de | en

Tractors and Earth Moving Machinery
Traktoren und Erdbaumaschinen

Course 249932570 in WS 2018/9

General Data

Course Type lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Automotive Technology (Prof. Lienkamp)

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks The tractor is the most important farming machine. Many principles - especially concerning terramechanics - are valid for earth moving machinery too. The lecture delivers a general insight to the design of modern tractors and has an emphasis on practical examples. It gives information about the historical development of tractor construction and displays the machines functions and limitations of use. The tractor in total, as well as its components are treated. Economic issues are discussed; general principles of product planning and project management are illustrated by the example "tractor". The external and internal mechanics of the vehicle are explained. Transmission concepts (synchromesh gears, powershift transmissions and CVTs, state of the art designs) and their calculation (random load fatigue) are treated. The design of typical driveline components, aspects of man-machine (environmental factors, basics of industrial medicine, noise reduction) and the principles of (tractor-) hydraulics as well as methods of industrial testing are described and their application is shown by examples. A visit of a tractor company rounds up the lecture.
Links Course documents
E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
TUMonline entry

Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

Top of page