015017 Earthmoving Equipment & Systems

Development of equipment and methods in earthmoving as a factor in civil engineering, agricultural and mining projects. Properties of moved soil and rock. Power and forces for excavating and earth hauling. Machine components and their performance: diesel engines, power-trains, tracks and tires. Equipment application and production: rippers, excavators and shovels. Levelling equipment. Principles of soil compaction, selection of rollers. Mass-haul diagrams and their interpretation. Machine loading and handling analysis in equipment operation and earth-works. Safety in earthmoving.