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Volume 2012, Article ID 136218, 5 pages
Research Article

Determination of Effective Factors on Power Requirement and Conveying Capacity of a Screw Conveyor under Three Paddy Grain Varieties

1Department of Agricultural Machinery, College of Agriculture, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
2Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Shahid Fahmideh Boulevard, P.O. Box 31585-845, Karaj, Iran

Received 31 October 2011; Accepted 24 November 2011

Academic Editors: I. Watanabe and A. Welle

Copyright © 2012 Ezzatollah Askari Asli-Ardeh and Ahmad Mohsenimanesh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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