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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers|
|State||Published - Nov 1987|