342-6506/02 – Classification of Transported Materials (IDH)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Aleš Slíva, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Aleš Slíva, 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
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SLI74 prof. Ing. Aleš Slíva, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 28+28
Part-time Graded credit 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with a more general approach to the classification and characteristics of transported materials and their applications in transport, storage and production in order to understand the behavior of these materials for the construction of equipment. By completing this course, students should acquire the following skills: - have a general awareness of the importance of the material transported, - be able to define its properties, - be able to define the transport, storage or handling system based on the knowledge of the transported material By completing this course, students should be competent to: - design of transport, storage or handling systems based on knowledge of transported material.

Teaching methods



The classification of materials and their characteristics for the construction of equipment is today in the technical and scientific field important for the design of construction and proper functioning of transport, handling, process and storage equipment. Knowledge of the behavior, identification and characteristics of materials is important for predicting the behavior of these materials and for ensuring the correct function and setting of operating variables of these devices.

Compulsory literature:

Keshava Chanda Arora, Vikas V. Shinde. Aspects of Materials Handling. Firewall Media, 2007.Brown, R.: Principles of Powder Mechanics, Pergamon, UK, 1970. Mulcahy, D., E. Materials Handling Handbook. McGraw-Hill, 1999 - Technology & Engineering.

Recommended literature:

INternational Journals: Granularmater, Schütgut, bukl-Solids-handling, Bulk–Solids, Powder Technology etc. Wohlbier, R., H.: Bulk Handling in Open Mines and Quarries, 1986, ISBN 0878490655.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit: minimum 18 points, maximum 30 points. 1. The student prepares a seminar paper in the field of defining the properties of the transported material = evaluated from 0 to 20 points. 2. The student prepares work on the transport system vs. transported material = evaluated from 0 to 10 points. Exam: minimum 33 points, maximum 70 points. 1. Discussion of seminar papers = evaluated from 0 to 10 points. 2. Oral exam from two selected questions from the syllabus = evaluated from 0 to 60 points.


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Program of lectures and exercises. 1. Logistics of transport and handling equipment. 2. Classification of transported materials. 3. Criteria for choosing the transport or process system for the transported materials. 4. Classification of materials according to FEM standard, descriptive quantities, influence on the flow and course of pressure. 5 Principles of measuring the properties of transported materials. Equipment and devices. 6. Disorders of the flow of transported materials. 7. Static and dynamic vault. Mass and core flow of material. 8. Application of transported material in the construction of transport, process and storage facilities. 9. Pressing of transported materials. 10. Pneumatic and hydraulic transport. 11. Procedure for design of crushers and mills, theory of crushing, degradation and compression, granulation of transported material. 12. Criteria for selecting a suitable conveyor and transport system for the transported material, monitored demands placed on transport. 13. Innovations in the field of transported material, development trends, the situation in the Czech Republic in comparison with the EU. 14. Recapitulation of basic identification features of material classification.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: The condition for completing the course is min. 80% participation in exercises, elaboration of 3 credit programs and passing written tests.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0715A270037) Engineering Design (S01) Transport and process equipment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0715A270037) Engineering Design (S01) Transport and process equipment K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270037) Engineering Design (S01) Transport and process equipment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270037) Engineering Design (S01) Transport and process equipment K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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