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AE 528 INSTRUMENTATION IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING                                                                       (2L+1P) I

Objective
To acquaint and equip with the concept of instrumentation and measuring devices in Agricultural Engineering

Theory

UNIT I
Basic concepts of measuring systems, generalized measuring systems, classification of instruments, performance characteristics, errors and uncertainties.

UNIT II
Stress analysis, different types of transducers, application of electrical strain gauges.

UNIT III
Advanced techniques of measurement of  force, torque, power and pressure, fluid flow rates, temperature, calorific value etc.

UNIT IV
Basic signal conditioning and monitoring devices, data acquisition system, data storage and their applications.

Practicals
Identification of components of generalized measuring system, Calibration of instruments, Experiment on LVDT, strain gauge transducer, force, torque, power and pressure, fluid flow rates, temperature, calorific value, vibration measurement, Use of data loggers and data storage devices

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