NXD Drain

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Jens Asmussen Hamann
  • Martin Juul Jensen
4. term, Industrial Design, Master (Master Programme)
The following master thesis is the result of a process of the development of a new drain aiming the agricultural sector. Drainage is heavy economically to the arable farmers. The investment is not without worries, as the farmer does not know if the new drainage field works as intended. Sand blockage courses a typical problem within drainage. The only way to spot a blockage is when the crops are flooded.
The outcome of the development is a new drain, NXD Drain, which penetrates 60% more water and increases the water velocity by more than 15%. The increased velocity in combination with a filtering system makes the drain self-cleanable and thereby removes the problem of blocked drainage. Besides removing blockage problems, have arable farmers possibility to increase their yield by more than 30%. Further, is a concept; NXD Sight, unfolded which changes drainage from a passive tool to an active tool. NXD Sight provides knowledge of drain condition and soil moisture. The data is useful for predicting problems inside the drain. Furthermore does the knowledge of soil moisture enable arable farmers to see where he can operate with heavy machinery without compressing the soil, damaging his crops or getting stuck in a soft mud-spot.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date11 Jun 2018
Number of pages120
ID: 280125934