A mathematical description of the comminution of food during mastication in man.

@article{Bilt1987AMD,
  title={A mathematical description of the comminution of food during mastication in man.},
  author={Andries van der Bilt and Liselot Olthoff and Hilbert W. van der Glas and K van der Weelen and Frederik T Bosman},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1987},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={579-86}
}
Chewing performance was quantified by determining the particle-size distribution of comminuted food as a function of the number of chewing strokes. The rate of food breakdown was taken to be the result of a combined selection and breakage process; this was quantified in a mathematical model. A linear operation on the particle-size distribution described the… CONTINUE READING