Course detail

Experimental Methods in Machining

FSI-9EMOAcad. year: 2020/2021

The subject is devoted to the advanced methods of cutting phenomena and methods of its assessment.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Physics of metals, fundamentals of measuring, fundamentals of machining technology.


Successful completion of the courses “Production Technologies II”, “Technology of Production and Computer Support of Technology”, good knowledge of fundamental methods of machining.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Astakhov, V.: Metal Cutting Mechanics. CRC, New York, 1st ed., 1999, pp.298, ISBN 0-8493-1895-5.
Bruel and Kjaer: Frequency Analysis. Nareum, 1987, 3rd ed., pp. 344, ISBN 87-87355-07-8.
Kraus, I. Úvod do strukturní rentgenografie. Academia Praha, 1985, s. 235.
Gordana Globočki Lakić, Davorin Kramar, Janez Kopač: METAL CUTTING THEORY AND APPLICATIONS. Banja Luka and Ljubljana, 2014. p. 231. ISBN: 978-961-6536-85-1 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Presence in practicals - in maximum, data analysis, level of knowledge applied on an practical problem.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The fundamental aim is to teach and practise scientific methods of cutting phenomena assessment.

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

Recommended participations in lessons. Compulsory and checked participations in exercises and labs.According to the studied topic some lessons will be practicals - carried out in the lab, and some will be focused on the theory - calculations carried out in the classroom in a seminar form. Absence from seminars should be substituted for by attending a seminar with another study group or individually by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Numerical ways of cutting data evaluation.
2. Wear of cutting tool, methods of direct and indirect measurement.
3. Heat and temeprature of cutting, measurement with thermo-camera.
4. Analytical metods of electron microscopy and its application on cuting.
5. Destructive and non-destructive method for residual stress assessment in machined surfaces.