635-0918/02 – Properties of Ceramic Materials (VKM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Hašek, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2011/2012
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAS50 prof. Ing. Pavel Hašek, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

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



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


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: 1999/2000 Winter semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (P2106) Metallurgy (2109V037) Thermal Engineering and Fuels in Industry P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (P2106) Metallurgy (2109V037) Thermal Engineering and Fuels in Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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