Course code TraZ4054

Credit points 3

Expertise of Motor Vehicles II

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation17.02.2015

Responsible UnitMotor Vehicle Institute

Course developers

author prof.

Dainis Berjoza

Dr. sc. ing.

author Spēkratu institūts

Aivars Birkavs

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

TraZ4041, Expertise of Motor Vehicles I

Course abstract

the goal of study course is to acquaint reception, visitation and determination of defects of motor vehicles and farm machines. Photography of motor vehicle and its elements. Determination of value of motor vehicle. Accomplishment of technical expertise, what are connected with motor vehicles and its systems, aggregates, components and parts breakings, failures whose reasons are not road accident. Estimation methods and experiential determination of dynamic of automobile.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge of determining the value and repair costs of land vehicles, the ability to determine the value of land vehicles and calculate the cost of repairs in the event of a road accident or other failure. The acquired knowledge allows to calculate the value of the damaged land vehicle individually and independently solve technical issues related to the renewal of vehicles.
Test 1 - Determination of the value of land vehicles.
Test 2 - Conditions for calculation of damaged land vehicle restoration.
Able to independently calculate vehicle renewal costs - laboratory works.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Vehicle acceptance documentation, inspection report (1h lect.)
2 Valuation methods using LTAB (1h lect.)
3 Complete vehicle defect (1h lect., 2h lab.w.)
4 Rules for photographing the vehicle, its components, units, assemblies (1h lect., 2h lab.w.)
5 Vehicle Valuation Rules (1h lect., 2h lab.w.)
6 Execution of technical examinations, the necessity of which is not the reason for the RTA (1h lect., 1h lab.w.)
7 Valuation of antique vehicles (1h lect., 2h lab.w.)
8 Calculation of vehicle maintenance and repair work (1h lect., 2h lab.w., 2h pract.w.)
9 Non-computerized and computerized body repair calculation method (1h lect., 2h lab.w.)
10 Vehicle acceptance conditions, order cost calculation (1h lect.,1h lab.w.)
11 Vehicle speed. Traction on the driving wheels (1h lect., 1h lab.w., 2h pract.w.)
12 Coefficient of adhesion. Rolling resistance coefficient (1h lect., 1h lab.w.)
13 Resistances acting on the car Dynamic characteristics of the car (1h lect., 2h lab.w., )
14 Parameters characterizing the braking characteristics of vehicles. Influence of design and performance on braking (1h lect., 2h lab.w., 1h pract.w.)
15 Vehicle handling. Vehicle deflection and turnability (1h lect., 2h lab.w., 1h pract.w.))
16 Vehicle stability and durability. Application of vehicle theory in expertise (1h lect., 2h lab.w.)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam.
The exam assignment consists of:
• A test on the theoretical material acquired during the course.
• Practical task on the topics taught in the course of laboratory work.
Independent and laboratory work has been developed and defended.
Tests are successfully written.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Analysis of laboratory works.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The exam grade is calculated as the arithmetic mean of the two exam assignments and the average semester grade, which is calculated as the average arithmetic of the grades of the tests performed in the study course.

Compulsory reading

1. Ковалёв А.П. и др. Оценка стоимости машин и оборудования. Москва.: Интерреклама, 2003.
2. Тарасик В. П. Теория движения автомобиля. Санкт-Петербург: БХВ- Петербург. 2006. 478 c.
3. Renner. G., Wimmer A. Kalkulation fur Kraftfahrzeugmeister. Deuchland: Europa- Lehrmittel, 2005.
4. Berjoza D. Automobiļu teorija: Metodiskie norādījumi kursa darba izstrādei, uzdevumi un laboratorijas darbi. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 54 lpp.

Further reading

1. Gerigk P. and others. Kraftfahrzeugtechnik. Berlin: Westermann, 2006.
2. Харазов А.М, Гернер В.С., Зарецкий З.А. Современные средства диагностирования тягово – экономичесских показателей автомобилей.- Москва, Высшая школа, 1990.
3. Aivars A. Rokjānis A. Vieglo automobiļu virsbūvju bojājumu novēršanas kalkulācija. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 46 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. LUBE Magazine, United Kingdom Lubricants Association Limited |, Registered in the UK: No. 936857 VAT Reg No. GB 240 8376 65
2. Profi: Magazin fur Agrartechnik. -1997- Münster-Hiltrup Landwirtschaftsverlag GmbH -1997- ISSN 0937-1583.


Compulsory course for TF 1st level professional higher education study program "Technical expert".