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Math. Comput. Appl. 2012, 17(1), 83-91; doi:10.3390/mca17010083

Flow Analysis and Determination of Drag Forces for Spikes of Crops

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Celal Bayar University 45040 Muradiye, Manisa, Turkey
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Published: 1 April 2012
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Abstract

In this work, flow analysis and drag forces of spikes of crops are investigated. A control volume is constructed to calculate drag forces and coefficients of spikes of wheats (Triticum durum, Triticum aestivum) for various velocities. In addition, drag forces corresponding to different orientation angles are determined for spikes of bread wheats. Spikes without awns are drawn using UNIGRAPHICS program in order to computationally analyze the flow. The drawings are inserted into ANSYS ICEM-CFD program and drag forces and coefficients are determined.
Keywords: Wheat Spikes; drag forces; drag coefficients Wheat Spikes; drag forces; drag coefficients
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Kırmacı, S.; Pakdemirli, M. Flow Analysis and Determination of Drag Forces for Spikes of Crops. Math. Comput. Appl. 2012, 17, 83-91.

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