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AE 632 DESIGN OF STORAGE STRUCTURES                                                                               (lL+lP) I

Objective
To acquaint and equip the students with the safe storage of food materials, design of storage structures and the design of different material handling equipments used in the industries.

Theory

UNIT I
Storage losses of food materials due to microorganisms, enzymes, moisture and insects.

UNIT II
Treatments of agricultural products for longevity in storage, equilibrium moisture content, moisture migration.

UNIT III
Different methods of storage, basic principles in design of grain storage structures, effect of friction, pressure distribution and flow characteristics, design of fans and aeration ducts,

UNIT IV
Salient features in design of cold storage structures.

Practicals
Quality evaluation of stored products, design of storage structures, cold storage, load estimation, construction, maintenance, static pressure drop, estimation of storage loss, and quality of stored products.

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