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On the separation of coconuts: A modeling week study

Abstract:
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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10.1137/S003614450342106X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Journal:
SIAM REVIEW
Volume:
46
Issue:
1
Pages:
128-139
Publication date:
2004-03-05
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EISSN:
1095-7200
ISSN:
0036-1445
URN:
uuid:326d4f6d-faf6-448e-a87e-141c154b6e2f
Source identifiers:
357236
Local pid:
pubs:357236

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