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Modeling of cereal grains: database and simulation tools of cereal characteristics

Identification

Key words Cereal, database, properties, wheat grain, tissues, behavioural laws
Latest version 2012/10/09
Completed by INRA - IATE

How does it work?

Primary objective To have a relationship database and a capitalization tool by data-gathering, with a visual display. On a longer term, to have a predictive and decision tool.
Working principle The Virtual Grain software links a rich database with simulation tools modelling the mechanical behaviour of cohesive granular environments. The database gathers information about the morphological, biochemical, technological and mechanical properties of the wheat grain and its tissues.

By integrating both the data of different kinds and different scales through analytical software, and the simulation models, the Virtual Grain software can establish correlations between the grain characteristics with a very global view.

For each one of the 3 cereals (wheat, durum wheat, rice), it is possible to display the models coming from data and simulation tool for the morphological characteristics of grains. The simulation of the mechanical characteristics will be available later.

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Important process parameters The software includes its own statistics tool.

Currently, the calculation times for virtual models runs from a few seconds to a few days. For example, if you take one grain of rice and virtually cut it up in approximately 7000 cubes, each side of a cube measuring 50 μm, it will take 5 hours to do the calculations. The size of the file obtained will be 11 megabyte.

Currently, the database holds around 19000 datapoints; there is no capacity limitation for the datapoints.

All authorized users (currently only inside the INRA - IATE laboratory) can easily feed the database with data. The administrators can protect the data by sharing the users into groups with different access possibilities to the data.

Important product parameters

What can it be used for?

Products Common wheat (soft, hard), durum wheat, rice, potentially adaptable to all kinds of grain foods
Operations Milling, separation
Solutions for short comings Wheat starch and gluten, aminoacids in wheat, wheat starch quality, rheological behaviour of food

What can it NOT be used for?

Products any other product than grains
Operations any other than modeling
Other limitations Currently, the use of the software is available only inside the INRA - IATE laboratory.

The size of the hard disk is the only limiting factor for storage of data and possibilities of calculation.

Risks or hazards not known

Implementation

Maturity Deposit in progress (APP, France).

Current content: morphological measures (Rice: 5400, soft wheat: 1500), mechanical properties (Rice: 1000, soft wheat: 400), biochemical properties (soft wheat: 360)

Modularity /Implementation Not applicable- development phase
Consumer aspects not known
Legal aspects Deposit in progress (APP, France)
Environmental aspects not known

Further Information

Institutes INRA - IATE
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References (1) Mabille F., Mueangdee N. and Abecassis J. 2004. Modelling the morphology of wheat grain and applications. In International Workshop 44, Modelling quality traits and their genetic variability for wheat. Clermont-Ferrand, France.

(2) Mueangdee N., Mabille F., Thomopoulos R. and Abecassis J. 2005a. Toward an information system of grain properties. In 50 years ICC-Jubilee Conference 1955-2005 “Cereals- The future challenge”. Vienna, Austria: AACC International.

(3) Mueangdee N., Mabille F., Thomopoulos R. and Abecassis J. 2005b. Virtual Grain: an integrated tool for the study of grain properties. In Fête de la science. Montpellier, France.

(4) Mueangdee N., Mabille F., Thomopoulos R. and Abecassis J. 2005c. Virtual kernel: an information system of grain properties. In 4th European Young Cereal Scientists and Technologists Workshop, p.30. Vienna, Austria: AACC International.

(5) Mueangdee N., Mabille F., Thomopoulos R. and Abecassis J. 2006. “Virtual Grain”: a data warehouse for mesh grid representation of cereal grain properties. In 9th European Conference Food Industry and Statistics, pp. 291-299. Montpellier, France.

(6) Thomopoulos R., Buche P., Haemmerlé O., Mabille F., and Mueangdee N. 2006. Comparaison de deux modes de representation de données faiblement structurées en sciences du vivant. In 6èmes journées Extraction et Gestion des Connaissances, EGC’2006, RNTI-E6, pp. 125-136. Lille, France.

A publication by Mabille, F. is to come

The software includes its own statistics tool.

Currently, the calculation times for virtual models runs from a few seconds to a few days. For example, if you take one grain of rice and virtually cut it up in approximately 7000 cubes, each side of a cube measuring 50 μm, it will take 5 hours to do the calculations. The size of the file obtained will be 11 megabyte.

Currently, the database holds around 19000 datapoints; there is no capacity limitation for the datapoints.

All authorized users (currently only inside the INRA - IATE laboratory) can easily feed the database with data. The administrators can protect the data by sharing the users into groups with different access possibilities to the data.warning.png"The software includes its own statistics tool.

Currently, the calculation times for virtual models runs from a few seconds to a few days. For example, if you take one grain of rice and virtually cut it up in approximately 7000 cubes, each side of a cube measuring 50 μm, it will take 5 hours to do the calculations. The size of the file obtained will be 11 megabyte.

Currently, the database holds around 19000 datapoints; there is no capacity limitation for the datapoints.

All authorized users (currently only inside the INRA - IATE laboratory) can easily feed the database with data. The administrators can protect the data by sharing the users into groups with different access possibilities to the data." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

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