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Multistage Stochastic Programming Modeling For Farmland Irrigation Management Under Uncertainty, Qi Li, Guiping Hu Jun 2020

Multistage Stochastic Programming Modeling For Farmland Irrigation Management Under Uncertainty, Qi Li, Guiping Hu

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Farmland management and irrigation scheduling are vital to a productive agricultural economy. A multistage stochastic programming model is proposed to maximize farmers’ annual profit under uncertainty. The uncertainties considered include crop prices, irrigation water availability, and precipitation. During the first stage, pre-season decisions including seed type and plant density are made, while determinations of when to irrigate and how much water to be used for each irrigation are made in the later stages. The presented case study, based on a farm in Nebraska, U.S.A., showed that a 10% profit increase could be achieved by taking the corn price ...


The Interaction Between Physical And Psychosocial Stressors, Esraa S. Abdelall, Zoe Eagle, Tor Finseth, Ahmad A. Mumani, Zhonglun Wang, Michael C. Dorneich, Richard T. Stone May 2020

The Interaction Between Physical And Psychosocial Stressors, Esraa S. Abdelall, Zoe Eagle, Tor Finseth, Ahmad A. Mumani, Zhonglun Wang, Michael C. Dorneich, Richard T. Stone

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Do physical and psychosocial stressors interact to increase stress in ways not explainable by the stressors alone? A preliminary study compared participants’ stress response while subjected to a physical stressor (reduced or full physical load) and a predetermined social stressor (confronted by calm or aggressive behavior). Salivary cortisol samples measured endocrine stress. Heart rate variability (HRV) and electrodermal activity (EDA) measured autonomic stress. Perceived stress was measured via discomfort and stress state surveys. Participants with a heavier load reported increased distress and discomfort. Encountering an aggressive individual increased endocrine stress, distress levels, and perceived discomfort. Higher autonomic stress and discomfort ...


Use Of Automated Guided Vehicles (Agv) For Material Handling Applications, Brett Burbank, Jacob Askam, Matt Thompson, Zach Woloszyk, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Use Of Automated Guided Vehicles (Agv) For Material Handling Applications, Brett Burbank, Jacob Askam, Matt Thompson, Zach Woloszyk, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• Conduct AGV (man-less forklift) research to understand the benefit versus the cost of implementing this technology with the intent to implement into warehouse

• The AGVs will travel from the stretch wrapper to the warehouse racking or truck staging area


Souvenirs For The Abe Department, Joe Miller, Lucas Ferrian, Ray Stark, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Souvenirs For The Abe Department, Joe Miller, Lucas Ferrian, Ray Stark, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• The ABE department frequently hosts both international and domestic visitors. The challenge was to design ABE-specific brand souvenirs to give the visitors. The souvenirs should impress the visitors and be clear, attractive, useful, and memorable. These souvenirs are to include the skills of all members involved. The main stakeholders will need to help to determine the final designs for each of the souvenirs.


Service Motor Case Planter Row Unit Show Stand, Andrew Anstoetter, Brandon Zumbach, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Service Motor Case Planter Row Unit Show Stand, Andrew Anstoetter, Brandon Zumbach, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• Service Motor wants a way to show off the new Case IH 2000 series row unit within the dealership

• They want customers to be able to operate row unit with the Pro 700 monitor while on the show stand


Prototype Of And Isu Farm Disinfection System For Use In Emergency Disease Outbreak, Matt Devine, Noelle Hinrichs, Taeh Horbas, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Prototype Of And Isu Farm Disinfection System For Use In Emergency Disease Outbreak, Matt Devine, Noelle Hinrichs, Taeh Horbas, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

As the nation’s largest pork-producing state, Iowa has the upmost priority to protect its swine population from ailments, including biosecurity hazards such as swine disease. This is an essential issue for swine farmers across the state and worldwide need to have the ability to be prepared for. This project provides a design and list of materials for a system that removes organic material and disinfects both large machinery and small items efficiently, with a budget under $1500.

This design also utilizes a materials that can be accessed within a half hour drive of even the most remote Iowan farms ...


Paint Booth Automation System, Samuel Gray, Eric Millers, Tylor Kosary, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Paint Booth Automation System, Samuel Gray, Eric Millers, Tylor Kosary, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• The paint booth at the BioCentury Research Farm uses a manual exhaust system that relies on the operator to use their own judgement when determining fan usage for drying cycles and VOC removal.


