1st Edition

CRC Handbook of Engineering in Agriculture - 3 Volume Set

Edited By

R.H. Brown



ISBN 9780849338601
Published June 30, 1998 by CRC Press
872 Pages

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Book Description

These three volumes present essential engineering technologies most often used for design and evaluation of the best practices in agricultural production and postharvest processing operations. The choices, requirements, procedures, and expected performances are expertly supported with equations, data tables, illustrations, charts, graphs, and data conversion factors for SI units. Written by highly qualified and experienced agricultural engineers, the chapters emphasize field machines and practices, irrigation engineering, drainage and erosion control, and waste management. Also included is information on electrical systems and electric motors, design of structures, ventilation and lighting systems, and livestock and poultry production. This volume is especially written for engineers of all types, agricultural scientists, extension specialists, ag-industry managers, and engineering students.

VOLUME I: CROP PRODUCTION ENGINEERINGVOLUME II: SOIL AND WATER ENGINEERING
VOLUME III: ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Table of Contents

VOLUME I: CROP PRODUCTION ENGINEERING:
ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF AGRICULTURAL SOILS. Soil Classification by Particle Size - Textural Triangle. Soil Mechanics. Densities. AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY - FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS. Terminology and Definitions for Agricultural Tillage Implements and Agricultural Equipment. Tillage Tool Power Requirements. Cutting of Biological Materials. Threshing, Separating, and Cleaning. Human Factors - Vibration and Noise in the Workplace. Human Factors - Thermal Comfort, Workloads, Forces, and Anthropometrics. PLANT GROWTH DATA. IRRIGATION ENGINEERING. Irrigation Water Quality. Irrigation Well Design and Specifications. Sprinkler System Design. Irrigation Efficiencies. Volume Gun Systems. Drip Irrigation Systems. Irrigation Practices and Operations. Information to Consider in Designing and Selecting Irrigation Systems for Agriculture and a Description of Different Types of Systems. Appendix. Index.

VOLUME II: SOIL AND WATER ENGINEERING
EROSION CONTROL ENGINEERING. Water Erosion Control. Designing Grass Waterways for Channel Stabilization and Sediment Filtration. Wind Erosion Control. Environmental Requirements. DRAINAGE ENGINEERING. Land Grading. Surface Drainage Systems. Subsurface Drainage Systems. Drainage Materials. Conduit Loading. Pump Drainage. WASTE MANAGEMENT. Manure Production and Characteristics. Design of Anaerobic Lagoons for Animal Waste Management. Solids Separation Units. Principles and Design of Infiltration Systems. Vegetation Infiltration Areas. Equipment for Solid Manure Handling and Land Application. Drying of Wastes. Odors and Nuisances. By-Product Recovery. Appendix. Index.


VOLUME III: ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND REQUIREMENTS OF LIVESTOCK POULTRY. Space and Equipment Requirements of Livestock/Poultry Production Systems. Basic Data and Procedures for Design of Ventilation Systems for Livestock and Poultry Shelters. STRUCTURAL DESIGNS, REQUIREMENTS, AND SYSTEMS. Wind, Snow, Live and Dead Loads, Data, and Calculations. Structural Considerations for Wood, Steel, and Concrete. Stud Frames, Pole Frames, Steel Frames, and Tilt-Up Concrete. Foundations. Insulation and Vapor Barriers. Pit and Slatted Floor Construction. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND APPLIANCES FOR AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES. Electric Loads, Circuits, and Wires. Guidelines for Installation and Operation of Single Phase Electric Motors. Electric Motor Characteristics and Schematic Diagrams. Lighting System Design. Examples of Heat Calculations for Agricultural Applications. FEED AND CROP STORAGES. Wall Pressures in Crop Storages. Thermal Properties of Agricultural Materials. Hygroscopoic Properties of Agricultural Products. On-Farm Grain Drying. Crop Drying Using Solar Energy. Chemical Control of Stored Grain Insect Pests. Control of Fungi. Appendix. Index.

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