Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Greenhouse Design * TYP   464 8 3 3 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof. Dr. Abdullah Nafi BAYTORUN
Teaching the fundamental principals of greehouse design. Planning and making project of climatization actions like ventilation, cooling and heating systems
This class covers Greenhouse regions and their distribution in Turkey, the selection of greenhouse lands, features and choosing criterias of structure and cover materials, definition of climate factors that affect plant growth, ventilation, cooling and shadowing of greenhouses during hot periods, planning and execution of ventilation and cooling systems, heating greemhouses ad heating systems for greenhouses, controlling of heating, ventilation and cooling systems and greenhouse irrigation systems

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Makes aplication of engineering design of irrigation systems and conducts tests about the materıals used ın these systems and preapares reports
Developes and implements strategies for wastewater, drainage water, runoff water such as treated waste water re-use of non-conventional water without adversely affecting the environment, makes laboratory analysis about saline alkali soils and water suita
Prepares project about soil and water structures, animal houses, storage structures and crop production structures. Analyzes in terms of static and strength. Determines the properties of materials used in construction and makes the relevant tests.
Designs crop production systems, controls environmental domestic conditions and operates, makes the selection of materials to be used, tests and prepares a report.
Designs and projects small dams, ponds. Prepares and implements flood action plans within the scope of integrated watershed management.
Developes and implement s strategies of sustainable water management for the purposes of protecting water resources and agricultural production.
Developes and implements irrigation programmes using the soil-plant-water relations and soil engineering properties
Prepares land consolidation projects and applies. Provides farm developing systems. Prepares and implements rural development projects.
Exposes the problems about soil and water conservation (erosion) and water harvesting, prepares and implements the project.
Etudes drainage of agricultural lands, plans drainage systems,prepares projects and makes aplications, selects materials to be used, tests and prepares a report
Plans activities related to operation, maintenance and repairs irrigation network,developes project formulations in monitoring and evaluations, operates the irrigation networks.
Works independently and takes responsibility
Has the ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental researches,and acquires the skill of analyzing and interpreting the complex issiues occured during this process .
Creates effective solutions for sustainable agricultural production
Accesses to the resources in the field, uses of these resources and continuous self-improvement
Developes projects to protect natural resources like water,and offers the benefit to society, using the information of basic engineering, basic agricultural engineering and agricultural structures and irrigation engineering .
Has the ability to analyze problems ,make decisions and solve about professional subjects

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Greenhouse areas in Turkey, Greenhouse roles and development Resource screening, online search about greenhousing in Turkey
2 Greenhouse types and construction styles, Glass greenhouse, plastic gree house and specific greenhouse Resource screening, online search about greenhouse types
3 Greehouse planning, definition and objectives, regulations in greehouse construction, location, construction area, soil characteristics, land dimensions and shape, preparation of proposals Resource screening
4 Bearing structure and cover material, Steel and aliminium, glass, plastic, hard and semi hard plastics, materials for energy screens Resource screening
5 Greenouse structure materials, beams and glasses, assembling of covering material and ensuring isolation, tightening and assembling for plastic Resource screening, online search about cover materials
6 Assembling of hard plastic, Beams and colon systems (frames), foundation and concrete preparation, side wall, water chamfer, wind tighteners and front face Resource screening
7 Ventilation structures, ventilation systems in glass and plastic greenhouses, moving heat screens Resource screening
8 Mid-Term Exam Resource screening
9 Examples for the use of physicrometric diagram in greenhouses Resource screening, Solving numeric examples
10 Climatization of greenhouses during summer time. Ventilation, natural ventilation and air exchange, forced ventilation Resource screening, Solving numeric examples
11 Field visit to greenhouse farms Resource screening, Solving numeric examples
12 Cooling, evaporative cooling, air humidification Resource screening, Solving numeric examples
13 Cooling, Direct injection of water in greenhouse, direct humidification of plants, shadowing Resource screening
14 Climatization of greenhouses during winter time. Major principals of heat transfer, conduction, convection, radiation, air exchange, heat loss with condensation and evaporation Resource screening
15 Heat needs in greenhouses and heat consumptoin, Heating systems in greenhouses, construction types, circulation pumps, mixing valves and pipes Resource screening, Solving numeric examples
16-17 Term Exams Resource screening, online search about irrigation

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