Course detail

Road Building Machines

FSI-NSKAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Successful completion of the course is conditional on the basic knowledge of technical mechanics, physics and higher mathematics.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


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.
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.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

VANĚK, Antonín. Moderní strojní technika a technologie zemních prací. Praha: Academia, 2003. Česká matice technická (Academia). ISBN 8020010459. (CS)
MAZURKIEVIČ, Izidor, Ladislav GULAN a Gregor IZRAEL. Mobilné pracovné stroje: teória a konštrukcia základných modulov. Bratislava: Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, 2013. Edícia vysokoškolských učebníc. ISBN 978-80-227-3968-9. (SK)
SCHMITT, Robert L. Moving the earth: excavation equipment, methods, safety, and cost. Seventh edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018. ISBN 1260011658. (EN)
HADDOCK, Keith. Modern earthmoving machines. Hudson, Wis.: Iconografix, 2011. ISBN 1583882901. (EN)

Recommended reading

JEŘÁBEK, Karel. Stroje pro zemní práce: Silniční stroje. Ostrava: VŠB-Technická univerzita, 1996. ISBN 8070783893. (CS)
GULAN, Ladislav a Izidor MAZURKIEVIČ. Mobilné pracovné stroje: teória a metódy projektovania. Bratislava: Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, 2009. Edícia vysokoškolských učebníc. ISBN 978-80-227-3026-6. (SK)
KERN, Felix a Michaela MAYLÄNDER. Faszination Strassenbau: von widerstandsfähigen Verkehrswegen, spektakulären Baustellen und kraftvoller Maschinentechnik. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 2005. ISBN 3613024993. (DE)
VANĚK, A.: Moderní strojní technika a technologie zemních prací, Academia Praha, 2003, 526stran, ISBN 80-200-1045-9


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ADI-P Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 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