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Robustness of a model predicting drop-testing performance of fruit packs

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Schoorl, D. and williams, D.T. (1973) Robustness of a model predicting drop-testing performance of fruit packs. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 30 (3). pp. 247-253.



In an earlier investigation a numerical model was defined which summarized the effects on apple packs of multiple drops from different heights. The results suggested that a given package-type could be associated with a "package constant", k, characteristic of the package and independent of the drop height and the number of drops. The effect on k of change in experimental conditions and material is investigated; it is shown that the model is remarkably robust under such changes, and is equally applicable to pears. The results suggest, however, that k may be affected by flesh firmness and state of maturity of the fruit, and this possibility requires further specific investigation. Two methods of calculating k are described and compared, and restrictions on the calculations noted; the methods are shown to be in good agreement.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Storage
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Live Archive:20 May 2024 05:35
Last Modified:20 May 2024 05:35

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