Ioan Cristian Trelea

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The particle swarm optimization algorithm is analyzed using standard results from the dynamic system theory. Graphical parameter selection guidelines are derived. The exploration–exploitation tradeoff is discussed and illustrated. Examples of performance on benchmark functions superior to previously published results are given.  2002 Elsevier Science B.V.(More)
The freezing step influences lyophilization efficiency and protein stability. The main objective of this work was to investigate the impact on the primary drying stage of an ultrasound controlled ice nucleation technology, compared with usual freezing protocols. Lyophilization cycles involving different freezing protocols (applying a constant shelf cooling(More)
To evaluate the effects of temperature and relative humidity (RH) on microbial and biochemical ripening kinetics, Camembert-type cheeses were prepared from pasteurized milk seeded with Kluyveromyces marxianus, Geotrichum candidum, Penicillium camemberti, and Brevibacterium aurantiacum. Microorganism growth and biochemical changes were studied under(More)
A mechanistic model predicting flavour release during oral processing of masticated foods was developed. The description of main physiological steps (product mastication and swallowing) and physical mechanisms (mass transfer, product breakdown and dissolution) occurring while eating allowed satisfactory simulation of in vivo release profiles of ethyl(More)
Physicochemical properties (partition and diffusion coefficients) involved in the mobility and release of salt and aroma compounds in model cheeses were determined in this study. The values of NaCl water/product partition coefficients highlighted interactions between proteins and NaCl. However, these interactions were not modified by the product composition(More)
The phase ratio variation (PRV) method is widely used for the determination of partition coefficient values (dimensionless Henry's law constants) by headspace gas chromatography. Traditional data processing by linear regression has several drawbacks: potential bias introduced by linearization, absence of quality indicator of the resulting value and, in case(More)
The objective of this study was to develop a model to simulate salt release during eating. Salt release kinetics during eating was measured for four model dairy products with different dynamic salty perceptions. A simple in vivo model of salt release was developed to differentiate between the contribution of the individual and of the product to salt(More)
After eating a liquid or a semi-liquid food product, a thin film responsible for the dynamic profile of aroma release coats the pharyngeal mucosa. The aim of this article was to analyse the fluid mechanics of pharyngeal peristalsis and to develop a simple biomechanical model in order to understand the role of saliva and food bolus viscosity on the coating(More)
After swallowing a liquid or a semi-liquid food product, a thin film responsible for the dynamic profile of aroma release coats the pharyngeal mucosa. The objective of the present article was to understand and quantify physical mechanisms explaining pharyngeal mucosa coating. An elastohydrodynamic model of swallowing was developed for Newtonian liquids that(More)
The paper describes a mechanistic mathematical model for aroma release in the oropharynx to the nasal cavity during food consumption. The model is based on the physiology of the swallowing process and is validated with atmospheric pressure chemical ionization coupled with mass spectrometry measurements of aroma concentration in the nasal cavity of subjects(More)