636-0401 – 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
636-0401/01 2004/2005 2008/2009 8
636-0401/02 2009/2010 8

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

Experimental work in labs
Project work


Historical evolution of construction materials ; internal structure of solid substances ; principal mechanical properties and methods of their testing ; thermodynamical principles of solid substances ; pure substances ; binary systems ; iron – carbon system ; main groups of construction materials – steels and cast irons, non-ferrous metals, polymers, construction ceramics, composites.

Compulsory literature:

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

Recommended literature:

[1] Ohring, M.: Engineering Materials Science. Academic Press, USA, 1995, 827p.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
636-0416 ZPKM Fundamentals of Advanced Structural Materials Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.