Course detail

Laboratory Classes in Composite Materials

FCH-MCO_KOM_PAcad. year: 2019/2020

Students of the practice will work with selected characterizing techniques of polymer and inorganics composite materials. It means tensile and bending tests, thermogravimetric analysis, fragmentation test of model composite and characterization of adhesive joints. These tests will be done using self manually made composite test samples; therefore the fabrication of test samples is a part of the practice. Industrial visit to Prefa Brno or GDP Koral company is included.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to prepare and characterize of composite material, it's mechanical and thermal properties.


Fundamental concepts in mathematics, physics and makromolekular chemistry.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Bareš R. A.: Kompozitní materiály. SNTL, Praha 1987. (CS)
Agarwal B. D., Broutman L. J.: Vláknové kompozity. SNTL, Praha 1987. (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

In order to be awarded the course-unit credit students must prove 100% active participation in laboratory exercises, elaborate a paper on the presented themes and graded course-unit credit test.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction
2. Fabrication of polymer based composite material
3. Tensile test
4. Fabrication of inorganic composite material
5. Bending test
6. Pultrusion of glass-fiber composite
7. DMA
8. Analysis of fiber volume fraction of FRC
9. Short beam shear test
10. Fabrication of jointed composites
11. Characterisation of jointed composites
13. Dental composites


Students will try to preparing, fabrication of test samples of composite material , they will introduced to characterization methods of composite material, its mechanical and thermal properties.

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

Attendance and activity at the seminars are required. One absence can be compensated for by attending a seminar with another group in the same week, or by elaboration of substitute tasks.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

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

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course