635-0422/01 – Ceramic materials (KerMat)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KLA09 Ing. Miroslava Klárová, Ph.D.
ELE003 Ing. Hana Ovčačíková, Ph.D.
VLC37 doc. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Combined Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to identify classification characteristics of ceramic materials - to identify the basic properties and distribution of ceramic materials - to understand the basic technologies of production of ceramic materials - to be able to decide on the application of ceramic materials

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work


Basic characteristic of ceramic materials, raw materials base for its production. Definition, description, properties and dividing of ceramic mass. Production of ceramics materials, definition fundamental manufacturing processes. Use of ceramic materials in practice.

Compulsory literature:

BARRY, C. etc. CERAMIC MATERIALS Science and Engineering. Springer: New York, 2007. ISBN 0-378-46270-8.

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



Další požadavky na studenta

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: Characteristics and extent of the field. Definition and distribution of ceramic materials - construction, kitchenware, ceramic hiteware, refractories and special ceramics. Basic substances in ceramic technology, their thermal behaviour: oxides, carbonates, clay materials, feldspar, sulfates. Grain materials, finish, granulometry composition of raw mixtures. Distribution of water in ceramic mixtures, rheological properties of systems. Basic procedures in forming ceramics. Drying, drying characteristics, drier. The firing of ceramic products, changes in structure and phase composition during firing, types of kilns inceramic industry. Classic ceramic materials based on clay, the common features of the production. The main types of refractory materials by chemical and phase composition. Basic functional properties of refractories materials. Aluminosilicate refractories. Basic refractory materials. Heat-insulating ceramic materials. Castables. Application of refractory materials in the industry. Exercises Determination of density, green density, porosity Grain size distribution - sieve analysis Grain size distribution – Andreasen method Determination of specific surface Rheology of ceramic pastes Determination of length changes of ceramic materials during drying process Rheology of ceramic suspensions

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit  
        Examination Examination 100  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
FMMI 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Compulsory 601 - Study Office stu. block
FMMI_ECTS 2011/2012 Full-time Czech Compulsory 600 - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology - Dean's Office stu. block