Course code TraZ3010

Credit points 3

Constructions of Machines II

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for laboratory classes24

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation20.09.2011

Responsible UnitMotor Vehicle Institute

Course developers

author prof.

Jānis Palabinskis

Dr. sc. ing.

author Spēkratu institūts

Aivars Birkavs

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

TraZ3009, Construction of Machines I

Course abstract

In study course components of motor vehicle transmission, classification of them, motion system, construction of wheels and classification of the is discussed. Students get acquaint with steering and brake systems. View in classification and constructions of tractors is given. Descriptive parameters of tractors. Hydrosystems and accoutrements of tractors. Crop farming machines, construction.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: in the design and operation of vehicle transmission elements, as well as in crop machinery.
Skills: to evaluate the operation of vehicle transmission elements, the peculiarities of the operation of tractor equipment and the design solutions of crop machinery. Competence: to describe the peculiarities of vehicle transmission operation, to know the characteristic parameters of tractor equipment and, according to the operating conditions, to choose the appropriate tractor equipment, to choose the crop production machine appropriate for each specific place and culture.
Test 1 - Structure and operation of the power transmission.
Test 2 - Construction of tractor equipment.
Test 3 - Construction of agricultural machinery.
Able to independently determine the technical condition of vehicle transmission and agricultural machinery elements - laboratory works.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Driving axles, main transmissions, differential, driving side, their construction, division(1h lect, 2h pract.w)
2 Running equipment task, breakdown(1h lect, 1h pract.w)
3 Wheel design, tasks. Driving angle for front and rear vehicles(2h lect, 2h pract.w)
4 Steering gear function, breakdown, steering gear(2h lect, 1h pract.w)
5 Steering equipment with amplifier, classification, task. Hydraulic amplifiers, electrical amplifiers(2h lect, 1h pract.w)
6 Brake system, task, breakdown. Types of braking mechanisms, operating principles(2h lect, 2h pract.w)
7 The structural construction of the pneumatic brake multi-circuit brakes, operating principle(1h lect, 1h pract.w)
8 Hydraulic ABS system, task, breakdown, operating principle(1h lect, 2h pract.w)
9 Tractor development history. Classification and construction of tractors. Tractor characteristics(1h lect, 1h pract.w)
10 Tractor Transmission. Wheeled axle axles, side-cars, PTO shafts(1h lect, 2h pract.w)
11 Tractor steering, brake and running equipment. Spacecraft hydraulic system and climbing equipment(2h lect, 2h pract.w)
12 Introduction to the theory of cars, the drive traction dynamics and power balance(1h lect, 2h pract.w)
13 Working environment of crop machinery: soil, meteorological conditions and time factor(1h lect, 2h pract.w)
14 Techniques for turning and inverting the soil(2h lect, 1h pract.w)
15 Distribution machines. Forage machines. Grain combines(2h lect, 1h pract.w)
16 Potato, Flax and Vegetable Harvesting Machines(2h lect, 1h pract.w)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam.
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

Knowledge in the construction of vehicles, terminology. The exam grade is calculated as the arithmetic mean of the two exam assignments and the mean valuation of the tests.

Compulsory reading

1. Halderman J.D. Automotive chasis systems. Brakes, steering, suspension and alignment. Englewood Cliffs New Jersey: Columbus, Ohio Prentice Hall. 1996. 404 p. 2. Modern Automotive Technology. 1st. English edition. Haan-Gruiten, Germany: Verl. Europa - Lehrmittel, 2006. 688 p. 3. Krick R. Modern automotive technology. The Goodheart-Willcox Co., 2003. 4. Modern Automotive Technology, Fundamentals, service, diagnostics. Haan-Gruiten, Germany: Verl. Europa-Lehrmittel, 2006. 688 p.

Further reading

1. Gerigk P. and others. Kraftfahrzeugtehnik. Berlin: Westermann, 2006. 2. Харазов А.М, Гернер В.С., Зарецкий З.А. Современные средства диагностирования тягово–экономичесских показателей автомобилей. Москва: Высшая школа, 1990. 61 c.

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".