Module Identifier RS21210  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael Barrett  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Simon Hulse  
Pre-Requisite RS11110  
Assessment Course work     50%  
  Exam   2 Hours   50%  

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Design/select a new or improved machine system/system element.
2. Manage machinery systems effectively.
3. Analyse mechanised system performance.
4. Design and specify an appropriate farm building/farm waste system.

Syllabus / Curriculum design

The lecture course is visit/demonstration oriented with formal teaching consolidating on practical application. Several mechanised systems, such as forage harvesting, cultivation and spraying systems are broken down into their constituent parts, analysed and optimised. Farm buildings and farm waste systems are also examined in detail.

Aims of the module

This module addresses the mechanisation of crop and livestock production systems.

Reading Lists

Shippen J M, Ellin C R, and Clover C H. (1980) Basic farm machinery. Pergamon
Culpin C. (1992) Farm machinery. Blackwell
Witney B. (1988) Choosing and using farm machines. Longman Scientific & Technical

Technical Reports
British Standards Institution. BS5502.