636-2019/01 – Modelling and simulation of material behavior (MSChM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vlastimil Vodárek, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vlastimil Vodárek, 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
HLI055 Ing. Josef Hlinka, PhD.
BET37 doc. Ing. Petra Váňová, Ph.D.
VOD37 prof. Ing. Vlastimil Vodárek, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - To explain the importance of simulations and modelling in materials engineering; - To understand basic ways of modelling and simulation; to understand the importance of databases for simulation and modelling; - To use selected software packages for modelling of microstructure and properties for the most important technological operations; - To perceive the need of experimental verification of modelling and simulation results.

Teaching methods



The course is devoted to the basics of modelling and simulation in the field of materials engineering. Attention is paid to mathematical and physical modelling and simulations, especially for the most important processes and / or technological operations that take place in important engineering materials. Students will be acquainted with the possibilities of modelling and simulation of crystallization processes, materials processing (forming, heat treatment, welding, etc.). Students will learn how to work with some software packages used in engineering practice. Physical modelling will also be part of the course, especially in the case of time-dependent degradation processes. Emphasis will be placed on possible limits of modelling and simulation and on the need of experimental verification of simulation and modelling results.

Compulsory literature:

TOTTEN, G. E. Steel Heat Treatment I. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2007. ISBN 0-8493-8455-9. KOBAYASHI, S., S. OH and T. ALTAN. Metal Forming and the Finite-Element Method. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. ISBN 0-19-504402-9.

Recommended literature:

DIETMANN, U. Calculation of Steel Data Using JMatPro. In: COMAT 2012: 21. 11. - 22. 11. 2012, COMTEF. Ostrava: Tanger, 2012, s. 1-6. ISBN 978-80-87294-34-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

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


Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The importance of modelling and simulations in modern materials engineering. 2. Mathematical modelling - basic principles, finite element method, models of artificial neural networks. 3. Database systems in materials engineering. 4. Simulation of technological processes. Numerical simulation of welding process - prediction of microstructure, hardness, internal stresses and deformations. 5. Basic principles of microstructure modelling - prediction of thermodynamically equilibrium state, modelling of kinetics of structural changes, application of microstructure modelling in experimental studies of microstructure. 6. Modelling and simulation of equilibrium and non-equilibrium crystallization processes of metallic materials. 7. Use of numerical modelling methods for optimization of materials production and processing technologies - parameters of heat treatment of semi-products / products, forming of materials. 8. Physical modelling and simulation - basic principles. 9. Modelling and simulation of time-dependent degradation processes of material properties - creep, fatigue, or creep + fatigue. 10. Simulation of material degradation by corrosion processes. 11. Practical use of modelling and simulation results, experimental validation of modelling results.

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 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 P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0715A270004) Materials Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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Assessment of instruction

2021/2022 Summer
2020/2021 Summer