FUZZY EXPERT SYSTEMS: A PROTOTYPE FOR CONTROL of CORN BREAKAGE DURING DRYING

Q. ZHANG, J. B. LITCHFIELD

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Abstract

A prototype fuzzy expert system was developed to predict the breakage susceptibility of corn for certain drying conditions and to provide recommendations for dryer control. the control decisions were based on predicted levels of breakage, drying conditions, and the recommendations of corn drying experts. Drying temperature, initial moisture content, equilibrium moisture content, and level of the wet product holding bin were used as the process information for providing recommendations for drying temperature and flow rate adjustment. Two example drying processes were tested. the results of the study showed that (1) the predicted corn breakage levels matched the experimental results and (2) the control recommendations by the system were consistent with domain experts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-273
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Food Process Engineering
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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