635-0078/03 – Properties of Ceramic Materials I. (VKMI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Hašek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1964/1965Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VLC37 prof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course is the overview of the basic properties of ceramic materials: - Illustrated the essential characteristics of ceramic materials - Attention is paid to mechanical and thermal properties of ceramic materials - The emphasis is put on the diference properties of metal and nonmetal materials

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work
Other activities


Density, bulk density, water absorption, porosity. Mechanical properties of ceramic materials. Compression strength, strength in tension, flexural strength, Youngs modulus. Microhardness. Non-destructive testing methods and detection of defects. Heat properties of ceramics. Part of the course is an excursion into a ceramic laboratory.

Compulsory literature:

BARRY, C. Ceramic Materials Sciennce and Engineering. Springer: New York, 2007. ISBN 0-387-4620-8

Recommended literature:

KOLLER, A Structure and properties of ceramics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1994, 587 p.ISBN 0-444-98719-3

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Active participation in exercises Processing of protocols of the practical exercises


In the preparation

Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Basic parameters of the ceramics Differences between the amorphous and crystalline faze Porosity, water absorption, green density, density Mechanical properties Thermal properties Non-destructive testing methods for ceramic materials

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 30 (30) 0 3
                Laboratory work Laboratory work 15  0 3
                Project Project 15  0 3
        Examination Examination 70 (70) 0 3
                Written examination Written examination 30  0 3
                Oral Oral examination 40  0 3
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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (M2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T022) Slévárenství (04) Slévárenství P Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (M2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T022) Slévárenství (04) Slévárenství P Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (M2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T022) Slévárenství (04) Slévárenství P Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan

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