636-3010/03 – Surface engineering (PIn)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FIA30 prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Fiala, CSc.
HLI055 Ing. Josef Hlinka, PhD.
KRA58 Ing. Martin Kraus, Ph.D.
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

- graduates will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the major systems and processes in which the surface of the material play an important role, - will be able to explain how we can modify the surface of the material to optimize its properties, including increased resistance to degradation processes, - students will be able to determine or evaluate the parameters and characteristics of the micro-geometry surface, and discuss the surface-active substances.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course discusses the important physical, chemical, mechanical and other aspects of surfaces. Content is focused on the characteristics and structure of surfaces, thin films and coatings. It deals with surface treatments and methods of testing properties of surfaces. The inner surfaces (interfaces) are gaining importance for very fine and nano-structured materials.

Compulsory literature:

ASM Handbook - Volume 5: Surface Engineering. 10th edition. Ohio: Materials Park, ASM International, 2016. ISBN 161508272. OURA, K. et. al. Surface Science. An Introduction. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3-54-00545-5. MARTIN, P. Introduction to Surface Engineering and Functionally Engineered Materials. New York: John Wiley&Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-63927-6 (ISBN 0470639276).

Recommended literature:

BURAKOWSKI, T. and T. WIERZCHOŇ Surface engineering of metals: principles, equipment, technologies. Florida: CRC Press, 1999. ISBN 0-8493-8225-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of learning outcomes: - full-time study form: 3 written protocols and 1 presentation during the semester - Combined form of study: semestral work Final verification of study results of both forms of study: -written and oral exam.


Other requirements

There are no further requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Surface structure, special features of surface and thin film, surface reactivity, adsorption and chemisorption 2. Physical properties of metal surfaces, the interaction of metals with gases, optical and electrical properties. Phase transformations. 3. Mechanical treatment and surface properties, the effects of machining and hardening deformation, residual stresses, microhardness. Tribology. 4. Micro-geometry surface roughness characteristics and methods of determination, STM, AFM, fractal analysis. 5. Chemical coating, pickling, polishing. Creating conversion layers, coatings caused by oxidation. Thermo-chemical treatment of surface. 6. Electrochemical processes and surface treatment, types of corrosion, electrolytic (galvanic) coatings. 7. PVD and CVD technology, modifications, Thermal spraying, ion implantation, surface treatment by laser and/or plasma. 8. The structure of internal interfaces in solids, grain boundaries, segregation, epitaxy, nanostructured materials. 9. Damage of coatings under mechanical stress and wear, due to thermal stress, due to corrosion. 10. Pretreatment. Coating systems, enamel or ceramic coatings, finishing operations. 11. Special materials and technology. Inclusive compound LB-layer emulsions and foams, colloidal systems, thin films. Ultrasound spraying of powders. 12. Heterogeneous catalysis, two-dimensional chemical engineering, catalysis in polymer carriers and metal glasses. 13. Other methods of surface study: X-ray analysis of elements diffraction strain gages, Auger spectroscopy, XPS, SIMS. 14. The indentation methods, adhesion, thickness and porosity of the coatings.

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 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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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials PRI P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials PRI K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials PRI P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials PRI K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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