223-0096/01 – Theory of building materials microstructure (TBMM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Building Materials and Diagnostics of StructuresCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vlastimil Bílek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vlastimil Bílek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BIL0077 doc. Ing. Vlastimil Bílek, Ph.D.
MEC051 Ing. Pavel Mec
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 1+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

This subject is focused on basic information from physical chemistry of building materials, with base of microstructure of building elements, especially binder based materials, but also pottery. The subjech deals also to theory of fracture materials from point of view of microstructure.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Absolventi tohoto předmětu jsou seznámeni se základy fyzikální chemie stavebních látek, se základy mikrostruktury, zejména stavebních hmot na bázi pojiv, ale i keramiky. Probrány jsou i základy teorie porušení materiálů z hlediska mikrostruktury. - základní pojmy, rozdělení - vybrané kapitoly z chemie a fyzikální chemie - fázové přeměny a fázové diagramy, ternární diagramy - chemie vody a její důsledky pro stavební látky a jejich mikrostrukturu - kovové stavebních látky - silikáty, jejich struktura - mikrostruktura pojiv a kompozitů na jejich bázi (cement, sádra, vápno) - mezní stavy materiálů, lomová mechanika z hlediska mikrostruktury, únava - jílové minerály a jejich struktura, ztekucování jílů - stavební keramika a její mikrostruktura (zpevňovací procesy,...) - metody studia mikrostruktury (RDA, DTA, elektronová mikroskopie, ...)

Compulsory literature:

CARTER, C. Barry a M. Grant NORTON. Ceramic materials: science and engineering. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, c2013. ISBN 978-1461435228 HOUSE, J. E. Inorganic chemistry. Boston: Academic Press/Elservier, c2008. ISBN 978-0123567864. KURDOWSKI, W.: Chemistry of cement and concrete, Springer, 2015

Recommended literature:

MEHTA, P. Kumar a Paulo J. M. MONTEIRO. Concrete: microstructure, properties, and materials. Fourth edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]. ISBN 978-0071797870. CALLISTER, William D. a David G. RETHWISCH. Materials science and engineering: an introduction. 8th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, c2010. ISBN 978-0470419977. Journals: Cement and Concrete research, Cement-Wapno-Beton,...

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The study results are verified both in written and oral form.


Other requirements

The minimum attendance rate required is 70% or above. Absence of up to 30% must be excused and the apology must be accepted by the teacher. Requirements will be specified by the teacher at the beginning of the semester. Submission of assignments within the deadlines set by the teacher is required for credit obtaining.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- basic terms, division - selected chapters from chemistry and physical chemistry - phase transformations and phase diagrams, ternary diagrams - water chemistry and its consequences for building materials and their microstructure - metallic building materials - silicates, their structure - microstructure of binders and composites based on them (cement, gypsum, lime) - limit states of materials, fracture mechanics in terms of microstructure, fatigue - clay minerals and their structure, clay liquefaction - building ceramics and its microstructure (reinforcement processes, ...) - methods of microstructure study (RDA, DTA, electron microscopy, ...)

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Obligatory participation in exercises with the absence of max. 30%, completion of assigned tasks, passing the exam

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0732A260009) Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures StH P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0732A260009) Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures StH K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0732A260009) Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures StH P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0732A260009) Civil Engineering - Building Materials and Diagnostics of Structures StH K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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