Effect of the triticale grain moisture content on the spontaneous heating of grain and on the pressure against the silo wall
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Department of Engineering and Machinery, University of Agriculture, Doświadczalna 44, 20-236 Lublin, Poland
Acceptance date: 2001-05-29
Int. Agrophys. 2001, 15(4): 247-254
The author presents the results of studies on the temperature and horizontal pressure of triticale grain in a model silo. The studies included grain with an initial moisture content of 13, 16 and 18% w.b. The grain storage duration was 25 days. The study showed that grain temperature is affected by its initial moisture content. The highest temperature values were observed in grain with an initial moisture content of 18% w.b. Also, a higher initial moisture content results in greater increases in pressure.
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