516-0965/01 – Physical properties of heterogeneous materials (FVHM)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HLA57 prof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student is able to define and describe properties of heterogeneous materials. Student recognises and distinguishes rocks, construction materials and composite materials. He analyses and characterises behaviour and properties of specified materials and ways of their disintegration regarding properties of their components including pores. Student integrates knowledge and he is able to judge the behaviour of mentioned materials and to predict it in many physical conditions, including extreme pressures and temperatures.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject yields basic information about heterogeneous materials like rocks, construction materials (concretes) or composite materials. It helps to create a concept of behaviour and properties of mentioned materials (mechanical, thermal, electrical) and ways of such materials disintegration in dependence on their components including pores. The subjects submits information about methods of study of heterogeneous materials under common conditions and in extreme pressures and temperatures.

Compulsory literature:

Jaeger, J. C., Cook N. G. V., Zimmerman R. W.: Fundamentals of rock mechanics, Malden, Blackwell 2007 Jaeger, J. C.: Physical and mechanical properties of rock, Cambridge university Press, online publication August 2010

Recommended literature:

Bruce, D. W.: Porous materials, John Wiley & Sons, 2010 Ravichandran, K. S.: Elastic properties of 2-phase composites. Journal of the American ceramic society, Vol. 77, p. 1178-1184, 1994 Ji, S. C., Wang, Q., Xia, B., Marcotte, D.: Mechanical properties of multiphase materials and rocks: a a phenomenological approach using generalized means. Journal of structural geology, vol 26, p. 1377-1390 Ko, K. C., Haas, C. J.: Effective modulus of rock as a composite material. International journal of rock mechanics and mining science, vol. 9 p. 531- 541, 1972

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Preparation of written material summarizing application of key themes of the subject in solution of the own doctor theses.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Basic properties of heterogeneous materials regarding character of their components and porosity (Young modulus, strength, density) Behaviour of heterogeneous materials under high pressures and temperatures Experimental technique for studies of mechanical, electrical and acoustic properties under high pressures and temperatures Porous material as multiphase medium

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
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2015/2016 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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