Numerical simulation of micro-scale morphological changes of plant food materials during drying - a meshfree approach

Karunasena, H.C.P. (2014) Numerical simulation of micro-scale morphological changes of plant food materials during drying - a meshfree approach. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis developed a high preforming alternative numerical technique to investigate microscale morphological changes of plant food materials during drying. The technique is based on a novel meshfree method, and is more capable of modeling large deformations of multiphase problem domains, when compared with conventional grid-based numerical modeling techniques. The developed cellular model can effectively replicate dried tissue morphological changes such as shrinkage and cell wall wrinkling, as influenced by moisture reduction and turgor loss.

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ID Code: 76526
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Senadeera, Wijitha, Gu, YuanTong, & Brown, Richard
Additional Information: Recipient of 2014 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.
Thesis embargoed until 1st Oct 2015.
Keywords: Food Drying, SPH, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Numerical Modeling, Meshfree Methods, Microsctucture, Tissues, Dehydration, Cell Mechanics, Discrete Element Method, ODTA
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2014 03:05
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 05:08

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