636-0027 – Materials Science I (NOM I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material Engineering
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Jaroslav Sojka
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
636-0027/00 1999/2000 1999/2000
636-0027/01 1991/1992 2005/2006 0
636-0027/02 1991/1992 2005/2006 5
636-0027/03 1991/1992 2005/2006 6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- Explain the principal concepts of thermodynamics and their importance in materials study; - Outline the internal structure of structural materials on different scale ranges; - Describe the basic properties of structural materials and methods how to evaluate them; - Clarify relationships between internal structure and properties of structural materials; - Outline basic processes – solidification and solid phase transformations – in one-component systems; - Differentiate the behaviour of two- component systems and describe eutectic, eutectoid, peritectic and peritectoid reactions; - Analyse more complicated binary systems; - Outline behaviour of iron – carbon system and deduce properties of typical alloys.

Teaching methods


Crystalline and amorphous state of materials, crystal lattices. Imperfection of crystal structure.Thermodynamic stability conditions. Crystallization of pure metals, crystalline structure of alloys.Equilibrium binary diagrams, standard types and reactions. Binary diagrams with allotropic modifications, reactions. Iron-carbon system, metastable and stable. Classification of steels and cast iron, notation. Alloying elements in steels.Basics of transformation diagrams, classification of heat processing.

Compulsory literature:

1. Callister, W.D.: Fundamentals of Materials science and Engineering, Wiley Publ., 2005.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.