Natural-Air Corn Drying with Stirring: I. Physical Properties Effects

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1986
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Wilcke, Walter
Bern, Carl
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Bern, Carl
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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Since 1905, the Department of Agricultural Engineering, now the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), has been a leader in providing engineering solutions to agricultural problems in the United States and the world. The department’s original mission was to mechanize agriculture. That mission has evolved to encompass a global view of the entire food production system–the wise management of natural resources in the production, processing, storage, handling, and use of food fiber and other biological products.

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In 1905 Agricultural Engineering was recognized as a subdivision of the Department of Agronomy, and in 1907 it was recognized as a unique department. It was renamed the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in 1990. The department merged with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology in 2004.

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1905–present

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  • Department of Agricultural Engineering (1907–1990)

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Stirred and unstirred natural-air corn dryers were monitored during two drying seasons. Data are presented on airflow resistance, bulk density, fines production, and fines movement. Stirring initially decreased airflow resistance 50%. Airflow resistance increased in stirred bins and decreased in unstirred bins as corn dried. Stirring produced a small amount of fines and moved fines toward the floor

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This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 29 (1986): 854–859, doi:10.13031/2013.30240. Posted with permission.

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