Course detail

Climatotechnology in Electrical Engineering

FEKT-NKLMAcad. year: 2015/2016

Electrical climatology. Climatic zones. Climate factors. Ionizing radiation. Atmospheric devaluation of materials, corrosion. Ageing of organic materials. Laws of ageing. Climatotechnology. Construction of electrical devices. Construction and technology of manufacturing of devices for unfavorable environment. Protection of electrical equipment against climate influence. Tests of climatic resistence. Testing facilities.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student gains improved knowledge of climatic zones over whole of the world with respect to operating of electrical and electronic devices and equipments. The student will be able to design materials, devices and techniques of their protection for unfavorable environment.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Askeland, D. R.: The Science and Engineering of Materials Boston 1994, USA, ISBN 0-534-93423-4 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical
laboratories. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for accreditation:
Performance of all laboratory measurements and passing their reports. Min. 70% participation in theoretical (numerical) exercises.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Climate factors and their effects on materials and equipments.
Effect of temperature, chemical factors, radiation.
Effects of water and moisture. Process of humidity´s rise in materials.
Corrosion. Microbial corrosion.
Effect of climate on organic and inorganic materials.
Atmospheric and temperature ageing of organic materials.
Laws of ageing.
Techniques of protection agains climate.
Impregnation and surface protection. Fungicides.
Protective coatings. Galvanic surface protection.
Enviromental testing procedures and equipments. Climatic chambers.
Tests of climatic resistence. Climatic tests in natural conditions.
Techniques of processing.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with climatic zones of the world, with effects of climate factors on properties of engineering materials, with techniques of materials and devices protection and with methods, which ensure the life-time of devices in unfavorable climatic and operating conditions.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-EVM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

8 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

8 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

The other activities

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer