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Automation for bio-production [Lecture notes]
Henten, E.J. van \ Willigenburg, L.G. van \ Bakker, T. \ 2008
agriculture - automation - robots - automatic guidance - driverless vehicles - horticulture - sensors - machine vision - precision agriculture

Agriculture is challenged to overcome increasing labour costs, decreasing availability of labour and increasing demands concerning precision, product quality and reduction of environmental and animal load. As can be seen in Western Europe an important solution is to replace human labour by automation in areas such as arable farming, livestock farming, and horticulture. Examples of automation are milking robots, GPS steering of tractors, autonomous vehicles and automated harvesting in greenhouse production. The design and implementation of such automated systems is expected to be at the heart of agricultural innovation the next decades. The guideline for this course is taken from the robotics domain and is stated as: 'Robotics is the intelligent transformation of perception into mechanical action'. To realize these transformations sensors, actuators, manipulators, vehicles, computers and decision systems, are important components. These components and how they may be applied to design automated agricultural systems constitute the contents of this course.


Used in course: FTE-32806 Automation for Bio-production
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Building physics and climate engineering [Lecture notes]
Ooster, A. van 't \ 2015
indoor climate - stall climate - construction technology - buildings - physics

This course has the objective to introduce you to the climate engineering items relevant for biosystems engineering. The following subjects are part of the course: - building physics - thermal insulation of constructions and thermal stability of constructions and room systems; - psychrometrics - Physical properties of humid air and air conditioning processes; - comfort areas for indoor climate; - ventilation requirement calculation; - design and evaluation of air distribution systems; - energy demand for agroproduction in buildings; - solar energy - passive and active for solar energy collection and use; - data processing in Excel.


Used in course: FTE-25303 Building Physics and Climate Engineering
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Engineering 2 : electronica [Lecture notes]
Asselt, C.J. van \ Ooteghem, R.J.C. van \ Wageningen Universiteit \ 2015
electronics - electrical engineering

This course is the second part of introduction to engineering. In this part there is a module on CAD (Computer Aided Design), electronics, and lectures and tutorials on mechanics. In the CAD module the students learn the basic principles of CAD. It starts with making hand sketches of simple technical objects and continues with the learning of a 3D modelling programme (AutoCAD Inventor). In this programme parts of technical systems are modelled and technical drawings documented. Finally, calculations on mechanical stress will be done. The module electronics gives an introduction to the basics of modern electronics. From the basic elements (resistors, capacitors and coils) circuits will be built and analyzed with a focus on the frequency response. The theory of diodes and transistors will be explained and tested in practice. All this being the start of more advanced elements like the operational amplifier in both feedback and non-feedback applications. Furthermore the production process (steps and techniques) of integrated circuits (chips) will be presented. In the course students will also learn about basic digital circuits (gates, flip-flops) forming the fundamental base of modern digital computers.


Used in course: FTE-13807 Engineering 2
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Engineering 2 : mechanica [Lecture notes]
Hofstee, J.W. \ Wageningen University \ 2015
mechanics - engineering

Used in course: FTE-13807 Engineering 2
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Engineering design methods : strategies for product design [Monograph] - 4th [improved, rev. and updated] ed
Cross, N. \ cop. 2008
design - structural design - construction technology - product development - new products - textbooks

This is an integrated textbook that presents specific methods within an overall strategy from concept to detail design. It also outlines the nature of design thinking, and sets it within broader contexts of product development and design process management.This revised fourth edition promotes a flexible approach to the design process, provides explicit, step-by-step advice on how to implement several separate design methods that have been shown to be of value in both education and practice, contains new case studies and examples from industry that further broaden the scope of the book from engineering design into product design, includes a significant new chapter presenting user scenarios; a procedure for investigating potential product user wants and needs, that culminates in a design brief identifying an opportunity for developing a new product concept, features a book companion website with powerpoint slides for instructors.


Used in course: FTE-24806 Engineering Design; FTE-33806 Biosystems Design
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Engineering fundamentals & problem solving [Monograph] - 6th ed
Eide, A.R. \ cop. 2012
engineering - textbooks

A complete introduction to the engineering field, this text will help students develop the skills to solving open-ended problems while presenting solutions in a logical manner.


Used in course: FTE-13303 Engineering 1
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Greenhouse technology [Lecture notes]
Ooster, A. van 't \ Heuvelink, E. \ Stanghellini, C. \ Henten, E. van \ [2015]
greenhouses - agricultural engineering - protected cultivation - greenhouse technology

The content of the course focuses on engineering aspects of greenhouse horticulture systems in relation to crop growth and development. The course aims to prepare for a major on Greenhouse Engineering and puts emphasis on calculation and analysis. In depth topics of the course are crop response and growth factors, physics of the greenhouse climate, cultivation systems, greenhouse construction, aerial environment, root environment, greenhouse climate and equipment for climate control, new and smart technology.


Used in course: FTE-31306 Greenhouse Technology
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Lecture notes data analysis for biosystems engineering [Lecture notes] - Edition March 2017
Wageningen University Wageningen UR \ 2017

Used in course: FTE-26306 Data Analysis Biosystems Engineering
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Livestock technology [Lecture notes]
Groot Koerkamp, P.W.G \ Snoek, J.W. \ Pompe, J.C.A.M. \ Vroegindeweij, B.A \ Vries, J.W. de \ [2014]
livestock farming - animal welfare - animal behaviour - emission - automation - precision agriculture - agricultural engineering - automatic control - systems analysis - stall climate - agrotechnology - control systems

Developments in livestock production systems are driven by (internal) farm and sector opportunities, market & consumer demands, national and international legislation and societal issues, as covered by the sustainability concept People, Planet & Profit. This course focuses on technological aspects and processes in livestock production systems and on development and application of new technology to support realization of sustainable animal production systems. In this course these systems are mainly delimited to on farm production and directly related links in the food chain. The interactions and relations between the biological entities (at animal level), technological artifacts and human management play a central role. The course deals with technological aspects of five sustainability themes and with three engineering themes. The five sustainability themes are animal welfare (animal needs & surroundings), animal health, and environment (gaseous emissions and animal waste handling), food safety, and food quality. The three engineering themes are 1) building physics and indoor climate 2) mechanics of building constructions (statics) and 3) farm management and logistics. For each theme current systems and technology are described, in depth knowledge on the technology is presented, management and control of related problems are dealt with as well as the latest innovations in each area. Typical examples of subjects are 1) constraints for the design of sustainable systems including societal demands, 2) sensors and information technology for quality monitoring, product processing, milking and feeding systems, 3) the concept of precision livestock farming, 4) management of the aerial environment of animals, 5) minimization of emission hazardous gases, and waste processing.


Used in course: FTE-30306 Livestock Technology
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CIGR handbook of agricultural engineering - Vol. III: Plant production engineering [Monograph]
Stout, B.A. \ Cheze, B. \ 1999
agricultural engineering - farm machinery - farm equipment - handbooks

Used in course: FTE-12303 Introduction Biosystems Engineering part 1
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Quantitative analysis of innovative biosystems [Lecture notes] - 2015-2016 P2
Wageningen Universiteit. \ 2015

Used in course: FTE-34306 Quantitative Analysis of Innovative Biosystems
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Introductie agrotechnologie - Dl. 1: Reader technologie open teelten [Lecture notes]
Hofstee, J.W. \ 2015

Used in course: FTE-12303 Introduction Biosystems Engineering part 1
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