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ECTS Course Overview

Transport and Handling Equipment

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Course Unit Code342-0304/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
BRA37doc. Ing. Robert Brázda, Ph.D.
Introduction into theory and practical applications of commonly used transport
equipments. Classification and properties of transported materials.
calculations of capacity, output, forces etc. of conveying machines, their
description, principles of work and practical applications.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
To master fundamental principles of transport and handling equipment in common use. To become acquainted with the basic of their design and technology calculations. To become also acquainted with transported materials, their classification, properties and storage.
Course Contents
To master the basic principles of the function of commonly used transport equipment and means and handling techniques. To get acquainted with the fundamentals of their design and technological calculations. Part of the lesson is also familiar with the materials transported, their sorting, properties and storage.

Examination and state examination questions

1. Classification of transported materials. Mechanical properties of particulate materials.
2. Classification pf transport. Calculation of carrying capacity.
3. Equation of motion.
4. Methods of transfer of tensile forces.
5. Analyses of tension forces in endless tensile element - graphical - numerical method.
6. Tensile elements - ropes, chains and conveyor belts. Construction.
7. Construction and calculation of particulate material silos.
8. Silo closures and feeders.
9. Belt conveyor, principle, division and main parts.
10. Technological equipment of belt conveyor.
11. Theory and basic calculation of belt conveyor. Standard ČSN ISO 5048.
12. Bucket conveyor - construction, main parts, calculation.
13. Apron conveyor - construction, basics of chain conveyor calculation.
14. Scraper conveyor - construction, basics of chain conveyor calculation.
15. En-Masse conveyor - construction, basics of chain conveyor calculation.
16. Vibratory conveyor - scheme, possibilities of excitation of vibrations, calculation of basic parameters of vibrating conveyor.
17. Screw conveyor - construction, division, simplified calculation of screw conveyor parameters.
18. Transport by gravity - chutes, troughs and gravity roller conveyors.
19. Driven roller conveyors - construction, methods of drive, basic calculation - resistance to movement.
20. Lifts - division, construction and main parts, calculation of safety coefficient of ropes and checking of frictional abilities.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Wolhbier,R.H.: Mechanical Conveying. ISBN 0878491198. 2000.
Fayed,M.E., Skocir,T.S.:Mechanical Conveyors. ISBN 1-56676-416-5. Technomic
Publishing Company, Inc. 1997.
Shapiro,H.I., Shapiro,J.P., Shapiro,L.K.: Cranes and Derrics. Third edition. ISBN 0-07-057889-3. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., USA, 2000
Transport and Handling Equipment, Polák,J., Brázda,R.: VŠB - TUO 2012 (The text was created within the "InterDV" project)
Polák,J.,Pavliska,J.,Slíva,A.:Dopravní a manipulační zařízení I.ES VŠB-TUO,2001
Polák,J.,Bailotti,K.,Pavliska,J.,Hrabovský,L.:Dopravní a manipulační zařízení
II. ES VŠB-TUO, 2003
Polák,J., Slíva,A.: Dopravní a manipulační zařízení III. ES VŠB-TUO, 2005
Pavliska,J.,Hrabovský,L.:Dopravní a manipulační zařízení IV. ES VŠB-TUO, 2004
Transport and Handling Equipment, Polák,J., Brázda,R.: VŠB - TUO 2012 (The text was created within the "InterDV" project)
Recommended Reading:
Wohlbier,R.H.: Belt Conveying Technology I,II.III. ISBN 0878491147. 2000.
Yardley, E.D., Stace, L.R.: Belt Conveying of Minerals. ISBN 978-1-84569-230-8. Woodhead Publishing Limited, England. 2008
Transport and Handling Equipment, Polák,J., Brázda,R.: VŠB - TUO 2012 (The text was created within the "InterDV" project
Dražan,F.,Jeřábek,K.:Manipulace s materiálem. SNTL, 1979
Polák, J., Bichler, J.: Dopravní zařízení v hlubinných dolech. VŠB – TUO, 1990.
Transport and Handling Equipment, Polák,J., Brázda,R.: VŠB - TUO 2012 (The text was created within the "InterDV" project)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined