636-3013/04 – Design of structural components and management of their aging. (DKCaJRSn)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorDr. Ing. Zdeněk KuboňSubject version guarantorDr. Ing. Zdeněk Kuboň
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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KUB014 Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Kuboň
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 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1) Student will be able to describe the basic concepts of designs. 2) Student will be able to define notion of aging and management of aging of structural components. 3) Student will be able to describe the relation between the structural materiál, its properties and operational safety of the structure. 4) Students will be able to describe a new method of non-destructive testing of the materials. 5) The student will be able to define the characteristics of the basic degradation mechanisms of materials.

Teaching methods



The subject gives an interpretation of the design philosophy currently used in the design, interpretation of the aging processes that cause changes in the properties of materials, structures and components during long-term operation, a description of the main degradation mechanisms that can occur during long-term operation lead to loss of structural integrity. Following are lectures explains the basic methods of how these processes control and manage and allows the audience to understand the connection between the structural material, its properties and safety components that are made from this material. The lecture includes many technical applications, methods, failure analysis function of some selected device and illustrates procedures of corrective measures both in operational decisions as well as in the innovation cycle.

Compulsory literature:

MATOCHA, K. Design of constructional components and their controlled ageing. Ostrava: VŠB –TU Ostrava, 2014. Available from: http://katedry.fmmi.vsb.cz/Opory_FMMI_ENG/2_rocnik/AEM/Design%20of%20structural%20components.pdf Methodology for the Management of Ageing of Nuclear Power Plant Components Important to Safety. Technical reports Series No. 338. Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency, 1992. ISBN 92-0-102592-0. Dostupné z: https://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/gnppa-cd/PDF-Files/ProgrGuide/TRS338_web.pdf ASTM Handbook, Volume 11, Failure Analysis and Prevention. Materials Park, Ohio: ASM International, 2002. ISBN 0-87170-704-7.

Recommended literature:

ASTM Handbook, Volume 20, Materials Selection and design. Materials Park, Ohio: ASM International, 1997. ISBN 0-87170-386-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of learning outcomes: full-time study form – 2 written tests, 2 written programs during the 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) The mechanical properties of materials and their distribution. Methods for evaluation of mechanical properties and their distribution. 2) Basic concepts of design ( safe -life, damage tolerance) and the consequences of their changes. 3) The definition of aging of structures. Management of aging of structural components. 4) Mechanisms of aging of structural materials. Thermal aging. Strain aging. 5) Degradation mechanisms involved in structural materials. 6) Fatigue . New methods of assessing fatigue characteristics of structural materials and standardized procedures for their evaluation. 7) Unstable failure of components . Factors affecting embrittlement of structural materials. New methods for evaluation of the resistance of materials to brittle fracture . 8) Methods of ensuring the safety of the structure against brittle fracture. 9) Creep of metals and alloys. The requirements for materials operating at elevated and high temperatures. Evaluation of creep resistance of materials. 10) Corrosion - mechanical damage of structural materials. Methods for evaluation of corrosion - mechanical damage.

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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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0715A270005) Advanced Engineering Materials VSZ P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270005) Advanced Engineering Materials VSZ P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270005) Advanced Engineering Materials VSZ P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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