Analysis of the collision-damage susceptibility of sweet cherry related to environment temperature: A numerical simulating method
Tchuenbou-Magaia, Fideline Laure
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AbstractSweet cherry is extremely susceptible to collision damage during post-harvest handling. Fruit-to-rigid surface and fruit-to-fruit collision systems were modeled by the dynamic FE method and the sweet cherry model included three parts: exocarp, mesocarp, and pit. A fruit-to-rigid surface horizontal collision testbed was newly developed to validate the prediction accuracy of the fruit FE model. It was found that the fruit model inputting the average elastic moduli and failure stress of the fruit tissues can reproduce the experimental maximum impact force and contact time in the compression stage with the relative error of 1.58 and 1.87%, respectively. Three mathematical models were proven to be capable of quantitatively assessing the internal damage degree of sweet cherry by three independent variables: collision type, initial fruit velocity, and environment temperature. This study shows an effective numerical simulation approach for objectively predicting the horizontal collision-damage susceptibility of sweet cherry and other fresh fruit in postharvest damage-prevention strategy analysis.
CitationHan, X., Liu, Y., Tchuenbou-Magaia, F., Li, Z., Khojastehpour, M. and Li, B. (2022) Analysis of the collision-damage susceptibility of sweet cherry related to environment temperature: A numerical simulating method. Journal of Food Engineering, 333, 111140.
JournalJournal of Food Engineering
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of a paper published by Elsevier in Journal of Food Engineering on 24/05/2022, available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2022.111140 The accepted manuscript of the publication may differ from the final published version
SponsorsThis work was supported by a European Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (326847 and 467 912847), a Chinese Universities Scientific Fund (2452018313) and an International Cooperation Key Plan of Shaanxi Province (2022KWZ-12).
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