Special Purpose Vehicles (180203)  


Syllabus

Sr. Topics Teaching Hours Module Weightage
1
Classification of Special Purpose Vehicles:
based on applications, wheel types & truck type.
2
Study of working principles & design considerations:
of different systems involved like power system, transmission, final drive, lubrication, electrical, braking, steering, pneumatic & hydraulic control circuits.
3
Constructional & working features:
of different types of earth moving machinery such as Tippers, shovels, loaders, Excavators, Dumpers, Dozers, Fork Lift truck, Road rollers.
4

Study of instrumentation applied to special purpose vehicles/machines
5
Farm Tractor:
Layout, Load distribution, Engine, Transmission & Drive line, Steering, Braking system, Wheels & Tyres, Hydraulic system, Auxiliary Systems, Draw bar, PTO Shaft. Different types of Implements, accessories and attachments. Tractor trolley.
6
Mobile Cranes :
Basic characteristics of truck cranes, stability & design features, control systems & safety devices.
7

Tracked Vehicles, Articulated Vehicles, Multi-axle Vehicles, fifth wheel mechanism. Semi trailer & Prime mover brakes & electrical systems. Dead Axles.
8

Special Purpose Electric Vehicles, Solar Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles. Types, architecture and parameters of design considerations.