635-2003/03 – Ceramic materials (KerMat)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Hana Ovčačíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAS0042 Ing. Jan Haščin
KUB0299 Ing. Nikol Jančarová
KLA09 Ing. Miroslava Klárová, Ph.D.
FAL048 Ing. Petra Maierová
ELE003 doc. Ing. Hana Ovčačíková, Ph.D.
TOP36 Ing. Michaela Topinková, Ph.D.
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+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- student will be able to make decision about application of ceramics materials - student will be able to apply gained knowledge in technology process of production ceramics materials

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject is focused to obtain of fundamental view in area traditional ceramics materials. Attention is paid to basic characteristics of ceramics materials, are presented systems raw materials for their production. In the subject are presented characteristics, dividing and properties ceramics substance, including procedures their shaping and next stages of technology production of ceramics materials. The short characteristic of properties and applications of conventional ceramics materials in practice are part of subject.

Compulsory literature:

[1] CARTER, C. B., NORTON, M. G. Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4614-3522-8.

Recommended literature:

[1] KOLLER, A. Structure and Properties of Ceramics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1994. ISBN 0-444-98719-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Making reports from laboratory exercises.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The characteristic and range of branch, definition and dividing of ceramics materials – whiteware, porcelain, refractories, advanced ceramics. 2. The structure of ceramics, porosity, presence of crystalline and glass phase, equilibrium phase diagrams in ceramics systems. 3. The basic raw materials in ceramics technology, their behaviour under the influence of high temperature: oxides, carbonate, feldspar. 4. The clay raw materials for production ceramics materials. Dividing and plasticity of clay. Clay behaviour under the influence of high temperature. Equilibrium phase diagrams SiO2 - Al2O3, the mullitization process of clay. 5. Grain size distribution, adjustment of grain size distribution of raw materials. Particle size role for porosity, mechanical and temperature properties of ceramics materials. 6. The basic methods of shaping ceramics products. Prepare of raw materials for shaping. Plastic forming, pressing of powder systems, isostatic pressing, extrusion. 7. Casting of slurry and methods of their stabilization. Methods of shaping in hot condition. Mechanical adjustment of shape and surface of ceramics products. 8. Drying of ceramics materials. Safety and non-safety area of drying process. Bigot curve, temperature and time programme of drying. Utilization of waste energy in drying process. 9. Sintering of ceramics products, reactions in sintering process, change of structure and phase composition of ceramics materials, sintering with and absence of melt phase. 10. The clay ceramics materials, common characteristic of production. Porcelain, earthenware – raw materials, technology of production, properties of products. 11. Brickmaking process – raw materials, technology of production. Utilization of high amount arise waste (fly ash, slags) for preparation of ceramics products. 12. Basic types of ceramics refractories products, dividing according to chemical and phase composition. The rules for application of refractories in operation conditions. 13. The thermal insulation ceramics materials. The methods of production of light weight gravel and shape products. 14. Glass and glass-ceramics materials. The difference between glass and crystalline structure, glass products.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter 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  15
        Examination Examination 70  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation:

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Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2015/2016 Winter