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2009 (Vol. 1, Issue: 2)
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Some Physical Properties of Groundnut Grains

R.M. Davies
Corresponding Author:  Davies Rotimi Moses 

Key words:  Groundnut grains, length, moisture content, physical properties, thickness, width,
Vol. 1 , (2): Page No: 10-13
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 May, 01 2009 June, 02

Investigation of physical and mechanical properties of groundnut is essential for design of equipment for harvesting, processing, transportation, cleaning, sorting, separation and packaging. In this research some physical properties of groundnut grains were evaluated such as axial dimensions, geometric mean diameter, thousand grain m ass, true and bulk density and grain volume at moisture content 7.6% dry basis. The sphericity, aspect ratio, surface area and porosity were 0.69, 56%, 120.82mm2, 36.4% respectively. Static coefficient of friction for glass, plywood, galvanized steel and concrete structural surfaces were 0.11, 0.13, 0.14 and 0.16, respectively and angle of repose 28/.
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R.M. Davies, 2009. Some Physical Properties of Groundnut Grains.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 1(2): Page No: 10-13.
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