DK Gojiya1*, UD Dobariya2, PA Pandya3 and KM Gojiya4
1Assistant Research Scientist, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, India
2Scientist (Agril. Engg.), Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Dantiwada, India
3T.O. to Hon’ble Vice chancellor and Assistant Professor, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, India
4Ph.D. Scholar, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, India
*Corresponding Author: DK Gojiya, Assistant Research Scientist, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, India.
Received: January 22, 2020; Published: February 26, 2020
Physical and mechanical properties of peanut kernels are important to the researcher, design engineer, the food industry. The present study aimed to determine and recognize a database of physical and engineering properties of peanut seed which play an important role in designing and developing of specific machines and their operations such as planting, harvesting and grading. The physical properties namely Moisture content, % (w.b), Length (mm), Width (mm), Thickness (mm), Shape, Sphericity (mm), 100 kernels weight (mm), Geometric mean diameter (mm), Surface area (mm2), Aspect ratio (%), True density (kg/m3), to know Bulk density (kg/m3), Porosity (%), Angle of repose, degree, Terminal velocity (m/s), Coefficient of friction (Wood, Glass and GI surface) and Germination percentage (%) of peanuts variety kernel GG-20 and TG-37A were investigate and reported in this study. Size distribution of GG-20 and TG-37A peanut kernels also studied.
Keywords: Peanut; Physical Property; GG-20, TG-37A; Equipment Design
Citation: DK Gojiya., et al. “Studies on Physical Properties of Peanut Seed". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.3 (2020): 01-05.
Copyright: © 2020 DK Gojiya., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.