MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIP PREDICTING GRAIN SEPARATION IN COMBINES.

J. M. Gregory, C. B. Fedler

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Abstract

An equation which describes the physical separation of the grain from the plant material was derived in terms of many parameters typically omitted by researchers. The derived equation included the parameters width of separation, material flow rate, bulk density of the material, thickness of the separation layer, and a diffusion coefficient. Using published data, the model was evaluated in terms of material flow rate and straw walker length. In addition to the initial derivation, variables in the separation function were related to the rate of material flow and the type of plant material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1600-1604
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Volume30
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1987

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