Because seeds vary in shape, size, and weight, their behaviors in cross-breezes vary as well. The customer’s laboratory is researching seeds for prairie grasses. Their laboratory currently has data for seed structures; however, data for seed dispersion is needed to provide a better correlation to known environmental and genetic factors such as precipitation and DNA changes. The Seed Cross-Breeze Distance Tester is a controlled chamber designed to test the distance a seed will travel in a user-specified windspeed.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)
Krewson, Ty; Jensen, John; and Dahlberg, Emily, "JME 4110 Seed Cross-Breeze Distance Tester" (2017). Washington University / UMSL Mechanical Engineering Design Project JME 4110. 10.