636-0948/02 – The Special Testing Methods (SZM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Jonšta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Jonšta, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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JON37 doc. Ing. Petr Jonšta, 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 student will be able to define the special material characteristics of the main degradation processes and determine special material characteristics according to the relevant standards ČSN EN, resp. ČSN EN ISO. The student also learns to characterize new methods of material properties testing and to assess in which cases it is necessary to determine the special characteristics of the material.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course deals with deepening the study of basic mechanical properties with special mechanical characteristics. Practical examples illustrate the reasons for introducing special test methods for fatigue, corrosion fatigue, corrosion cracking, steel fracture behavior, creep and resistance of steels in sulphan-containing environments. Special methods are also presented in the field of non-destructive testing for the detection of internal defects in the material volume.

Compulsory literature:

BROEK, D. Elementary Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 3rd rev. version. Haag: Martinus Nijhaff Publishers, 1982. ISBN 90-247-2656-5. ASHBY, M. F. and D. R. H. JONES. Engineering Materials 1, An Introduction to Properties, Applications, and Design. 4th edition. Elsevier Ltd. 2012. 472 p. BOKŮVKA, O. et al. Fatigue of Materials at Low and High - Frequency Loading. 2. vyd. Žilina: University of Žilina, 2015. ISBN 978-80-554-1056-2. ANSI/NACE Standard TM 0177-2005, Item. No. 21212. Laboratory Testing of Metals for Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion Cracking in H2S Environment. Houston, Texas: NACE International, 2005. ISBN 1-57590-036-X. ANSI/NACE Standard TM 0284-2003, Item. No. 21215. Evaluation of Pipeline and Pressure Vessel Steels for Resistance to Hydrogen-Induced Cracking. NACE International, 2003. ISBN 1-57590-163-3.

Recommended literature:

Determination of Mechanical Properties of Materials by Small Punch and other Miniature Testing Techniques. 2nd International Conference SSTT: Conference Proceedings. Ostrava: Ocelot Ltd. 2012. ISBN 978-80-260-0079-2. ASM Handbook. Mechanical Testing and Evaluation. 10th Edition. Materials Park, Ohio: ASM International, 2016. ISBN 1615038272.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral exam with written preparation.


Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Test methods for evaluating the material properties and their distribution. Special test methods. Fundamentals of fracture mechanics. Test methods for determining the fatigue characteristics of materials (curve εat life – Nf, cyclic curve σa – εapl). Test methods based on linear fracture mechanics. Test methods for evaluating resistance to sudden unstable fracture (DWT, DWTT). Test procedures based not fracture mechanics (KIC, JIC, δc, JR curve reference temperature T0, Master curve). The test procedures for determining the creep characteristics of the material (the rate of secondary creep , creep limit RT (σTp), creep rupture strength RmT (σTPt). Test methods for evaluating resistance to HIC (Hydrogen Induced Cracking) and SSC (Sulfide Stress Cracking) under hydrogen sulphide. Test methods for evaluating corrosion stress. Evaluation of crack initiation stage. Evaluation stage of stable crack growth. Test method for the determination of strength, fracture and creep characteristics of the results of penetration test. The test methods in the field of non-destructive testing. Test methods for detecting defects located on the surface or near the surface of the blank. Test methods for detecting internal defects in the material volume.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester, validity until: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
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Examination Examination   3
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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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