636-0701/04 – Materials Science (NoM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Eva Mazancová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAS40 doc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
MEL37 Ing. Lucie Olejníčková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- Define the meaning of investigations on structure and properties of technical materials; - Characterise crystal structure of metals and their alloys, define defects in crystals; - Describe fundamental mechanical tests; - Define basic technological tests; - Describe basic types of equilibrium binary phase diagrams; - Characterise binary diagrams in Fe-C system and classify iron based alloys; - Outline principles of heat treatment of metals and alloys; - Characterise important non-ferrous metals and their alloys; - Characterise polymers and structural ceramics.

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The course is dealing with elementary principles of technical materials, eapecially metallic materials. The main topics of the course are: crystalline materials, solidification of pure metals and alloys, equilibrium binary diagrams, classification of iron based alloys and heat treatment of alloys. Furthermore, attention is paid to advanced materials, e.g. technical ceramics, metallic glass, polymers and composites.

Compulsory literature:

1. Calister, W.D.Jr.: Materials Science and Engineering and Introduction, 2006

Recommended literature:

1. Askeland, D.R., Phulé, P.P.: The science and Engineering of Materials.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: - Content and aim of learning. - Fundamentals of crystallography. Defects of the crystal lattice. The influence of external forces on crystal structure of metals: elastic and plastic deformation. - Testing of mechanical properties of metals: tensile test, tests in pressure, bending, shear and torsion. - Static mechanical tests at elevated temperatures: testing of creep and relaxation. - Impact test (Charpy), fracture toughness, fatigue testing, hardness measurements. - Technological tests. Non-destructive testing of metals. Microscopy. - Fundamentals of thermodynamics, equilibrium phase diagrams of binary systems. Crystallization of metals and alloys. - Thermally activated processes: diffusion mechanisms in solids, recrystallization, fracture behavior of metallic materials. - Phase transformations in the solid state. Principles of heat treatment of metals and alloys. - Equilibrium diagram of Fe-C. Classification of alloys based on iron. Alloying and accompanying elements in steels. - Wrought structural and tool steels. - Technology of heat treatment of steels. Transformation diagrams overcooled austenite (ARA, IRA). Chemical heat treatment of steels. - Steel for castings. Iron. Heat treatment of cast irons. - Technically, an important non-ferrous metals and their alloys. - Polymer materials. Structural ceramics. Metallic glass. Composite materials. Exercise: 1st Introduction to training, work safety in laboratories, literature. 2nd Fundamentals of crystallography, Program No. 1 3rd Hooke's law, determination of conventional yield strength Rp0,2: Program No. 2 4th Tensile test and impact test: the No. 2 5th Vtiskové hardness tests and selected technological tests. 6th Practical metallography: preparation of thin sections, visibility structures. 7th Test 1. Description of the binary diagrams. 8th - 9 Complicated binary diagrams, program No. 3 10th Test 2. The system iron - carbon. 11 to 12 Exercise diagram Fe-C calculations, equilibrium microstructure; Program No. 4 13th Hardenability of steel. 14th 3rd Test. Credits.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R034) Materials and Technologies for Automobile Industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2010/2011 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R034) Materials and Technologies for Automobile Industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2009/2010 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R034) Materials and Technologies for Automobile Industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2008/2009 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R034) Materials and Technologies for Automobile Industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan

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