Course detail

Functional and Nanostructural Materials

FSI-WFNAcad. year: 2019/2020

The coars is concerned with the following topics:Introduction to non-conventional and advanced materials. Composites. Functionally graded materials. Coatings,layers and superfilms.
Nanocrystalline and nanostructured materials.Smart materials. Shape memory aloys. Superplasticity. Superconductivity. Metallic glasses and metallic foams. Powder metallurgy.
Ultralight alloys (Al-Li and Mg-Li).Intermetalics.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain the most recent information on the basic characteristics, processing technologies, performance and application of non-conventional
materials, materials with extreme parameters, and materials for the third millennium such as metallic glass and foam, nanonstructured materials and


Students are expected to have general knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry acquired at secondary school. They should have the basic knowledge of technological processes of iron and non-iron metals and their alloy.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

1. Ashby F.M., Jones, D.R.H.: Engineering Materials I,II, , 0 2. W.Callister,Jr.: Materials Science and Engin., , 0 3. Carter D.F, Paul D.E: Materials Science and Eng., , 0
Dorazil,E.Metallic materials
W.Callister,Jr.:Materials Science and Engineering
2. W.Callister,Jr.: Materials Science and Engin., , 0
3. Carter D.F, Paul D.E: Materials Science and Eng., , 0
1. Ashby F.M., Jones, D.R.H.: Engineering Materials I,II, , 0 2. ...
M.Ashby:Materials sci.and engineering

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for awarding the course-unit credit: Having done all the assigned topics in exercises and preparation of the respective written tasks.
The exam has a written and an oral part. In the oral part, students answers three questions.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to make students familiar with a group of materials that feature specific performance properties or extreme parameters, and with a
group of so-called materials for third-millennium technology. Students get a practical knowledge of all new advanced (mostly metallic) materials with the
exception of ceramic and polymer materials, which are dealt with in separate courses.

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

Compulsory attendance at exercises, preparing written reports and reading a paper on an assigned topic. Absence from exercises is dealt with individually.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-MTI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Introduction to non-conventional and advanced materials.
3.Shape memory materials-SMM
5.Surfaces and coatings
6.Functionally graded material-FGM
7.Nanocrystalline and nanostructured materials ,nanotechnology I
8.Nanocrystalline and nanostructured materials ,nanotechnology II
9..Superconducting materials,
10.Metallic glasses. Metallic foams.
11.Powder metallurgy.
12.Examples of other types of advanced materials(metamaterials,biomaterials, biomimetic materials,etc.)

13.Superlight alloys and composites based on superlight alloys.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Assigning of semestral work
2.Application of composit materials, selection of reinforced materials
3.Shape memory materials-examples
4.SMA and smart material-examples of using
5.Surfaces and coatings applications
6.Students presentations (lectures) dealing with previous materials
7. Severe plastic deformation SPD-examples of possibilities and results
8.Students presentations
9.Superconductors-examples, applications
10.Metallic glasses,metallic foams,applications
11.Laboratory of powder metallurgy.
12.Students presentations
13.Repetition,checking of knowledge,course-unit credit


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