Chapter 14 and Chapter 15 of “Design of Machine Elelments” by C. S. Sharma and Kamlesh Purohit, Published by PHI, New Delhi, 2003 will be very useful for the students to practice the numerical and objective questions to enhance the fundamental understanding of the coupling, clutch, brakes and bearings.
Following web sites give useful basic information
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJa5-_ExsBE for operation of air brake
3. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types gives description of hydraulic brakes
Moving the earth by Nicols and the SME handbooks will be referred by the students to understand the basic operations of the cyclic excavators.
Read Maintenance of Dragline from : Bruce Thomas Jones, 2007, Dragline Maintenance Engineering A dissertation in fulfilment of the requirements of Courses ENG4111 and 4112 Research Project towards the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Submitted November, 2007 Faculty of Engineering and Surveying University of Southern Queensland, available in the net.
Learning strategy and references will be provided for each module
The following books will be useful for the historical background of the mining machinery and to understand the trend of developments:
1. Giant Earthmovers (Crestline Series) by Keith Haddock
2. The Earthmover Encyclopedia: The Guide to Heavy Equipment of the World by Keith Haddock
Students interested in advanced learning and research will find the following book very useful:
Bucket wheel excavator by W. Durst, W. Vogt., Published 1988 by Trans Tech Publications