• DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF THE HYDRAULIC ARM FOR MOUNTING ON A LIGHT GOODS VEHICLE

    Trans Motauto World, Vol. 1 (2016), Issue 4, pg(s) 19-23

    This paper is focused on numerical analysis of a hydraulic arm for use on a light goods vehicle. The designed arm is used for loading and manipulation with load up to 300 kg. Its load capacity depends on the light goods vehicle to be placed on. Great operability of this mechanism predetermines its wide application, e.g. in construction, transport, business etc. Firstly, analytical calculations of the forces, moments and reactions are introduced. Further, locations and values of the maximum stress in the structure of the designed hydraulic arm are calculated using the FEM software. These results determine the relevant data necessary for correct design functioning of the machine. After carrying out all the analyses and calculations we will be able to determine the safe use of the designed handling machine and put it into operation.

  • MODERN METHODS FOR THE TEACHING OF VEHICLES CONTROL AND DIAGNOSTICS SYSTEMS

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 9 (2015), Issue 9, pg(s) 13-16

    The development of microelectronics intervened greatly in the automotive industry, therefore this fact cannot be ignored in the education. In today’s teaching absent methods, special classrooms and didactic tool, that allow to know the operating principle, processes understanding and also diagnostics of vehicle electronic systems. The project, which is realising at the University of Žilina intended for the modern education of several study programs is presented in this paper.

    This project will influence on professional qualifications of project investigators. They will improve their knowledge by means of professional training. New knowledge they will transfer subsequently in the education.

    The strategic goal of the project is “Reconcile the needs of the knowledge society and the labour market in higher education in the field of automotive technology”.

  • FUNCTIONALITY OF THE STIRLING ENGINE WITH NONCONVENTIONAL MECHANISM FIK

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 9 (2015), Issue 8, pg(s) 22-25

    At the design of heat engines like Stirling engines are, it is possible to use not only classical crank mechanisms, but also non-conventional mechanisms. Engines with non-conventional mechanisms may have several advantages when used in practice, but the design calculation model is often more difficult. This paper deals with the design of the measuring system for the measurement and diagnostic of basic parameters of the thermal cycles in Stirling engine with nonconventional FIK mechanism, which was solved in the project VEGA: Nonconventional engine FIK – Stirling. The measuring system concept is applied to a special type of piston machines with swinging mechanism that is used in this instance of a Stirling engine type. Stirling engines are currently usually used as a drives of machines for production of the electricity. There are several types of mechanisms, which are suitable by design for use in a Stirling heat engine. FIK mechanism is a swinging system, which is characterized by circular motion of the central point of the swinging plate during the rotation of the shaft. Proposed measuring systems allows to confirm the functionality of the structural design of Stirling engine with a swinging plate and examine the thermodynamic phenomena conducted in the engine cylinders.

  • USING OF WASTE HEAT OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 8 (2014), Issue 4, pg(s) 41-43

    Article discusses about the use of heat exchangers for stationary combustion engines and cogeneration units. The paper is dedicated to the problem of unused thermal energy in stationary engines. It analyzes possibilities of accumulation of heat energy and its possible application in various fields. The paper deals with the classification of heat exchangers and with the subsequent description of design solutions of heat exchangers types used in given field.

  • INDICATED PRESSURE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 8 (2014), Issue 3, pg(s) 36-39

    the contribution deals with problems of measurement indicated pressure of internal combustion engine. Indicated pressure measurement allows better monitoring of change state quantities during implementation working cycle of internal combustion engine.
    Measurement is realized with the mobile unit on the vehicle under the specified mode, the real conditions of transport, as well as on brake bench in the laboratory. By analysing the results of experiments can be more precisely to quantify efficiency of power transmission and energy flows in the drive mechanism of the vehicle.