635-3046/02 – Ceramic materials in metallurgy (KMIM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jozef Vlček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KLA09 Ing. Miroslava Klárová, Ph.D.
TOP36 Ing. Michaela Topinková, Ph.D.
VLC37 doc. Ing. Jozef Vlček, 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 identify the differences between ceramic materials and metallic materials - to determine the advantages of individual types of ceramic materials - decide on the use of specific ceramic materials under defined conditions - to apply the acquired knowledge in the processes of the production and its utilization of ceramic materials

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course is focused on obtaining a basic overview of traditional and refractory ceramic materials. Attention is paid to the basic characteristics of ceramic materials and to the systems of raw materials for their production. The course presents the characteristics and properties of ceramic materials, including the processes of their shaping and other stages of ceramics production technology. Part of the subject is characteristic of the properties and application of refractory ceramic materials in practice, especially for metallurgy plants.

Compulsory 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. [2] IMANAKA, Y. et al. Advanced Ceramic Technologies & Products. Tokyo: Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-4-431-53913-1. [3] SURENDRANATHEN, A., O. An Introduction to Ceramic and Refractories. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4822-2044-5. [4] DOMONE, P., ILLSTON, J. Construction Materials: Their Nature and Behaviour. 4st ed. London: Spon Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-415-46516-8.

Recommended literature:

[1] ROUTSCHKA, G. Refractory materials: Basics – Structures –Properties. 2nd Ed. Essen: Vulkan Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3-8027-3154-9. [2] KOLLER, A. Structure and Properties of Ceramics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1994. ISBN 0-444-98719-3. [3] SHELBY, J. E. Introduction on Glass Science and Technology. 2nd ed. Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005. ISBN 978-0-85404-639-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam


Other requirements

Attendance on excursions in producing plants.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Characteristics and scope of the field, definition and overview of ceramic materials. • Characterization of the structure and properties of ceramic materials with respect to their differentiation from metallic materials. • Definition of chemical and phase components of ceramic materials, differences between glass and crystalline phases. • Characterization of raw materials for the production of ceramic products, basic oxides and SiO2-Al2O3 systems. • Phase equilibrium in ceramic materials, changes of phase composition with change of temperature, solids dissolution in the melt, reaction of solids. • Technology of production of ceramic materials, modification of granulometric composition of raw materials mixtures, basic methods of shaping ceramics. • Drying of ceramic materials. Safe and dangerous drying area, Bigot curve, temperature and time regime of drying, sintering of ceramic products, sintering reactions, sintering in the presence and absence of melt. • General principles of choice of ceramic materials for industrial applications, traditional technical ceramic materials based on clay raw materials, properties and possibilities of their utilization • Main types of refractory shaped dense materials according to chemical and phase composition and their properties. • Main types of refractory non-woven materials according to chemical and phase composition and their properties. • Thermally insulating ceramic materials. Method of production of light weight products. • Application of ceramic materials in the metallurgy industry, materials for low-temperature and for high temperature applications.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  13
        Examination Examination 75  38
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0715A270010) Metallurgical engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270010) Metallurgical engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270010) Metallurgical engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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