Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(3), pp. 97 - 100
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020303
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Mass Modeling of Common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) Fruit with Some Physical Characteristics


Ali Nejat Lorestani *, Sadegh Gawhari , Sajad Sadi
Mechanical Engineering of Agricultural Machinery Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Razi University, Kermanshah, I. R. Iran

ABSTRACT

Fruits and vegetables with the similar weight and uniform shape are in high demand in terms of marketing value. Therefore, an awareness of grading fruits and vegetables based on weight is crucial. A part of this research was aimed to present some physical properties of Medlar fruit. In addition, in this study the mass of Medlar was predicted with using different physical characteristics in four models includes: Linear, Quadratic, S-curve, and Power. According to the results, all properties considered in the current study were found to be statistically significant at the 1% probability level and the best and the worst models for prediction the mass of Medlar were based on Volume and Length of the Medlar with determination coefficients of 0.996 and 0.580, respectively. At last, mass model based on thickness from economical standpoint is recommended.

KEYWORDS
Mass, Modeling, Medlar, Physical Characteristics

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Ali Nejat Lorestani , Sadegh Gawhari , Sajad Sadi , "Mass Modeling of Common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) Fruit with Some Physical Characteristics," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 97 - 100, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020303.

(b). APA Format:
Ali Nejat Lorestani , Sadegh Gawhari , Sajad Sadi (2014). Mass Modeling of Common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) Fruit with Some Physical Characteristics. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(3), 97 - 100. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020303.