636-0912/04 – Physical Metallurgy (FM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petra Váňová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petra Váňová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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BET37 doc. Ing. Petra Váňová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with those areas of metallurgy, which are based directly on the physical principles, which are significantly applied and which exhibit important metallurgical processes and also fundamentally affect the structure and properties of metallic materials.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Předmět je orientován na oblast difúzních dějů v pevném stavu; na mechanismy zpevnění uplatňující se v kovových materiálech; dále na segregační děje, zejména na procesy mikrosegregace a konečně na proces rekrystalizace kovových materiálů a související děje.

Compulsory literature:

ABBASCHIAN, R., L. ABBASCHIAN and R. E. REED-HILL. Physical metallurgy principles. 4. vyd. Stamford: Cengage Learning, 2009. ISBN 978-0-495-08254-5. HUMPHREYS, F. J. and M. HATHERLY. Recrystallization and related phenomena. 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier, 2004. ISBN 0-08-044164-5. SMALLMAN, R. E and A. H. W. NGAN. Physical metallurgy and advanced materials. 7th ed. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7506-6906-1. D. E. LAUGHLIN a K. HONO. Physical Metallurgy. 5th. ed. Oxford: Elsevier, 2014. ISBN 978-0-444-59598-0. HOSFORD, W. F. Physical metallurgy. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4398-1360-7.

Recommended literature:

TISZA, M. Physical metallurgy for engineers. Materials Park: ASM International, 2001. ISBN 0-87170-725-X. LEJČEK, P. Grain boundary segregation in metals. Berlin: Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-3-642-12504-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of study results: full-time form of study - 1 project; combined form of study - 1 project. Final verification of study results: oral or written exam.


LMS Moodle

Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Diffusion in the solid state - thermodynamics of diffusion processes, basic mechanisms, substitutional, interstitial diffusion; Fick's laws of diffusion - derivation, utilization; autodiffusion, diffusion in dilute solid solutions, interdiffusion - Kirkendall effect, Darken’s equation; channels of increased diffusivity; diffusion in non-isomorphic systems, etc. Strengthening mechanisms in metallic materials - basic mechanisms - grain boundary strengthening, plastic deformation strengthening, precipitation strengthening, solid solution strengthening, role of strengthening reinforcement rolls in material design; advantages, disadvantages of individual strengthening mechanisms, etc. Segregation processes in metallic materials - segregation phenomena, macroscopic segregation, dendritic segregation, micro-segregation at the grain boundaries, or micro-segregation in other interfaces; theoretical solutions, segregation in multiphase systems - competitive segregation, co-segregation, consequences of segregation processes. Recrystallization in metallic materials and related processes - thermodynamics of recrystallization; basic stages of recrystallization processes, influence of decisive parameters on the process of recrystallization; preferred orientation, using of recrystallization processes.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0788D270004) Material science and Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0788D270004) Material science and Engineering K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0788D270004) Material science and Engineering K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0788D270004) Material science and Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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