Course detail

Technical Diagnostics I

FSI-XT1Acad. year: 2017/2018

The subject is focused on the advanced knowledge from technical diagnostics. The course continues the subject called Principles of technical diagnostics (CTD) in the bachelor’s study. The emphasis is put on the problems of theoretical knowledge in technical diagnostics, for example, embodiment of technical diagnostics into the product quality, clarification and description of diagnostic systems, furthermore analysis of diagnostic models, diagnostic signals and classification of technical diagnostics. Consecutively, attention is focused on individual diagnostic methods, for example, thermodiagnostics, level height diagnostics and flow diagnostics. Emphasis is always laid on the application of individual diagnostics to assess the conditions of technical objects. The lectures are completed with tutorials in which the most important themes are practised in detail. Results and conclusions in seminars are discussed. Technical diagnostics I will be followed by Technical diagnostics II which describes and analyzes the other diagnostic methods that are suitable for assessment of technical object conditions.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student acquires comprehensive and complex knowledge of the diagnostics which can apply in industrial mechanical/electrical engineering practice to solve different problems related to the aforementioned topics.


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)
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)
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)
THOMPSON, M.; VAN DEN BRUEL. Diagnostic Tests Toolkit (EBMT-EBM Toolkit Series). Wiley-Blackwell. 2011. 112 s. ISBN 978-0470657584. (CS)
BLACK, H., DOCKRELL, W. Diagnostic Assessment in Technical Education: A Teacher's Handbook. 1980. 75 s. ISBN 978-0901116253. (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)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The subject consists of lectures and laboratory. 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 subject consists of lectures and tutorials. Exercises are required.
The tutorial is completed with the credit (granted in the 13th teaching weekend). To gain the credit, 100% attendance, student’s activity in tutorials and the protocols processed from all laboratory exercises and approved by the teacher are required. The examination consists from a written test, and the student‘s maximum scoring rate can be up to 100. The evaluation of test results is given by the classification scale according to ECTS.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the subject is to acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge of the diagnostics of technical systems.

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

The student attendance is checked in tutorials (presence and activity). The 100% participation in tutorials is required, and in case of absence, the student will be obliged to compensate, the alternative attendance will be specified by the lecturer.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

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

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Embodiment of technical diagnostics into product quality
2. Most important terms in technical diagnostics
3. Diagnostic system and its description
4. Diagnostic model, description, and analysis
5. Diagnostic signal and its properties
6. Technical diagnostics, classification, methods and tools
7. Thermodiagnostics – introduction
8. Thermodiagnostics – assessment of object temperature conditions
9. Level height diagnostics – mechanical level gauges
10. Level height diagnostics – hydrostatic, electrical and physical level gauges, object conditions according to level height
11. Flow diagnostics – introduction, volumetric flowmeters
12. Flow diagnostics – velocity flowmeters
13. Flow diagnostics – mass flowmeters, object conditions according to flow

labs and studios

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The following 6 tutorials will run once per two weeks, tutorials always take 2 lessons :
1. Introduction, organization, safety at work, principles of technical diagnostics, diagnostic instrumentation
2. Diagnostics of deformation, pressure diagnostics
3. Thermodiagnostics – contact temperature measurements
4. Thermodiagnostics –contact-free temperature measurements
5. Level height diagnostics – level gauges
6. Flow diagnostics – flowmeters
The following tutorial takes 1 lesson:
7. Credit.