342-0979/02 – Transport and Process Equipment (DaPZ)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Robert Brázda, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Robert Brázda, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRA37 doc. Ing. Robert Brázda, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 25+0
Part-time Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the doctoral study course Transport and Process Equipment is to deepen theoretical and practical information from areas related to the topic of dissertation with regard to transport equipment and process equipment. Students will obtain deep information about: - transport equipment - conveyors (belt, chain, rope and special) - process equipment (disintegrators - grinding, crushing, drying equipment, equipment for changing the properties of matrials). Students will acquire the following skills: - will be able to mathematically describe the operation and behavior of the selected transport and process equipment, - will be able to define critical points, including limit values, - can predict how traffic and process equipment will change with changing conditions. Students will be competent to: - publishing original research papers on transport and process equipment - design, capacity and strength calculations of existing and emerging transport and process equipment.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject Transport and Process Equipment is the basic subject of the doctoral study program Transport and Handling Technology, which aims to deepen the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of graduates so that they are able to solve complex and complex professional assignments from practice and from scientific and research areas.

Compulsory literature:

[1] Wöhlbier, R. H. (2000). Mechanical conveying. Clausthal-Zellerfeld: Trans Tech Publ. [2] Fayed, M. E., & Skocir, T. S. (2018). Mechanical conveyors: Selection and operation. [3] Sclater, N. (2013). Mechanisms and mechanical devices sourcebook. New York: McGraw-Hill. [4] Levy, A., & Kalman, H. (2001). Handbook of conveying and handling of particulate solids. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [5] Ray, T. K. (2004). Mechanical handling of materials. New Delhi: Asian Books Private Limited.

Recommended literature:

[1] Reicks, A., & Myers, M. T. (2004). Bulk material handling by conveyor belt 5. Littleton, Colo: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. [2] Yardley, E. D., Stace, L. R., & Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. (2008). Belt conveying of minerals. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press. [3] American Society of Mechanical Engineers., & American National Standards Institute. (2015). Safety standard for conveyors and related equipment. [4] Mills, D., TotalBoox,, & TBX,. (2015). Pneumatic Conveying Design Guide. Elsevier Science.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

1. Student elaborates a seminar paper from the field of transport and process equipment. 2. Student prepares a search using scientific and patent databases (WoS, EPO, UPV) to find information about the state of knowledge for a particular transport or process facility with regard to the topic of the dissertation. 3. The seminar work and research must be defended by the student during the exam.


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) Dynamics of belt conveyor systems - the principle of replacing the elastic tension element by a system of springs, extending the tension element in the processes of acceleration, steady running and braking, the theory of longitudinal and transverse oscillation of the tensile element and the method of elimination of its own oscillations, theory of partial drives 2) Chain transport systems - stiffness of chain systems, chain oscillation, solution of polygon effect, determination of chain transport speed limit with respect to chain system life 3) Rope transport systems - Euler theory of fiber friction, solution of safe prestressing of rope systems, elimination of rope slippage in traction sheaves during start-up and braking, influence of inner structure of rope structure on its extension and bending stiffness 4) Transport systems without a tensile element - mechanics of movement of transported material in vertical snails, the effect of coefficients of friction on the performance of screw conveyors, degradation processes in vibration transport, theory of own vibrations in vibration transport, elimination of undesirable vibrations of vibration conveyors on machine structures, possibility of time change of weight unbalances to optimize the excitation force, verify the technological parameter of vibration transport 5) Pipeline transport systems - experimental determination of parameters of pneumatic and hydraulic transport, influence of flow type on transport function, theory of separation of transported material from entrainment medium, influence of shape of transported material and transport piping on loss resistances 6) Special transport systems - multifunctional transport systems, intelligent transport systems

Conditions for subject completion

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (DFS0016) Transport and Material Handling K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (DFS0016) Transport and Material Handling P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (DFS0016) Transport and Material Handling P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (DFS0016) Transport and Material Handling K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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