Course detail

Technical Diagnostics II

FSI-XT2Acad. year: 2020/2021

The subject is focused on the most sophisticated knowledge in technical diagnostics of machines and instrumentation. It builds on the facts mentioned earlier in those subjects who are focused on the diagnostics and this subject develops them. Attention is mainly devoted on the problems of vibrodiagnostics, noise diagnostics, radiography diagnostics, tribodiagnostics, electrical diagnostics and remote machine diagnostics. The meaning and the application of multi-parametric diagnostics are shown. By completing this course and subject Technical Diagnostics I, eventually the subject of Basics of Technical Diagnostics, students will acquire comprehensive knowledge of technical diagnostics of machines and equipment. The findings are also based on the content of the Industry 4.0 initiative and Maintenance 4.0.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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


Knowledge of mathematics and physics at a level of university study. Also, the knowledge of the aforementioned special field in a scope of the previous bachelor study as well as Technical Diagnostics I subject is expected.


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)
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)
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)
BLACK, H., DOCKRELL, W. Diagnostic Assessment in Technical Education: A Teacher's Handbook. 1980. 75 s. ISBN 978-0901116253. (EN)
THOMPSON, M.; VAN DEN BRUEL. Diagnostic Tests Toolkit (EBMT-EBM Toolkit Series). Wiley-Blackwell. 2011. 112 s. ISBN 978-0470657584. (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)
MYSHKIN, N. K, MARKOVA, L.V. On-line Condition Monitoring in Industrial Lubrication and Tribology. 227 s. Springer, 2017. ISBN 9783319611341. (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 subject consists of lectures and tutorials. The lectures are focused on the basic principles and the theory. Attention is also concentrated on the application of knowledge which the students have gained in the subject of „Technical Diagnostics I“. The tutorials are both focused on the practice of the lectured theme and based on the specific and real examples.
Laboratory exercises are realized exclusively using machines and equipment existing in industrial practice. The same applies to the use of diagnostic tools, methodologies and evaluation software. Therefore, the student will be acquainted with the specific activities of industrial diagnostics, possibly also maintenance technicians. Depending upon the possibilities, the lectures of the specialists from industrial practice as well as the excursions in the companies, whose activities relate to the subject, are also organized.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course consists of exercises and lectures. Exercise is completed by credit (awarded in the 13th week). To obtain it is required 100% participation in exercises and activity in exercises. Students will work out the individual work in the prescribed range and quality. Based on the quality of the work in the exercise, the student earns up to 30 points for the exam The work must be submitted in writing and checked and recognized by the teacher. The test is realized by written test, student can get up to 70 points from this test, where 30 points from exercises. Evaluation of the test result is given by the ECTS grading scale.

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. The subject continues in Technical Diagnostics I.

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 , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Vibrodiagnostics - introduction, excitation force, vibration response, basic quantities, sensors, smart sensors
2. Vibrodiagnostics - vibration measurement
3. Vibrodiagnostics - frequency analysis
4. Vibrodiagnostics - imbalance, misalignment, plain bearings
5. Vibrodiagnostics - rolling bearings, ODS method, modal analysis
6. Sound (noise) diagnostics - introduction, machine diagnostics: sound pressure and power level, acoustic filters, machine noise, machine noise sources, noise criteria, European directives, standards
7. NDT (non-destructive methods)
8. NDT (non-destructive methods)
9. Tribodiagnostics of lubricants and machine nodes
10. Tribodiagnostics of lubricants and machine nodes
11. Electrodiagnostics - introduction, methods
12. Electrodiagnostics - determining the state of machine nodes
13. Remote machine diagnostics, on-line machine diagnostics and Industry 4.0, multiparametric diagnostics

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, organizational issues, safety of work, basics of technical diagnostics, instrument diagnostic tools
2. Characteristics of instrumentation used in practice. Basic parameters of instruments, basic operation of instruments
3. Vibrodiagnostics - data processing, determination of rotational systems
4. Vibrodiagnostics - data processing, determination of rotational systems
5. Vibrodiagnostics - data processing, determination of rotational systems
6. Vibrodiagnostics - balancing of rotating machines
7. Vibrodiagnostics - balancing of rotating machines
8. Sound (noise) diagnostics
9. Electrodiagnostics
10. Online diagnostics of machines
11. Online machine diagnostics
12. Completion and evaluation of technical reports (protocols)
13. Credit