636-3019/04 – Engineering Materials (TechMat)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Jonšta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Jonšta, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JON37 doc. Ing. Petr Jonšta, Ph.D.
SOJ33 prof. Dr. Ing. Jaroslav Sojka
BET37 doc. Ing. Petra Váňová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- Outline the internal structure of structural materials on different scale ranges; - Classify the basic properties of structural materials; - Formulate relationships between internal structure and properties of structural materials; - Describe principal characteristics, advantages and drawbacks, of four groups of structural materials – metallic materials, polymers, ceramics and composites; - Illustrate advantages and disadvantages of each group of structural materials.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Development of new materials and special technologies. Material resistance against brittle fracture - principles of fracture mechanics. Strengthening mechanisms of engineering materials; Safety and reliability of structural materials. Structural steels with higher mechanical properties. Stainless and creep resistant materials. Tool materials. Non-ferrous metals. Polymer materials. Engineering ceramics. Composite materials.

Compulsory literature:

SOJKA, J. Engineering materials. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2013. Available from: http://katedry.fmmi.vsb.cz/Opory_FMMI_ENG/MMT/Engineering%20Materials.pdf CALLISTER, W. D. Materials science and engineering: an introduction. 7. vyd. New York: Wiley, 2007. ISBN 978-0-471-73696-7. OHRING, M. Engineering materials science. San Diego: Academic Press, 1995. ISBN 0-12-524995-0. ASHBY, M. F. a D. R. H. JONES. Engineering materials 2: an introduction to microstructures, processing. 4. vyd. Waltham: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013. ISBN 978-0-08-096668-7.

Recommended literature:

GUPTA, K. M. Engineering materials: research, applications and advances. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4822-5797-7.

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. A survey of main groups of engineering materials; their usability in various industrial branches; principal mechanical properties of engineering materials. 2. Principal kinds of fracture of engineering materials – ductile, brittle fracture. Evaluation of resistance of engineering materials to brittle fracture. Materials containing defects – crack growth; critical crack size; Griffith´s criterion; Griffith-Orowan’s criterion; fracture toughness. 3. Strengthening mechanisms of metallic materials – deformation strengthening; grain boundary strengthening; solid solution strengthening; precipitation strengthening; phase transformation strengthening. 4. Steels and their basic classification. Harmful vs. useful elements in steels. Steels for use at ambient or low temperatures; weldable structural steels; micro-alloyed steels; steels with higher mechanical properties. 5. Principles of steel quenching and tempering; quenched and tempered steels – their characteristics and use. 6. Principles of corrosion of metallic materials – corrosion resistant steels and alloys. 7. Principles of creep of metallic materials – creep resistant steels and alloys. 8. Cast irons – classification, structure; main groups of cast irons – characteristics; use. 9. Important non-ferrous metals and alloys – aluminum; copper, nickel, titanium – structure, properties and use. 10. Engineering ceramics – basic classifications; methods of toughness increasing in engineering ceramics; use of ceramic materials. 11. Polymer materials – basic classification, principle reactions, internal structure of polymers; mechanical properties; characteristics of thermoplasts, thermosets and elastomers – fields of use. 12. Composites – classification, basic characteristics; particle-reinforced composites; fiber-reinforced composites – structure, properties and use.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester, validity until: 2022/2023 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 35  21
        Examination Examination 65  30 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 78% attendance on seminars and practical lessons. Elaboration of the projects.

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Occurrence in study plans

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2021/2022 (N0715A270010) Metallurgical engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270005) Advanced Engineering Materials P English Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2021/2022 (N0413A270003) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0413A270003) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270010) Metallurgical engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270005) Advanced Engineering Materials P English Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2019/2020 (N0413A270003) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270010) Metallurgical engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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