Mechanical Engineering PhD School

Head : Prof. Dr. István FARKAS, DSc

While setting the goals of the Mechanical Engineering PhD School of Szent István University, the following principles were taken into consideration.  The predictable requirement based on the developing tendency of the technical background in agriculture and food industry is that the production and application of the machines and tools should be environmental friendly, material and energy economical. On the other hand, it is important to organize the existing equipment to a logistical system and include ecological operation and recycling in the strategy of the research. In the strategy of the research some promoted new topics should be emphasized which serve the same up to-date production technologies while having less contact with the living world.

The global increase of agricultural production has to be realized in an ecological balance with a decreased volume of applied chemicals and energies. For sustainable development, it has a basic interest to decrease the polluting materials that are loaded in the environment and economize with resources.

The PhD school is divided into two main orientations. Some typical research topics of these orientations are given below.

1. Basics of Agricultural Machine Engineering orientation

  • Mechanizations of animal husbandry and plant growing
  • Vehicle and tractor techniques, the off road running theory
  • Mechanics of structural and agricultural materials
  • Safety of machines
  • Tribology and techniques of lubrication
  • System of quality control, technical innovation and development
  • Technologies and tools of primary  crop processing
  • Material and energy saving  production technology
  • Operations of machines and systems
  • Maintenance machinery and recycling
  • Materials theology and structure of agricultural material sets
  • Physiologic  effect of the electricity field
  • Computer Aided Engineering techniques
  • Separation techniques and equipment in crop processing
  • Building structure.

2. Energetics of Agriculture and Environmental Technology orientation

  • Energetic and physics of buildings
  • Energy and mass transport processes
  • Research of the energy sources in agriculture and in forestry
  • Alternative and reusable energy sources
  • High frequency and microwave energy used in food processing
  • Technical and technological questions of environmental protection
  • Ecological correlation of settlement and area development
  • Protection of water base
  • Principle of environmental industry
  • Engineering Economics


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