Effects of test levels on creep and relaxation characteristic parameters of stem for rice seedlings grown in plastic cell tray

Jinqing Xiao, College of Engineering, South China Agricultural University, Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510642, China, Ruijun Ma, Yu Chen
2020 International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering  
Creep and relaxation characteristics of stem for rice seedlings grown in plastic cell tray were studied by static tensile testing, in order to determine the relationship between characteristic parameters (rheological model parameters, stress components and strain components) and test levels (stress levels and strain levels). Rice seedling stem specimen used in the test was 40 mm in length. And the applied test values for the creep and relaxation test ranged from 1.0-3.0 MPa and 1.5%-3.5%,
more » ... nd 1.5%-3.5%, respectively, each for 5 levels. The results indicated that elastic modulus in the creep and relaxation model was not affected by test levels. However, except that viscosity coefficient η kv was a constant and η m1 decreased with the increase of test levels, other viscosity coefficient and rheological time nonlinearly increased as the test levels increased. And strain components in the creep model and stress components in the relaxation model significantly increased as the test levels increased. Citation: Xiao J Q, Ma R J, Chen Y. Effects of test levels on creep and relaxation characteristics parameters of stem for rice seedling grown in plastic cell tray. Int J Agric & Biol Eng, 2020; 13(4): 19-28.
doi:10.25165/j.ijabe.20201304.5673 fatcat:lloi5hfkgvhwjflkk4zwgoibye