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Multi-Purpose Structure

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Paper number  034070,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.13876) @2003
Authors:   A. Arbel, M. Barak, R. Regev, A. Shklyar, O. Yekutieli, I. Kleinmann, H. Beres
Keywords:   Covering replacement, Structure, greenhouse, screen-house, Climate Control

The multi-purpose structure is a new proposal (International Patent Application PCT/IL01/01157), enabling a simple and easy way to change the roof covering according to climate conditions, solar radiation, cover cleaning etc. For example in winter crop protection, the structure with PE covering, may be used as a greenhouse and changing the covering to screen net as a screen-house during the summer. In order to check the feasibility of the proposed structures a prototype structure was designed and erected. The feasibility study showed a cheap and simple solution to erect multipurpose structure, which has a simple and easy method of cover replacement as required.

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