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CRC Handbook of Engineering in Agriculture, Volume III

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ISBN 9780849338632
Published June 30, 1988 by CRC Press
336 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 chap-ters emphasize field machines and practices, irrigation engineering, drainage and erosion control, and waste management. Also in-cluded is information on electrical systems and electric motors, de-sign of structures, ventilation and lighting systems, and livestock and poultry production. This volume is especially written for engi-neers of all types, agricultural scientists, extension specialists, ag-industry-managers, and engineering students.


Table of Contents

PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND REQUIREMENTS OF LIVE-STOCK POULTRY. Space and Equipment Requirements of Live-stock/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 Dia-grams. Lighting System Design. Examples of Heat Calculations for Agricultural Applications. FEED AND CROP STORAGES. Wall Pressures in Crop Storages. Thermal Properties of Agricultural Materials. Hy-groscopoic 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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