Physical properties effect on stress-strain behavior of wheat En Masse - Part I. Load response dependence on initial bulk density and moisture content

Y. Li, Q. Zhang, V. M. Puri, H. B. Manbeck

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Abstract

Physical properties of wheat (initial density and moisture content) and the boundary conditions (axial strain rate and confining pressure) affected both the axial and volumetric stress-strain en masse behavior in triaxial tests. Measured stress-strain trends indicated that the deviatoric stress at failure was larger for the test samples with higher density; whereas, the ratio of deviatoric stress at failure decreased as confining pressure increased. Fourteen elastoplastic parameters, as used in Lade's constitutive model, were determined for wheat en masse from axial and isotropic compression triaxial tests at two initial densities, one moisture content and two axial strain stress rates. The χ2 test validated the use of Lade's model, at 0.05 level of significance, for simulating wheat en masse load response within the range of test conditions studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-202
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Volume32
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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