Construction & Mining Machines

Study program: Mechanical engineering
Type and level of studies: Master studies
Course unit: pdfConstruction & Mining Machines
Course code: MS13011
Teacher in charge: pdfProf. Dr. Milomir Gašić
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: None
Semester: Autumn
Course unit objective:
Training and development of specific creative skills for successful design of construction and mining machines.  Mastering the procedures for the development and maintenance of construction and mining machines, according with theoretical and experimental approaches.  
Learning outcomes of the Course unit
Qualifications of student to independently forming of calculation models of support structures and kinematic scheme of machine tools using the acquired theoretical and practical knowledge related to the calcualtion and definition of the critical load, specific operating conditions, capacity. Mastering the legal norms relating to the interaction of machine-environment as well as the safe and secure work of the operator.
Course unit contents
Theoretical classes
Physical and mechanical properties of soils, earth moving machines with cyclical effects, calculation of capacity. Resistances in work. Drive mechanisms of construction and mining machines, basic parameters, criteria for decision making. Systematic view during the design elements of construction and mining machines, working conditions, displacement and soil stabilization, the work in mines and open-pit mines. Conceptual solutions, structural characteristics and calculation of excavators, loaders, dozers, graders, scrapers, articulated trucks, rollers, bucket wheel excavators and stackers. Theoretical fundamentals of grinding materials, calculation and construction of machinery for crushing and screening materials.
Practical classes
Introducing with working device of excavator, defining of characteristic calculation positions, demonstrations of excavator working device mechanisms. Simulation of loads of bucket tooth.
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Huzij, R., Spano, A., Bennett, S.: MDT: Heavy Equipment Systems, Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition, 624 pages, 2008, ISBN: 1418009504
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