Numerical estimation of deformation energy of selected bulk oilseeds in compression loading

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Demirel C., Kabutey A., Herak D., Gurdil G. A. K.

1st Nommensen International Conference on Technology and Engineering, Medan, Indonesia, 11 - 12 July 2017, vol.237 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 237
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1757-899x/237/1/012004
  • City: Medan
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This paper aimed at the determination of the deformation energy of some bulk oilseeds or kernels namely oil palm, sunflower, rape and flax in linear pressing applying the trapezoidal rule which is characterized by the area under the force and deformation curve. The bulk samples were measured at the initial pressing height of 60 mm with the vessel diameter of 60 mm where they were compressed under the universal compression machine at a maximum force of 200 kN and speed of 5 mm/min. Based on the compression test, the optimal deformation energy for recovering the oil was observed at a force of 163 kN where there was no seed/kernel cake ejection in comparison to the initial maximum force used particularly for rape and flax bulk oilseeds. This information is needed for analyzing the energy efficiency of the non-linear compression process involving a mechanical screw press or expeller.