330-0918/01 – Experimental Methods in Structural Materials of Vehicles (EMvKMV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied MechanicsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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HAL22 prof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 25+0
Part-time Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim is the knowledge of use of the experimental methods in the field of testing of structural materials of vehicles.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The student of the doctoral program learns to use the latest knowledge in the field of experimental methods in mechanics and flexibility and strength with the possibility to further develop and apply this knowledge in the field of design and designing and assessment of components of vehicles.

Compulsory literature:

Doyle, J.F.: Modern Experimental Stress Analysis: Completing the solution of partially specified problems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd 2004, 424p. ISBN 0-470-86156-8. Sutton, M.A.; Orteu J.-J.; Schreier, H. W. Image Correlation for Shape, Motion and Deformation Measurements. Basic Concepts, Theory and Applications. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009, 321p. ISBN: 978-0-387-78746-6. Szczepański, W.: Experimental Methods in Mechanics of Solids. Elsevier Amsterdam – Oxford – New York – Tokyo, 1990, ISBN 83-01-08259-3. Hoffmann, K.: An Introduction to Measurements using Strain Gages, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH, Darmstadt . Stefänescu, D.: Handbook of force transducers: principles and components, Springer, Německo, 2011, 612s.

Recommended literature:

Suryanarayana, C.: Experimental Techniques in Materials and Mechanics, 1st Edition, CRC Press, 2011. Rastogi, P.K., Hack, E.: Optical Methods for Solid Mechanics: A Full-Field Approach, Wiley 2013.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral examination.


Other requirements

Technical or state of art report creation


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Photoelasticity. Linear and circular polarized light, isocratic and isochromatic lines, isostatic lines, polariscop with through and reflected light. 2. The method of shear stress difference. Spatial photoelasticimetry. 3. Tensometry. Tensometers and measuring instruments. Deformation sensitivity (K- factor) and calibration of tensometers. Bridge connection of tensometers, sensors. 4. Measurement of force and weight. Torque measurement. 5. Residual tension measurement - Slicing and Drilling Method of Gradual Drilling. 6. The method of fragile lacquers. Method principle, sensitivity of fragile lacquers, calibration. 7. Measurement of tensile and compressive stresses. The moiré method. Principles of mechanical interference, types of moiré grids. 8. Measurement of elastic and plastic deformations. Vizioplastic method. Methods of making grids, measurement of displacement of nodal points of the grid, elaboration of deformations and stresses using the theory of plasticity. 9. Fotoplasticity Types of photoplasticimetric methods of deformation measurements based on isokinetic and isochromatic lines. 10. Voltage solving, application of plasticity theory, method of gradual approximation. 11. Modern optical methods (DIC, ESPI)

Conditions for subject completion

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P1041D040006) Transport Systems P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P1041D040006) Transport Systems K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P1041D040006) Transport Systems P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P1041D040006) Transport Systems K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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