635-3012/02 – Inorganic Binders (AP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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

- Shows a summary of the theoretical aspects and related manufacturing processes preparation of the main types of construction binders - Shows to testing procedures the properties of binders and composites - Focus on the use of secondary raw materials

Teaching methods



Characteristic and classification of inorganic binders. Air-hardening binders (gypsum binder, magnesium binder, air-setting lime). Hydraulic binders. Portland cement - raw materials, composing of raw materials mixtures, firing, types of kilns, cooling. Mineralogical composition of clinker. Grinding, addition of latent hydraulic agents, cements properties. Hydration, products properties. Alumina cement - raw materials, manufacturing, properties. Concrete, castables. Cement-free and technical binders.

Compulsory literature:

[1] ODLER, I. Special Inorganic Cements. Routledgemot E F & N Spon, 2002.

Recommended literature:

[1] Journal of the European Ceramic Society. [2] Journal of Materials Science.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Participation in excursions to manufacturing plants. Mandatory participation in laboratory tasks.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Characterization and classification of inorganic binders. 2. Requirements on raw materials for production of inorganic binders, the use of secondary materials. 3. Air binders: gypsum binder, lime binder, magnesium binder. 4. Hydraulic binder - cement: classification, the main types. 5. Portland cement - the raw material, calculation of the raw material mixture composition, criteria and its selection. 6. The chemical and physical processes in the manufacture of cement clinker, types of kiln systems, clinker cooling. 7. The mineralogical composition of clinker - potential and actual. 8. Latent hydraulic agents. 9. Grinding of clinker - cements, their testing, performance requirements according to standards. 10. Hydration of Portland cement, influencing of course and properties of hydration products. 11. Alumina cement - raw materials, production, properties. 12. Application of binders: mortar, plaster mixes, lightweight concrete, aerated concrete. 13. Dense concrete - components of the mixture, processing, modifying of properties, concrete prefabrication. 14. Refractory castables - classification, types, raw materials, properties.

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 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36 3
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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2017/2018 (N2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T039) Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T039) Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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