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2017
Volume 20
Issue 1
Topic:
Agricultural Engineering
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Bakhshipour A. , Zare D. 2017. A GENERALIZED ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK MODEL FOR DEEP-BED DRYING OF PADDY , EJPAU 20(1), #05.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume20/issue1/abs-05.html

A GENERALIZED ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK MODEL FOR DEEP-BED DRYING OF PADDY

Adel Bakhshipour, Dariush Zare
Biosystems Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Iran

 

ABSTRACT

In order to estimate the moisture content variations of paddy in a deep bed dryer, an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) simulation model was developed from a validated partial differential equation (PDE) model. Different ANN structures were developed and evaluated to obtain the best simulation model. Subsequently, the best network was selected based on the highest value of coefficient of determination (R2=0.9979), and the lowest value for the mean squared error (MSE=0.0732).The mean relative deviation between PDE data and the verified network outputs was obtained to be close to zero (MRD=0.51%). The performance of the proposed ANN was also evaluated by a set of experimental data. Good agreement was found between experimental and network predicted values (MRD=8.29%). Results indicated that the developed ANN is capable of predicting drying process with reasonable accuracy.

Key words: Deep bed, Artificial Neural Networks, Modeling, Paddy drying.


Adel Bakhshipour
Biosystems Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Iran
Former Ph.D. Student

Dariush Zare
Biosystems Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Iran
P.O. Box 7144165186, Shiraz, Iran
Phone: +98 711 6138192; Fax: +98 711 2286104
email: dzare@shirazu.ac.ir

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