340-0546/02 – Earth Moving Machines and Machines for Raw Material Exploitation (ZSSTS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Machine and Industrial DesignCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Fries, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Fries, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, FS, FASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FRI72 doc. Ing. Jiří Fries, Ph.D.
GON20 prof. Ing. Horst Gondek, DrSc.
HAP016 Ing. Tomáš Hapla
HEL40 doc. Ing. František Helebrant, CSc.
KUB384 Ing. Tomáš Kubín, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Graduaete of the subject could be able oriented in the area of machines for earth moving and machines for raw materials. Will be able logically suppose and design machines and machinery in the given area for concrete application.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work
Terrain work
Other activities


Graduate of the subject obtains a wider summary of technical facilities, constructional solving of basic nodal points of objective mechanization and mechanical units, technology of earth and building machines settings. Content of the subject are mainly earthy machinery – dozers, scrapers, road grader, shovel excavator, shovel loader, trencher, scarifier and so on. Further it are machinery for big earth movement - bucket wheel excavators, steam-paddy and shovel excavators and machinery for raw material adjustment and manipulation - crushers and mills, landfill machinery inclusive machines and equipment fort bulk and cement manipulation and machinery for concrete production.

Compulsory literature:

Study literature mainly for English speaking students will be recommended individually depending on the theme of the semestral project. Standards, machine parts catalogues, technical and mechanical tables and corporate literature - depending on the character tasks. TIBBETT, Mark, ed. Mining in ecologically sensitive landscapes. Clayton South: CSIRO Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-0-415-62091-8. PIVNJAK, Hennadij H., ed. Mining of mineral deposits. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2013. ISBN 978-1-138-00108-4. ŽŮREK, Petr. Deposit mining. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2005. ISBN 80-248-0903-6. GONDEK, Horst, ŠEVČÍK, Arnošt, ed. Mining machinery. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2004. ISBN 80-248-0820-X. ŽŮREK, Petr. Basics of mining: (syllabus). 1st ed. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2004. ISBN 80-248-0800-5. HUSTRULID, W. A. a Richard C. BULLOCK, ed. Underground mining methods: engineering fundamentals and international case studies. Littleton: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c2001. ISBN 0-87335-193-2. ELMAN, Jiří a Václav MICHALÍČEK. Anglicko-český a česko-anglický hornický slovník. Praha: Sobotáles, 2000. ISBN 80-85920-64-6. PENG, Syd S. a Han Shing CHIANG. Longwall mining. New York: Wiley, c1984. ISBN 0-471-86881-7. KENNEDY, Bruce A., ed. Surface mining. 2nd ed. Littleton: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c1990. ISBN 0-87335-102-9. AZAR, J. J. Drilling engineering [online]. Tulsa, Okla.: PennWell Corp., ©2007 [cit. 2017-11-13]. Dostupné z: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/natl/Doc?id=10201495. German longwall mining: facts and figures. 1985. The operation of a longwall coal cutting machine.

Recommended literature:

ROTTENBERG, Dan (2003). In the Kingdom of Coal; An American Family and the Rock That Changed the World. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-93522-9. OCLC 52348860 HOUNSHELL, David A., SMITH, John Kenley. Science and Corporate Strategy. DuPont R&D, 1902–1980, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988, ISBN 978-0-521-02852-3 SPEIGHT, James G. (2008). Synthetic Fuels Handbook: Properties, Process, and Performance. McGraw-Hill Professional. pp. 9–10. ISBN 978-0-07-149023-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous control of knowledge by individually assigned tasks, control questions and final test. A semestral project is applied, which allows additional time burden outside direct teaching. Knowledge is verified by oral exam.


It can be applied

Other requirements

Experience in the form of field trips and internships can be part of teaching based on student activities and orientation


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Classification of machines, basic concepts, fundamentals of technology, use. 2. Undercarriages of earthmoving machines - caterpillar (crawler), wheeled, rail, walking, rail-walking. 3. Rotate of the upper construction of earthmoving and mining machines - classification by construction, drive of rotation. 4. Lifting mechanisms, transport systems of large machines. 5. Bucket wheel excavators - classification, basic components, wheel boom tip, performance. 6. Bucket excavators - classification, basic assemblies, bucket boom, performance. 7. Shovel excavators, rope shovel excavators and dragline - construction units, working equipment, performance. 8. Float bucket wheel excavators and elevators, float wheeled excavators, sucking excavators. 9. Compact wheel excavators, surface mining machines, stackers. 10. Machines for crushing and grinding. 11. Machines for primary and secondary cutting and processing of stone products. 12. Auxiliary, additional machinery and equipment - dozers, scrapers, rippers, shovel excavators and loaders. 13. Drilling machines and assemblies, drilling machines and complexes. 14. Mining machines and complexes in underground mining.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  20
        Examination Examination 65  31
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: According to valid guidelines

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