Course detail

Laboratory Classes in Metallic Materials

FCH-MCO_PKMAcad. year: 2018/2019

This is laboratory practice focused on standard metallography. Micrographs of steel, cast irons and nonferrous alloys will be prepared. Quality of finished surface and its interpreting in reports will be emphasized. Mechanical and corrosion properties will be evaluated.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Absolute is able to evaluate structure of metallic material.

He/she is also able to make tests of its mechanical and corrosion properties, including samples wit protective coatings.

Student is able to evaluate suitability and sample size for each of a structural-analytical operations.


General and Inorganic Chemistry I,II, Physical ChemistryI,II, Structure of Materials, Structure and properties of inorganic materials I, Transport phenomena in materials engineering, Mechanics and failure of materials, Metallic materials


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

P. Jonšta, V. Hrubý, A. Silbernagel: Praktická metalografie. Kovosil Ostrava, 2008. (CS)
PTÁČEK, L. a kol.: Nauka o materiálu I. Brno: CERM, 2001, 505 s. ISBN 80-720-4193-2. (CS)
PTÁČEK, L. a kol.: Nauka o materiálu II. 2. vyd. Brno: CERM, 2002, 391 s. ISBN 80-7204-248-3 (CS)
WASSERBAUER, J.; TKACZ, J.; BŘEZINA, M. Praktikum z kovových materiálů. Praktikum z kovových materiálů. Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta chemická, 2017. s. 1-136. ISBN: 978-80-214-5463- 7. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Laboratory exercise - 4 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

50% of assessment is given by final test according ECTS:

100 – 90 % A (1,0),
89 – 80 % B (1,5),
79 – 70 % C (2,0),
69 – 60 % D (2,5),
59 – 50 % E (3,0),
49 – 0 % F (4,0).

40% is given by reports of experimental tasks (each can be revised twice) and evaluation of final presentation of results for the entire practicum.

10% is given by laboratory skills.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introductory lesson, work safety, device explanation.
2. Methods of sampling and sample preparation for metallographic evaluation.
3. Preparation of metallographic samples.
4. Light microscopy.
5. Scanning electron microscopy.
6. Mechanical properties - Hardness.
7. Determination of corrosion resistance and corrosion rate.
8. Surface treatment.
9. Electrochemistry.
10. Tensile strength.
11. Heat treatment of metals.
12. Final test. Presentation of the results obtained for the whole practice.


Primary objective is managing of basic metallography practice including documentation and interpreting the results.

Secondary objective is application of knowledge of previous theoretical subject, comparison of phase diagram data with real structures and relations between structure and properties (mechanical, corrosion).

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

100% attendance of course units is compulsory. Date and form of substitution practise will be stated by teacher (in excusable cases - death of close relatives, medical reasons, school and state representation, confirmed traffic problems).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer