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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Rheological Behavior Of Corn And Soy Mix As Feed Ingredients [comportamento Reológico De Mistura De Milho E Soja Para Produção De Rações]
Author: Fraiha M.
Biagi J.D.
Ferraz A.C.O.
Abstract: Foods behave as non-Newtonian fluids, but little is known about how corn and soybean mix behave under viscometric flow. In order to characterize the rheological behavior of animal feed under viscometric flow, a 70:30 (mass:mass) mixture of ground corn and soybean grains was submitted to a capillary rheometer at 3 different temperatures (80, 120, and 160 °C), different moisture levels (26.5 ± 0.08; 30.4 ± 0.31, and 33.4 ± 0.05%), and 4 shear rates (30.4; 72.9; 304.3, and 728.6/second). Different strain rates and die dimensions were used to obtain the target shear rates. The resulting data were fitted to Power Law, Casson, and Bingham models. Based on experimental data, water content, mass temperature, and the effects of shear rate on the apparent shear viscosity of corn-soy mix were fitted to a single expression (p < 0.001, R2 = 0.93): η = 18,769.7 (γ)-0.86 e(-9.34 U + 935 T), where γ is shear rate, U is sample moisture, and T is sample temperature in Kelvin scale. As expected, such mixture presented a pseudoplastic (shear-thinning) behavior.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0101-20612011000100018
Date Issue: 2011
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