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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering
1. Subject name Design methods of material handling systems
2. Subject name in Hungarian Anyagmozgató rendszerek tervezése
3. Code BMEKOALM642 4. Evaluation type mid-term grade 5. Credits 5
6. Weekly contact hours 1 (5) Lecture 2 (11) Practice 1 (5) Lab
7. Curriculum
Vehicle Engineering MSc (J)
8. Role
Specialization (sp) at Vehicle Engineering MSc (J)
9. Working hours for fulfilling the requirements of the subject 150
Contact hours 56 Preparation for seminars 17 Homework 30
Reading written materials 32 Midterm preparation 0 Exam preparation 15
10. Department Department of Material Handling and Logistics Systems
11. Responsible lecturer Dr. Bohács Gábor
12. Lecturers Gáspár Dániel, Szabó Péter, Odonics Boglárka, Dr. Rinkács Angéla
13. Prerequisites  
14. Description of lectures
Grouping and typical tasks and role of material handling systems in production systems. Characteristics of its structure and operation. The material handling systems' process design. General and detailled design. Comparison of design variations based on value in use, economic considerations and risks. Layout design. Design of communication between system elements, issues of mechanical alignment of system components. Introduction to Automation Issues. Methods for determining bottlenecks; throughput, partial frontier performance testing. Strategical planning of the material handling system. Material handling safety technology. Reliability of material handling systems.
15. Description of practices
Exploration of system design conditions (design input parameters, demand assessment). Overview and practical implementation of automation technology basics and network control overhead communications. Introducing system management tools. Developing operational strategies. Homework consultation.
16. Description of labortory practices
Presentation of working practices of industrial partners during plant visits.
17. Learning outcomes
A. Knowledge
  • Knowledge of material handling systems structure and operation.
  • Knowledge of material system design relationships.
B. Skills
  • Ability to apply the above knowledge and related professional knowledge in the design of new systems.
C. Attitudes
  • Strives to provide with the best knowledge and skills to work with the instructors.
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  • In the use of the acquired knowledge the student carries out independent, responsible engineering work.
18. Requirements, way to determine a grade (obtain a signature)

Requirements for signature: acceptance of 1 homework (30% for the final submission). Exam (70%).

19. Opportunity for repeat/retake and delayed completion
The final submission can be resubmitted once.
20. Learning materials
Students can download the subject notes in pdf format via Moodle.
Effective date 10 October 2019 This Subject Datasheet is valid for Inactive courses