Course detail

Applied Theory of Machining

FSI-HAOAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on the theoretical foundations of a machining process and the impact they have on defects of a machined surface. It proceeds from the physics of the machining process and from the interaction of a cutter and workpiece. The attention is paid to finishing methods of machining and connected interpretation of parameters of the machined surface.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be acquainted with the theoretical basis of the machining process and its use in real machining methods focused on finishing of highly precise surfaces.


Students are expected to be familiar with the theoretical basis of cutting, tool materials, the aspect of the elastic and plastic deformation of materials.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOCMAN, Karel. Speciální technologie - Obrábění. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2004, 227 s. ISBN 80-214-2562-8. (CS)
FOREJT, Milan a Miroslav PÍŠKA. Teorie obrábění, tváření a nástroje. 1. vydání. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., 2006, 225 s. ISBN 80-214-2374-9. (CS)
AB SANDVIK COROMANT - SANDVIK CZ, s.r.o. Příručka obrábění - Kniha pro praktiky. Přel. M. Kudela. 1. vyd. Praha: Scientia, 1997. Přel. z: Modern Metal Cutting - A Practical Handbook. ISBN 91-97 22 99-4-6. (CS)
WALKER, J.R. Machining Fundamentals. The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc., Tinlez Park, Illinois, 7th ed., 2004, pp. 640, ISBN 1-59070-249 (EN)
TRENT, E. M., and P. K. WRIGHT. Metal Cutting. Fourth Edition. Butterworth-Heinemann. Boston, Oxford, Auckland, Johannesburg, Melbourne, New Delhi, 2000, pp. 446. ISBN 0-7506-7069-X. (EN)

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

Course unit credit requirements:
-participation in the exercises,
-delivery of assigned papers.
The exam will be written and oral and the resulting classification will be in accordance with Article 12 and 13 of the current BUT Study and Examination Regulations.
It is classificated to the ECTS grading scale.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to familiarise students with theoretical relations of the machining processes and the parameters of a machined surface concentrating on the finishing accurate machining methods.

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

Missed lessons will be compensated in alternative exercises by arrangement with the teacher.
Attendance in lectures is recommended.
Attendance in exercises is compulsory.
The attendance to the seminar is regularly checked and the participation in the lesson is recorded.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-STM , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Physical bases of the process cutting I
2. Physical bases of the process cutting II
3. Interaction cutting tools and work
4. Energy identification cutting of the process
5. Analysis economy cutting of the process
6. Statistical interpretation of technological values
7. Technological identification qualities machined surface
8. Technological aspect machining hard material
9. Theoretic bases abrasive method machining I
10.Theoretic bases abrasive method machining II
11.Progressive methods machining
12.Final method machining
13.Development trends machining methods

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Technological characteristics turnings
2. Abrasion cutting edge cutting tools
3. Cutting tool life
4. Statistical interpretation of technological values
5. Accuracy machining of the process turning I
6. Accuracy machining of the process turning II
7. Dependencies parameter surface texture on feed on turning I
8. Dependencies parameter surface texture on feed on turning II
9. Technological analysis abrasive of the process I
10.Technological analysis abrasive of the process II
11.Quality surface turning and cylindrical area
12.Energy characteristics cutting of the process