Armenian National Agrarian University
On November 6, 2018, upon the decision of Board of Trustees the chairs of Exploitation of Agricultural Techniques, Agricultural Machinery Repair Technology and Agriculture Electrification were united into the chair of “Agriculture Automation and Agricultural Machinery Exploitation”.
Former chair of Automobiles - Tractors Park Exploitation was formed in 1951. Docent V.P.Galstyan, G.M.Karapetyan, V.A.Shahbazyan, A.J.Aghasaryan, Professor S.E.Margaryan have headed the chair through its history. During those years huge amount of scientific research work have been carried out; new technologies and devises have been constructed. In 2008 Professor A.S.Margaryan was elected as the head of chair, who not only preserves but also develops traditions of the chair.
Scientific research works are implemented in two basic directions: the exploitation of agricultural machinery and the elaboration of new technologies of animal-breeding automation and small energy saving machines. The chair staff also carries out researches for elaboration of alternative energy resource technologies for agricultural production and the introduction of machinery development. The trainings of the students are carried out in the special laboratories of automobile technical maintenance, aggregate technical diagnosis, food-cultivation machines, milk obtaining and primary cultivation equipment.
The lecturers of the chair received mre than 100 copyright patents, some of them were patented in Canada, France and Germany. More than 600 scientific works, various monographs and manuals have been published. New teaching technologies have been worked out for all subjects. The staff of the chair cooperates with other chairs of the ANAU, with Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture Mechanization, Electrification and Transportation, with scientific centers of Armenia, Farmers’ National Union and farms.
In 1946 Chair of Machinery Construction and in 1948 Chair of Metal Technology together with Chair of Material Resistance were founded in Armenian Agricultural Institute. In 1950 the Chair of Metal Technology separated and reformed as Chair of Construction Material Technology which was headed by Professor M.A.Esayan till 1988. Professor V.V.Hambardzumyan, Docents L.A.Sahakyan, H.M.Martirosyan, S.A.Kokhlikayn ahev been heads of the chair. Since 2006 the Chair is headed by Professor D.P.Petrosyan. In 2008 the chair was renamed after its founder Mikayel Esayan. Later on after several reformations in 2003 it became Chair of Agricultural Machinery Construction Technology and Reconstruction. In 2008 the chair was called by the name of founder M. Yesayan.
The chair has weld, metalwork and machining workshops, as well as metal-cutting, material, replacement and technical measuring laboratories which are supplied with modern technical means and the laboratory of metal-cutting - with interactive blackboard and computer.
The main tendency of the scientific-research refers the research of metal-cutting loom and the dynamic process research of the cutting system. More than 270 scientific articles have been published by the staff and aspirants of the chair, as well as monographs, popular scientific books and methodical manuals.
The students’ production practice is carried out in a number of places: in the laboratories, workshops, in experimental farm reconstruction workshop of Balahovit, in "Garry Group" Ltd., in "Interstanok" OJSC, in "Armenian Molibden Production" and etc.
The Chair of Agriculture Electrification was founded in 1960 by the efforts of Docent Q.R.Palyan andt H.S.Grigoryan. The first head of chair was Q.Palyan, and later the chair was headed by the following people; Docents H.S.Grigoryan, S.H.Teryan, Professor K.E.Rostomyan, Docents R.A.Davtyan, A.A.Matevosyan. Since 2013 head of chair is Docent G.L.Vardanyan.
One of the main orientations of the scientific researches and works mainly refer to intensification of electrification of agricultural production in the conditions of Armenia. Together with the Chair of Automobiles and Tractors the scientific-research work has been conducted related to the improvement of mobile stability of automobile-tractor aggregates, as well as with other chairs referring the development of small size food-cutting machines and the justification of their parameters. More than 160 scientific works and 1 manual have been published, as well as the chair has received 22 copyrights and patents. Numerous reports have been presented to national and international scientific conferences.
Head of chair is Margaryan Armen - doctor of sciences, professor