636-0416 – Fundamentals of Advanced Structural Materials (ZPKM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material Engineering
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Jaroslav Sojka
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
636-0416/01 2007/2008 2008/2009 6
636-0416/02 2009/2010 2009/2010 6
636-0416/03 2010/2011 2011/2012 6
636-0416/04 2011/2012 2019/2020 7

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- Outline the internal structure of structural materials on different scale ranges; - Describe the basic properties of structural materials; - Clarify relationships between internal structure and properties of structural materials; - Describe principal characteristics, advantages and drawbacks, of four groups of structural materials – metallic materials, polymers, ceramics and composites; - Compare advantages and disadvantages of each group of structural materials.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Materials in the human civilisation evolution; basic classification of materials; natural materials; metals and their alloys; ceramic materials; polymer materials; composites; examples of materials used in selected branches - medicine, sports, transport, building industry etc.

Compulsory literature:

1. W. D. Callister: Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, USA, 2005, 712 p.

Recommended literature:

1. M. Ohring: Engineering Materials Science, Academic Press Inc., San Diego, USA, 1995, 827 p.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.