Modeling Construction Site Erosion Using Geowepp, Mattea Contreras, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Modeling Construction Site Erosion Using Geowepp, Mattea Contreras, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

- EH&S is upgrading soil erosion models from RUSLE2 to GeoWEPP. There was a need for verification as to whether the results would vary between the two softwares. GeoWEPP is a new updated software and RUSLE2 has been used for the past decade. With ISU being responsible for so many construction sites an accurate model of soil erosion is essential.


Hydroswing Door Automation, Tyler J. Carney, Adam Degaetano, Nick Niemeyer, Creed Tucker, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Hydroswing Door Automation, Tyler J. Carney, Adam Degaetano, Nick Niemeyer, Creed Tucker, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

The client is an entity of Iowa State University located on the ISU BioCentury Research Farm.

Currently, the door is operated manually, and more efficient methods to operate the door exist such as using an automated system.


Feed Batch Mixer Box For Beef Cattle Farm, Brennon Ryan, Luke Sinclair, Luke Sweeney, Mark Thompson, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Feed Batch Mixer Box For Beef Cattle Farm, Brennon Ryan, Luke Sinclair, Luke Sweeney, Mark Thompson, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• Our client, requires increasing efficiency and decreasing time spent feeding cattle daily.

• Currently, there is daily loss of productivity and revenue.

• This project will better allocate workers and get more done every day.


External Nutrient Storage Cover Design, Hunter Kvistad, Owen Oeltjenbruns, Brent Raver, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

External Nutrient Storage Cover Design, Hunter Kvistad, Owen Oeltjenbruns, Brent Raver, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• Most outdoor manure storage structures currently have no cover to keep rainwater out

• Rainwater in the storage structures increases the cost to pump manure out of the tanks

• Rainwater also dilutes the nutrient content of the manure


Electric Motor Dynamometer Manufacturability, Kyle Plach, Michael Schulte, Christian Van Sloun, Dylan Wood, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Electric Motor Dynamometer Manufacturability, Kyle Plach, Michael Schulte, Christian Van Sloun, Dylan Wood, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• Develop a manufacture-ready electric motor dynamometer based on a prototype system.

• System will be replicated and utilized in ABE/TSM 363 Lecture/Lab demonstrations and testing.


Dust Sampling In Simulated Cage-Free Egg Production Environment, Benjamin Baumgard, Grant Honken, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Dust Sampling In Simulated Cage-Free Egg Production Environment, Benjamin Baumgard, Grant Honken, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• New developments in cage-free egg production has brought dust management practices into question. The problem at hand is how to make repeatable dust samples to determine best management practices.


Dry Forage Transportation Solution, Levi Eden, Jase Jordan, Kyle Post, Keaton Stoll, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Dry Forage Transportation Solution, Levi Eden, Jase Jordan, Kyle Post, Keaton Stoll, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• The ISU Beef Nutrition Farm has no way to transport multiple large round hay bales from the field to the storage area on the farmyard in one trip

• This results in many trips from the yard to the field picking up one bale at a time


Developing Objective Tests And Repair Guidelines For Hog Facility Trusses, Brady Lundquist, John Schnack, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Developing Objective Tests And Repair Guidelines For Hog Facility Trusses, Brady Lundquist, John Schnack, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• Predicting naturally ventilated hog barns life expectancy

• Increase useful life of facilities and provide options to growers

• Barn collapses and safety of personnel, livestock, facilities, and other assets

• Provide cost breakdown of complete replacement vs. truss repair options


Design And Manufacture Of A Prototype For A Spiral Magnetic Array Filter, Jacob Miles, Alexander Stockmaster, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Design And Manufacture Of A Prototype For A Spiral Magnetic Array Filter, Jacob Miles, Alexander Stockmaster, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

• Fleenor Manufacturing has a patent-pending spiral filter that uses a patented magnetic array to remove magnetic particles from hydraulic fluid

• Fleenor needs experimental data to prove the effectiveness of the filter in controlled conditions


Deezee Plant Layout And Floor Marking Reconstruction, Andres Navarro, Ben Irwin, Scott Burnell, Joe Medina, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Deezee Plant Layout And Floor Marking Reconstruction, Andres Navarro, Ben Irwin, Scott Burnell, Joe Medina, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

● DeeZee’s GM running board assembly cells needed order and standardization.

● To update using 6S standards and standard work instructions

● Apply visual management and organizational practices.


Ames Laboratory Glovebox Cleaning, James Burke, Jack Hendricks, Caden Woollen, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Ames Laboratory Glovebox Cleaning, James Burke, Jack Hendricks, Caden Woollen, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Posters

The removal of pyrophoric materials from inert atmosphere chambers presents the potential for injury or damage to property upon reacting to oxygen or water. In order to minimize the risk of an incident occurring, equipment and/or procedural recommendations need to be developed to create a standard way of disposing of these materials.


