Course Details

Mechanical Equipment

Academic Year 2022/23

BWA011 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI Summer Semester 1st year

Mechanisation of work, the importance, deployment and utilisation of machines and mechanical equipment in the production of building materials.
Acquaintance with basic terms – performance, costs, basic structural elements.
In addition, an overview of information concerning machines and equipment for the mining of raw materials, horizontal and vertical transport, the manufacture of concrete and cement. These basic machines and items of mechanical equipment are supplemented by machines and equipment for the recycling, harvesting and processing of wood. The newest methods of controlling construction machines are covered. Also dealt with is the suitability of individual types of machines and equipment, or sets of machines, for a given use.
Emphasis is also placed on taking care in the use of machines and mechanical equipment with regard to the environment.

Course Guarantor

Ing. Martin Mohapl, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management

Objective

· Providing the students with complete overview of function, principle and application of machinery and equipment in production of building materials. Individual machines from rocks mining, transportation, treatment, homogenisation up to transportation of raw materials into the plant itself are described. The subject deals with all machines for raw material processing in the production of mortars, raw ceramics, light building materials, concrete goods. The stress is laid on automation and robotics application in production of building materials.

Knowledge

The students will master the objective of the course, function description of the main machines and equipment at production of structural materials. Machines and equipment for mining, crushing, sorting and homogenisation are included. More detailed information will be provided to drilling machines, loading equipment and machines for soil transfer.

Syllabus

1. Introduction to subject, mechanisation of work in the construction industry, calculating the performance of machines, basic structural elements of machines.
2. Machines and equipment for conveying and producing energy.
3. Machines and equipment for mining and quarrying.
4. Machines and equipment for preparing materials for the production of concrete mixtures.
5. Machines and equipment for the production, transport and processing of concrete mixtures.
6. Machines and equipment for vertical transport and handling.
7. Machines and equipment for horizontal transport and handling.
8. Machines and equipment for harvesting and processing timber used in the production of building materials.
9. Machines and equipment for the storage and packaging of building materials.
10. Machines and equipment for the processing and installation of building materials.
11. Influence on the environment, safety at work, ergonomics, conclusion.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge regarding the functions of machines, mining and harvesting technology, and the production of building materials.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

2 credits

Semester

summer

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/254833

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Introduction to subject, mechanisation of work in the construction industry, calculating the performance of machines, basic structural elements of machines.
2. Machines and equipment for conveying and producing energy.
3. Machines and equipment for mining and quarrying.
4. Machines and equipment for preparing materials for the production of concrete mixtures.
5. Machines and equipment for the production, transport and processing of concrete mixtures.
6. Machines and equipment for vertical transport and handling.
7. Machines and equipment for horizontal transport and handling.
8. Machines and equipment for harvesting and processing timber used in the production of building materials.
9. Machines and equipment for the storage and packaging of building materials.
10. Machines and equipment for the processing and installation of building materials.
11. Influence on the environment, safety at work, ergonomics, conclusion.