Agricultural engineers work with farmers, other engineers, scientists and financial clients to make sure that design plans are safe and will withstand a number of conditional variables. Safety is always one of the most important issues that agricultural engineers must contend with, especially when it comes to soil contamination and dangerous pesticides. They create engineering plans on computers which test and predict possible errors and problems with a mechanism and in this, they generate workable solutions. Although most work takes place on the computer, many mechanical engineers travel to factories or plants to see their work in progress.
Agricultural engineers use traditional and high-tech tools, such as computer-aided design (CAD) systems to create realistic geometric models of objects which can simulate and analyze the effects and potential problems of designs such as machine malfunction and breakdown. CAD models are eliminating the need for hand drawn models. Agricultural engineers research and evaluate each project to find the most cost-effective solutions to problems while still maintaining recognized standards. They are required to constantly update their skills and knowledge in order to keep up with technological advancements in this quickly changing field.
For More Information, Contact:
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
2950 Niles Road,
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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