This community contains the theses of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
A Master of Science is offered through the College of Engineering. Areas of specialization for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering include machine vision, biomaterials processing, soil and water engineering, structures, and machine design.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Understanding the Impacts of Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX™) Pretreatment and Densification on Densified Products Quality and the Bioproducts Yield Through Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Fast Pyrolysis, Vijay Sundaram

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Understanding the Impact of Non-thermal Processing and CO2 Assisted Extrusion on Antioxidant, Textural and Functional Properties of Corn, Sorghum and Apple Pomace Based Extrudates, Umesh Chandra Lohani

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Impacts of Land Use and Climate Changes on Hydrological Processes in South Dakota Watersheds, Manashi Paul

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Behavior of Light in a Photobioreactor and Design of Light Guides, Anand Rajendran

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Predicting Field Water Balance, Crop Yield, and the Economics of Drainage Under Various Cropping Systems Using Drainmod, Shailendra Singh

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Understanding the Effect of Extrusion Processing Parameters on Physical, Nutritional and Rheological Properties of Soy White Flakes Based Aquafeed in a Single Screw Extruder, Sushil Kumar Singh

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Process-Based Nutrient Model for the Bedded Manure Pack of Confined Beef Systems, Ferouz Y. Ayadi

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Nitrate-nitrogen Removal of Denitrifying Bioreactors in South Dakota for Improved Drainage Water Management, Cynthuja Partheeban

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Determination of Airflow through Monoslope Beef Barns by Direct and Indirect Measurement, Md Rajibul H. Al Mamun

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Integration of Extrusion and Clean Fractionation Processes as a Pretreatment Technology of Lignocellulosic Biomasses, Grzegorz Brudecki

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Pretreatment Methods for Lignocellulosic Materials Employed to Produce Fuel Ethanol and Value-added Products, Iwona Cybulska

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Physical, Flow, and Moisture Adsorption Characterization of Afex-Paked Switchgrass, Corn Stover, and Prairie Cord Grass, Yijing Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Extrusion processing of selected fish feed blends containing distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), Ferouz Y. Ayadi

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Vegetative Treatment System Evaluation for Two Large Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Adam W. Mathiowetz

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Developing and Evaluating the Composite Runoff Index Geographic Model for Urban Rainfall-Runoff Modeling, Pravara Thanapura

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Understanding the Role of Biomass and High Shear Bioreactor Parameters in Bioethanol Production, Karunanithy Chinnadurai

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Water and Nutrient Balances of Vegetative Treatment Systems for Feedlots in South Dakota, Daniel T. Ostrem

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Simulating the Soil Erosion from Land Removed from CRP, Rajendra P. Sishodia

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Water Spreading Under Low Flow Conditions for Vegetated Treatment Area Applications, Justin D. Bonnema

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Predictive Modeling of Sugarbeet Quality Using Vegetative Index, Statistical, and Artificial Neural Network Methods, Kevin L. Brandt

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Whey Protein Fractionation Using Membrane Separation Technology, Chenchaiah Marella

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Evaluation of Deficit Irrigation Strategies for Corn, Derek M. Heeren

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Determining the Feasibility of Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Irrigation Water Use in South Dakota at the Field Scale, Seth A. Swanson

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Experimental and Modeling the Flow Properties of Distillers Dried Grains (DDG) with Varying Soluble Levels and Moisture Contents, Vykundeshwari Ganesan

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Water and Nutrient Use Evaluation of South Dakota Vegetated Treatment Systems, Nicholas O. Michael

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Understanding the Role of Extrusion Processing Parameters on Functional Properties of Distillers Dried Grains Extruded Using Single and Twin Screw Extruder, Murali K. Rai

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Calcium Lactate Fortification of Reduced Fat Yogurt and Fortification of "Simulated Yogurt Gel" with Partially Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, Gurmeet Singh

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Initiation and Evolution of the South Dakota Tornado Outbreak of 24 June 2003, Jay Trobec

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Modification and Evaluation of a Water Balance Model to Simulate Corn Yields in Drained Waterways, Lowell J. Blankers

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Investigations on the Role of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles for Producing Aquaculture Feed Using Extrusion Technology, Nehru Chevanan

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Using National Weather Service Forecasts and Model Output Statistics to Forecast Evapotranspiration, Sumana Kandula

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Automated Water Management for Center Pivot Irrigation Systems, Jared K. Oswald

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Studies on Functional and Rheological Characteristics of Hispanic Cheeses, Hee Joon Park

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Modeling Sugarbeet Quality Variables from Satellite Images and Canopy Spectral Indices, Subodh Kulkarni

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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A Tractor Mounted Device Used for Comparison of In-Situ Soil Bearing Capacity Between Two Tillage Regimes, Bernard R. Jahn

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Laboratory Test Program of Rotary Plate Sprinklers, Micheal J. Monnens

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Modeling and Simulation of a Chemical Injection System, Xiao Chen

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Spectral Properties of Sugar Beet Canopy Related to Sugar Content and Quality of Beet Roots, Biao Xie

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Performance and Evaluation of a Variable-Speed Darrieus Wind Turbine, Kasey W. Abbott