618-2041/02 – History of the Metalcasting Industry (DHS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgy and FoundryCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ivana Kroupová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Ivana Kroupová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRO226 doc. Ing. Ivana Kroupová, Ph.D.
LIC03 doc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquired knowledge - Student will be able to describe the development of metal melting and casting technologies . - Student will be able to create a timeline of the development of metal casting Acquired skills - Student will be able to identify various prehistoric and historic cultural center - Student will be able to demonstrate examples of significant artifacts from different historical stages of development

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Concise development of metallurgy and foundry from the Chalcolithic Age over the Bronze Age and the Iron Age up to the artistic performances of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Greece and Roma. The plastic art of the early and supreme Middle Ages, of the Renaissance and Baroque. The sculpture of the 19th and 20th century in our country and in the world.

Compulsory literature:

[1] SIMPSON, B.L. History of the metalcasting industry, Illinois, AFS, 1997,268s. ISBN 0-87433-175-7.

Recommended literature:

[1] TYLECOTE R.F. A History of Metallurgy, The Institut of Materials 1992.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements

Elaboration of semestral project


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. - 2. Prehistoric metallurgy, civilization centres , Midle East, Egypt, India,China, Grece, Rome, melting techniques, molding techniques 3. Seminary – significant prehistoric cast artefacts 4. Copper metallurgy from prehistory to modern period, 5. Seminary - significant bronze object of art 6. - 7. History of bell casting – material, design, molding material, molding techniques, significant world bells, significant bell founders 8. History of iron metalurgy, direct reduction of the iron ore, melting techniques 9. History of cast iron, melting, molding, use of castings 10. Visit of museum Frýdlant art cast iron 11. Seminary- significant architectural cast iron monument, sculptures 12. Malleable iron, cast steel beginning 13. History of mining education, VŠB history 14. Final seminary, defence of semestral papers

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer 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 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  35 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory attendance at exercises min. 80%.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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