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On the separation of coconuts: a modeling week study

On the separation of coconuts: a modeling week study
On the separation of coconuts: a modeling week study
The modus operandi of "modeling weeks" is explained and illustrated using a classical modeling week problem of subjecting coconuts to an external pressure before splitting them open, in the hope that the coconut meat will then separate easily from the shell. A range of modeling approaches is considered, and a poroelastic model is posed that allows the key problem parameters to be identified and calculated. We conclude that separation by this means is likely to be possible and relatively easy to accomplish.
mathematical modeling, modeling weeks, poroelasticity, nonlinear diffusion equation
0036-1445
128-139
Fitt, A.D.
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Please, C.P.
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Fitt, A.D.
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Please, C.P.
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Fitt, A.D. and Please, C.P. (2004) On the separation of coconuts: a modeling week study. SIAM Review, 46 (1), 128-139. (doi:10.1137/S003614450342106X).

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The modus operandi of "modeling weeks" is explained and illustrated using a classical modeling week problem of subjecting coconuts to an external pressure before splitting them open, in the hope that the coconut meat will then separate easily from the shell. A range of modeling approaches is considered, and a poroelastic model is posed that allows the key problem parameters to be identified and calculated. We conclude that separation by this means is likely to be possible and relatively easy to accomplish.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: mathematical modeling, modeling weeks, poroelasticity, nonlinear diffusion equation

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Local EPrints ID: 29140
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29140
ISSN: 0036-1445
PURE UUID: 5777ac9a-cb59-4318-a7cd-b44da984ca0d

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 07 Jan 2022 22:22

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Author: A.D. Fitt
Author: C.P. Please

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