Document Type

Report

Publication Date

4-2020

Disciplines

Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering | Industrial Technology

Course Number and Title

TSM 416: Technology Capstone

Department

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Major

Industrial Technology (Schnack); Agricultural Systems Technology (Lundquist)

Instructors

Michael Anderson and Jacek A. Koziel

Problem Statement

● 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.

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