Course detail

Testing of Materials and Products

FSI-DZMAcad. year: 2021/2022

Using appropriate testing methods it is possible to determine the utilization of a material in a given technical application, to determine defects of materials (open-grain structures, inclusions, cracks, etc.) and to assess any possible degradation of the applied material during an operation (wear, occurrence of fatigue cracks, etc.). As a part of the course, the description, importance and application of the most important mechanical, technological and non-destructive tests is given. Attention is also paid to fundamentals of phase and structural analyses using light microscopy.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course allows students to obtain a view of testing equipment and methods which are used at destructive and non-destructive testing of constructional materials.


Knowledge from courses of "Materials Science and Engineering" and "Structure and Material Properties" are required.


Not applicable.

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

The course-unit credit requirements: attendance at exercises and to working-out all protocols according to teacher’s instructions. The exam consists of two parts. The written part contains five questions from topics presented during the semester. At the verbal part students will answer questions concerning the written part and other complementary questions.
The degree of mastering the problem and the fulfillment of the intermediate requirements is assessed by the teacher by the ECTS classification.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The course is concerned with the input material or the product testing in shanking technology. The purpose is to demonstrate alternatives of individual testing methods and their importance in practice.

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

Exercises are compulsory. Absence from the exercises must be properly excused. The course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having worked out several individual presentations during the semester.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

ASKELAND, Donald R. a Pradeep P. PHULÉ. The Science and Engineering of Materials. 5th Edition. Canada: Thomson, 2006. ISBN 0-534-55396-6. (EN)
DOWLING, Norman E. Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Engineering Methods for Deformation, Fracture, and Fatigue. Engelwood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1993. ISBN 0-13-026956-5. (EN)
Wood, W.A.: The Study of Metal Structures and their Mechanical Properties, , 0 (EN)

Recommended reading

Pluhař, J. a kol.: Nauka o materiálech, SNTL/ALFA 1989, 0
Pluhař, J. - Koritta, J.: Strojírenské materiály, SNTL/ALFA 1977, 0
Veles, P.: Mechanické vlastnosti a skúšanie kovov, ALFA 1985, 0


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The volume shanking testing.
2. Testing of the friction coefficient at shanking.
3. Deep-drawing sheet testing.
4. Method of nets, FLD diagrams.
5. Method of surface defect determination (capillary method etc.).
6. Method of inherit defect determination (X-ray).
7. Method of inherit defect determination (scan etc.).
8. Light microscopy and metallography.
9. The static tensile test.
10. Brittle failure of materials.
11. Fatigue of materials and testing I.
12. Fatigue of materials and testing II.
13. Creep and relaxation.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The volume shanking testing according to CIRP.
2. The ring upsetting testing.
3. The surface anisotropy evalution.
4. The evalution of the ring network cup.
5. Capilary and magnetic tests.
6. Radiography testing (X-ray).
7. Scan testing.
8. Light microscopy and microhardness.
9. The static tensile test.
10. Brittle failure of materials.
11. Fatigue of materials and testing I.
12. Fatigue of materials and testing II.
13. Test and the credit.