DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.10.004
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Ayman H. Amer Eissa, Abdul Rahman O. Alghannam, Mostafa M. Azam

Abstract: In order to better design, fabricate and control pear handling machine, we should take into account mechanical and rheological properties of pear fruits as related to handling process. The changes in rheological properties of pears stored at 5, 15, 25 °C and variable (fluctuating) temperature for 12 days were evaluated in terms of elasticity and viscosity parameters using creep tests. The elasticity and viscosity parameters in creep tests in general decreased with increase in storage time both under constant a…

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