636-3009/03 – Modern methods of heat treatment (MMTZn)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Eva Mazancová, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Eva Mazancová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRA58 Ing. Martin Kraus, Ph.D.
MAZ37 prof. Ing. Eva Mazancová, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- student will be able to compare the basic heat treatment (HT) types with unconventional HT types and will be able to use those in technical praxis. - in some cases student will be able to use the acquired information for the „on line“ HT without conventional followed-up HT - student will be able to suggest concrete steps for the HT using unconventional technics as are e.g. laser or plasma exposition, electric heat and/or ADI method

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


In the introduction given subject is focused on basic heat treatment (HT) types, on which selected, the most perspective HT ways follow-up, including their analyses and/or physical metallurgical principles. Further, structures stability and instability conditions are discussed, which occur in case of up-to-day types of surface treatment of metal materials, e.g. after electo heating, plasma or laser exposition. Heat treatments of chosen nonferrous metals are integral part of subject. Up-to-day HT technologies enable to reach promising mechanical-metallurgical steels properties under economical advantageous conditions and favourable energy demands.

Compulsory literature:

MAZANCOVÁ, E. Modern Methods of Heat Treatment. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2013. Available from: https://www.fmmi.vsb.cz/cs/studenti/study-support/advanced-engineering-materials/index.html GU, D.D., W. MEINERS, K. WISSENBACH and R. POPRAWE. Laser Aditive Manufacturing of Metallic Components, Materials, Processes and Mechanisms. Internat. Materials Reviews. 2011, 56(5/6), 341-388. ISSN 0950-6608. MAZANCOVÁ, E. and K. Mazanec. Physical Metallurgy of Thermo-Mechanical Treatment of Structural Steels. Cambridge: Cambridge Int. Sci. Publishing, 1997. ISBN 1898326436.

Recommended literature:

MAZANCOVÁ, E. and K. Mazanec. Three Stage Heat Treatment and its Physical Metalurgy. In: Olabi, A.G. and S.J. Hashmi, ed. Advances in Materials and Technologies: 8.7.-11.7. 2003, DCU. Dublin: Dublin City University, 2003, p. 33-36. ISBN 1-882527-397. ROBERTS, G., G. KRAUS and R. KENNEDY. Tool Steels. Materials Park, OH: ASM International, 1998. ISBN 0-8717-599-0. TOTTEN, G.E. Steel Heat Treatment. Metallurgy and Technologies. Boca Raton: Taylor and Francis Group, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8493-8455-4. 2. CALLISTER, W.D. Materials Science and Engineering. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014. ISBN 13 (EAN) 9781118319222.

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.


Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Summary of basic heat treatment types, Phase transformations in steels. Structure modification under heating. 2. Annealing, quenching and temperature influence and cooling way on final structure. Hardenability evaluation. 3. Tempering after quenching. Physical aspect of temper brittleness. 4. Quenching and deformation aging of low carbon steels and its practical use for basic mechanical properties interpretation. 5. Deformation in recrystallization area, in suppressed recrystallization area and in two phase area. Deformation bands, deformation and annealing twins. 6. Up-to-day treatment of some steel types without necessity of next application of conventional heat treatment types. 7. Prediction of microstructure characteristics during deformation strengthened austenite transformation. 8. Dissolving annealing and precipitation hardening. Unconventional inter-critical annealing applied in bainite steels. 9. Up-to-day treatment of multiphase steels. 10. Heat treatment of various tool steels types. 11. Materials treatment by use of laser exposition. 12. Material treatment by use of plasma exposition and of electric heating. 13. ADI treatment. 14. Selected treatment types of some nonferrous metals.

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 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 78% attendance on seminars and practical lessons. Elaboration of the projects.

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2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials V P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials V K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials V P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials V K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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