Course syllabus NOM - Material Science (FA - WS 2018/2019)

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Course code: NOM
Course title in language of instruction: Nauka o materiálu
Course title in Czech: Material Science
Course title in English: Material Science
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Michal Černý, CSc. (supervisor)
doc. Ing. Jiří Votava, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Jaroslav Začal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
In this course, students will acquire basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills concerning metallic and non-metallic materials used for manufacturing of machines and equipment for agriculture, food industry and transportation. This knowledge can be used when designing various machines, renewing of machine parts and evaluating quality and reliability of machines and other equipment.
Course contents:
1.General theory of metals (allowance 2/2)
a.Crystalline construction of metals
b.Phase transformations of metals and alloys

2.Basic crystalline grids (allowance 2/2)
a.Binary equilibrium diagrams
b.Imperfections, defects in crystallisation

3.Material tests (allowance 2/2)
a.Mechanical destructive tests, tensile force, pressure, bending
b.Mechanical non-destructive tests ultrasound, capillary tests

4.Metallographic tests (allowance 2/2)
a.Preparation of metallographic samples
b.Principles of microscopy

5.Iron alloys (allowance 2/2)
a.Equilibrium diagram of Fe-Fe3C
b.Equilibrium diagram of Fe-C

6.Heat treatment of iron alloys (allowance 2/2)
a.Austenitization of steels
b.Basic structural phase of ferrite, perlite

7.Transformation diagrams (allowance 2/2)
a.Isothermal decay of austenite
b.Anisothermic decay of austenite

8.Heat treatment of steels (allowance 2/2)
c.Subsequent drawing

9.Cast iron production and their structural phase (allowance 2/2)
a.Graphite cast iron
b.Carbide cast iron

10.Non-ferrous metals and their alloys (allowance 2/2)
a.Aluminum alloys
b.Copper alloys
c.Brass alloys

11.Mechanical properties of non-ferrous metals (allowance 2/2)
a.Heat treatment of non-ferrous metals
b.Changes in mechanical properties of non-ferrous metals after molding

12.Sintered metals and metal systems (allowance 2/2)
a.Manufacture of sintered carbides
b.Mechanical properties of sintered carbides

13.Non-metallic materials (allowance 2/2)
a.Manufacture and use of plastics
b.Rubber and their use in mechanical engineering

14.Material selection and heat treatment for machine components (allowance 2/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Professional knowledge
-Quality concept awareness

Specific competences:
-Ability to design a construction material and heat treatment for machinery and equipment
-Ability to design a technology of production and technology of renovation of machine parts made from specific material
-Ability to determine the basic mechanical properties of materials
-Ability to determine the basic mechanical properties of materials and determine their influence on the operational reliability of machines
-Ability to seletct the appropriate materials for constructions of machines and equipment
-General knowledge of material engineering

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     elaboration of reports10 h
     writing of seminar paper4 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Credit is awarded after successful completion of two written tests (at least 60% success rate). The test includes a written part (at least 50% success rate), didactic test on the computer (min. 60% success rate) and an oral part, where the student draws two or three questions. It also examines the understanding of the training programs in the field of construction materials.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQPTÁČEK, L. et al.Nauka o materiálu I.BrnoCERM80-7204-283-1
RQPTÁČEK, L. et al.Nauka o materiálu II.BrnoCERM80-7204-248-3
RQFILÍPEK, J. -- ČERNÝ, M.Nauka o materiálu pro distanční studium - přednášky
REFILÍPEK, J. -- ČERNÝ, M.Animovaný diagram železo - uhlíkBrnoCERM200680-7204-433-8
REASHBY, M F. -- JONES, D R H.Engineering materials : an introduction to microstructures, processing, and design . 2OxfordButterworth Heinemann20010-7506-4019-7


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