637-3005/02 – Technology of Special Alloys (TSS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Monika LosertováSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Monika Losertová
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
DRA30 prof. Ing. Jaromír Drápala, CSc.
LOS35 doc. Dr. Ing. Monika Losertová
MAL37 doc. Ing. Jitka Malcharcziková, Ph.D.
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

Student should be able to do the following: - classify and explain various technologies - define and explain basic parameters of different technologies for preparation of selected types of materials - analyse and evaluate possible applications of the acquired findings for preparation of new materials - formulate advantages and disadvantages of various technologies - optimize material and technological parameters of processes from the viewpoint of preparation of selected materials with required properties, possible interactions with surrounding environment or efficiency of the process and its impact on the environment - apply the findings at solution of technical problems

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


Subject deals with special processing technologies of advanced alloys, superalloys, intermetallic alloys, protective coatings, composite materials, functionally gradient materials and other advanced materials.

Compulsory literature:

[1] DAVIS, R.: Metal Handbook. DESK Edition, ASM International, 1998, 1521 s., ISBN 0-87170-654-7 [2] Intermetallic compounds. Principles and practice. Vol.2. Ed. by Westbrook J.H.-Fleischer R.L., John Wiley&Sons, 1995, 752 s. [3] ASHBY, M.F. et al.: Metal Foams: A Design Guide. Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier Science (USA), 2000, 251s. ISBN 0-7506-7219-6. [4] DONACHIE, M.J.: Titanium. A Technical Guide. ASM International Park, Ohio 2000, 381 s. ISBN 0- 87 170-309-2

Recommended literature:

[1] Advanced Materials and Processes. ASM International. The materials Information Society. Actual publications about new materials and their production and application. [2] Boulos, M.I. et al.: Materials processing in thermal plasmas. Helsinki, 1990, 553 p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Prokáže znalosti formou testu. Prokáže znalosti při řešení technologického problému.


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Other requirements

Monitoring other information sources in the domain of advanced technologies. Improve the knowledge of thermodynamics of metallurgy processes. Improve level of the language facilities.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Overview of melting and casting methods for advanced materials production. 2. Processing methods of superalloys, Ti based alloys and refractory metals alloys: vacuum induction melting, vacuum arc remelting, directional solidification. 3. Processing method of intermetallics: vacuum induction melting, ExoMelt process, mechanical alloying. Process parameters, effect on the material properties. 4. Thermal spray processes: plasma, flame and electric arc spraying. Effect of process variables on microstructure features. Coating materials. Thermal treatment of coatings, mechanical modifications of surfaces. Ospray process. 5. Plasma metallurgy. Application plasma technologies in refining process of nonferrous metals, preparation of alloys and intermetallics. 6. Physical vapor deposition, fundamental, coating materials, thin films characterisation. Evaporation, sputtering, ion-plating, ion implantation. Effect of process variables on microstructure features. 7. Chemical vapor deposition, fundamental, coating materials. Diamond and multicomponent layers technologies. 8. Processing of composite materials. Fundamentals of technologies. Effect of process variables on microstructure features. 9. Hydrogen in preparation and treatment of alloys. Modification of microstructure features of Ti based alloys. Hydrogen-induced amorphization of intermetallics. 10. Processing methods of metallic foams. Overview and comparison of methods. Effect of process variables on microstructure features. Examples of materials. 11. Electron beam melting. Application in preparation and refining of alloys. 12. Laser melting technologies in metallurgy, surface treatment and alloying of alloys.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 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  25
        Examination Examination 55  24 3
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