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AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America (AMA) (issn: 00845841) is a peer reviewed journal first published online after indexing scopus in 1982. AMA is published by Farm Machinery Industrial Research Corp and Shin-Norinsha Co. AMA publishes every subjects of general engineering and agricultural engineering. Azerbaijan Medical Journal Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery Interventional Pulmonology Zhenkong Kexue yu Jishu Xuebao/Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology Wuhan Ligong Daxue Xuebao (Jiaotong Kexue Yu Gongcheng Ban)/Journal of Wuhan University of Technology (Transportation Science and Engineering) Zhonghua yi shi za zhi (Beijing, China : 1980)

Submission Deadline
10 Feb 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue- 02 )
Upcoming Publication
03 Feb 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue 01 )

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AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America (ISSN: 00845841) is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal covers Agricultural and Biological Sciences and all sort of engineering topic. the journal's scopes are in the following fields but not limited to:

Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication
Electronic Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Civil and architectural engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Research of significant parameters on paddy rice drying rate in variable temperature intermittent drying

Paper ID- AMA-01-12-2021-10907

Variable temperature intermittent drying is the important developing trend of hot air drying and prediction of drying rate is the basis for intelligent control of variable temperature intermittent drying. In order to confirm significant parameters on drying rate in variable temperature intermittent drying and establish moisture prediction model, variable temperature intermittent drying of rice variety Nanjing 9108 was performed in the pattern of drying stage Ⅰ (containing Initial Moisture Content, Drying Temperature Ⅰ and Moisture Content Reduction Ⅰ), tempering stage Ⅰ (containing Tempering Temperature and Intermittent Ratio) and drying stage Ⅱ (containing Drying Temperature Ⅱ and Drying Time Ⅱ). Significant parameters were confirmed by stepwise regression and the stepwise regression model was capable of predicting drying rate with an R2 of 0.94. The drying temperature Ⅱ has the most significant impact on the drying rate. Comparison with the model established by usual parameters in continuous drying proved that fully considering drying stage Ⅰ and tempering stage Ⅰ is a necessary condition for accurately predicting drying rate in drying stage Ⅱ in variable temperature intermittent drying.

Biochemical changes of mango varieties associated with post harvest salicylic acid treatment and cardboard carton storage

Paper ID- AMA-30-11-2021-10906

The present investigation entitled “Biochemical changes of mango varieties associated with post harvest salicylic acid treatment and cardboard carton storage” had sixteen treatment combination replicated three times in Completely Randomized Design. At maturity condition mango fruits were harvested and stored in cardboard carton by post harvest application of salicylic acid at 0.1, 0.5 and 1.0 g/l doses. On the basis of two years data analysis it was revealed that maximum pectin content (1.96 and 1.95 %) was recorded in Langra variety at 15 days storage period by 0.5 g/l salicylic acid application. Maximum polyphenol oxidase enzyme activity (56.38 and 56.40 units/g) was reported in variety Dashahari at 5 days ambient storage period by 0.1 g/l salicylic acid treatment. Maximum peroxidase enzyme activity and beta carotene content (463.69 and 464.70 units/g, 3495.93 and 3496.73 μg/100g) was found in variety Dashahari at 20 days ambient storage period by 0.5 g/l salicylic acid application. Highest ascorbic acid content (19.37 and 19.42 mg/100g) was recorded in variety Dashahari at 5 days ambient storage period by 0.5 g/l salicylic acid application. Maximum TSS content (28.00 and 27.00 Brix0) was reported in the variety Chausa at 20 days ambient storage period by 0.5 g/l salicylic acid application. Thus the present investigation indicated that post harvest application of enhanced the quality characteristics of mango fruits during storage in cardboard carton.

Design and experimental study of the ditching cutter of the tobacco planting ditch fertilizer machine

Paper ID- AMA-29-11-2021-10905

Aiming at the problems of irregular ditching and uneven force of the cutters used in the current tobacco planting process, this paper designs a special ditching cutter for the tobacco planting ditch fertilizer machine. In order to make the cutter force uniform and labor-saving, the line segment ratio and included angle of the ditching tool ridge curve (second-order Bezier curve) are the changing factors. The parameters of the ditching tool are optimized through EDEM simulation analysis, and the current ridge curve line segment is obtained through EDEM simulation analysis and field test verification. The ratio is 1:3, when the included angle is 150°, the uniform force of the ditching tool is the best and it can open a groove with a preset width of 100mm and a depth of 100mm (adjustable depth), and the ditching pattern is regular and stable.

Optimization Of Design And Operational Parameters Of A Citrus Substrate Filling And Transporting Machine

Paper ID- AMA-28-11-2021-10904

Aiming at addressing the problem of low mechanization of filling and transporting citrus seedling pot in China, a new type of seedling pot filling and transporting machine with 120 pots at a time was designed. Based on the study of the flow characteristic of the seedling substrate, key components of the filling and transporting machine, such as blanking mechanism, transmission mechanism, flap mechanism, and steering mechanism were designed. The effects of the opening width of the hopper, the rotating speed of the stirring shaft, the moisture content of the seedling substrate, and the forward speed of the transporting device on the filling effect of seedling pot were studied by the experimental method, and the optimal operation parameters were determined. The prototype tests were repeated 3 times with the best combination of parameters. The running of the prototype was stable. The number of filling bowls was 120, and the average filling time was about 40 s. The machine was in good condition for loading and unloading. The seedling pots were arranged in order. The average filling mass was 1.881kg, which was 0.006kg different from the predicted value, the relative error was 0.32%, and the mass variation coefficient was 2.97%, which was 0.12% different from the predicted value, the relative error is 4.0%. The designed machine can provide a reference for the development and optimization of the citrus substrate filling and transporting machine.

Language Learning Strategies Used by First-year Engineering Students

Paper ID- AMA-26-11-2021-10903

The present study was aimed at investigating language learning strategies used by the first-year students majoring in Engineering at Thai Nguyen University of Technology in Viet Nam. The Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL, version 7.0) developed by Oxford (1990) was employed in the study. The findings revealed that the overall strategy use of the students was at medium level. Specifically, metacognitive strategies were discovered to be applied at the highest frequency, whereas compensation strategies were least favored by the students. Moreover, it was found that there was a significant difference between the strategy use of male and female students regarding to memory and social strategies. Significantly, detailed statistics on each use strategy provide the teacher with useful information that serves as the basis of recommended implications.