. However, the combined effects of ultrasonic treatment...

Author(s) : Yu, K.; Wang, K.; Liu, X.; Chen, X.; Yu, X.; Yue, F.; Chen, Y.

Publisher : International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Leuven, Belgium

Journal article; Conference paper : Acta Horticulturae 2021 No.1319 pp.265-276

20. Investigation of wheat grains sorting in air flow.

As the processing of cereals technology improves, grains are separated, cleaned and sorted by modern machines: centrifugal separators, pneumatic tables, aerodynamic separators. Sorting quality may vary depending on machine operating parameters and grain aerodynamic properties. The aim of the study...

Foreign Title :Kviečių grūdų rūšiavimo oro sraute tyrima.

Author(s) : Gerdauskas, K.; Vaiciukevicius, E.

Publisher : Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Kauno, Lithuania

Journal article : Agricultural Engineering, Research Papers 2021 Vol.53 pp.8-13 ref.4

21. Optimal design of an angular box for a mixed flow grain dryer.

Dryers are subject to problems as they are unable to fully and uniformly dry grain. Considering the mixed-flow drying process and improving the drying uniformity, this study conducted a numerical simulation of the hot air temperature field, velocity field, and pressure field with ordinary equal...

Author(s) : Jiang Qing; Zhang Ye; Yan ShiYou; Xu LiangYuan

Publisher : American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, USA

Journal article : Applied Engineering in Agriculture 2021 Vol.37 No.4 pp.555-562

22. Double-clutch power shift quality optimization based on optimal control theory.

The dual clutch of the combined transmission of a tractor with large horsepower uses a dynamic shifting process, in which only one clutch undergoes slipping friction during the shift. A power shift control strategy based on torque and speed transition, which aims to deliver multiple target and...

Author(s) : Xia Guang; Wang YueQiang; Tang Xiwen; Zhao LinFeng; Hu JinFang

Publisher : American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, USA

Journal article : Applied Engineering in Agriculture 2021 Vol.37 No.4 pp.677-689

23. Separation of empty kernels using the physical properties of short-grain rough rice.

The key factors required to separate empty kernels (EKs) from whole kernels (WKs) were investigated in rough rice varieties. The geometric properties and 1000-grain weight of rough rice WKs and EKs of five varieties of short-grain rice with varying moisture content were measured. The terminal...

Author(s) : Lee HyoJai; Kim OuiWoong; Chang, J. H.; Kim Hoon

Publisher : American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, USA

Journal article : Applied Engineering in Agriculture 2021 Vol.37 No.4 pp.735-742

24. Effect of post-harvest treatment on the product quality of Chinese gallnut.

The effects of two pretreatments, steam blanching(SB) and boiling water blanching(BWB), on fresh Chinese gallnuts were studied. After the pretreatment, oven drying(OD), fluidized bed drying(FBD), natural drying(ND), and ultraviolet irradiation(UVI) were selected to dry gallnuts and the effects of...

Author(s) : Zhang WenWen; Li Kun; Tang BaoShan; Zhang PinDe; Liu YiWen; Zhang Hong

Publisher : Chemistry and Industry of Forest Products, Nanjing, China

Journal article : Chemistry and Industry of Forest Products 2021 Vol.41 No.1 pp.29-37 ref.28

25. Energy justification of the number of tractors for agricultural operations.

The relevance of the problem under study is due to the need to substantiate the sufficient number of tractors used for various technological operations, depending on the volume of works performed, and taking into account their influence on the crop yield. The purpose is to develop the mathematical...

Author(s) : Khafizov, C. A.; Khafizov, R. N.; Nurmiev, A. A.; Galiev, I. G.

Publisher : EDP Sciences S.A., Les Ulis, France

Journal article; Conference paper : BIO Web of Conferences 2021 Vol.37 ref.20