Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering

Experimental Study on Mechanical Characteristics of Jatropha Seeds

Authors
Z.J. Wu, B. Wang, L.H. Zhang
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Z.J. Wu
Available Online October 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadme-15.2015.170How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Jatropha seeds; Moisture Content; Loading speed; Loading direction; Mechanical characteristics;
Abstract

[Objective] Recently, the interest in jatropha seeds has increased due to its high oil content. In order to study the mechanical characteristics of jatropha seeds, in this study, single factor tests, orthogonal tests were used. [Methods] Experimental factors were moisture content (MC)(7.11%~39.23%), loading speed(LS) (5~40mm/min) and loading direction(LD)(X,Y,Z) while investigated responses were shell-breaking force(SBF), shell-breaking deformation(SBD), energy consumption(EC) and comprehensive evaluation(CE) The order of strength of the factors affecting the loading process and the best combination of the experimental factors when pressing jatropha seeds were determined to obtain through optimizing operating conditions. [Results] The orthogonal test and variance analysis demonstrated that the primary factor influencing the shell-breaking process was LD, followed the LS and MC. The best values of factors were found to be LS of 17.48 mm/min with LD of Y for the MC of 15.44% and LS of 5mm/min with LD of X for the MC of 15.75% and the CE are obtained at 0.807 for Y and 0.603 for X, respectively. [Conclusion] This study provides a theoretical basis for further study on equipment and technology for jatropha seeds.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
October 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-113-1
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadme-15.2015.170How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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