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Investigation of the Compression Characteristics of Leymus chinensis L.

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

Citation:  2012 Dallas, Texas, July 29 - August 1, 2012  121341112.(doi:10.13031/2013.42057)
Authors:   Tianyi Wang, Guanghui Wang, Decheng Wang, Lope G Tabil
Keywords:   Pasture, Leymus chinensis L, compression, mechanical properties

Leymus chinensis L. is a forage crop grown in Northern China. In this study, the result of compressive experiments on the maximum pressure as affected by moisture content of Leymus chinensis L. are reported. Chopped Leymus chinensis L. samples were compressed in a piston cylinder under three maximum pressure levels (10, 12.5, 15MPa) and at three moisture content levels (7%, 10%, 13% w.b.) to produce briquettes. With increasing maximum pressure, the energy consumption increased significantly but capacity of anti-restore hardly changed. With increasing moisture content, the energy consumption decreased but the capacity of anti-restore increased significantly.

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