636-3021/02 – Surface treatment technologies in the automotive industry (TPÚAP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Material EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
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
BYS06 doc. Ing. Jaroslav Bystrianský, CSc.
LAS40 doc. Ing. Stanislav Lasek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Provide students with comprehensive knowledge of relevant systems and processes where surface material has an important role to play. Students will gain the knowledge of both traditional and advanced technology of surface treatment in automotive industry, including coatings and layers applications. Explain to students how we can modify the surface of the material to improve its properties and optimization applications.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Lectures include surface treatment and coatings applied in the automotive industry. They include the basic physical, mechanical and chemical properties of layers and coatings, explain their concepts, advantages and disadvantages, the quality assessment and the durability of these coatings. In the subject are presented the main pretreatments and technologies of surface treatment: electrolytic (galvanic) deposition, application of coating systems (including cataphoresis) for corrosion protection. Layer technology with increased wear resistance and other degradation processes. Testing methods for determination of surface and coating properties, mainly the surface composition and structure, roughness, the adhesion and thickness of the coatings.

Compulsory literature:

STREITBERGER, R. J., and K.L. DOSSEL. Automotive Paints and Coatings. Weinheim: Wiley UCH, 2008. ISBN 928-3-527-30971-9. DEARNLEY, P. Introduction to Surface Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9781139031509. BABOIAN, R. Automotive corrosion and protection. Houston: NACE Inter., 1997, ISBN 9781877914393

Recommended literature:

BURAKOWSKI, T. and T. WIERZCHOŇ Surface engineering of metals: principles, equipment, technologies. Florida: CRC Press, 1999. ISBN 0-8493-8225-4. ASM Handbook - Volume 5: Surface Engineering. 10th edition. Ohio: Materials Park, ASM International, 2016. ISBN 161508272. MARTIN, P. Introduction to Surface Engineering and Functionally Engineered Materials. New York: John Wiley&Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-63927-6 (online ISBN 0470639276).

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of learning outcomes: - 3 written programs during the semester, 1 written test, presentation, Final verification of study results: - combined exam, decisive written part.


Other requirements

Without other specific requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Structure of surface, peculiarities of surface and thin films, surfacereactivity, adsorption and chemisorption. 2. Physical properties of the metal surface, the interaction of metals with gases, optical and electrical properties. Phase transformation. 3. Mechanical treatment and properties of the surface, influences the machining and hardening deformation, residual stress, micro-hardness. 4. Microgeometry of surface roughness, characteristics and methods of determination, STM, AFM, fractal analysis. 5. Chemical surface treatment, pickling, polishing. Creation ofconversion layers, coatings formed by oxidation. Chemical heat treatment of surface. 6. Electrochemical processes and surface treatment, types of corrosion, galvanic coating, anodizing. 7. Technology PVD and CVD, modifications, thermal spraying, ion implantation, laser surface treatment, plasma treatment. 8. Coatings damage under mechanical stress and wear, influence of thermal stress, due to corrosion. Tribology. 9. Preliminary treatment (pretreatment) of surfaces. Coating systems,enamels, ceramic coatings, finishing operations. 10. Study methods of surfaces, coatings and layers - composition,adhesion, thickness and porosity. The indentation method. 11. Composition and distribution and paints. Coating systems with nano-particles. Functional coatings. Temporary protection. 12. Technology of paints application (spraying, cataphoresis, comaxit), advantages and disadvantages. 13. Surface treatment of plastics and composites. Fiber surface treatment (finishing), protection of laminates. 14. Coatings of plastics, application methods. Polymeric coatings.Standards for surface treatment and finishes.

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 35  21
        Examination Examination 65  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 78% attendance on seminars and practical lessons. Elaboration of the projects.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0715A270004) Materials and technologies for the automotive industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270004) Materials and technologies for the automotive industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270004) Materials and technologies for the automotive industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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