Determination of selected physical properties of Brachystegia eurycoma seeds
M.C. Ndukwuhttps://doi.org/10.17221/14/2009-RAECitation:Ndukwu M.C. (2009): Determination of selected physical properties of Brachystegia eurycoma seeds. Res. Agr. Eng., 55: 165-169.
The research looked at some selected physical properties of Brachystegia eurycoma, such as axial dimension, roundness, sphericity, surface area, bulk density, solid density, porosity, and volume which are essential in the design and construction of the processing and handling equipments of Brachystegia eurycoma. All the above physical properties measured showed some deviations from the average values which is typical of agricultural biomaterials. Solid density showed the highest deviation of 4.04 g/mm3 while the volume showed the least deviation of 0.01 mm3 when compared to those of other physical properties. The angle of repose increased with the increase in the moisture content with a coefficient of determination of 0.98.Keywords:physical properties; angle of repose; solid density; Brachystegia eurycoma