636-2006/03 – Materials Testing and Defectoscopy (ZMaDn)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Jonšta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Jonšta, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
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Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- Define basic classification of mechanical properties and testing methods. - Describe basic mechanical tests and their interpretation. - Explain basic relations among mechanical properties of metallic structural materials, their structure and processing methods. - Define nonconventional tests of mechanical properties: fracture toughness, fatigue, creep, relaxation tests. - Explain the principles of basic defectoscopic methods and their exploitation in materials engineering.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course is dealing with basic mechanical properties, like elasticity, strength, plasticity and toughness. Their relationships to structure and processing of materials, especially metals, are discussed. The attention is also paid to another important properties, for e.g. resistance to cyclic loading and heat resistance. Students are informed about basic testing methods in accordance with the appropriate standards, in areas of both destructive and nondestructive testing.

Compulsory literature:

CALLISTER, W. D. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction. 7. vyd. New York: Wiley, 2007. ISBN 978-0-471-73696-7.

Recommended literature:

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.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of learning outcomes: full-time study form - 2 written tests, 3 written programs during semester; combined study form - 1 semestral project. Final verification of study results: written exam.


Další požadavky na studenta

There are no further special requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic terms - quality, property. Classification of properties and testing methods. 2. Summary of crystallography terms, Miller indexes, defects of lattice. 3. Elasticity. Definition of stress, strain, state of stress (tenzors of stress and strain), Hook´s law, energy of elastic deformation, isotropic body. 4.-5. Basics of dislocation theory. Definition, classification of dislocations according to the Burger´s vector size and its orientation towards the dislocation line. Stress field, energy of dislocations, mobility of dislocations, Frank-Read source. Plastic deformation from the point of view of dislocation theory. 6. Tensile test. Definition and evaluation of yield point and ultimate strength, ductility and contraction. Uniform and non-uniform deformation, conventional diagram of tensile test, diagram of true stress-true strain. Additional basic static tests. 7. Hardness tests. Definition of hardness, overview and principles of individual tests. 8.-9. Mechanical properties of structural materials in real conditions of loading, limiting states. Materials properties at low temperatures and at higher strain rates, tests of specimens with notches or cracks. Evaluation of resistance against brittle fracture - impact bending test, Vidal´s curve, evaluation of the transition temperature. Basics of fracture mechanics, overview of testing methods, evaluation of fracture toughness. 10. Materials properties at repeated cyclic loading - fatigue. Testing methods, S-N curve, Smith´s diagram. 11. Materials properties at elevated temperatures. Creep and relaxation tests. 12.-13. Overview of technological tests. Defectoscopy, classification and principles of testing methods, applications in practice. 14. Summary, case studies.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer 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 35  21
        Examination Examination 65  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 78% attendance on seminars and practical lessons. Elaboration of the projects.

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2020/2021 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering KIA P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering SVP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering SVP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering SVP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering SVP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering KIA P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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