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AE 618 ADVANCED FARM MACHINERY DESIGN                                                                               (2L+1P) III

Objective
Design of power operated agricultural machines including computer simulated designs.

Theory

UNIT I
Principles of design and development of agricultural machines; hydraulic and mechanical power transmission systems; linkages on agricultural machines safety devices on farm equipment.

UNIT II
Design characteristics and force analysis of various soil working tools; design standards and operation of seed drills and planters; design and operation of machines for chemical plant protection.

UNIT III
Design of forage, root crops and grain harvesting equipment; design factors and equipment for threshing and winnowing of crops.

UNIT IV
Utilization efficiency and performance of various agricultural machines; introduction to computer simulated designs.

Practical
Design of power transmission system with case study of vertical conveyor reaper, design of seed metering devices, aqua-ferti seed drill, okra planter, raised bed planter and zero till drill, designs of threshing and feeding units, introduction to computer simulated designs.

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