Course detail

Fundamentals of Technical Diagnostics

FSI-RZIAcad. year: 2017/2018

The students will be introduced to the fundamentals of technical diagnostics. The subject is focused on theoretical analysis and some results from technical applications will be presented

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will obtain the overview of the methods which are applied in the technical diagnostics and their application in practice.


Knowledge of basis of vibration in continuum mechanics Knowledge of basis of experimental modal analysis Knowledge of basis of accoustics Knowledge of basis of vibrations measurement


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Janoušek a kol.: Technická diagnostika, , 0
Janoušek a kol.: Technická diagnostika, , 0
Bently, D., E., Hatch, Ch., T., Grissom, B.: Fundamentals of Rotating Machinery Diagnostics. ISBN 0-9714081-0-6, Bently Presurized Bearing Press, 2002.
Handbook of Technical Diagnostics: Fundamentals and Application to Structures and Systems Horst Czichos, Springer; ISBN-13: 978-3642258497

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The examination consists of two parts. The first is a written test and the second is an oral part. The test consists of 10 questions, where 2 points evaluate each question. It is necessary to obtain as minimum 10 points. The oral part is supplemental and is focused only on the technical diagnostics methods and their technical applications..

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The students will be made familiar with the fundamental principles of technical diagnostics, solution methods and approaches to the analysis. The exercises will be focused on solution of technical problems.

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

Attendance at practical training is obligatory. One absence can not be compensated for by a seminar with another group in the same week, or by elaboration of make-up tasks. Longer absence is compensated for by special tasks according to instructions of the tutor. Course-unit credits are awarded on the condition of: - active presence in the seminars, - good results of seminar tests of basic knowledge, - solution of additional tasks in case of longer excusable absence. Seminar tutor will specify concrete form of these conditions in the first week of semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-IMB , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction into the Technical Diagnostics
2. Analysis of signals
3. Basic concepts of diagnostics
4. Methods of technical diagnostics - vibrodiagnostics
5. Methods of technical diagnostics - acoustics diagnostics
6. Methods of technical diagnostics - tribodiagnostics, ultrasound diagnostics
7. Modal analysis
8. Modal analysis - equipments
9. Technical applications - Diagnostics of power plant units
10. Technical applications - - Diagnostics of rotating machinery
11. Technical applications - - Diagnostics of jet engines
12. Technical applications - - Diagnostics of bearings
13. Technical applications - - Analysis of sound intensity

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1 Analysis of signals
2 Vibrodiagnostics
3 Acoustic diagnostics
4 Tribodiagnostics
5 Ultrasound diagnostics
6 Experimental modal analysis
7 Diagnostics of power plant components
8 Diagnostics of rotary machines
9 Diagnostics of jet engines
10 Diagnostics of turbine and compressor blades
11 Diagnostics of bearings
12 Analysis of sound intensity
13 Course-unit credits awarding.