342-0502/04 – Experimental Methods in Transportation (EMvD)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits8
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Robert Brázda, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Robert Brázda, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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BRA37 doc. Ing. Robert Brázda, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+84
Part-time Graded credit 0+24

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

By completing this course, students should acquire the following skills: - identify transport systems operating on the basis of Euler's relations, - set up experimental measuring equipment to determine the coefficients of fiber friction, - quantify the effect of tension force and inclination on the slippage of friction discs / drums, - identify the vacuum and overpressure pneumatic conveying system, - identify the load on storage systems and find critical points, - to set up an experimental measuring device to determine the magnitude of the tension force of the rope systems, - identify suitable construction materials for chutes and gutters in gravity transport. By completing this course, students should be competent to: - basic design calculations of simple transport and process systems.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


At the beginning of the course, students are introduced to the system of handling measurement products as a starting point for innovative development of the field in comparison with the European Union. Systems and possibilities of protection and authorization of experimentally obtained data and final innovative products. Evaluation of measured data according to the intention (quality assurance, measurement of assembly dimensions of equipment, experiments for research purposes in the field of transport and process equipment). Application of typical procedures and measuring devices to obtain information on the suitability of transport and process equipment to perform the required operational function. Evaluation of measured data in terms of the direction of the next innovation cycle of the respective structural node.

Compulsory literature:

Remek, B.; Hatschbach, P.; Vávra, J.: Experimentální metody a měření v dopravní technice, ČVUT 2011, ISBN978-80-01-04921-1 Pavelek, M.; Štětina, J.: Experimentální metody v technice prostředí. Skripta. VUT Brno 2007. Hoffmann, K.: An Introduction to Measurements using Strain Gages, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH, Darmstadt, dostupný také z: http://www.kk-group.ru/help/Strain_Gauge_Measurements_Book_2012_01.pdf Stefänescu, D.: Handbook of force transducers: principles and components, Springer, Německo, 2011, 612s Jenčík, J.; Volf, J.: Technická měření, ČVUT Praha, 2000

Recommended literature:

Klement, J., Plánička, F., Vlk, M.: Modelová podobnost, elektrická odporová tenzometrie, experimentální určování zbytkových napětí, vyhodnocení experimentálně získaných dat, Plzeň, Západočeská univerzita, 2004, 130s Škopán, M.; Mynář, B.: Experimentální metody a zkoušení strojů - návody do cvičení, Ediční středisko VUT, Brno, 102 stran, 1990 Svitek, M.: Quantum System Theory: Principles and Applications. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010. Brzkovský, K.: Experimentální metody měření, Praha, Ediční středisko ČVUT, 1993

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

erification of study results for full-time and part-time study: Graded credit: minimum 51 points, maximum 100 points. 1. The student prepares a seminar paper in a specific area of experimental measurements in transport and process equipment = evaluated from 0 to 20 points. 2. The student draws conclusions from experimental measurements, including the theoretical basis - 4 measurement tasks = evaluated from 0 to 80 points.



Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Euler's relations - solution of fiber friction drum x conveyor belt. 2. Euler's relations - solution of fiber friction friction disk x rope. 3. Influence of the tension force of the conveyor belt on the slippage of the friction drum. 4. Influence of belt conveyor inclination on friction drum slippage. 5. Pneumatic transport - pressure characteristics of the carrier medium in vacuum transport. 6. Pneumatic transport - pressure characteristics of the carrier medium in overpressure transport. 7. Influence of cant and character of bends on pressure losses of pneumatic transport. 8. Methods of solving the tensioning of rope hoists and their experimental verification - mechanical method. 9. Methods of solving the tensioning of rope hoists and their experimental verification - hydraulic method. 10. Experimental determination of rolling resistance of crane cat pulleys. 11. Experimental determination of stiffness of flexible elements of vibrating conveyors. 12. Experimental determination of coefficients of shear friction in gravity transport. 13. Experimental determination of loading of storage systems using tensometry. 14. Recapitulation of experimental methods in transport and process equipment.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 1. Seminar work - 0-20 points 2. Reports from experimental measurements - 0-80 points

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0715A270037) Engineering Design (S01) Transport and process equipment P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270037) Engineering Design (S01) Transport and process equipment K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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