636-2017/01 – Steels and Cast Irons (OAL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Eva Mazancová, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Eva Mazancová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRA58 Ing. Martin Kraus, Ph.D.
MAZ37 prof. Ing. Eva Mazancová, CSc.
SAM093 Ing. Vladana Pečínková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - to compare the impact of individual accompanying elements on the structure and properties of steels and cast irons; - to understand the most important ways of steel and cast iron classification as well as their designation system; - to characterize the main groups of wrought steels and steel castings, including stainless steels, heat-resistant and refractory steels, CF steels, etc., to compare their structure and properties, advantages, drawbacks and main areas of application; - to compare the main types of cast irons, their structure, properties and also the main areas of use.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The goal is to acquaint students in a simple form with the influence of the most important elements, heat / thermochemical treatment and metallurgical technologies (casting, forming) on the structural characteristics and properties (mechanical, physical and chemical) of the most important types of steels and cast irons.

Compulsory literature:

MESQUITA, R.A. Tool Steels. Properties and Performance. Boca Raton: Teylor and Francis Group, LLC. 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-4398-8171-2. BHADESHIA, H.K.D.H. Bainite in Metals - Theory and Practice. Cambridge: Maney Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-1-909 662-74-2. DAVIS, J.R. ASM Specialty Handbook: Cast Irons. Laredo: ASM International, 1996. ISBN 0871705648, 9780871705648.

Recommended literature:

CAMPBELL, J. Compete Casting Handbook. London: Elsevier, 2011. ISBN 1856178099. BERNS, H. and W. THEISE. Ferous Materials: Steel and Cast Iron. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2008. ISBN 978-3-540-71847-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

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


Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definition of steels, effect of austenite or ferrite stabilizing elements on the structure and properties of steels, impact of alloying and harmful elements. 2. Wrought steels and steel castings, classification of the wrought steels and their designation according to ČSN EN 10027-1. 3. Carbon wrought steels, deep-drawing steels, micro-alloyed steels. 4. Quenched and tempered steels, spring steels. 5. Steels for thermo-chemical treatment. 6. Stainless steels: austenitic, ferritic, duplex, martensitic. 7. Refractory and heat-resistant steels, steels for use at low temperatures. 8. Tool steels. 9. Steels with special physical and magnetic properties. 10. Multiphase steels: DP, TRIP, TWIP and TRIPLEX. 11. Classification of cast irons, conditions for graphite formation, basic characteristics of white and gray cast iron, ductile and malleable cast iron.

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 pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 78% attendance on seminars and practical lessons. Elaboration of the projects.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering PTM P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering PTM K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering PTM P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering PTM K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering PTM P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering PTM K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2021/2022 Winter