330-0308/07 – Properties and testing of materials (VZM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied MechanicsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. František Fojtík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SLA20 Dr. Ing. Ludmila Adámková
FRY72 prof. Ing. Karel Frydrýšek, Ph.D.
HAL22 prof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.
LIC098 Ing. Mgr. Dagmar Ličková, Ph.D.
ROJ71 Ing. Jaroslav Rojíček, Ph.D.
SOF007 doc. Ing. Michal Šofer, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student should learn elementary procedures and methods using at problem solution of material science. To make sure of lectured topic understanding. To apply gained knowledge in practice.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject familiarizes students with an elementary knowledge about qualities and structure of moust common constructional materials. Topic of lectures is explanation of atomic laws and molecular structure and constitution crystals, respective amorphous materials. As well as explanation of stress-strain relations and degradation process.

Compulsory literature:

[1] Kutz, Myer. Mechanical Engineers' Handbook: Materials and Mechanical Design, Volume 1, Third Edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2006. [2] With, G. de. Structure, Deformation, and Integrity of Materials; Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2006.

Recommended literature:

[1] Ashby, M.F., Jones, D.R.H.Engineering Materials 1, An Introduction to Properties, Applications, and Design. 4th edition.Elsevier Ltd. 2012. 472p. [2] Ashby, M.F., Jones, D.R.H.Engineering Materials 2, An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing. 4th edition.Elsevier Ltd. 2013. 553p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

3 tests during semester



Other requirements

Lecture attendance, not another request


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction - crystalline and amorphous structure. 2. Defects in the crystalline structure. 3. Tensile tests and mechanical properties of materials. 4. Hook´s law, Poisson´s law, stress, deformations. Anisotropy. 5. Stress and strain tensor transformation. 6. Strength hypothesis. Haigh\'s experiments. 7. Stress concentration. Fracture. 8. Fatigue of materials. 9. Creep and relaxation of materials. 10. Residual stress measurement. Non-Destructive Evaluation and defectoscopy. 11. Corrosion and mechanisms of wear. 12. Non ferrous metals. Ceramics. 13. Polymers and their mechanical testing. 14. Composites. Material selection process.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
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Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 80%

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: In order to comlpete the credit, students submit three term papers and successfully complete a final written paper. The materials for the semester work will be arranged with the teacher.

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