Agricultural mechanization and energy systems

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
8
Max ECTS
76
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The first part of the course wants to give the basic elements relative to the agricultural mechanisation (general knowledges, tractors, etc.) and to someone of the energy systems.
The fisrt goal of the second part will be the good level of knowledge on the construction characteristics and the field use about the main towed and hitched implements and the self-propelled machines used in agriculture. The second goal will deal with the production and the use of all the renewable sources concerning the agricultural mechanization, available as at present as in the future. In particular, the production chains and the use of biodiesel, biogas, bioethanol, hydrogen, etc. will be treated.The first part of the course wants to give the basic elements relative to the agricultural mechanisation (general knowledges, tractors, etc.) and to someone of the energy systems. The fisrt goal of the second part will be the good level of knowledge on the construction characteristics and the field use about the main towed and hitched implements and the self-propelled machines used in agriculture.
The second goal will deal with the production and the use of all the renewable sources concerning the agricultural mechanization, available as at present as in the future. In particular, the production chains and the use of biodiesel, biogas, bioethanol, hydrogen, etc. will be treated.
The student is able to acquire theoretical and practical knowledges (through field and laboratory exercises and technical visits), that will permit to him to choose and judge a system composed by energy and agricultural mechanisation elements.
The student:
a) will recognize the main towed and hitched implements and the self-propelled machines, how they run and their optimisation;
b) will arrange the main agricultural tasks;
c) will recognize the potential of the renewable sources into the agricultural mechanization farm management.The student is able to acquire theoretical and practical knowledges (through field and laboratory exercises and technical visits), that will permit to him to choose and judge a system composed by energy and agricultural mechanisation elements.
The student:
a) will recognize the main towed and hitched implements and the self-propelled machines, how they run and their optimisation;
b) will arrange the main agricultural tasks;
c) will recognize the potential of the renewable sources into the agricultural mechanization farm management.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Energy systems
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 4
Field activity: 16 hours
Laboratories: 8 hours
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Pessina Domenico
Mechanization
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Facchinetti Davide
Energy systems
Syllabus
a) Part of "Agricultural Mechanization": 1. Implements used in cereals, vineyard and horticultural farms: for the soil tillage, the seeding, the fertilizing, the spraying, the forage management; 2. self-propelled machines for the harvesting of cereals, grape, vegetables; b) part of "Energy Systems": 1. technical plant and production characteristics and use into the machinery for biodiesel; 2. technical plant and production characteristics and use into the machinery for biogas; 3. technical plant and production characteristics and use into the machinery for bioethanol; 4. technical plant and production characteristics and use into the machinery for hydrogen; c) technical visits in selected research Centres and farms, with the measurement of some technical working parameters of the implements used in cereals, vineyard and horticultural farms; where available, knowledge of fuel production plants coming from renewable sources and managements characteristics into the agricultural machinery.
Mechanization
Syllabus
1. Methodology of the machinery use in cereals chain, in Italy and in the other countries in which the cereals cultivation is popular. 2. Recall of the main basic elements of agricultural mechanics: work, torque, power and rotational speed. Friction. Efficiency. Transmission components. 3. The tractor in detail. Coupling tractor-implements and its suitability 4. Safety and ergonomics in cereals chain operations 5. Technical visits in cereals farms, including the execution of some tests on machinery, with data acquisition and relevant elaboration.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Professor(s)
Reception:
by appointment
Via Celoria, 2 - ex DIA building (first on the right) - ground floor
Reception:
by appointment only (preferably defined via e-mail)
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali - via Celoria, 2 - 20133 Milano