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Numerical Solution of the Fokker-Planck Equation for Postharvest Applications
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 033099, 2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.14055) @2003
Authors: Nico Scheerlinck, Ann Peirs, Michèle Desmet, Sofie Clauwers, Bart M. Nicolaï
Keywords: Postharvest technology, Fokker-Planck equation, stochastic models, numerical methods, Monte Carlo method
In recent years many mathematical models have been developed to predict the change of
fruit quality attributes such as firmness during maturation and cold storage. Instead of modelling the
full chain of underlying biochemical processes, typically models of minimum complexity are
developed to describe the basic dynamics of fruit quality attributes by means of a limited number of
state variables. However, these models are deterministic and do not take into account the large
natural variability of fruit quality attributes.