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Homework Help: How do i calculate or find out the yield stress of sugarcane?

  1. Nov 3, 2013 #1
    Hi, from what I know, the crushing force for sugar cane is somewhat similar to pine wood which is about 40 MPA. But since there's water content in it, I need to readjust the yield stress for to crush the sugarcane.

    I've tried googling it but couldn't find much useful information. Anyone knows how should I approach this problem?

    Thanks for the help!
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  3. Nov 6, 2013 #2


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    The crushing stress will be less, but only by testing it at various moisture content will you be be able to find out the results. Wood ultimate strength is also a function of moisture content.
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