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Physical Properties of Chickpea (C. arietinum) Cultivars

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  036058,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.14130) @2003
Authors:   Amin Allah Masoumi, Lope Tabil
Keywords:   Physical property, chickpea, dimension, density, friction, terminal velocity, cohesion

Physical attributes and some moisture dependent physical properties of chickpea (large kabuli, small kabuli (chico) and desi) were measured. The major, intermediate, minor and geometric diameter, unite mass and volume of seeds measured at moisture content of about 10% w.b. The particle and bulk densities, porosity, projected area, emptying and filling angle of reposes, static coefficient of friction on various surfaces, cohesion and terminal velocity of chickpea seed were measured at different levels of moisture content (7.5 -14% w.b.).

The analysis of variance (ANOVA) and comparison of means were performed using PROC GLM to evaluate the effect of moisture content on the physical properties of various chickpea samples. The relationship between physical properties and moisture content were shown by appropriate models. The comparison means indicated that at each moisture level, the mean values of physical properties for various chickpea samples were significantly different (p<0.05).

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