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Investigating Machinery Management Parameters with Computer Tools

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

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  071030.(doi:10.13031/2013.22891)
Authors:   Robert D Grisso, John C Cundiff, David H Vaughan
Keywords:   Machinery management, engineering tools, management parameters, decision-making, undergraduate education

Engineering tools have been effective in demonstrating the parameter impacts on machinery systems. This paper shows four class exercises and discusses the parameter influences and decision-making for the examples. These engineering tools are useful for complex relationships that are beyond the scope of hand calculations or applications of “rules of thumb.” Engineering tools can improve the application and student understanding of complex systems involved in machinery management considerations. As students use these tools, they are able to visualize how engineering tools can be used to solve new problems that they confront both in the classroom and profession.

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