635-2047/01 – Materials for high temperature processes (MVP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits6
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
ELE003 doc. Ing. Hana Ovčačíková, 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 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - the student will gain knowledge about ceramic materials used for temperature between 600-2000 °C - the student will be able to determine the basic properties of refractory and special types of materials and define them - the student will be able to define the type of lining for the furnace unit based on the production process

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The concept of the subject is focused on both theoretical knowledge and application use of refractory, as well as special ceramic materials in furnace equipment. The student will be able to categorize of these basic properties but also description of special ceramic materials e.g. according to chemical composition, shape, bonding used at temperature higher than 1100°C. They will also learn about thermal, mechanical etc. properties. Student will be able to design the appropriate type of material for a furnace unit with regards to, for example, the fired/preparation raw material, across industries. The course includes field trips to companies for the production of refractory and special ceramic materials and the opportunity to meet expert during professional lectures.

Compulsory literature:

1. ROUTSCHKA, G. Refractory Materials. Essen: Vulkan-Verlag, 1997. ISBN 3-8027-3147-6.

Recommended literature:

1. RITKWIK S. Refractory Technology, Fundamentals and Aplications, 2017, Taylor&Francis Group. ISBN 978-4987-5425-5.

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:

1. Classification of refractory products according to ČSN EN 12475-1 to 2. Properties of refractory materials (chemical, mechanical, thermal, refractoriness, corrosion, etc.) 3. Alumina-silica refractories 4. Basic refractories 5. Special materials /Non-oxide materials 6. Refractory castables 7. Insulating refractory materials 8. Applications, uses and manufacturers of refractory materials

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: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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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 2 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering ZMP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Winter