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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002
     

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    Biological and Agricultural Engineering

    James K. Koelliker,* Head

    Professors Chung,* G. Clark,* Harner,* Koelliker,* Murphy, Powell, Rogers, Schrock,* Slocombe,* Spillman,* and Steichen;* Associate Professors Maghirang,* Taylor, and Zhang;* Assistant Professors Barnes, Mankin,* and Wolf; Adjunct Professor Steele;* Adjunct Associate Professors Dowell and Hagen;* Adjunct Assistant Professors Martin and Wagner;* Emeriti: Professors S. Clark, Fairbanks, Holmes, Jepsen, Larson, Manges, and Wendling; Associate Professors Baugher, Stevenson, TenEyck, and Thierstein.

    E-mail: koellik@bae.ksu.edu
    www.bae.ksu.edu

    Objectives
    The biological and agricultural engineering program prepares students for professional engineering careers relating to the production and processing of agricultural and biomass materials for food, non-food, and fiber products while conserving natural resources and protecting our environment. It is our goal to give students the best possible education toward that end within the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) program criteria for biological and agricultural engineering.

    Biological and agricultural engineers provide an essential link between the biological sciences and engineering, which uses physical science to solve practical problems. Engineering fundamentals are applied to achieve the goal of a safe and stable food supply while considering human and environmental factors. Three curriculum options are available.

    General option with area of specialization
    Biological and agricultural engineers develop techniques and equipment for using land and water resources to produce and process an array of biological products, including food, fiber, energy, chemical feedstocks, and pharmaceuticals. The increasing demand for agricultural products must be met within the constraints of greater competition for reduced land, water, and energy resources.

    Balancing the conflicting needs of society will require engineers trained to apply engineering science in the control and management of biological processes. The first two years of study in the general option concentrate on mathematics, physical sciences, and biological sciences. The third and fourth years contain additional engineering science courses as well as technical electives that allow the student to pursue his or her specific interests. These areas are machinery systems, grain and feed processing, natural resources and environment, and structures and environment.

    Environmental option
    Biological and agricultural engineers work at the interface between biology and engineering. They must be knowledgeable in both disciplines. Applications in the environmental option include water quality studies of lakes, rivers, and groundwater, soil and water conservation, irrigation and drainage, system design and management, waste treatment, management of air quality inside buildings and outside, remediation of land damaged by construction, mining, and other uses.

    The environmental option focuses on the design and management of systems that use or impact natural resources. Non-point pollution issues have long been a component of agricultural engineering programs. Soil conservation programs began in the 1930s, long before the environmental movement began. Non-point pollution sources still impact the environment, requiring biological and agricultural engineering expertise to develop solutions to those problems. This option is distinct from but interfaces with the environmental option in civil engineering.

    Secondary major in natural resources and environmental sciences
    Students enrolled in biological and agricultural engineering, regardless of option, may participate in the natural resources and environmental sciences secondary major. Courses used for the secondary major may also be used for completing regular graduation requirements. Details are found in the Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences section of this catalog.

    Food engineering option
    Students pursuing the food engineering option can fulfill the requirements for a B.S. in agricultural engineering by following the food engineering option outline. Inherent in this program is the basic background of biological and agricultural engineering with emphasis in food processing, packaging, and handling.

    Agricultural technology management
    Description and curriculum outline are listed in the College of Agriculture section of this catalog.

    Curriculum in biological and agricultural engineering (BAE)
    Bachelor of science in biological and agricultural
    engineering
    135 hours required for graduation
    Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation
    Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

    General option
    Freshman

    Fall semester
    BAE 200Engineering Methods 1
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I 3
    CHM 210Chemistry I 4
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    15
     
    Spring semester
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology 4
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A 2
    MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
    CHM 230Chemistry II 4
    Elective 1
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    15
     
    Sophomore
    Fall semester
    MATH 222Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
    PHYS 213Engineering Physics I 5
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry 3
    NE 385Engineering Computational Techniques 2
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II* 3
    or
    Elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    Spring semester
    BAE 500Properties of Biological Materials 2
    MATH 240Elementary Differential Equations 4
    PHYS 214Engineering Physics II 5
    ME 212Engineering Graphics I 2
    Biology elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    16
     