Prototype Of A Smithfield Nutrient Cover, Hunter Kvistad, Brent Raver, Owen Oeltjenbruns, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Prototype Of A Smithfield Nutrient Cover, Hunter Kvistad, Brent Raver, Owen Oeltjenbruns, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Smithfield Hog Production has processing facilities throughout the state of Iowa as well as contract finishing sites where producers grow out their swine. The hog manure from these sites is pumped into a slurry store for storage until it can be pumped onto the fields in the spring or fall. The slurry stores stand 19-feet-tall, have a diameter of 120-feet, and hold 1.2-million-gallons of manure. The slurry stores have no cover so they are open to all weather like rain and snow.

Most years, evaporation does not equal precipitation which results in a decreased manure holding capacity and an ...


Fleenor Manufacturing: Spiral Magnetic Filter, Alexander Stockmaster, Jacob Miles, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Fleenor Manufacturing: Spiral Magnetic Filter, Alexander Stockmaster, Jacob Miles, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o Fleenor Mfg. is a small family-owned company based in Pella, Iowa. They look for unique problems to solve in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining, and utility vehicle markets. Fleenor Mfg. It manufactures a wide variety of filters and hydraulic components. Their customers range from individuals to large scale companies such as John Deere.

o Our client has a patent-pending design for a spiral magnetic filter to filter out contaminants from various types of fluid. Fleenor Manufacturing needed data to prove the effectiveness of the filter.

o Fleenor Mfg. Needed data to be able to prove to companies interested in ...


Pyrophoric Waste Disposal, Jack Hendricks, James Burke, Caden Woollen, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Pyrophoric Waste Disposal, Jack Hendricks, James Burke, Caden Woollen, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Ames Laboratory is a National Laboratory operated by Iowa State University on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. They are dedicated to creating materials, inspiring minds to solve problems and addressing global challenges. Sarah Morris-Benavides, Matthew Besser and Roger Rink contacted Iowa State University’s ABE Department to find dedicated students to help them with their problems surrounding their gloveboxes, furnaces, and arc melter. The problem that Ames Laboratory faces is safely cleaning and removing hazardous, often pyrophoric, waste materials from the machines. The purpose of this project is to purchase/fabricate equipment and/or create a procedure ...


Deezee Manufacturing T1xx Layout Restructure & Standardization, Ben Irwin, Andres Navarro, Scott Burnell, Joe Medina, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Deezee Manufacturing T1xx Layout Restructure & Standardization, Ben Irwin, Andres Navarro, Scott Burnell, Joe Medina, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

Improve Layout, Material/Process Flow, and Throughput of G.M. Sidestep (Running Board) Assembly Cells.

DeeZee Manufacturing is a medium-sized truck accessory and fabrication company located in central Iowa. Established in 1977, DeeZee is committed to building durable, functional, and stylish products with the consumer in mind. The company is always promoting a cleaner tomorrow by using eco-friendly manufacturing processes and lean practices to reduce emissions and energy use. DeeZee is contracted by most of the large car manufacturers such as Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, and Toyota to produce parts for their vehicles. DeeZee has a significant presence in Iowa ...


Abe/Tsm 363 Dynamometer, Michael Schulte, Kyle Plach, Christian Van Sloun, Dylan Wood, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Abe/Tsm 363 Dynamometer, Michael Schulte, Kyle Plach, Christian Van Sloun, Dylan Wood, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The current dynamometer, a machine that measures electric motor outputs, used in ABE/TSM 363 lab has been used for many years and should be improved in several key areas, including safety, appearance, and function capabilities. The goal of this project is to develop a manufacture-ready electric motor dynamometer based on a prototype system. This system will be replicated and utilized in ABE/TSM 363 lecture and lab for demonstrations and student testing.

o The ABE Dynamometer project is led by Timothy Shepherd, an Associate Teaching Professor at Iowa State University. He will directly be using the final product to ...


Abe Farm Door Automation, Nick Niemeyer, Adam Degaetano, Tyler J. Carney, Creed Tucker, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Abe Farm Door Automation, Nick Niemeyer, Adam Degaetano, Tyler J. Carney, Creed Tucker, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The Hydroswing door for large equipment access to the south end of the Harvest Storage and Transportation building requires manual operation through the entirety of the open/close cycle. The operation of the door has risks concerning the safety of people and equipment. The door must have a safety device in place to make sure there is no equipment or personal in the way while closing.

o The client is an entity of Iowa State University located on the ISU BioCentury Research Farm.

o Manually operating the door creates wasted time because it requires a person to stand by the ...


