Agricultural Machinery and livestock plants

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
84
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Goal of the course is the understanding of the fundamental principle upon which the operation of agricultural tractors, implements and plants normally used in agricultural processes are based.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of the characteristics of modern agricultural tractors and farm machinery used in today agriculture. Criteria for the technical evaluation of their performances and methods for the optimisation of their technical and economic management.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Basic concepts and laws of mechanics. Work, energy and power. Efficiency.
Diesel engine. Torque-speed and power-speed curves. Exhaust treatments.
Types and function of tractors. Frame structure. Power transmission. Tires and traction.
Hitching systems. Tractor useful power. Technical management of tractors.
Farm machinery. Type, operational characteristics and managing criteria of machinery for: soil tillage, fertiliser distribution, crop planting, crop protection, hay and forage harvesting, grain harvesting. Basics of equipment selection and costs analysis.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of the basic mechanical and physical quantitities and units, and as well of the main processes of agricultural production
Teaching methods
Lectures (4 CFU). Numerical applications and examples (1,5 CFU). Technical visits (0,5 CFU).
Teaching Resources
Bodria, Pellizzi, Piccarolo- Meccanica e meccanizzazione agricola (Edagricole). Fiala - Esercizi di meccanica agraria (Ed. CUSL).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam has a written and an oral part. The final grade is the average evaluation of both the two parts.
The written part aims at evaluating the knowledge about practical aspects and proper selection of agricultural machinery, It consists of numerical exercises with similar contents to the examples solved in classroom.
The students who pass the tests during the lessons can directly access to the oral exam.
The oral part consists of a discussion of the theory aspects covered during lectures.
Meccanica agraria
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 6
Field activity: 8 hours
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 36 hours
Professor: Oberti Roberto
Meccanizzazione degli impianti zootecnici
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 3
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Calcante Aldo
Professor(s)
Reception:
By appointment only
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Agricultural Engineering area
Reception:
make an appointment
via Celoria 2 - Building 10: Ingegneria Agraria