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ISBN-10: 1402008457

ISBN-13: 9781402008450

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Tadashi Takakura, Wei Fang

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This edition provides a full description of the simulation techniques used in the greenhouse industry, including different environments from mulching to greenhouses. Another important topic discussed at length is the relationship between plants and the environment.
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/31/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 190
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Preface of 1st Edition
Preface of 2nd Edition
Introduction
Introduction
Europe and America
Asia
Africa and Middle East
Japan
Covering materials: PE or PVC?
Greenhouse production in Japan
Floating mulch in Japan
Plastic Wastes
Problems
Definition of Covering and Properties of Covering Materials
Introduction
Mulching
Row covers (Tunnels)
Floating mulches (Floating row cover)
Rain shelters
Unheated greenhouses
Covering materials
Problems
Digital Simulation
Introduction
System dynamics
Simulation languages
Digital simulation by CSMP and MATLAB
Concept of the analog computer
Comparison of CSMP and MATLAB programs with mathematical equations
Model structure and representation
Differential equation
Description of systems
Heat flow and temperature regime in the soil
A model for temperature regimes in the soil (CUC01)
Model description
Application to steady state models
More on MATLAB
Simulink
Problems
Heat Balance of Bare Ground
Introduction
Convective heat transfer
A model with solar radiation and air temp. boundary condition (CUC02)
Mass transfer
A model with latent heat transfer (CUC03)
Radiation balance
Long wave radiation
Problems
Solar Radiation Environment
Introduction
Units of radiation and light
Solar radiation properties of covering materials
Calculation of transmissivity (CUC04)
Solar radiation
The sun's altitude and azimuth
On a horizontal surface
On a tilted surface
Transmitted solar radiation (CUC05)
Problems
Temperature Environment Under Cover
Introduction
Effect of mulching
Experimental measurements
A model to simulate temperature regime under clear mulching (CUC20)
Same model for black or white mulch
Results of CUC20 model
Temperature environment under row covers (CUC30)
Double layer greenhouse model (CUC50)
A pad and fan greenhouse model (CUC35)
Problems
CO[subscript 2] Environment
Introduction
CO[subscript 2] concentration in soil layer (CUC70)
Program execution and output
CO[subscript 2] concentration in a plastic house and ventilation
One dimensional interpolation
Problems
Water and Water Vapor Environment
Introduction
Water and water vapor movement in soil
Water and heat balance in soil layer (CUC90)
Interaction between water movement and heat flow
Problems
Control Function
Introduction
System response
PID control
Temperature control logic (CUC120)
Feedback vs. feedforward control
Feedback and feedforward control
System response and its application to feedforward control
A floor-heating greenhouse with ideal conditions (CUC122)
Problems
Plant Response to the Environment
Introduction
Plant photosynthesis and respiration
Energy balance of a plant leaf
Stomata resistance of plant (CUC151)
Plant growth model
General concept of plant growth and yield models
Dry matter production model (CUC160)
Problems
References
Appendix
Index