Upon completion, students will be able to:
Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization, Mechanical Engineering Systems Overview; Functional principles of systems such as; petrol and diesel engines, micro-hydro, boilers, turbines (steam and gas), air compressors, pumps and robots, Study of mechanism and energy sources. Application in Agricultural Machinery: Implements and machines used for tillage, planting, planting, spraying and harvesting operations; field efficiency and machines; processing and storage of agricultural crops. Farm structures, electricity and water supply, Workshop technology, Maintenance and Servicing.
Kaul, R.N. and Egbo, C.O. 1985. Introduction to Agricultural Mechanisation. Macmillan, London.
Nath, S. 1988. Manual of Practicals in Farm Mechanisation. Unitech Printery.
Kalpakjan, S. 1995. Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (3rd Edn.), Addison-Wesley.
Mechanical Engineering Plant Engineering Handbooks.
Continuous assessment 40%
Written examination 60%
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