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Course Unit Title : PRACTICES OF AUTOMATION AND ELECTRIFICATION IN AGRICULTURE
Course Unit Code : 01TRM5118
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants : ---
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Know applications of automation in agricultural enterprises
Decision of automation in agricultural activities.
Processing determines the appropriate automation techniques and make planning for application.
Make economical analysis of automation applications and systems
Determine the potential of automation application in agricultural production process.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Energy sources, usage of electric energy in agriculture, choosing of electric motors, electrical lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling techniques, automatic control systems in agriculture.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : Enhance on the knowledge of students about automation applications and solutions in agricultural enterprises.
Course Aims : Teaching of fundamentals of design, usage and basic working principles of automation and electrification in agricultural applications, to be win knowledge infrastructure for planning and feasibility.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Visual presentations and weekly application notes
Additional Resources : Bern, C.J., and Olson, D.I., 2002. Electricity for Agricultural Applications. Iowa State Press, Iowa.
Yavuzcan, G., Tarımda Elektrifikasyon. Ankara Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Tarım Makinaları Böl. Ders Notları, Ankara.
Yağcıoğlu, A. 1996. Tarımsal Elektrifikasyon. EÜZF yayınları No: 488. Bornova.
Yavuzcan, G., 1994. Tarımsal Elektrifikasyon. Ankara Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi. Yayınları No:1342. Ankara.
Control applications and ergonomics in agriculture (CAEA' 98): a proceedings volume from the IFAC workshop, Athens, Greece, 14-17 June 1998/ ed. by N. Sigrimis, P. Groumpos. Oxford: International Federation of Automatic Control, 1999.
Material Sharing
Documents : Theoretical materials of lecture and their visual presentations
Assignments : Representative selection and design of agricultural automation systems.
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 3 42  
Homeworks :
1 30 30  
Presentation :
1 20 20  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 20 20  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
169  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 20
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
1 20
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
40
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Industrial automation and practices of agricultural purpose
 
2 Energy sources
 
3 Usage of electric energy in agriculture
 
4 Choosing of electric motors
 
5 Electrical lighting
 
6 Ventilation, heating and cooling techniques
 
7 Automatic control systems in agriculture, sensors, transducers, amplifiers, and actuators
 
8 Discrete circuit elements, PLC, micro controllers and computer controllers
 
9 Problems of automation in agricultural production processes
 
10 Tuning techniques, signal flows, transfer and response functions, stability of systems, and command systems
 
11 Theoretical and problematic applications on methods of agricultural automation
 
12 Simulation techniques and experimental data with the aid of electronic models
 
13 Economical analysis and planning of automation applications
 
14 General discussion and presentation of homework