Course detail

Road Building Machines

FSI-NSKAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is to acquaint students with the technology of road construction and machinery used in their construction as a machine for plating, compaction mechanisms, machines for construction of concrete and asphalt roads and their construction design.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to choose the concept of meeting the technological and technical equipment requirements, specify the main components and machine projection addressed. It is able to propose optimal technological assembly machinery to build roads on the basis of their technical parameters and options.


Students are required to have basic knowledge of physics, machine parts and their mechanism, physics of materials and the course Earth Working Machinery.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

JEŘÁBEK, Karel. Stroje pro zemní práce: Silniční stroje. Ostrava: VŠB-Technická univerzita, 1996. ISBN 8070783893. (CS)
VANĚK, Antonín. Moderní strojní technika a technologie zemních prací. Praha: Academia, 2003. Česká matice technická (Academia). ISBN 8020010459. (CS)
VANĚK, A.: Moderní strojní technika a technologie zemních prací, Academia Praha, 2003, 526stran, ISBN 80-200-1045-9

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. Part of the course can be excursions to the companies, which manufacture or operate the equipments from the thematic area of education.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Classification and assessment of the student credit: Excellent (90-100 points), very good (80-89 points), good (70-79 points), satisfactory (60-69 points), sufficient (50-59 points), failed (0-49 points).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim and task of the course is to acquaint students with the design layout and main technical parameters of compaction machinery, construction machinery for asphalt and concrete roads, machinery for the repair of roads and automation of machinery for road construction. Acquainted with the principles of design and planning in respect of technology and technical requirements.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the exercises actively and worked out assigned projects. Presence in the exercises is obligatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Classification and road construction, road construction materials
2.Distribution of machinery for road construction, Dozers, technology, design
3.Graders, technology, design
4.Scrapers, technology, design
5.Dumpers, technology, design
6.Stabilization cutters, technology, design
7.Basic principles of compaction, soil compaction technology
8.Static rollers, pneumatic tyred rollers, the use of technology, design
9.Vibration rollers, use of technology, design
10.Machines for the construction of asphalt and concrete roads, technology, design
11.Machines for road repair, technology, construction
12.Automation of machines and equipment for road construction
13.Underground communication technology, construction, machinery for construction of underground roads


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1st Determination of the curve of density on soil moisture
2nd Determination of the traction power graders
3rd Determination of the traction power of compaction rollers
4th Calculation of average values of specific pressure
5th Determination of static tread diameter rollers
6th Pressure distribution in the contact surface of the tire and soil
7th The optimal amount of soil compaction pneumatic tyre rollers
8th The calculation of dynamic parameters of vibrating rollers
9th Calculation of resistance finisher for the construction of asphalt and concrete pavements
10th Determination of power to drive the spreaders device.
11th Calculation of traction the scraper
12th Calculation of traction road milling machines
13th Determination of the periodic maintenance