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Introduction to Agricultural Engineering : A Problem Solving Approach - Harry L. Field

Introduction to Agricultural Engineering

A Problem Solving Approach

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Published: 29th February 1992
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This book introduces readers to the basic principles involved in agricultural engineering and the major problems inherent in managing land and mechanical devices--the two biggest resources in any agriculutral enterprise. The second edition examines basic prinicples and technical information for a wide range of topics, and then presents typical problems -- along with recommended solutions. Revised and expanded chapters cover the five technical areas of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers: and new topics include air conditioning and refrigeration, wind and water issues, biological products, and erosion and its control. With its focus on methods and techniques of problem solving, this book is an invaluable text for agricultural engineering courses and students.

Problem Solving. Significant Figures and Standard Form. Simple Machines. Work, Power, Torque, and Horsepower. Internal Combustion Engines. Power Trains. Tractors and Power Units. Equipment Efficiency and Capacity. Machinery Calibration. Economics of Agricultural Machinery. Sound and Noise. Measuring Distance. Angles and Areas. Land Description. Differential and Profile Leveling. Weather. Water Runoff. Erosion and Erosion Control. Irrigation. Handling, Moisture Management, and Storage of Biological Products. Animal Waste Management. Insulation and Heat Flow. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Selection of Structural Members. Principles of Electricity. Series and Parallel Circuits. Sizing Conductors. Electric Motors. Appendixes

ISBN: 9780834213081
ISBN-10: 0834213087
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 29th February 1992
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised