635-3004/02 – Refractory and Thermal Insulating Ceramics Materials (ZVaTIM)

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 languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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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 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- studen will be to obtain knowledge of raw materials, technologies and properties different types of refractory and thermal insulation materials - student will be to solve possibility of influencing the properties of refractories and thermal insulation materials to achieve optimum performance - student will be to characterize relationship between production technology, properties and service life of refractories and thermal insulation materials

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The subject is focused on the theoretical and practical education in the field of refractory materials. Students will acquaint with the key concepts, classification of refractories, properties and methods of testing, chemical and mineralogical composition, mechanical, thermal, thermomechanical properties. The content will be the raw material for the production of refractories, drying and sintering and their division for shaped refractory products: silica, aluminum silicate, magnesium, magnesium-calcium, and magnesium spinel-silica, zirconia and zirconium, carbon, silica-carbide and unshaped refractory materials hydraulic, chemical and ceramic binder, as well as special refractories, lightweight refractory materials and insulation and fibrous materials. The subject includes excursions for students to businesses and consumers, manufacturers of refractory materials. Students develop semester project from the selected refraktory materials.

Compulsory literature:

[1] BARRY CARTER, C., GRANOT NORTON, M. Ceramic Materials, Scicence and Engineering, Springer 2007. ISBN 978-0-387-46270-7.

Recommended literature:

[1] KOLLER, A., Structure and properties of ceramics, Material science Monographs, 80, ACER Hradec Králové, 587 s. 2007. ISBN 0-444-98719-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Eleboration of seminar paper.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Refractories. Basic terms. 2. Classification of refractories. Ceramics materials and refractories. Clasiffication of shaped pruduct according ČSN EN 12475- 1 až 4. 3. Testing methods of refractories. Determination of bulk density, porosity, density, specific surface area, the strength, refractoriness, thermal expansion, thermal conductivity, specific heat capacity, thermal diffuzivity, emissivity, thermal shock resistance. 4. Chemical and mineralogical composition of refractory materiál. Basic oxide: Al2O3 a SiO2, CaO, MgO, ZrO2, Cr2O3. RTG difraction method and chemical methods. 5. Properties of refractory materials. Criteria of density, mechanical properties, thermal properties, thermomechanical properties oand thermochemical and thermophysical properties. 6. The aluminosilicate materials I. Oxide SiO2. Raw materials. Production shaped materials. Propertie and type of silica refratory. 7. The aluminosilicate materials II. Basic terms. System SiO2 - Al2O3. Aluminosilicate materials. Production technology of dense shaped aluminosilicate firing products. Properties of dense shaped aluminosilicate materials. Technology of production of shaped insulating fired aluminosilicate products. 8. Basic refractory materials. Basic terms. Magnesium oxide - MgO periclase production. Periclas materials. Periclascarbon materials. Magnesium - calcium refractory materials based on dolomite. Periclas- chrome and periclase-forsterite materials. 9. Special materials. Basic terms. Refractories with ZrO2. Carbon refractories. 10. Non-oxide materials. Silicon Carbide, Silicon Nitride, Silicon Alumina Nitride, Bor Nitride. Special materials. 11. Unshaped refractories. Basic terms. Unshaped refractory products with hydraulic binder - castables. Unshaped refractory products with a chemical binder. Unshaped refractory products with ceramic binder. Types of castables. 12. Thermal insulation refractory materials. Basic concepts. Production technology of porous materials. Refractory insulation. Thermal insulation fibrous materials. 13. Melted refractories. Basic concepts. Manufacture of processed materials. Types of products. Properties of molten refractory materiál and aplication. 14. Present state production refractories. Producers refractories. Production of refractories.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36 3
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