Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ELK302ELECTRIFICATION IN AGRICULTURE AND AUTOMATIC CONTROLElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide students with basic theoretical framework and knowledge of agricultural electrification, to inform about measurement methods and devices. To give knowledge about automatic control circuits, devices, procedures used during the control variables and components, control types, measurement and final control elements properties and units, the static and dynamic operating characteristics, agricultural techniques in the greenhouse, food technology, animal production and storage.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç.Dr.Hüseyin YÜRDEM
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding of descriptions and importance of agricultural electrification
2Understanding, production methods of electrical energy and it's transmission in agricultural settlements.
3Understanding the different types of electric motors and to choose the appropriate one for agricultural work.
4Determining of appropriate characteristics of electrical lighting and heating applications in agricultural buildings.
5To understand the types of mechanical and electrical automatic control systems.
6To understand, mechanical and electrical automatic control systems’s applications.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Course description, explanation of topics, activities, evaluation methods and the functioning. • The importance of electric energy, scope of agricultural electrification and its situation in Turkey. • The criteria for determining of agricultural electrification levels. • The used methods in the production of electrical energy. • Electric energy transmission from supply network to the agricultural area. • The conductors, electric poles and insulators used in outside installation. • The types of electric motors and their useage in agricultural area. • Electrical lighting techniques in agriculture. • Electrical heating applications in agriculture • Different sensors and applications • (Temperature, pressure, size, flow, light, radiation, motion and vibration, torque, power, etc.). • The concept of automatic control, control systems and types. • Basic concepts, definitions and application fields and structure of control systems. • The operation type of industrial control systems and behaviors of the systems. • Examples of automatic control applications in agriculture (greenhouses, food technology) • Examples of automatic control applications in agriculture (animal production, storage) • Examples of automatic control applications in agriculture (irrigation)
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Course description, explanation of topics, activities, evaluation methods and the functioning.Introducing the course and examining the course content
2The importance of electric energy, scope of agricultural electrification and its situation in Turkey. The criteria for determining of agricultural electrification levels. Guided practise
3The used methods in the production of electrical energy.Guided practise
4Electric energy transmission from supply network to the agricultural area. The conductors, electric poles and insulators used in outside installation. Guided practise
5The types of electric motors and their useage in agricultural area.Guided practise
6Electrical lighting techniques in agriculture.Guided question solving, discussion of homework questions
7Electrical heating applications in agricultureGuided practise
8Term examGuided practise
9Different sensors and applications (Temperature, pressure, size, flow, light, radiation, motion and vibration, torque, power, etc.). Guided practise
10The concept of automatic control, control systems and types.Guided practise
11Basic concepts, definitions and application fields and structure of control systems.Guided practise
12The operation type of industrial control systems and behaviors of the systems.Guided practise, discussion of homework questions
13Examples of automatic control applications in agriculture (greenhouses, food technology)Guided practise
14Examples of automatic control applications in agriculture (animal production, storage)Laboratory practice and discussion
15Examples of automatic control applications in agriculture (irrigation)Practise exam
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Yağcıoğlu, A. 1996. Tarımsal elektrifikasyon. EÜZF yayınları No. :488. Bornova. Yavuzcan, G.,1992.Tarımsal Elektrifikasyon. A.Ü.Z.F. Yay. no.677, Ankara. Başçetinçelik, A.,Tezer, E.,1983.Tarımda Kullanılan Yapay Işık Kaynakları. Ç.Ü.Z.F. Yay. no.173 Adana. Başçetinçelik, A.,1989. Tarımsal Elektrifikasyon Yardımcı Ders Tabloları. Yüksel, İ. (1997). Otomatik Kontrol Sistem Dinamiği ve Denetim Sistemleri. Uludağ Üniversitesi, Bursa Brugman, J.M. and Raay R.I. (1981) Introduction to Instrumentation and Control. Centrale School Voor Tuinbouwtechnieken Technologies Ede. Genceli, O.F. (1995). Ölçme Tekniği. Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul. Gürdal, O. (2000). Algılayıcılar ve Dönüştürücüler. Nobel yayın Dağıtım, Ankara Holman, J.P.(1989). Experimental Methods for Engineers. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. Doebelin, O.E. 1990. Measurement Systems, Application & Design, McGraw – Hill Publishing Company, New York, 960 s. Otomatik Kontrol Sistemleri, Benjamin C. Kuo (Çeviri, Prof. Dr. Atilla Bir), 2006
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Practice14228
Tutorial133
Report Preparation12020
Individual Study for Homework Problems3515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Oral Examination122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)107
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO15   33
LO254 4  
LO3544 33
LO4544   
LO55  53 
LO65    4
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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