Course detail

Laboratory Classes in the Preparation and Test Methods I

FCH-MCO_PTM1_PAcad. year: 2020/2021

Properties control by ultrasonic Non-destructive methods. Determination of reology properties of hardening pastes and mortars by automatic penetrometer. Volume stability of cement. Chemical resistance of glass. Calorimetry. Determination of normal consistency. Hardening time period. Particle size distribution.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Experimental experience with tests and analyzes of inorganic binders - cement.
Experimental experience with tests and analyzes of inorganic binders - lime.
Understanding the principle of test methods.
Knowledge of non-destructive methods of material testing.
Overview of standard literature.


Basic knowledge from physics, mathematics, chemistry a silicate technology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ptáček P, Opravil T, Šoukal F, Havlica J, Praktikum z preparativních a testovacích metod I, VUT v Brně, 2012. ISBN 978-80-214-4392-1 (CS)
Bláha J. a kol.: Příručka pro práci v laboratoři technologie silikátů. VŠCHT Praha, Praha 1987. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Laboratory exercise - 4 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit test (45 min) verifying the knowledge of the course of laboratory procedures and tests.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Determination of specific surface of cement, determination of slag content in cement
2) Non-destructive methods of ultrasonic quality control of materials, determination of rheological properties of setting pastes and mortars by automatic penetrometer
3) Determination of volume stability of cement
4) Determination of normal consistency, determination of solidification times, determination of particle size distribution
5) Non-destructive methods - ultrasound
6) Analysis of acid-degradable silicates
7) Calorimetry
8) Heat microscopy
9) Lime yield
10) Lime activity
11) Lime reactivity
12) Determination of carbon dioxide
13) Determination of free lime


The aim is to increase the student's ability to understand the preparation and testing methods used in research and technology laboratories. Students will acquire practical skills with instruments and procedures used in the analysis and testing of inorganic binders.

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

reports from individual works till 7 day after work

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer