352-0552/04 – Technical Diagnostics (TD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Control Systems and InstrumentationCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SUR111 Ing. Pavel Šuránek, Ph.D.
TUM52 prof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Lectures will prepare mechanical engineers to practice in the field of machine diagnostics and testing of new products. The students obtain knowledge which can be applied also in the field of technical inspection and quality control.

Teaching methods

Project work


The lectures cover the properties of A/D converters, sensors for sound and vibration measurements and diagnostics, as well as giving fundamentals of the technique of measurement noise, vibration and rotation with the spectral analysis in the diagnosis of journal and roller bearings, gear units and internal combustion engines. Other objectives is to describe the basics of balancing rotors, evaluation of operating deflection shapes and modal analysis of mechanical components and structures. Understanding the methods used in the diagnosis will allow analysis of measurements in industrial applications. The aim is to achieve self-determination of the measured data synthesis, resulting in the evaluation of state machines.

Compulsory literature:

CROCKER, M. (Editor) Handbook of noise and vibration control. New York: Wiley, 2007. ISBN 978-0-471-39599-7.

Recommended literature:

TŮMA, J. Vehicle gearbox noise and vibration, Wiley, 2014.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Elaboration of measurement protocol, knowledge test and oral exam.



Other requirements

Students have to prepare project.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Vibration and acoustic diagnostics, special sensors, signal processing methods. 2. A/D converters (successive approximation, sigma-delta and flash). Antialiasing filters. 3. Speed sensor for diagnostics. Optical probes. Incremental angle sensors (encoders). Laser sensor torsional vibrometer. 4. Vibration transducers (sensors for speed and acceleration) and dynamic forces. Piezoelectric sensors. Laser vibration sensor. Calibration 5. Measuring microphones. Probe for measuring sound intensity. Frequency weighting A, B, C, decibels scale. Sound level meter. Calibration pistonphone. 6. Diagnosis of rolling bearings. Measurement in quality control of production and in operational diagnostics. Frequency of defects and the importance of using the envelope signal. 7. Diagnosis of rotor systems with sliding bearings. Proximity probes. Measurement of orbits, full spectrum of vibration excited by flow of lubricant (whirl and whip) 8. Diagnostics of gears. Calculation of toothmeshing frequency. Planetary gearboxes. Measurement noise, vibration and transmission error of a gear train. 9. Diagnosis of internal combustion engines, measuring uniformity of rotation. 10. Device for measuring frequency responses. Principle of a vibrator (shaker). Hammers for modal analysis. 11. Measurement of operational deflection shapes, and their use for diagnosis of mechanical structures. 12. Modal analysis of mechanical structures . 13. Evaluation of the Wohler curve (stress-number). , measurement and evaluation methods for loading spectra based on rain-flow. Application for the lifetime prediction.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  21
        Examination Examination 65  16 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory participation in seminars, at least 80%.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (N0714A270012) Control of Machines and Processes P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0714A270012) Control of Machines and Processes P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0714A270012) Control of Machines and Processes P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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