Evaluation of different kinds of floor materials in cattle barns

M. Hellstedt, P. Jauhiainen, Risto Kuisma, H.-R. Kymäläinen, J. Määttä, Riitta Mahlberg, Liisa Salparanta, Anna-Maija Sjöberg

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Abstract

The aim of our research project was to develop well-functioning floor surface materials for use in animal houses. Materials for a field test were chosen according to the results of laboratory studies with the exception of one material, silane-impregnated concrete. The other materials selected were epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic coatings for floorings and feeding tables and polyester coating for feeding tables only. Two materials not included in the laboratory tests were also tested. Traditional concrete was used as reference. Topography, colour and gloss of the test materials were evaluated. According to the topography measurements no significant differences between the changes in surface roughness of test materials were observed. The results of colour and gloss measurements varied considerably, but in general coating decreased the changes of colour and gloss of the surface materials. The field study provided practical information about the behaviour of the surface materials examined in use conditions in animal houses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Agricultural and biosystems engineering for a sustainable world
Subtitle of host publicationAgEng2008, International Conference on Agricultural Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventAgricultural and biosystems engineering for a sustainable world : AgEng2008, International Conference on Agricultural Engineering - Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Duration: 23 Jun 200825 Jun 2008

Conference

ConferenceAgricultural and biosystems engineering for a sustainable world : AgEng2008, International Conference on Agricultural Engineering
Abbreviated titleAgEng 2008
CountryGreece
CityHersonissos, Crete
Period23/06/0825/06/08

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Keywords

  • floor materials
  • animal house
  • durability
  • colour
  • gloss
  • topography

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Hellstedt, M., Jauhiainen, P., Kuisma, R., Kymäläinen, H-R., Määttä, J., Mahlberg, R., Salparanta, L., & Sjöberg, A-M. (2008). Evaluation of different kinds of floor materials in cattle barns. In Proceedings of the Agricultural and biosystems engineering for a sustainable world : AgEng2008, International Conference on Agricultural Engineering