635-2037/01 – Testing of materials for thermal processes (ZMTP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits7
Subject guarantorIng. Miroslava Klárová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Miroslava Klárová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KLA09 Ing. Miroslava Klárová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to: - identify materials for thermal processes on the basis of their properties - consider properties of materials for thermal processes from the perspective of their composition and structure - predict lifetime of given materials in dependency of their properties - evaluate possible application of materials in operating conditions - determine properties of materials for thermal processes

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The effect of material structure on their properties. Criteria of density. Particle size and specific surface of powder materials. Mechanical properties. Thermal properties. Thermomechanical properties. Corrosion of materials for thermal processes. Rheology of materials for thermal processes. Behaviour of raw materials and refractory materials at elevated and high temperatures.

Compulsory literature:

[1] KOLLER, A. Structure and Properties of Ceramics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1994. ISBN 0-444-98719-3. [2] IMANAKA, Y. et al. Advanced Ceramic Technologies & Products. Tokyo: Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-4-431-53913-1. [3] CHINN, R., E. Ceramography: preparation and analysis of ceramic microstructures. ASM International, 2002. ISBN 978-0-87170-770-3. [4] CALLISTER, D., W., RETHWISCH, D., G. Materials Science and Engineering. John Wiley & Sons. 2015. ISBN 978-1-118-31922-2.

Recommended 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] MacKENZIE, J., D., SMITH, M. E. Multinuclear Solid-State NMR of Inorganic Materials. Amsterdam: PERGAMON, 2002. ISBN 0-08-043787-7. [3] SURENDRANATHEN, A., O. An Introduction to Ceramic and Refractories. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4822-2044-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Attendance on excursions in production plants.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Criteria of density. Determination of density, bulk density, absorption, apparent and true porosity. Pore size distribution. • Automatic determination of density. Mercury porosimetry. Determination of gas permeability. • Granulometry. Sieve analyse, particle counters, separators. Rules for usage of particular methods for description of granulometry. • Specific surface of powder materials. Principles of permeable and sorption methods of determination of specific surface. • Mechanical properties of inorganic non-metal materials. Relationships between structure of materials and theoretical strength. Compressive, tensile and flexural strength. Impact bending strength. • Young modulus. Static and dynamic methods of determination of elasticity modulus. Hardness and micro hardness. Abrasion resistance. • Thermal properties. Thermal capacity. Effective coefficient of thermal conductivity. Determination of coefficient of thermal conductivity. Determination of thermal diffusivity. • Thermal expansion. Determination of linear and volume thermal expansion. • Thermo-mechanical properties. High temperature flexural strength. Refractoriness under load. Creep. Thermal shock resistance. Refractoriness. High temperature volume stability. • Corrosion resistance of non-metal inorganic materials. Frost resistance. • Reology of materials for thermal processes. Classification of materials related to their stress-strain behaviour. Viscosity of slurries. Deflocculation. Plasticity of mixes. • Preparation of un-shaped materials. Determination of their properties. • High temperature treatment of non-metal inorganic heterogeneous materials. Expression of water content and its reduction. Processes at water leaving the system. Principles and ways how to reduce water content in system. Sintering. Sintering processes and their principles.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  13
        Examination Examination 75  38
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Min. 95 % attendance on exercise.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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