Non contact Measurement of the Shrinkage and Calculation of Porosity During the Drying of Banana

madiouli, jamel and sghaier, jalila and orteu, jean jose and robert, laurent and lecomte, didier and sammouda, habib (2011) Non contact Measurement of the Shrinkage and Calculation of Porosity During the Drying of Banana. drying technology, 29 (12). pp. 1358-1364.

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Abstract

A novel non-intrusive technique (stereo-correlation) was used to determine the apparent volume of a banana in convective drying condition. The volume was calculated using the 3D Digital Image Correlation method (3D-DIC), which provides the 3D shape of the banana during drying. The combination of this technique and mass measurement allows the calculation of the porosity using the model of Katekawa and Silva[1] and the graphical interpretation presented by Madiouli et al.[2] The banana shows an ideal shrinkage at the beginning of drying but stops shrinking at low moisture content, thus increasing the porosity up to 30–35%. The comparison of the experimental shrinkage and the calculated porosity with the experiments deduced from the literature enables us to conclude the effectiveness of the 3D-DIC technique as well as the porosity calculation model.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: College Of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: JAMEL MADIOULI
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 21:31
Last Modified: 14 May 2017 21:31
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/1177

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