635-3006/02 – Equipment of Ceramic Plants (ZKZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorIng. Dalibor Jančar, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Dalibor Jančar, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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JAN57 Ing. Dalibor Jančar, 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

The course aim is that student will be well versed throughout the technological flow of production of ceramic materials, and not only in technology, but primarily in terms of mechanical. It means, that student will understand the principles of equipment used in current ceramic factories, starting from extraction and processing of raw materials to the final shaping. On this basis, the student will be able to select individually an equipment (machines) for each technology, types of ceramic materials, the properties of the final products, etc.

Teaching methods

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Principles for choice and design of ceramic plants equipment. Equipment for mining and loading of raw materials. Machines and devices for the material handling. Particle materials and systems. Crushing, separating, mixing and homogenization of masses. Shaping methods – methods of pressing, plastic shaping, shaping from melts and slurries – casting. Other devices.

Compulsory literature:

[1] CARTER C. B., NORTON M. G. Ceramic Materials, 2007. ISBN 978-0-387-46271-4.

Recommended literature:

[1] ROUTSCHKA, G. Refractory materials: Basics – Structures – Properties. 2nd Ed. Essen: Vulkan Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3-8027-3154-9.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Visits to ceramic factories.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Principles for choice and design of ceramic plants equipment. 2. Mining of raw materials - excavators, loaders. Types, use. 3. Transport of raw materials - transport of loose and granular materials (repose angle, belt conveyors, bucket elevators and screw conveyors) 4. Transport of powdered materials (Fuller pump, container type Cerra), transport of liquids (pumps, efficiency pumps and their control). 5. Feeders - types, use. 6. Crushing - crushers (types, use). 7. Crushing - mills (types, use). 8. Non-mechanical size reduction methods. 9. Separating – sieves, grates, screens, network types, network analysis. 10. Mixing and homogenization – mounds, particular types of mixers. 11. Pressing – dry and semi-dry pressing. Granulation – spray dryer. 12. One-sided and double-sided pressing, wet pressing, isostatic pressing, method principle, pressing short-acting forces (vibrating, ramming, vibratory compaction). 13. Plastic moulding - extrusion (Extruder), the presence of air in a plastic paste, jollying. 14. Casting - Requirements for casting slurry, rheology, viscosity, thixotropy, plaster mould (hollow casting and core casting), battery casting.

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
Mandatory attendence participation: Mandatory participation 80%.

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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
2017/2018 (N2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T039) Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T039) Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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