635-3003/02 – Glass and ceramic materials (SKM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ELE003 doc. Ing. Hana Ovčačíková, Ph.D.
TOP36 Ing. Michaela Topinková, 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 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- student will be able to perform change of raw materials composition in glass and ceramics technology in order to modification of parameters of these materials - student will be able to design application ceramic materials depending on demand of technical practice

Teaching methods



The subject presents fundamental principles and technological advancement of preparing industrial glass, glass-ceramic and traditional ceramics. Attention is paid to principles of formation glass structure, processes taking place in molten glass and methods of production traditional ceramic materials include methods of their surface modification. The connections between choice of processing and properties of products are mentioned.

Compulsory literature:

[1] SHELBY, J. E. Introduction on Glass Science and Technology. 2nd ed. Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005. ISBN 978-0-85404-639-3.

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.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Making of semestral project and passing of progress tests.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Requirements for raw materials for production of industrial glass. Relations between types of raw materials and glass properties. Batch preparation and optimization of their composition. 2. The glass characterization, glass structure, methods for preparation of glass, glass transformation. 3. Viscosity of glass, its dependence on temperature and composition of molten glass. Nucleation and crystallization of glass, surface tension 4. The Chemical and physical processes of melting (reaction of components, dissolving of solids phase in melt, glass refinement, solubility of gasses in molten glass and homogenization process. 5. The furnaces for glass production, thermal energy utilization of combustion products, flowing of molten glass. 6. Glass shaping, procedures, machinery. Tensions in glass, controlled methods of glass cooling. 7. The fundamental properties of glass (mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, chemical resistance 8. The main types of industrial glasses (silicate glass, water glass, packing glass, flat glass, thermal resistant glass, low alkali content glass, special glass). 9. Glass-ceramic materials, manufacturing principle, types, properties and utilization of glass-ceramics products. 10. Requirements for raw materials for production ceramic materials. Preparation of raw materials, rheological properties of ingredients for ceramic production. 11. Forming methods of ceramic products, methods of surface treatment of ceramic materials. 12. The thermal treatment of ceramic, development of phase composition and creation of microstructure during the sintering process. Principles of function of continuous furnace and periodic furnace for ceramic materials production. 13. Porcelain – types, production advancement, decoration, properties. China sanitary, whiteware, sanitary ceramics, stoneware and pottery. 14. Brick, types, preparation and defect of products, methods for measure of properties of brick materials, use of alternative materials on field ceramic materials.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 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
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2017/2018 (N2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T039) Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T039) Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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