Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering | Industrial Technology
Course Number and Title
TSM 416: Technology Capstone
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Industrial Technology (Schnack); Agricultural Systems Technology (Lundquist)
Michael Anderson and Jacek A. Koziel
● 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.
Schnack, John; Lundquist, Brady; Anderson, Michael; and Koziel, Jacek A., "Test Device and Process for Assessment of Smithfield Facility Aging" (2020). TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects. 61.