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Studies on some engineering properties of faba bean seeds

Journal: The Journal of AgriSearch (JAS) (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 4-8

Keywords : faba bean; dimension; bulk density; coefficient of friction and angle of repose;

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Various physical and mechanical properties of three different germplasm of faba bean seeds were evaluated.The average seed length of germplasm IC-0595985,IC-0595986 and IC-0595991were 8.71±0.66, 8.47±0.50 and 7.93±0.65mm, respectively. The three Indian germplasm of faba bean were found much lesser in dimension compared to the Egyptian varieties of faba bean. The geometric mean diameter, sphericity, thousand seeds mass and porosity were also determined.The averages of bulk density were 0.923±0.008, 0.918±0.014 and 0.88±0.002 g/cc, for germplasm IC-0595985, IC-0595986 and IC- 0595991respectively .The coefficient of friction of seeds on two surfaces viz plywood and galvanized iron sheet were determined and it was observed that it was highest (0.42 ± 0.022) for plywood and lowest (0.38 ± 0.011) for GI sheet.

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