637-3002/03 – Advanced Materials (PgM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Monika LosertováSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Monika Losertová
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesUSP, FMT, FS, HGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOP0235 Ing. Michal Kopelent
LOS35 doc. Dr. Ing. Monika Losertová
SKO0077 Ing. Jan Škoda
STE0030 Ing. Ondřej Štefek
STE0083 Ing. Michal Štencek
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student should be able to do the following: - explain relationships between structure and basic properties of advanced materials - classify and make an overview of basic properties of structural, electromagnetic, superconducting, biocompatible, composite and other materials in various industries - formulate advantages and disadvantages of applications of metallic materials - recommend suitable thermo-mechanical treatment for modification of structures and properties of materials - compare and select individual types of materials according to selected properties for specific applications - optimize material and technological parameters of production - analyse and evaluate influence of impurities on service properties of materials - apply the findings at solution of technical problems

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


Subject takes up basic knowledge of material science and upgrades knowledge of materials used in present-day industries including different physical, mechanical, thermal and other properties. Structure properties of selected alloys (precipitation, recristallization, recovery, deformation, etc.) of selected alloys on the base of Cu, Ni and Ti are mentioned in the context of their properties (creep, deformation behaviour, superplacticity, superelasticity, embrittlement) and applications in defferent types of materials: superalloys, intermetallics, metal matrix composites, metallic glasses, metallic foams, functionnaly graded materials, shape memory alloys. Knowledge enables to students acquiring survey of trends of new material development and of used present-day materials.

Compulsory literature:

LOSERTOVÁ, M. Advanced Materials. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2012. Metals handbook. Desk ed. Materials Park: ASM International, 1998. ISBN 0-87170-654-7. VOORT, G.F.V., ed. ASM handbook: Metallography and microstructures. Volume 9. Materials Park: ASM International, 1985. ISBN 0-87170-015-8. ABEL, L.A., ed. ASM handbook: Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials. Volume 2. Materials Park: ASM International, 1990. ISBN 0-87170-378-5. SMALLMAN, R.E. a A.H.W NGAN. Physical metallurgy and advanced materials. 7th ed. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7506-6906-1.

Recommended literature:

DONACHIE, M.J. Titanium: a technical guide. 2nd ed. Materials Park: ASM International, 2000. ISBN 0-87170-686-5. DONACHIE, M.J. a S.J. DONACHIE. Superalloys: a technical guide. 2nd ed. Materials Park: ASM International, 2002. ISBN 0-87170-749-7. papers actually published on www.sciencedirect.com.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of learning outcomes: full-time study form - 1 written test, 1 semestral project, repetition of subject matter at the beginning of each lecture; combined study form - 1 semestral project. Final verification of study results: written and oral exam.


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Other requirements

Monitoring other information sources in the domain of advanced materials. Participation in the solution of projects at the faculty or departments.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Overview of materials, their properties and applications. 2. Copper based materials. Cu-Ni based alloys. Phase transformation in Cu alloys, effect on the properties of the alloys. 3. Nickel based alloys. Alloys with special magnetic and other physical properties. Structure and phase features in the context of applications. 4. Superalloys on the base of Fe, Co and Ni. Physical and metallurgical features, mechanical and corrosion properties at room and high temperatures. Applications. 5. Titanium based alloys. Classification (alpha, beta, alpha+beta). Phase transformations in Ti alloys. Precipitation reactions and deformation behaviour. Effect of heat treatment on microstructure features of Ti alloys. Application. 6. Intermetallics. Structure. Phase stability. Antiphase boundaries and domains. Mechanical, electromagnetic, corrosion, thermal and superconductive properties.Classification of intermetallic alloys, overview, structures, properties and applications. IMC based hydrides, properties and application. 7. Shape memory alloys. Fundamentals of shape memory effect. Structure features. Examples of materials, application. 8. Functionnaly graded materials. Fundamentals, structure, properties, examples, applications. 9. Metal matrix composites (MMC). Fundamentals of composite effect. Microstructure. Mechanical properties. Types of MMC. Applications. 10. Metallic glasses. Physical and metallurgical features. Stability and cristallisation. Advantages and limitations for using. Examples of materials, properties and applications. 11. Metallic foams. Microstructure, physical and metallurgical properties, advantages and applications.

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 45 (45) 25
                Písemné řešení zadaného problému Written test 10  1
                Semestrální projekt Semestral project 25  15
                Test znalostí Other task type 10  2
        Examination Examination 55  15 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Min. 80% compulsory attendance at seminars (Max. 20% excused attendance) • Completion and submission of a semester project • Passing the test and written work

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2021/2022 Winter
2020/2021 Winter