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Blinn College • Brenham • Agricultural Sciences • Agriculture - AGRI


Agricultural Power Units AGRI-2301

  • Fall 2018
  • Section 001 CRN-11008
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 08/09/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture and Lab

  • Monday, Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 9:50 AM, Rankin Ag Shop Classroom 130

Contact Information


Instructor: Ben Burroughs

Office Hours

  • Monday, Friday, 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM, RACS

Description


Fundamentals  of  internal  combustion  engines:  gasoline,  diesel,  and  liquefied  petroleum. Maintenance and adjustments of the electrical, ignition, fuel, lubricating, and cooling systems of agricultural power machinery.

Requisites

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


Do a valve reconditioning job on a small single cylinder engine

Trouble shoot and repair a small single engine in a given time frame.

Rebuild a small single cylinder gas engine to within specifications of .0015".

Rebuild a multi-cylinder engine to within specifications of .0015".

Correctly measure all wear points of a given engine to an 80% accuracy.

Identify engine components 80% correctly

Materials


Optional:  Text: Basic Principles of Four and Two Cycle Internal Engines From: Instructional Materials Service 2004

Course Requirements


  1. Read   and study the above text and answer the test questions at the end of the chapter.
  2. Weekly Quiz - at the end of each week there will be a test at the beginning of the class.  Get to class on time on days that quizzes are taken.  The quiz will consist of short answer questions over the previous week’s lectures.  The lowest weekly quiz grade will be automatically dropped. 
  3. Completely rebuild a small single cylinder gas  engine (Blinn Furnishes).  
  4. Completely rebuild a large multi-cylinder engine (Semester Project).
  5. Major Exams - There will be four  major exams during the semester.  These will cover the texts.,lectures, videos and  and your notes.  They will consist of: multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drawings, matching, short answer essay, and at least one long answer essay.
  6. Comprehensive Final and Lab Practical

Evaluation


Breakdown

Class/Lab Final Exam                          200 Points of Grade

Classroom tests                                   500 Points of Grade                  

Semester project                                  200 Points of Grade

Class Participation/ Attendance           800 Points of Grade

Class Book                                           600 Points of Grade

Power Portal Learning                          200 Points of Grade

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Schedule


WEEK 1 MEETING DETAILS  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
 
    4
Lecture- Class Orientation & safety 27-Aug
Video- 29-Aug
Lab-  
WEEK 2   Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- History of Engines 5-Sep 4
Video- Small Eng
Lab-Disassemble small engine
   
 
 
WEEK 3   Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Small engine construction 10-Sep 4
Video- Small Eng
Lab- Demo Check for wear
Lecture- Components Micrometer 12-Sep
Video- Video
Lab-Micrometer checks
WEEK 4 Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Piston Rods 17-Sep 4
Video- Text
Lab-Begin Assembly
Lecture- Rings 19-Sep
Video- Text
Lab- Installing Rings
WEEK 5 Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Engine Bearings 24-Sep 4
Video- Video Lab-Finish Assembly
Lecture- Crankshafts 26-Sep
Video- Video
Lab-Test Run Lab Engine
WEEK 6   Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Blocks & Test 1 1-Oct 4
Video- Text
Lab-Small Engine Work
Lecture- Valves 3-Oct
Video- Video
Lab- Small Engine Work
WEEK 7   Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Heads & Test 2 8-Oct 4
Video- Text
Lab- Small Engine Work
Lecture- Cam Shaft 10-Oct
Video- Video
Lab- Small Engine Work
WEEK 8 Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- 2 cycle 15-Oct 4
Video- Video
Lab- Small Engine Work
Lecture- 2 cycle 17-Oct
Video- Text
Lab- Semester Project
     
WEEK 9 Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Fuels 22-Oct 4
Video- Video
Lab- Semester Project
Lecture- Fuel System 24-Oct
Video- Text
Lab- Semester Project
WEEK 10   Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Lubricants & Test 3 29-Oct 4
Video- Video
Lab- Semester Project
Lecture- Ignition 31-Oct
Video- Video
Lab- Semester Project
WEEK 11 Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Governors Cooling System 5-Nov 4
Video- Text
Lab- Semester Project
Lecture- Rotary Piston Engine 7-Nov
Video- Video
Lab- Semester Project
WEEK 12   Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Turbine engines 12-Nov 4
Video- Video
Lab- Semester Project
Lecture- Diesel Engines & Test 4 14-Nov
Video- Video
Lab- Semester Project
WEEK 13 MEETING DETAILS  Dates  
WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- 19-Nov 4
Video-
Lab- Semester Project
Lecture-  
Video-
Lab- Semester Project
WEEK 14 Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- 26-Nov 4
Video-
Lab- Semester Project
Lecture- Semester Project Graded 28-Nov
Video-
Lab-
WEEK 15 Meeting Details  DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Lecture- Review 3-Dec 4
Video-
Lab-
Lecture- Review 5-Dec
Video-
Lab-
WEEK 16 Meeting Details DATES WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
Assignments (outside of class)   4
Final Exam Totals  hours and 15 minutes = 135 minutes  
= 2.7 hours, which rounds to 3 contact hours
 
FINAL DATE & TIME
Monday Dec 10

7:45-10:00am

 

Total Contact Hours   64