Study programmes / C-AS Agricultural Specialization / Special-Purpose Motor Vehicles
Course code:SMOVZ
Course title in language of instruction:Speciální motorová vozidla
Course title in Czech:Speciální motorová vozidla
Course title in English:Special-Purpose Motor Vehicles
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 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)
doc. Ing. Jiří Čupera, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Pavel Sedlák, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Marek Žák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:In this course, students will learn about principles of individual functional groups of special engines, motor vehicles and selected mobile machines. Attention is paid above all to general principles of operation of individual mechanism and their application in concrete types of special vehicles.
Course contents:
1.Special engines. Two-stroke spark ignition and diesel engines, rotary valve engines (allowance 2/2)
2.Combustion turbines, external combustion engines (allowance 2/2)
3.Special caterpillar vehicles (allowance 4/4)
4.Mobile earthwork and building and construction machines (allowance 4/4)
5.Mobile manipulation machinery (allowance 2/2)
6.Accessories of special mobile machinery (allowance 2/2)
7.Vehicles with alternative driving (allowance 2/2)
8.Vehicles with hybrid driving (allowance 2/2)
9.One truck vehicles (allowance 2/2)
10.Rally vehicles (allowance 2/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to make decisions
-ability to work independently
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Knowledge of energy efficiency and related economic indicators
-Orientation in the problematic of design and use of special machinery
-Skills in determination of exploitation parameters of special vehicles.
-Skills in determination of special vehicles application.

Type of course unit:optional
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. Processing and defense of the presentation on a given topic. Writing a final test at least 70%. Oral examination
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     consultation8 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation of presentation20 h
     elaboration of reports24 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • VLK, F. Alternativní pohony motorových vozidel. 1. vyd. Brno: František Vlk, 2004. 234 p. ISBN 80-239-1602-5.
  • VLK, F. Koncepce motorových vozidel : Koncepce vozidel, alternativní pohony, komfortní systémy, řízení dynamiky, informační systémy. 1. vyd. Brno: Nakladatelství a vydavatelství VLK, 2000. 367 p. ISBN 80-238-5276-0.
  • KAMEŠ, J. Alternativní pohony automobilů. Praha: BEN technická literatura, 2004. 231 p. ISBN 80-7300-127-6.
  • MARŠÁL, P. Stavební stroje. 1. vyd. Brno: CERM, 2004. 205 p. Učební texty vysokých škol. ISBN 80-214-2774-4.
Recommended reading list
  • VLK, F. Paliva a maziva motorových vozidel. 1. vyd. Brno: František Vlk, 2006. 376 p. ISBN 80-239-6461-5.
  • ĎURKOVIČ, O. Dopravní a manipulační stroje. Praha: VŠZ, 1995.
  • HUSAIN, I. Electric and hybrid vehicles : Design fundamentals. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2003.
  • KAMEŠ, J. Speciální motorová vozidla - část: spalovací motory. 1. vyd. Praha: ČZU-TF , 2002. 109 p.
  • VOLKSWAGEN, A. Alternative Antriebe, Elektro -, Hybrid - und Brennstoffzellenfahrzeuge. Wolfsburg: VOLKSWAGEN AG, 2001.
  • VOŠTOVÁ, V. Stroje pro silniční práce. Praha: ČVUT, 1998.
  • VOŠTOVÁ, V. Teorie stavebních strojů. Praha: Ediční středisko ČVUT, 1992.