Course: Principles of mechanical and electrical engineering

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Course title Principles of mechanical and electrical engineering
Course code KTEV/4STRO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ederer Karel, Ing.
  • Lébr Josef, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Constructional materials. Metals. Plastics Elastomers. Ceramics. Glass. Composites. Steelmaking. Steelworking. Numbering of steels. EN standards. Nonferrous materials. 2. Mechanical properties of materials. Stress. Hooke's law. Physical properties. Technological properties. Economical aspects. 3. Shanking. Foundry work. Cutting operations. Machine-tools. Cutting tools. Cutting speed. Waste cuttings processing. Cutting lubricant recycling. 4. Plastic processing. Extrusion. Die-casting. Molding. Welding. Adhesive bounding. Laminated plastic. Foamed plastics. 5. Mechanical egineering design. The phases of design. Factors influencing the design.Technical standards. Material selection. Corrosion. Chemical resistance of metals and plastics. Mass production and size accuracy Tolerances. Surface roughness. Economical aspects. Maintenance costs. 6. Fundamental machine parts. Conecting parts. Shafts. Pins. Bearings. Couplings. Lubrication. Arc welding. Autogenous welding. Plastics welding. 7. Power-transmission devices. Belts and pullays. Chains and chain wheels. Toothed wheels. Gear ratio. Torque. Transmission of power. Hydraulic and pneumatic gear. 8. Liquid and gass piping. Pipe-lines and fittings. Flange joints. Rate of flow. Pressure drop. Pumps. Compressors. Fans. Vacuum pumps. Seals and gaskets. Leakage. Enviromental aspects. 9. Distribution of eletricity. Three-phase system. Single-phase system. Electric transformers. Network loses. 10. Electric drives. Alernating-current electromotors. Direct-current electromotors. Electric power. Internal combustion engines. 11. Power electronics. Converters. Current rectifiers. Inverters. Frequency changers. Electric devices ( switches, contactors, relays, safety-fuses, circuit brekers ). Accumulators. 12. Protection against accidental electric shok. Basic electrical safety standards. Safety extra-low voltage. Potencially explosive atmosphere. 13. Electrical heating. Electrical lightening. Fotometric quantities. Imput power. 14. Dedicated technical equipments . Standards and regulations. Authorization and certifikation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Properties and processing of metals and plastics. Shanking and cutting operations. Mechanical engineering design. Fundamental machine parts. Power transmission devices. Corrosion. Liquids and gases piping. Electricity distribution. Safety regulations for electrical equipment. Dedicated technical equipment.
Introducing to principles of machine and electrical engineering. Exploitation of theoretical knowledge in practical applications. Understanding the continuity between machine industry and enviromental aspects.

Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Bínovec A. Elektrotechnika, Informatorium, Praha 2005. Praha, 2005.
  • Bothe O. Strojírenská technologie, SNTL, Praha 2000. Praha, 2000.
  • Drastík F. Strojnická příručka, Verlag Dashöfer, Praha. Praha.
  • Horák V., Mošna F. Základy strojírenství, SPN, Praha 1989. Praha, 1989.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Environment Waste Management (C_4) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Winter