    Junior
    Fall semester
    BAE 510Environmental Design of Agricultural Buildings 3
    ME 513Thermodynamics I 3
    AGRON 305Soils 4
    CE 530Statics and Dynamics 4
    Humanities or social science elective 4
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    18
     
    Spring semester
    BAE 512Functional Analysis of Agricultural Machinery 3
    BAE 521Energy in Biological Systems 3
    ME 571Fluid Mechanics 3
    ENGL 415Written Communications for Engineers* 3
    CE 533Mechanics of Materials 3
    Humanities or social science elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    18
     
    Senior
    Fall semester
    BAE 536Agricultural Engineering Design I 3
    BAE 575Fundamentals of Agricultural Process Engineering 3
    EECE 519Electric Circuits and Controls 4
    BAE 530Natural Resources Engineering 3
    Technical elective 2
    Design technical elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    18
     
    Spring semester
    Humanities or social science electives 6
    Technical elective 3
    Design technical elective 3
    Biology elective 3
    BAE 640Instrumentation and Control for Biological Systems 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    18
     
    *Expository Writing II is optional if prerequisites for Written Communication for Engineers (ENGL 415) are met from Expository Writing I. Elective is restricted to only a technical elective.

    Humanities and social science electives are to be selected from the approved list and need not be taken in the order listed in the curriculum (usually two courses must be 300 level or above).

    Technical electives are to be chosen with the advice and approval of the faculty advisor and department head and to include two courses in biological and agricultural engineering.

    Environmental option
    Freshman

    Fall semester
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I 3
    CHM 210Chemistry I 4
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A 2
    BAE 200Engineering Methods 1
    Humanities or social science elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    Spring semester
    MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    CHM 230Chemistry II 4
    ME 212Engineering Graphics 2
    Elective 1
    Humanities or social science elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    Sophomore
    Fall semester
    MATH 222Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
    PHYS 213Engineering Physics I 5 BIOL 198
    Principles of Biology 4 AGRON 305Soils
     4 BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    Spring semester
    MATH 240Elementary Differential Equations 4
    PHYS 214Engineering Physics II 5
    BAE 500Properties of Biological Materials 2
    CE 530Statics and Dynamics 4
    NE 385Engineering Computational Techniques 2
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    Junior
    Fall semester
    CE 563Environmental Engineering Fundamentals 3
    ME 513Thermodynamics I 3
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry 3
    BAE 551Hydrology 2
    CE 553Hydrologic Methods Laboratory 1
    ENGL 120Expository Writing II 3
    Technical electives 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    18
     
    Spring semester
    BIOL 455General Microbiology 4
    EECE 519Electric Circuits and Control 4
    BAE 521Energy in Biological Systems 3
    ME 571Fluid Mechanics 3
    Humanities or social science elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    Senior
    Fall semester
    BAE 690Non-Point Pollution Engineering 3
    BAE 575Fundamentals of Agricultural Process Engineering 3
    BAE 536Agricultural Engineering Design I 3
    ENGL 415Written Communications for Engineers* 3
    Technical elective 4
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    16
     
    Spring semester
    BAE 530Natural Resources Engineering 3
    BAE 651Air Pollution Engineering 3
    Humanities or social science electives 4
    BAE 640Instrumentation and Control for Bio Systems3
    Design technical elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    16
     
    *Expository Writing II is optional if prerequisites for Written Communication for Engineers (ENGL 415) are met from Expository Writing I. Elective is restricted to only technical elective, humanities or social science elective, or ROTC.

    Humanities and social science electives are to be selected from the approved list and need not be taken in the order listed in the curriculum (two courses must be 400 level or above).

    Technical electives are to be chosen with the advice and approval of the faculty advisor and department head.

    Food engineering option
    Freshman

    Fall semester

    ENGL 100Expository Writing I 3
    CHM 210Chemistry I 4
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
    BAE 200Engineering Methods 1
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA 2
    Humanities or social science elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    Spring semester
    CHM 230Chemistry II 4
    MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    NE 385Engineering Computational Techniques 2
    Technical elective 2
    Elective 1
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    16
     
    Sophomore
    Fall semester
    MATH 222Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
    PHYS 213Engineering Physics I 5
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology 4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    16
     
    Spring semester
    MATH 240Elementary Differential Equations 4
    PHYS 214Engineering Physics II 5
    CE 530Statics and Dynamics 4
    CHE 320Introduction to Process Analysis 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    16
     
    Junior
    Fall semester
    CHE 520Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 2
    BIOL 455General Microbiology 4
    CHM 585Physical Chemistry I 3
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry 3
    BAE 575Fundamentals of Agricultural Process Engineering 3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II*
    or
    Elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    18
     
    Spring semester
    CHE 521Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3
    ME 571Fluid Mechanics 3
    BAE 512Functional Analysis of Agricultural Machinery 3
    BAE 500Properties of Biological Materials 2
    BAE 625Thermal Processing Operations in Food Engineering 3
    ASI 501Introduction to Food Chemistry 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    Senior
    Fall semester
    EECE 510Circuit Theory I 3
    ENGL 415Written Communication for Engineers* 3
    CHE 550Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
    BAE 510Environmental Design of Agricultural Buildings 3
    BAE 536Agricultural Engineering Design I 3
    Humanities or social science elective 3
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    18
     
    Spring semester
    BAE 521Energy in Biological Systems 3
    BAE 635Food Plant Design 3
    CHE 626Bioseparation 2
    Design technical elective 2
    Humanities or social science electives 7
    BAE 020Engineering Assembly 0
    17
     
    *Expository Writing II is optional if prerequisites for Written Communication for Engineers (ENGL 415) are met from Expository Writing I. Elective is restricted to technical elective, humanities or social science elective, or ROTC.

    Humanities and social science electives are to be selected from the approved list and need not be taken in the order listed in the curriculum (usually two courses must be 300 level or above).

    Technical electives are to be chosen with the advice and approval of the faculty advisor and department head.

    The engineering science requirements will be satisfied by the required courses in this curriculum.

    Biological and agricultural engineering courses
    BAE 020. Engineering Assembly. (0) I, II. Presentation of professional problems and practices by students, faculty, and professionals associated with the career of biological and agricultural engineering. One hour lec. a month.

    BAE 200. Engineering Methods. (1) I. Engineering approach to problem solving, computer use in biological and agricultural engineering, solving and plotting calculus problems on the computer. Three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: MATH 220.

    BAE 499. Honors Research in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. (Var.) I, II. Individual research problem selected with approval of faculty advisor. Open to students in the College of Engineering honors program. A report is presented orally and in writing during the last semester.

    BAE 500. Properties of Biological Materials. (2) II. Characterization of biological material properties that affect the design and analysis of material handling equipment and processes. Physical, electrical, thermal, mechanical, aerodynamic, hygroscopic, and rheological properties of grain and other agricultural products will be examined. One hour rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: PHYS 213.

    BAE 510. Environmental Design of Agricultural Buildings. (3) I. Theory and application of psychometrics, air dilution, and heat and mass transfer; study of animal's interaction with its environment; computer-aided design and analysis of environmental control systems for plants and animals. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: BAE 200. Pr. or conc.: ME 513.

    BAE 512. Functional Analysis of Agricultural Machinery. (3) II. Kinematics, power transmission, and basic hydraulics as applied to tillage, planting, and harvesting machinery. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: ME 512 or CE 530.

    BAE 521. Energy in Biological Systems. (3) II. Energy and material balances, process analysis and efficiency. Combustion, steam generation, fuel properties, and exhaust emissions. Net energy analysis and environmental consequences of biological production and processing systems. Analysis and design of systems for the production of biomass fuels. Three hours rec. a week. Pr. or conc.: ME 513.

    BAE 530. Natural Resources Engineering. (3) II. Principles and measures for controlling storm water runoff and soil erosion; design of water handling structures for land drainage, flood protection, and irrigation; agricultural surveying. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: BAE 551, AGRON 305; Pr. or conc.: ME 571.

    BAE 536. Agricultural Engineering Design I. (3) I. Analysis and design of equipment and systems for the production and processing of food and fiber. Introduction to structural and process analysis using finite element techniques and engineering economics. Concepts of mechanical design, system design, human factors, and reliability in design are applied in a project-oriented laboratory. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: ME 512 or CE 530.

    BAE 551. Hydrology. (2) I, II. A study of the sources of supply and movement of underground and surface waters. Two hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 113 or 213. Same as CE 551.

    BAE 566. Design of Agricultural Structures. (3) II. Application of statics and strength of materials to the design and analysis of light-frame structures of wood, steel, and concrete; estimation of wind, snow, grain, and soil loads; stress analysis of beams, columns, frames, trusses, and foundations; computer-aided drafting and introduction to finite element analysis. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 533.

    BAE 575. Fundamentals of Agricultural Process Engineering. (3) I. Application of basic science and engineering fundamentals for the analysis and design of agricultural processes. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: CHE 320 or ME 571.

    BAE 620. Problems in Agricultural Engineering. (Var.) I, II, S. Problems in the design, construction or application of machinery or power in agriculture, structures, modern conveniences, and rural electrification. Pr.: Approval of instructor.

    BAE 625. Thermal Processing Operations in Food Engineering. (3) II, in odd years. Analysis of thermal processing operations such as drying, evaporation, canning, freezing, and freeze drying. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CHE 530 or BAE 575.

    BAE 635. Food Plant Design. (3) II, in even years. Synthesis and design of different food processing plants such as cereal, dairy, fruit, and vegetable. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: BAE 625.

    BAE 636. Agricultural Engineering Design II. (Var.) II. Fabrication, evaluation, and refinement of a prototype machine or device designed in BAE 536. Pr.: BAE 536.

    BAE 640. Instrumentation and Control for Biological Systems. (3) II. Fundamentals of instrumentation and control engineering applied in biological and agricultural systems and processes. Time-domain analysis and frequency response methods. Sensors and actuators in feedback control systems. Control system design. Case studies. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: EECE 510 (or EECE 519) and MATH 240.

    BAE 651. Air Pollution Engineering. (3) II. Air pollution legislation, standards, measurement, and terminology. Design and economics of particulate pollution control systems including cyclones, fabric filters, wet scrubbers, and electrostatic precipitators. Abatement of gas and vapor pollution using VOC incineration, gas adsorption, and gas absorption. Meteorology and atmospheric dispersion modeling. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ME 513, 571.

    BAE 690. Non-Point Pollution Engineering. (3) I. Management of diffuse sources of pollution generally resulting from storm water and runoff. Use of models and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to evaluate the extent and magnitude of non-point pollution, legislation and programs affecting non-point pollution, and design of treatment and management systems. Non-point pollutants addressed include: nutrients, pesticides, sediment, and hazardous wastes. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: BAE 551 or CE 551.

    BAE 700. Agricultural Process Engineering. (3) II. Theory, equipment, and design techniques in processing agricultural products. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: BAE 575.

    BAE 705. Irrigation Engineering. (3) II. Design and operative problems on the fundamentals of irrigation system design and management. Soil, plant, and water relationships; pipeline and system hydraulic design; design of irrigation systems; filtration systems and chemigation; sources of water and water quality. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: BAE 551 and AGRON 305. Pr. or conc.: ME 571.

    BAE 712. Analysis and Design of Off-Highway Vehicles. (3) II, in odd years. Analytical study of design, testing, construction, and operating characteristics of off-highway vehicles and machinery. Includes human factors, mobility, and precision agriculture. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: BAE 536 or ME 574.

    Topics within Engineering:
    dObjectives and Design Basis dSupport Services dCivil Engineering
    dGeneral Requirements dResearch Centers dComputing and Information Sciences
    dUniversity General Education dExtension and Outreach dElectrical and Computer Engineering
    dDegree Programs dGeneral Engineering dIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    dProgram Options dArchitectural Engineering/ Construction Science and Management dMechanical and Nuclear Engineering
    dInterdisciplinary Studies dBiological and Agricultural Engineering   
    dDual Degrees dChemical Engineering   
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    November 10, 2000