Course detail

Technical Diagnostic Fundamentals

FSI-CTDAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is focused on the most advanced knowledge in technical diagnostics. Attention is devoted to clarification of incorporation of technical diagnostics into the product quality and to familiarization with the basic terms which are important for technical diagnostics. The diagnostic system, model and signal which belong among such terms are explained and discussed. Further, the basic diagnostic methods are described and discussed in detail. It is the diagnostics of deformation and pressure including the basic measurement and evaluation methods of the object temperature condition. Attention is devoted to the existing measuring instruments, measurement methods, and especially, to the monitored system status assessment and evaluation. The students are also familiarized with the standards and legislation valid in technical diagnostics. The possible qualification and its acquirement in technical diagnostics are also presented in detail. The course is completed with the exercises in which the selected topics are practiced using the examples from industrial practice. The results and conclusions are also discussed in the exercises. The Technical Diagnostics 1 and 2 courses in the master study continue this course.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Pursuant to the course contents, students will acquire basic knowledge in the field of technical systems diagnostics, which will allow them to engage in solving various problems related to the area in question in industrial engineering and electrotechnic practice.


Knowledge of mathematics and physics on the level of the bachelor studies completed so far is assumed.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KREIDL,M; ŠMÍD,R. Technická diagnostika. Senzory-metody-analýza signálu. 1. vydání. Praha: BEN-technická literatura, 2006,408 s. ISBN 80-7300-158-6. (CS)
KREIDL,M; PETR,J; NOVÁK,J.; HOUFEK,P.; DOUBEK,P. Diagnostické systémy. 1. vydání. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT Praha, 2001. 352 s. ISBN 80-01-02349-4. (CS)
VOŠTOVÁ,V.; HELEBRANT,F.; JEŘÁBEK, K. Provoz a údržba strojů. 1. vydání. Praha: vydavatelství ČVUT Praha, 2002. 124 s. ISBN 80-01-02531-4. (CS)
HAMMER,Miloš. Metody umělé inteligence v diagnostice elektrických strojů. 1. vydání. Praha: BEN – technická literatura, 2009. 400 s. ISBN 978-80-7300-231-2. (CS)
MYKISKA,Antonín. Bezpečnost a spolehlivost technických systémů. 1. vydání. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2006,206 s. Učební texty ČVUT v Praze. Fakulta strojní. ISBN 80-01-02868-2. (CS)
MENTLÍK, V.; PIHERA,J.; POLANSKÝ,R.; PROSR,P.; TRNKA,P. Diagnostika elektrických zařízení. 1. vydání. Praha: BEN – technická literatura, 2008. 450 s. ISBN 987-80-7300-232-9. (CS)
HELEBRANT,F; ZIEGLER,J. Technická diagnostika a spolehlivost, II. Vibrodiagnostika. 1. vydání-dotisk. VŠB – Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2005. 178 s. ISBN 80-248-0650-9. (CS)
HAVRILLA, K. Technical Diagnostics: Collected Papers. Nova Science Pub Inc, 1988. 297 p. ISBN-13: 978-0941743419. (EN)
CZICHOS, H. Handbook of Technical Diagnostics. 2012. 650 p. SBN 978-3-642-25849-7. (EN)
DUFFUAA, S. O., RAOUF, A. Planning and Control of Maintenance Systems. Modelling a Analysis. 2. vydání. Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland, 2016. 348 s. ISBN 9783319371818. (EN)
MOHANTY A.R. Machinery Condition Monitoring: Principles and Practices. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 2014. 282 s. ISBN 9781466593053. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course consists of lectures and seminars. Exercises are required. The seminars are completed by a course-unit credit award. To achieve it, 100% presence and activity in seminars are required. The exam is realized in the form of a written test for which the student can obtain up to 100 points. The result of the exam is classified according to the ECTS classification scale.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to obtain basic knowledge in the field of technical systems diagnostics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The students’ participation and activity in seminars shall be checked. 100% participation in seminars is required; in case of absence, the student is obliged to substitute for the missed tuition in a way determined by the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-KSB , 2. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Incorporation of technical diagnostics into quality product
2.Most important terms in technical diagnostics
3.Diagnostic system and its description
4.Diagnostic model, description and discussion
5.Diagnostic signal and its basic properties
6.Selected methods in technical diagnostics, their division, and characteristics
7.Principles of diagnostic deformation
8.Resistance and optical tensometers
9.Principles of pressure diagnostics
10.Hydrostatic, deformation and piston pressure gauges
11.Introduction to thermodiagnostics
12.Methods of measurements and evaluation of temperature conditions
13.Standards, legislation and qualification in technical diagnostics


9 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The following four exercises are held once in two weeks, the exercise takes two lessons.
1.Incorporation of technical diagnostics into quality product, most important terms in technical diagnostics
2.Diagnostic system and its description , diagnostic model, description and discussion
3.Principles of diagnostic deformation, resistance and optical tensometers
4.Hydrostatic, deformation and piston pressure gauses
The following exercise takes one lesson.
5.Course-unit credit

seminars in computer labs

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The following two exercises are held once in two weeks, the exercise takes two lessons.
6.Diagnostic signals, their analyses and processing
7.Methods of measurements and evaluation of temperature conditions