636-3014/02 – Materials Selection (NavMatn)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Bohumír Strnadel, DrSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Bohumír Strnadel, DrSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAS40 doc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
STR50 prof. Ing. Bohumír Strnadel, DrSc.
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

- Knowledge of procedures in creation of a new product - Design of the product reliability and its system solution - Select material according to the maximum allowable stress - Select the material according to the chosen value of the design index - Select material according to the maximum permissible or allowable deformation - Optimize the shape of structural components as dictated by the material - Analyze the function of structural components and propose design criteria for the production of materiál

Teaching methods



Interpretation of design methods of structural parts and methods how to create criteria for materials selection are followed by formulations of maximum stress and maximum strain criteria, of criteria for materials safety against low energy fracture, of materials selection criterion for structural parts.

Compulsory literature:

ASHBY, M. F. Materials selection in mechanical design, 4th ed. Burlington: Butterworth-Heinemann - Elsevier 2010. ISBN 978-1-85617-663-7. CALLISTER D. W. and D. G. RETHWISCH. Materials Science and Engineering. An Introduction, 7th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. ISBN 9780471736967. ASHBY, M. F. Multi-objective optimization in material design and selection. Acta Materialia. 2000, 48(1), 359-369. ISSN 1359-6454. JOHNSON, K.W., P. M. LANGDON and M.F. ASHBY. Grouping materials and processes for the designer: An application of cluster analysis. Materials and Design. 2002, 23(2), 1-10. ISSN 0264-1275.

Recommended literature:

ASM handbook volume 11– failure analysis and prevention, W. T. Becker a R. J. Shipley, eds. Ohio: ASM International, 2003. ISBN 978-0-87170-704-8. ASKELAND, D.R. The Science and Engineering of Materials, New York: Springer US, 1996. ISBN 978-1-4899-2895-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

There are no further special requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Introductory lecture 2. Basic methods of design components 3. Methods of criteria for the choice of construction materials 4. The criterion of maximum allowable stress 5. The criteria for maximum permissible and maximum required deformation 6. Criteria for safety due to the emergence of low-energy fracture 7. Design criteria of material cyclically loaded components 8. Methods of pairs of functional materials for wear surfaces 9. Material design criteria for multi-axis stress components 10. Criteria for minimum weight components 11. Criteria for the maximum strain energy 12. Influence of microstructure of structural materials to design indexes 13. Information systems use the products selected manufacturing sectors and their functions 14. Sources of information about the properties of materials and their use in the design material for the intended use Exercise: 1. Introductory training, requirements, a summary study of literature, summary of the basic knowledge from strength and elasticity, mechanic of continuum and physic of materials necessary for mastering the subject. 2. The basic philosophy of design components and their application in selected manufacturing industries. Application fields for pressure vessels and piping and comparing results using different methods. 3. Practice using some methods of construction material criteria and their application in different loading conditions, the same structural parts, assessing the impact on the shape of the component selection of a suitable material. 4. Application of criteria for maximum allowable voltage on the profiled element light strained construction to move the wall pressure vessels and general support cross-loaded on the buckling. 5. Solved examples of application of criteria for maximum permissible deformation safety assessment of structures subjected to creep, examples of election material components with a plastic joint. 6. Examples of design material for structures and low temperature cryogen. Application methods of selection of ceramic materials and glass for its intended use. 7. The selected design solution of the material in its application to the component exposed to fatigue. Comparison of results of draft material for consideration uniaxial and multiaxial cyclic stress. 8. Solved examples of choices of construction materials for a pair of well- mannered loading and functional interaction surfaces. Comparison of different results design of structural materials for a pair of different mechanisms wear. 9. Examples of design of structural materials under uniaxial and multiaxial stress, special cases of stress-strain states. Practical examples of howstress-strain state influence the choice of construction material. 10. The solution selected examples of the loaded beam, plate and shell on the choice construction material in the condition of minimum weight. Comparison solution results in thin-walled pressure vessel under conditions of "leak before break ". 11. Examples of solving a suitable construction material for the production of springs applying the criteria of maximum strain energy. 12. Examples of the influence of chemical composition and processing technology construction materials and their resulting microstructure to draft design index materials. 13. Test. 14. Checking test results, credit.

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Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester, validity until: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
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Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36 3
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