Course detail

Structure and Properties of Metallic Materials

FSI-9SVKAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course Metal Materials familiarises students with advanced structural and tool metallic materials which are used in mechanical engineering nowadays. Lessons are focused on relationships between the chemical composition, properties, structure of material, and its use. The course deals also with titanium alloys and other nonferrous alloys (copper, aluminium, magnesium etc.), superconductive materials and superalloys etc.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Successful completion of the course will enable doctors to choose the right materials and use them in practice.


The course is a follow-up to the following courses: "Introduction to Material Science", "Structure and Properties of Materials" and "Non- ferrous Materials". It is intended to deepen and widen the acquired knowledge in the area of research applications.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ashby,F.M.-Jones,D.F. : Engineering Materials I,II. Pergamon press, Ltd.,Editors
Dorazil, E. : Kovové materiály. VUT, 1990, Brno
Fremunt,P.-Krejčík,J.-Podrábský,T.: _: Nástrojové oceli. Dům techniky1994
W.Callister, Jr. : Materials Science and Engineering. John Wiley and sons,Inc.1994
Fremunt,P.-Podrábský,T:: Konstrukční oceli. CERM Brno
Ohring, M.: Engineering Materials Science Academie Press, New York, 1995

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

The written part is focused on four of the main topics presented in the lectures. In the oral part of the exam a doctor answers additional and complementary questions.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to provide doctors with knowledge necessary to choose and use constructional and tool materials in order to reach utility properties.

Classification of course in study plans

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

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Weldable unalloyed steels and weldable high-alloy steels.
2. Low-alloy steels suitable for heat-treating, chemical-heat treating etc.
3. Corrosion resistant and heat resisting steels, high temperature steels.
5. High strength steels.
6. Tool steels - chemical composition and use.
7. Steels and cast irons (ADI)
8. Superalloys on nickel based matrix
9. Titanium alloys, Aluminium, Magnesium, Copper and their alloys
The other advanced materials will be selected based on PhDs topics (e.g. shape memory alloys, high entropy alloys, ODS steels and alloys, supraconductive materials

12.Materials for nuclear technology