Author: D. W. Smith
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This bulletin provides principles, practices and procedures for testing machines and also determines aspects of a machine's performance that can be evaluated. It is directed towards those involved in the evaluation of machinery, and primarily towards users on small farms. Evaluation of farm equipment may be appropriate at any stage in its development, from first prototype to batch and series production.
Author: Segun R. Bello
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2012-09-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Agricultural engineering principles and practices is an exposition on a previous work titled; fundamental principles of agricultural engineering practice published by same author in 2007 which only explored aspects of principles of agricultural engineering with less emphasis on production practices engaged in at every level of agricultural operations. Thus the book gave a narrowed outlook of agricultural engineering fundamentals, which is not adequate for providing relevant information in practice with agricultural engineering background undertaking at all levels of engineering training in the university, polytechnic and colleges. Hence, the book has been enlarged in scopes and packaged in 2 volume titles (11 chapters in Volume I and 9 chapters in Volume II). Volume (I) has three parts that addresses fundamental aspects of agricultural engineering: Part 1 has six chapters comprising of agricultural engineering development, issues on agricultural mechanization, management of engineering utilities, economics of machine use, farm power and agricultural machinery and development. Part 2, in 3 chapters, addresses all aspects of site surveying, land clearing undertakings and landform development, various agricultural practices, and tillage operations. Part 3 has 2 chapters on crop planting operations and establishment practices. Various planting patterns and characteristics, equipment types and planter component descriptions are features x-rayed in this section. Chapters 10 and 11 dwells much on post planting operations involving crop thinning, fertilizer application, pest and weed control programme, and new development in chemical and fertilizer application as well as integrated pest control management. The scope of agricultural practice is inexhaustible and that informs a continual development and expansion of knowledge as advancements takes place.
This book presents the subject of farm machinery from the engineering viewpoint, emphasizing functional requirements and principles of operation for the basic types of field machines. Methods for testing or evaluating the performance of certain types of field machinery are included in the appropriate chapters. Contents: Abbreviations; Research and Development in Farm Machinery; Field Capacities and Cost Analysis; Materials of Construction; Elements of Rotary Power-Transmission Systems; Hydraulic Controls and Power-Take-Off Drives; Tillage Force Analysis and Hitching; Soil tillage: Moldboard-Type Tools; Disk Tools; Miscellaneous Tillage Equipment; Earth-Moving Equipment; Crop Planting; Row-Crop Cultivation, Flaming, and Thinning; Application of Fertilizers; Hay Harvesting: Mowing, Raking, and Baling; Forage Chopping and Handling; Seed Cleaning and Sorting; Grain and Seed Harvesting; Corn Picking and Shelling; Cotton Harvesting; Harvesting of Root Crops; Spraying and Dusting; Farm Transport. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Author: Michael and Ojha
Release Date: 1996
Contents :- 1. Part I - FARM POWER 1. Sources of Farm Power and Scope of Mechanization 2. Principles of Operation of Oil Engines 3. Engine System 4. Tractor Power Trains - Traction Devices Cost Analysis 5. Electricity on the farm 2. Part II - FARM MACHINERY 1. Machine Elements and Materials of Construction 2. Seedbed Preparation Machinery 3. Seeding, Harvesting and Threshing Machinery 4. Agricultural Processing and Plant Protection Machinery 5. Dairy Machinery 3. Part III - FARM BUILDING 1. Planning of Fartmstead and Farm Residence 2. Animal Shelters and Building Materials 3. Storage Structures on the Farm & Villages 4. Part IV - POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY 1. Grain Drying theory and Practice 2. Technology of Parboiling and Milling of Rice 3. Processing and Preservation of Foods & Seeds 4. Appendix 5. Index
Author: Harry Field
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The third edition of this book exposes the reader to a wide array of engineering principles and their application to agriculture. It presents an array of more or less independent topics to facilitate daily assessments or quizzes, and aims to enhance the students' problem solving ability. Each chapter contains objectives, worked examples and sample problems are included at the end of each chapter. This book was first published in the late 60's by AVI. It remains relevant for post secondary classes in Agricultural Engineering Technology and Agricultural Mechanics, and secondary agriculture teachers.
Broad principles of soil science; General principles involved in soil mechanics; Distribution of forces in soil; Tractive elements of agricultural machines; Plows; Implements for soil preparation for sowing; Active tilling rotary machines; Pendulous and vibrating machines; Implements for interrow tillage; Mechanical organic fertilizer distributors; Fertilizer distributors; Seeding machines; Planting machines; Insect, plant disease and weeds controlling machines.
The book will serve as a useful design resource and as a practice kit to the agricultural engineering graduates, post graduates in farm power and machinery and for the students appearing for various competitive exams such as ARS, NET, GATE, JRF/SRF etc. The technology & improved designs of farm equipment and technical know how associated with it, is going to the quite useful to establish techno-economic viability for the staff engaged in R&D in farm machinery. This will also be quite useful reference book for the design engineers engaged in design and development of improved machinery in the modern agricultural mechanization. This is the first text book of its kind to address systematically the design prob elms involved in farm machinery. It offers comprehensive coverage of design principles and practices
Facts101 is your complete guide to Engineering Fundamentals, Design, Principles, and Careers. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.