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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1250-1256
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.139


Physical and Mechanical Properties of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-Graceum L.)
R. K. Rathod*, S. M. Mathur, B. B. Badgire and Mukesh Kumar Singh
Department of Farm machinery and power Engineering, CTAE, MPUAT, Udaipur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Some physical and mechanical properties of fenugreek seeds and plant were evaluated. The average length, width, thickness and geometric mean diameter of fenugreek seed were 3.47 mm, 2.53 mm, 1.61mm and 2.41 mm, respectively. The observed mean value of fenugreek plant for length, width and stalk diameter was 593.12 mm, 118.16 mm and 2.48 mm, respectively. The average values of sphericity, surface area, volume, thousand seed weight, bulk density, true density, porosity and angle of repose were 0.70 mm, 18.42 mm2, 5.34 mm3, 11.93 g, 687.62 kg/m3, 1360.58 kg/m3, 49.39 per cent and 37.21 degree. The coefficient of static friction was higher for plywood followed by acrylic, M.S. sheet and G. I. sheet. The coefficient of internal grain friction was 0.43. The force required for rupturing the fenugreek seed in horizontal and vertical was recorded as 477 and 65.93 N, respectively and force required for rupturing the fenugreek pod in horizontal orientation 53.16 and 8.11 N, respectively. The average fenugreek stalk breaking force required was observed to be 24.72 N.


Keywords: Fenugreek seeds, sphericity, grain friction
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Rathod. R. K., S. M. Mathur, B. B. Badgire and Mukesh Kumar Singh. 2020. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-Graceum L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1250-1256. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.139