Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102076031998Design of Soil Tillage MachineryElective1110
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to teach the students the importance of “soil mechanics” in tillage and to give students theory and construction of tillage machines. With this course, students first learn design parameters of moldboard ploughs and disk ploughs, second, they learn the effects of these machines in the soil and the main factors which affect the design conditions. Besides, students will learn design parameters of secondary tillage tools , harrows and cultivators. Finally, students will comprehend the conservation tillage systems along with “no-till” system.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Engin ÇAKIR
Learning Outcomes
1To learn the importance of “Soil Mechanics” in Tillage
2To learn the theory and constructions of tillage machines
3To learn energy efficient sustainable tillage methods
4To learn “No-till” systems
5To learn desing parameters of tillage machines
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
“Soil Mechanics” in Tillage , Tillage Systems, Theory and construction of Moldboard Plough, Theory and construction of Disk Plough, Theory and construction of Harrow and Cultivator, Theory and construction of Rotary Tiler, Design Parameters of “No-till” Planting
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1“Soil Mechanics” in Tillage
2Tillage Systems
3Theory and construction of Moldboard PloughExamining the machine at laboratory
4Theory and construction of Moldboard PloughSolving Sample Promblems
5Theory and construction of Disk PloughStudents Presentations
6Theory and construction of Disk PloughExamining the machine at laboratory
7Construction and Design Parameters of Disk Plough Solving Sample Promblems
8Midterm Exam
9Theory and construction of HarrowsSolving Sample Promblems
10Theory and construction of CultivatorsStudents Presentations
11Construction and Design Parameters of Rotary TillersStudents Presentations
12Theory and construction of RotavatorSolving Sample Promblems
13Theory and construction of Rotary TillerExamining the machine at laboratory
14Conservation Tillage SystemsStudents Presentations
15“No-till” Planting systemsExamining the machine at laboratory
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Agricultural Machines, Theory and Construction. 1972. H. Bernacki, J. Haman, Cz. Kanafojski. Warsaw, Poland, 2. Önal, İ., 2005. Toprak İşleme Sistemleri ve Doğrudan Ekim Makinası Konstrüksiyonu. Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi Yayın No. 564, İzmir. 4. Keçecioğlu, G., Gülsoylu, E., 2002. Toprak İşleme Makinaları. Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, Yayın No: 545, Bornova, İzmir.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11010
Final Examination11010
Attending Lectures14342
Report Preparation81080
Project Presentation8216
Individual Study for Homework Problems1410140
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)298
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