TDT700 Materials Handling and Transportation Technologies

Code TDT700
Name Materials Handling and Transportation Technologies
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Logistics
Faculty
Academic staff Aleksandrs Urbahs, Kristīne Carjova
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The subject considers the issues related to cargo handling and transportation technologies. It gives a description of a storage facility, demonstrates the basic principles of cargo handling, provides the classification of equipment intended for cargo lifting and transportation (cargo gripping mechanisms, devices for removing cargo, belt conveyors, cargo transfer equipment, dedicated devices, etc.)..
The subject also considers the issues of storage facility organization, purposes and functions as well as the peculiarities of cargo storage and service systems at air, rail, sea and road terminals. It describes possible mechanical and automated equipment for transport operations..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the subject is to provide knowledge about the basic concepts, models and methods of storing and handling systems for different types of cargo. Students should be provided with knowledge of the basic concepts, models and methods of warehouse logistics as well as with practical skills for solving the problems of warehouse logistics. Students should be familiarized with mechanical and automated equipment used in the field of transport. Students should be provided with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about vehicle structure and calculation methods. Students should be taught to develop and implement real terminals for handling different types of cargo at transport hubs
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students know and are able to explain the main concepts, models and methods of cargo handling and transportation systems. - Test. Exam
Students know the basic principle of cargo handling, have knowledge about cargo handling systems and technologies and are able to apply this knowledge in their everyday work - Solution of tasks – practical works. Test. Exam.
Students are able to analyse the operation of transport terminals and warehouses and to characterize main areas, stacking systems and a technological process - Solution of tasks – practical works. Test. Exam.
Students understand the concepts about load lifting and transportation mechanisms and their use in transport systems - Solution of tasks – practical works. Test. Exam.
Students know the characteristic elements and mechanisms of load lifting machines and are able to explain why they are necessary and what functions they perform. Students are able to carry out calculations related to design, durability, efficiency and capacity of load lifting mechanisms and elements - Solution of tasks – practical works. Test. Exam.
Students have knowledge about mechanization and automation systems and technologies for cargo handling and are able to use this knowledge in their everyday work - Solution of tasks – practical works. Test. Exam.
Course prerequisites Preliminary knowledge in transport and logistics

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