Study programmes / C-AS Agricultural Specialization / Motor Vehicles II
Course code:MOVOZ2
Course title in language of instruction:Motorová vozidla II
Course title in Czech:Motorová vozidla II
Course title in English:Motor Vehicles II
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2017/2018 - FA
Name of lecturer:prof. Ing. František Bauer, CSc. (lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Adam Polcar, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Lukáš Renčín (instructor)
Prerequisites:Motor Vehicles I or Bachelor State Examination
Aims of the course:In this course, students will learn about construction of individual functional nodes of motor vehicles. This concerns above all chassis, steering systems of wheel and caterpillar vehicles, brake systems and cabs. Attention is paid also to power balance, losses and efficiency. Final knowledge of students should involve orientation in design and structure of individual functional groups and capability to evaluate utility values of individual types of automobiles (including economic parameters of their operation.
Course contents:
1.Chassis (allowance 6/6)
a.Spring suspensions
c.Axles of motor vehicles

2.Steering systems of wheel vehicles (allowance 4/4)
a.Kinds of steering, steering geometry
b.Servomechanism and hydrostatic steering

3.Steering systems of caterpillar vehicles (allowance 2/2)
a.Mechanic steering systems
b.Hydro-mechanic steering systems

4.Brakes (allowance 4/4)
a.Brake systems of road transportation means
c.Electronic brake systems

5.Cabins, noise, vibrations and microclimate inside cabins (allowance 4/4)
6.Special equipment of motor vehicles (allowance 4/4)
a.Assessment of controllability
b.Active influencing of driving dynamics

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work independently
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability to consider the utility of motor vehicles including evaluation of their operational characteristics.
-Ability to determine the exploitation parameters of the vehicles.
-Independent orientation in the problematic of design of different vehicles and their functional groups
-Knowledge in decision making of deployment the motor vehicles in operation.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Compulsory attendance at exercises. Hand over and defense of protocols assigned during the semester. Final written and oral examination, a total duration 50 min.Written examination, calculation of given examples. To meet the requirements min. 70 points out of 100. Overall rating, the sum of points from written and oral at least 65%.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     professional educational excursion4 h
     consultation4 h
     preparation for exam37 h
     preparation for regular assessment15 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     preparation of presentation20 h
     elaboration of reports20 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • BAUER, F. -- SEDLÁK, P. -- ŠMERDA, T. Traktory. 1. vyd. V Brně: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita ;, 2006. 192 p. ISBN 80-86726-15-0.
  • TOMAS, R. Fahrzeugtechnik. Berlin: Munster, 2009. 269 p.
Recommended reading list
  • JAN, Z. -- ŽDÁNSKÝ, B. Automobily : Podvozky . 1. 1. vyd. Brno: Nakladatelství Avid, s.r.o., 2000. 211 p.
  • JAN, Z. -- ŽDÁNSKÝ, B. Automobily : Převody . 2. 1. vyd. Brno: Nakladatelství Avid, s.r.o., 2000. 129 p.
  • VLK, F. Dynamika motorových vozidel: jízdní odpory, hnací charakteristika, brzdění, odpružení, řiditelnost, ovladatelnost, stabilita. 1. vyd. 434 p. ISBN 80-238-5273-6.
  • VLK, F. Karosérie motorových vozidel: ergonomika, biomechanika, pasivní bezpečnost, kolize, struktura, materiály. 1. vyd. 243 p. ISBN 80-238-5277-9.
  • VLK, F. Převodová ústrojí motorových vozidel: spojky, převodovky, rozvodovky, diferenciály, hnací hřídele, klouby. 1. vyd. Brno: Nakladatelství a vydavatelství Vlk, 2000. 312 p. ISBN 80-238-5275-2.