The 661 square feet Biophysical Properties Laboratory contains instrumentation including two universal testing machines used for the measurement of mechanical properties of food, feed, agricultural and biological materials. Recent studies have utilized the equipment to measure flow properties of powders, texture of pecans after various moisture and freezing treatments, surface friction of fruit in relation to abrasion resistance, and penetration force to predict fruit quality & ripeness. Testing has also been done in cooperation with faculty in Nutritional Science to measure properties of bones from rats on special diets and with Veterinary Medicine on surgical practices to repair and prevent bone injuries to animals.



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Carol Jones