546-0994/01 – Development and Research of Composite Materials (VVKM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vojtěch Václavík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vojtěch Václavík, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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VAC78 doc. Ing. Vojtěch Václavík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to prepare graduates of technical universities for scientific work in the raw materials industry and other engineering fields. After completing the course, the student will be able to: - define, characterize, use a suitable type of industrial waste for the design of a new composite; - correctly design the process of processing industrial waste into the final form for use in composites; - correctly design a suitable type of composite based on industrial waste; - determine, test and evaluate the properties of composites based on industrial waste for subsequent use in practice.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course deals with research and development of new composite materials based on industrial waste. The subject discusses suitable types of waste that can be used in new composite materials. Furthermore, the procedures of treatment of a given type of industrial waste, which can be used in the design of a new composite after treatment, are discussed. Furthermore, the actual procedure of designing a new composite and methods, procedures for testing chemical, physical-mechanical and deformation properties and their method of evaluation are discussed.

Compulsory literature:

FANGUEIRO, R. and S. RANA, ed. Advances in Natural Fibre Composites. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64641-1. ISBN 978-3-319-64640-4. THAKUR, V.K., M.K. THAKUR a Michael R. KESSLER, ed. Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials. Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/9781119441632. ISBN 9781119441632. HOSSAIN, Z. Environment-friendly cement composite (EFFC) for soil reinforcement and earth slope protection. New York: Nova Science Publishers, c2010. Environmental remediation technologies, regulations and safety. ISBN 9781607419563. HULL, D., CLYNE T.W. An Introduction of Composite Materials. U.K., Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Recommended literature:

HULL, D. a T.W. CLYNE. An Introduction to Composite Materials. Cambridge University Press, 2012. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139170130. ISBN 9780521381901. MOBASHER, B. Mechanics of fiber and textile reinforced cement composites. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2012. ISBN 9781439806609. American Concrete: ACI 440 R–07. Report on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforcement for. Farmington Hills, 2007. (EN) CHAWLA, K.K. Composite Materials. New York, NY: Springer New York, 1987. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4757-3912-1. ISBN 978-1-4757-3914-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Consultations on a professional topic with a focus on the content of the course and the topic of the dissertation. Elaboration of seminar work. Oral exam.


Teaching is provided via the LMS Moodle VŠB database. https://lms.vsb.cz/

Other requirements

Active participation in lectures and consultations. According to the possibility of the topic of the dissertation, the incorporation of the studied issues of the subject into the dissertation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Classification of composite materials. Composite fibers. Matrix. Industrial waste for the production of composites. Methods of treatment of industrial waste for the production of composites. Determination of input properties of modified industrial impact (chemical, physical properties). Composite materials with cement matrix - concrete. Composite materials with cement matrix - mortars. Technology of production of composite materials with cement matrix. Composite materials with polymer matrix and fiber reinforcement. Technology of production of composite materials with polymer matrix and fiber reinforcement. Testing of physical-mechanical and deformable properties of composites.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0724D290001) Processing P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290001) Processing K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0724D290001) Processing P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0724D290001) Processing K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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