Prerequisites: Senior standing.
Description: Characterization of wastes from animal production. Specification and design of collection, transport, storage, treatment, and land application systems. Air and water pollution, regulatory and management aspects.
Description: Application of heat, mass, and moment transport in analysis and design of unit operations for biological and agricultural materials. Evaporation, drying, distillation, extraction, leaching, thermal processing, membrane separation, centrifugation, and filtration.
Description: Analytical and design consideration of evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and water movement as related to irrigation and drainage systems; analysis and design of components of irrigation and drainage systems including water supplies, pumping plants, sprinkler systems, and center pivots.
Offered during the summer pre-session in even calendar years.
Description: A laboratory and field course which emphasizes irrigation water supply and distribution systems. Laboratory topics include performance of surface, sprinkler, and drip irrigation systems; pipeline hydraulics; flow in streams, canals, and irrigation pipelines; irrigation pumping systems; irrigation well hydraulics; and soil water properties. The field trip includes visits to irrigation water supply and hydroelectric power projects; water resources agencies; irrigation field research sites; and manufacturers and installers of agricultural irrigation systems.
Prerequisites: ELEC 211 or ELEC 215; or permission.
Description: Analysis and design of instrumentation and controls for agricultural and biological production, management and processing. Theory of basic sensors and transducers, analog and digital electrical control circuits, and the interfacing of computers with instruments and controls. Emphasis on signal analysis and interpretation for improving system performance.
Description: Introduction into departmental and campus resources, professionalism, preparation and delivery of presentations, technical writing, and additional topics as arranged by enrolled students.
Description: Subject matter in emerging areas of Agricultural Engineering not covered in other courses within the curriculum. Topics, activities, and delivery methods vary.
Description: Investigation and written report on engineering problems not covered in sufficient depth through existing courses. Topic varies by semester.
Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or M.S. in Mechanized Systems Management, and permission of major advisor
Intended for students who are pursuing an Option II or III master's degree in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, or Mechanized Systems Management.
Description: Conception, design, development, and completion of a project that requires data collection, synthesis, analysis of results, and the development of a final written report that will be defended in the final oral examination.
Students required to write an internship report of their creative accomplishments after completion of the internship. Students may spend up to nine months at the cooperating partner¿s workplace.
Description: Solution of engineering or management problems through a non-academic experience within the private sector or a government agency. The experience entails all or some of the following: research, design, analysis, and testing on an engineering problem. A plan, which documents how the individual will demonstrate creativity during the internship must be approved prior to the internship.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Prerequisites: Agricultural engineering or permission
Description: The use of theories of failure, fatigue, stress concentrations, shock and impact analysis in the design of machine members. Laboratory work includes an in-depth study of the testing and analysis of machine components.
Description: Aerobic, anaerobic, and physical-chemical treatment, energy recovery and protein synthesis processes for high-strength organic materials; agricultural applications including composting, ammonia stripping, nitrification, denitrification, and land disposal of organic and chemically treated materials.
Description: Mathematical modeling of the runoff process for small rural and urban watersheds. Appraisal of techniques for estimating runoff volume and peak discharges for ungaged watersheds; hydrograph synthesis; composite hydrographs; and frequency relationships of rainfall and runoff.
Description: Examination of the theory and experimental evidence available to characterize the movement of chemicals in soil. Both saturated and unsaturated flow conditions examined. Initial presentation of basic theoretical concepts. Remainder of class a discussion of the literature.
Typically offered spring semester in even years.
Description: Principles and modeling of fluid flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. Topics include hydraulic properties of variably saturated media, application of Darcy's Law in variably saturated media, hydrologic and transport processes in the vadose zone, and solution of steady and unsteady flow problems using numerical techniques including finite element methods. Contemporary vadose zone models will be applied to engineering flow and transport problems. Review and synthesis of classic and contemporary research literature on vadose zone hydrology will be embedded in the course.
Description: Developing a graduate program, orientation to research, grant and research proposal preparation, experimental design and analysis, manuscript preparation and review, preparations and delivery of technical presentations, and research management.
Description: Individual study in advanced engineering topics that are not covered in regular course work or thesis. Topic varies by term.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair