NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION
COURSE CODE: AGM314
COURSE TITLE: INTRO TO FARM MECHANIZATION
TIME ALLOWED: 2HOURS
INSTRUCTION: 6 QUESTIONS ANSWER 4 (25 MARK EACH)
1a. Define Farm Mechanization and state seven (7) the aims and objectives of Farm Mechanization.
1b. Estimate the velocity ratio and the magnitude of a force to push a 25Kg bag of sand through an inclined plane at angle 300 to the horizontal when its efficiency is 60%.
1c. . Define any three (3) of the following terms:
i. Mechanical Advantage
ii. Basic Machine
ii. Velocity Ratio
iii. Efficiency and
2. With the aid of suitable diagram, explain the uses of the following workshop tools:
i. Round File
ii. Screw Driver
iii. Inside Caliper
iv. Micrometer Screw Gauge
3a. What do you understand by these terms?
3b. Determine the swept volume of an I.C.E having a bore radius of 50mm and a stroke length of 124mm.
3c. Describe the operation of internal combustion of an engine.
4a. Briefly explain the following found in farm engines
i. Bottom dead Centre (b.d.c)
ii. Engine size
iii. Piston Displacement
iv. Compression Ratio
4b. Enumerate secondary tillage equipment that can be find in a farm.
4c. Differentiate between spark ignition engine and compression ignition engine.
5a. Explain the operating principles of transmitting power through the use of belt. Illustrate with suitable label diagrams.
5b. A flat leather belt is 70mm wide and 7mm thick. Given that the safe tension per cm of width of the belt is 140N and the belt is used in driving a 360mm pulley at 300rev/min.
i. The allowable tension
ii. The driving tension
iii. The power transmitted by the belt.
6a. Briefly explain the following equipment use in the farm
ii. Sprayer Tractor
iv. Disc Ridger
v. Combine Harvester
6b. Distinguish between the fixed and variable costs of owning and operating farm machinery.
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