Mechanical Properties of the Apple Flesh According to the Specimen Size

  • Kim, M.S. (Dept. of Agricultural Machinery, College of Agriculture, Chungnam National University Korea)
  • Published : 2000.06.01


Mechanical properties of the apple flesh were tested with compression test apparatus constructed by this study. The computer program was developed for measuring mechanical properties, and analyzing data obtained from the study. Compression tests on the apple flesh were performed at four levels of specimen diameter, three levels of specimen length, and at constant loading rate(25mm/min). Five replications were made at each treatment combination. Effect of specimen size on the mechanical properties of the apple flesh was investigated.