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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

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Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering

Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering Laboratory

This course will introduce students to the field of Humanitarian and Development Innovation through experience-based learning. Weekly experiential activities will build context for engineering design and technologies to enhance sustainability in low resource settings as development workers. The overarching goal is to understand limits to human existence that inform humanitarian engineering design. Concur: 3210. GE theme sustainability course.

Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering

This course will introduce students to the field of Humanitarian Engineering, cover a variety of potential career paths in this field, explore engineering equations as they apply to problem solving in low-resource settings, introduce students to reflection and communication skills for working as engineers in sustainable development and discuss cultural constraints for engineering problems. GE theme sustainability course.

Sustainability of the Food Supply Chain

Sustainability of the food supply chain depends on the efficiency of transforming raw food materials into consumer food products. This course introduces key operations in each sector of the supply chain along with sustainability parameters, focusing on energy, water, and waste. Students will recognize the challenges of maintaining a sustainable food supply while minimizing environmental impact. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for AgSysMt 3400, FdScTe 3400, or FdScTe 3400.01. GE theme sustainability course. Cross-listed in FdScTe.

Fluid Power Systems

Analysis and design of fluid power systems used in mobile (off-road) agricultural, maintenance and earth moving equipment. Topics include: positive displacement components, control devices, actuators, fluids and fluid transmission electrohydraulics, system dynamics, and the use of state-of-the-art design and analysis tools. Prereq: 2110 or MechEng 3503; and MechEng 2020 or 2040; or Grad standing in engineering.

Design of Timber and Wood-Framed Building Systems

Behavior and material properties of wood construction in structures. Design methodology of timber structural elements and connections. Analysis methods and design process of post-frame and stick-framed building structures for commercial, agricultural, or residential use. Continuous lateral load path and the design of wood diaphragms, shear walls, and anchorage to foundation. Prereq: 3810 or CivilEn 3130; or Grad standing in FABEng or CivilEn; or permission of instructor.

Fluid Power Systems

Analysis and design of fluid power systems used in mobile (off-road) agricultural, maintenance and earth moving equipment. Topics include: positive displacement components, control devices, actuators, fluids and fluid transmission electrohydraulics, system dynamics, and the use of state-of-the-art design and analysis tools. Prereq: 2110 or MechEng 3503; and MechEng 2020 or 2040; or Grad standing in engineering.

Kinetics of Reactions and Reactor Design for Food and Biological Systems

Basics of reaction kinetics and reactor design. Material balances in a reactor. Applications of kinetic models to describe changes in food quality attributes and food safety as a function of process parameters. Shelf life estimation of foods based on kinetics. Design, selection and sizing of reactors. Prereq: 2110, 3120, and Math 2177.

Advances in High Throughput Phenotyping

High-Throughput Phenotyping (HTP) is an emerging field that integrates remote sensing and simulation and modeling technologies to advance selection in plant breeding programs. Advances in High Throughput Phenotyping provides an overview of the sensing and modeling tools that are being integrated into modern HTP platforms. Prereq: CSE 1222 or Engr 1221 or 1181.xx or 1281.xx or 1187 or HCS 2260 or AnimSci 2260 or ENR 2000 or AEDEcon 2005 or ComLdr 3537 or Stat 1450, and Jr or Sr or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed in HCS.

Environmental Biophysics

Environmental Biophysics provides an overview of the interactions between the physical microenvironment and the organisms that reside in that environment. This class will examine the roles of different environmental factors on the functioning of terrestrial vegetation, and scaling the exchange of heat and mass (i.e. water and carbon dioxide) from leaf to canopy scales. Prereq: Engr 1221 or CSE 1222 or 2021, or equiv.; or permission of instructor.

Safe Water on Tap

This problem-centered design course focuses on major water quality challenges both nationally and internationally. Human and context-driven design principles are applied to drinking water contaminants with global public health impact. We develop design algorithms from first principles whenever possible and explore novel solutions. Prereq: 2110, CivilEn 3130, CBE 2420, or MechEng 3503; and Engr 1221 or CSE 1222; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for CivilEn 5610.02. Cross-listed in CivilEn 5610.02.

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