637-0908/04 – Powder Metallurgy (PM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUR30 prof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
BUJ37 doc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To define and explain basic principles of a successful application of powder metallurgy technology on the material and part production. To formulate advantages and disadvantages of powder metallurgy. To evaluate and suggest optimal production technologies of powder material. To classify typical representatives of individual technologies of powder. metallurgy. To consider and evaluate the influence of specific technological parameters on basic operation of powder metallurgy. To optimize material and technological parameters of production.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work
Other activities


Powder metallurgy represents a progressive technology of production of structural and functional materials, which cannot be made by classical procedures. It is also possible to process by powder metallurgy classical materials in order to increase utilisation of materials and reduction of production costs. Powder metallurgy is used among others for production of a broad range of materials for electrical engineering (contact materials, metals difficult to fuse, magnetic materials, etc.). Within the frame of studies for the Ph.D. degree increased attention is paid to applications of theoretical bases on technical problems of sintering processes.

Compulsory literature:

KURSA, M. a K. SKOTNICOVÁ. Powder metallurgy, study support. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2014. Dostupné z: http://katedry.fmmi.vsb.cz/Opory_FMMI_ENG/AEM/Powder%20Metallurgy.pdf. NEIKOV, O., S. NABOYCHENKO, N.V. YEFIMOV. Handbook of Non-Ferrous Metal Powders - Technologies and Applications. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009. ISBN 978-1-85617-422-0. GERMAN, R.M. Sintering Theory and Practice. 1st ed. Hoboken: Wiley-Interscience, 1996. ISBN 978-0471057864. GERMAN, R.M. Powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing: the processes, materials, products, properties, and applications. Princeton: Metal Powder Industries Federation, 2005. ISBN 0-9762057-1-8. LEE, P.W., ed. ASM handbook. Volume 7, Powder metal technologies and applications. Materials Park: ASM International, 1998. ISBN 0-87170-387-4.

Recommended literature:

THÜMMLER, F. a R. OBERACKER. An introduction to powder metallurgy. London: Institute of Materials, 1993. ISBN 0-901716-26-X. UPADHYAYA, G. S. Powder metallurgy technology. Cambridge: Cambridge International Science Publishing, 2002. ISBN 1-898326-40-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral examination with a written preparation according to the study and examination Rules for the study in doctoral study programs; part of the evaluation is the previous submission of the project to the chosen topic.


Other requirements

Full-time study form: elaboration of the project on a given topic. Combined study form: elaboration of the extened project on a given topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

General characterisation of powder metallurgy processes, advantages and limitations of powder metallurgy technology. Methods of preparation of powder materials. Physical methods of preparation, grinding of powder materials, preparation of powder materials by atomisation of liquid metals and their alloys, chemical methods of preparation, reduction of oxides of metals and of other compounds, electro-chemical methods and special methods. Characteristics of powder materials, determination of size and shape of particles, distribution of size of particles, technological properties of powder materials and influence of individual characteristics on these properties. Procedures of forming of powder materials, principles of processes occurring at pressing, single-action and double-action compression, isostatic compression, intensification of forming processes. Sintering of powder materials, theory of sintering processes, sintering in single-component and two-component system, sintering with liquid phase. Materials prepared by powder metallurgy processes, iron-based and non-ferrous metals based products, sintered carbides, sliding and friction materials, metallic filters, contact materials, magnetic materials, hard and super-hard materials, materials for nuclear power engineering.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester, validity until: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
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Examination Examination   3
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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0788D270004) Material science and Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0788D270004) Material science and Engineering K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0788D270004) Material science and Engineering K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0788D270004) Material science and Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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