I am a senior and having a cashew peeling machine project to graduate. I have a trouble with the question how calcutlate the friction to remove cashew testa. I really need help right now .. So please .... Thanks in advance
Grab some cashews and run your experiments.
Learn what's enough to remove the testa without harming the product.
Also, to what extent are you removing the testa?
I would approach this problem by first estimating the force it would require to bend one of those springs by approximately the width of a cashew. Then assume how many would be in contact with a cashew at a time (3 maybe?). Now that you have an estimated force you might be able to set some relationship between that and how much force would be applied to a nut sliding on a surface just prior to damage.
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