542-0907/01 – Process equipment, selected applications (PZVA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Zegzulka, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Zegzulka, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
NEC37 prof. Ing. Jan Nečas, Ph.D.
ZEG50 prof. Ing. Jiří Zegzulka, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the subject called - Process Equipment, Selected Applications - is to introduce the student to the system of broader contexts in the mechanical processes field, which are not focused on one branch of industry, but have an interdisciplinary character. Student will be acquainted with the application of mechanical processes in the mineral raw materials mining, through applications from the food industry, environmental areas, agriculture, to energy. The student will gain the ability to transfer knowledge between disciplines based on knowledge of mechanical-physical and geometric properties of particulate matter as a workpiece, i.e. a subject that permanently changes its properties. The teaching has an interdisciplinary character in which modern methods are used and on the basis of this an innovative approach of the student is expected. The graduate is able to assess the suitability of individual applications of mechanical processes in connection with the field of application and with the properties of input and output materials. The student has the skills to the design and selection of technologies or possibly the activities needed to manage the operation and optimize production processes. He has knowledge of the particulate matter mechanics, enabling innovative inputs in many fields.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


There is no doubt that the realization of processes and the construction of equipment are the foundations on which the development of humanity is based. They are currently the backbone of many European economies and a source of stable income. Descriptions of process equipment and processes face overall digitization, which will give this field a new development and innovation impetus. According to estimates, in a fully developed company, up to 40% of industrial activities are engaged in the construction of process equipment and the process stabilization. We have met them since ancient times. Process innovations conditioned the development and success of ancient civilizations. It is no different today. Based on how we manage the research of processes and their rapid implementation in practice within the level of new knowledge and discoveries, our company becomes more competitive.

Compulsory literature:

MCGLINCHEY, D. Bulk solids handling. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.ISBN 10: 1405158255. REICKS, A., MICHAEL T., eds. Bulk Material Handling by Conveyor Belt 5. SME, 2004. WOODCOCK, C. R., MASON J. S. Bulk solids handling an introduction to the practice and technology. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012,ISBN 978-94-009-2635-6. SCHULZE, D. Powders and Bulk Solids: Behaviour, Characterization and Flow, Springer, Berlin 2008.

Recommended literature:

SHAMLOU, P. A. Handling of bulk solids: theory and practice. Elsevier, 2013. ZEGZULKA, J. Mechanics of bulk materials, Version 1. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical university, (2004), 186 p. ISBN 80-248-0699-1. JENIKE, A. W. Storage and Flow of Solids, University of Utah, 1964. NEDDERMAN, R. M. Statics and Kinematics of Granular Materials, Cambridge University Press (1992).

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Consultations, projects, oral exam


Other requirements

Active approach, independent elaboration of the project, presentation and defense of the solution in front of a group of students


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Development of mechanical processes in connection with important inventions and discoveries, impulses in times of crises and wars Specification of areas possible to use knowledge of mechanical processes Typical examples of mechanical processes in the historical context with the forecast of further development in the time of digitization and Industry 4.0. Development of the field and standards of processes in chemistry Selected applications of mechanical processes from food, cosmetics and agriculture Mechanical processes utilization in the processing of minerals and metals Implementation and specification of mechanical processes in ceramic applications Mechanical processes in the production of plastics, composites and raw materials for 3D printers The irreplaceable role of mechanical processes in the processing of pigments for paints and varnishes Development and innovation impulses in connection with space research and modern trends at the time of process digitization as conditional trends for the implementation of Industry 4.0

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Examination Examination   3
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2020/2021 (P0724D290001) Processing K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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