Process modelling and simulation of tissue damage during mechanical peeling of pumpkin as a tough skinned vegetable

Shirmohammadi, Maryam (2014) Process modelling and simulation of tissue damage during mechanical peeling of pumpkin as a tough skinned vegetable. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Food waste is a current challenge that both developing and developed countries face. This project applied a novel combination of available methods in Mechanical, agricultural and food engineering to address these challenges. A systematic approach was devised to investigate possibilities of reducing food waste and increasing the efficiency of industry by applying engineering concepts and theories including experimental, mathematical and computational modelling methods. This study highlights the impact of comprehensive understanding of agricultural and food material response to the mechanical operations and its direct relation to the volume of food wasted globally.

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ID Code: 67921
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Yarlagadda, Prasad, Gu, YuanTong, & Kosse, Vladis
Keywords: Post harvesting Loss, Food Processing, Finite Element Analysis, Constitutive Modelling, Tensile testing, Compression Testing, Indentation Testing, Mechanical Properties, Physical Properties, Agricultural Crops
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2014 02:42
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015 22:13

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