635-2034/03 – Ceramic materials for energetic processes (KMEP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Hana Ovčačíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Hana Ovčačíková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2023/2024Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 15+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - to identify the differences between ceramic materials and metallic materials - to determine the advantages of individual types of ceramic materials - decide on the use of specific ceramic materials under defined conditions - to apply the acquired knowledge in the processes of the production and its utilization of ceramic materials

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course is focused on obtaining a basic overview of traditional and refractory ceramic materials. Attention is paid to the basic characteristics of ceramic materials and to the systems of raw materials for their production. The course presents the characteristics and properties of ceramic materials, including the processes of their shaping and another stages of ceramics production technology. Part of the subject is a brief characteristic of the properties and application of traditional and refractory ceramic materials in practice, especially for energetic purpose

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. [2] KOLLER, A. Structure and Properties of Ceramics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1994. ISBN 0-444-98719-3. [3] CALLISTER, D., W., RETHWISCH, D., G. Materials Science and Engineering. John Wiley & Sons. 2015. ISBN 978-1-118-31922-2. [4] DOMONE, P., ILLSTON, J. Construction Materials: Their Nature and Behaviour. 4st ed. London: Spon Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-415-46516-8.

Recommended literature:

[1] ROUTSCHKA, G. Refractory materials: Basics – Structures –Properties. 2nd Ed. Essen: Vulkan Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3-8027-3154-9. [2] IMANAKA, Y. et al. Advanced Ceramic Technologies & Products. Tokyo: Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-4-431-53913-1. [3] SHELBY, J. E. Introduction on Glass Science and Technology. 2nd ed. Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005. ISBN 978-0-85404-639-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Attendance on excurions in producing plants.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Characteristics and scope of the field, definition and overview of ceramic materials. • Characterization of the structure and properties of ceramic materials with respect to their differentiation from metallic materials. • Definition of chemical and phase components of ceramic materials, differences between glass and crystalline phases. • Characterization of raw materials for the production of ceramic products, basic oxides and SiO2-Al2O3 systems. • Phase equilibrium in ceramic materials, changes of phase composition with change of temperature, solids dissolution in the melt, reaction of solids. • Overview about basic technologies for production of ceramic materials. • Drying of ceramic materials. Safe and dangerous drying area, Bigot curve, temperature and time regime of drying, sintering of ceramic products, sintering reactions, sintering in the presence and absence of melt. • General principles of choice of ceramic materials for industrial applications, traditional technical ceramic materials based on clay raw materials, properties and possibilities of their utilization • Main types of refractory shaped dense materials according to chemical and phase composition and their properties. • Main types of refractory non-woven materials according to chemical and phase composition and their properties. • Thermally insulating ceramic materials. Method of production of light weight products. • Application of ceramic materials in the energy industry, materials for low-temperature and for high temperature applications.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2023/2024 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 25  15
        Examination Examination 75  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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