Feed Batch Mixer Box For Isu Beef Nutrition Farm, Luke Sweeney, Brennon Ryan, Mark Thompson, Luke Sinclair, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Feed Batch Mixer Box For Isu Beef Nutrition Farm, Luke Sweeney, Brennon Ryan, Mark Thompson, Luke Sinclair, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

The Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm’s mission is to provide facilities and support for research aimed at optimizing nutrition and management of beef cattle in Iowa. Facilities include a modern open-front, 60-pen feedlot, a 7-pen feedlot with an electronic feed intake management system, and a 16-pen open-front feedlot. All pen sizes are adequate for up to six animals. There are 120 acres of improved pasture available for grazing research and several small open lots with fence line feed bunks. A modern, indoor animal handling facility, feed mill and indoor and outdoor feed storage structures are on hand.

Our client ...


Testing Poultry Dust Mitigation Practices, Grant Honken, Benjamin Baumgard, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Testing Poultry Dust Mitigation Practices, Grant Honken, Benjamin Baumgard, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

 Cage-free chicken farms are prone to significant amounts of dust in the air due to the disturbance of the litter (bedding) on the ground. We needed to develop a physical test system and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that is able to capture and record dust samples. So the client is able to test different litter management practices, vegetable oil, for example, to minimize the amount of dust airborne in cage-free chicken farms.

 The ideal amount of litter management treatment is unknown. This must be solved to help lower the amount of dust that is airborne in cage-free chicken farms. A ...


Row Unit Test Stand, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Brandon Zumbach, Andrew Anstoetter, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Row Unit Test Stand, Jason Vaske, Tristan Louvan, Brandon Zumbach, Andrew Anstoetter, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o Service Motor Company is an official Case IH dealer based in Dale, Wisconsin, that sells new and used Case IH equipment and specializes in servicing the equipment as well.

o Since Service Motor Company is marketing products to customers, they want an easy and new way to demonstrate the new 2000 series planter row-unit.

o Service Motor wants a show stand to place at dealerships for customers to see how this row-unit works, and to be able to easily roll around the dealership with the row unit on.

o Other dealerships have different types of show stands to show ...


Testing The Prototype Spiral Magnetic Filter, Alexander Stockmaster, Jacob Miles, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Testing The Prototype Spiral Magnetic Filter, Alexander Stockmaster, Jacob Miles, Clayton Waldschmidt, Brian L. Steward, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

o Fleenor Mfg. is a small family-owned company based in Pella, Iowa. They look for unique problems to solve in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining, and utility vehicle markets. Fleenor Mfg. It manufactures a wide variety of filters and hydraulic components. Their customers range from individuals to large scale companies such as John Deere.

o Our client has a patent-pending design for a spiral magnetic filter to filter out contaminants from various types of fluid. Fleenor Manufacturing needed data to prove the effectiveness of the filter.

o Fleenor Mfg. Needed data to be able to prove to companies interested in ...


Test Device And Process For Assessment Of Smithfield Facility Aging, John Schnack, Brady Lundquist, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Test Device And Process For Assessment Of Smithfield Facility Aging, John Schnack, Brady Lundquist, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

● Establishing structural objective tests and recommendations for hog production facilities.

● The risks are to the livestock, growers, and Smithfield for potential collapses of hog facilities in NW Iowa.

● We assess our solution to be applicable to a large portion of the hog production industry to quickly and objectively measure truss deterioration and provide detailed monetary and structural guidance to growers.


Design And Testing Of A Cleaning And Disinfection System For Farm Equipment And Vehicles At Livestock Farms, Noelle Hinrichs, Taeh Horbas, Matt Devine, Brett C. Ramirez, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel Apr 2020

Design And Testing Of A Cleaning And Disinfection System For Farm Equipment And Vehicles At Livestock Farms, Noelle Hinrichs, Taeh Horbas, Matt Devine, Brett C. Ramirez, Michael Anderson, Jacek A. Koziel

TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects

  • During a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) outbreak, it is critical that people, equipment, and vehicles do not inadvertently move the disease-causing agent between premises (i.e., locations where animals are housed or otherwise handled).
  • To prevent this potential transmission, a cleaning and disinfection (C&D) station must be established at the clean/dirty line on infected premises, and everything going on or off the premises pass through it.
  • Without this critical precaution, more viruses may remain in the environment and cause potential infection of other premises and herds; thus, making FAD containment a challenge.