Course detail


FSI-CMEAcad. year: 2021/2022

Steel metallurgy: melting technology, melting units, analysis of metallurgical and external causes affecting the quality of the steel produced, secondary metallurgy of steel, continuous casting.
Cast iron metallurgy: Types of cast iron, chemical composition, properties and structure of raw material, metallurgical production processes, quality inspection, metallurgical defects in cast irons.
Metallurgy of non-ferous metals (alloys of aluminium, magnesium, copper and others): Melting methods, refining, affecting the structure, metallurgical defects.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to propose and manage melting processes of different cast materials.


Basic knowledges of chemistry and metals science


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

Credit: Attendandance and appropriate knowledges in courses, passing 2 tests in the course
of semester
Exam: Credit, numerical part of exam, verbal part of exam

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of course is to get knowlidges about sorts, structure and properties of different steels, cast iron grades and non-ferrous alloys, principle of melting processes, construction of melting furnaces, metal quality control and analysis of metallurgical defects.

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

Controlled presence at lessons, 2 tests in the period of semester, absence - personal agreement

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

ŠENBERGER, J.; BŮŽEK, Z.; ZÁDĚRA, A.; STRÁNSKÝ, K.; KAFKA, V. Metalurgie oceli na odlitky. Brno: VUT v Brně – Nakladatelství Vutium, 2008. 311 s. ISBN: 978-80-214-3632-9. (CS)
TURKDOGAN, E. T.: Fundamentals of steelmaking. London: The Institute of materials, 1996. ISBN 1 86125 004 5. (EN)
MICHNA, Štefan, et al. Encyklopedie hliníku. Prešov: Adin, s.r.o., 2005. ISBN 80-89041-88-4. (CS)
Roučka,J.: Metalurgie litin, PC-DIR Real s.r.o, Brno, 1998, ISBN 80-214-1263-1 (CS)

Recommended reading

Koreň,J.,Jelč,I.: Optimalizácia tavenia liatiny, , 0
Píšek,F., Plešinger,A.: Slévárenství, , 0


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STG , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Grades of cast irons, mechanical, physical a and technological properties
2. Charge material, melting furnaces
3. Metallurgical processes by melting of iron
4. production of ductil iron
5. Heat treatment, quality control
6. Aluminium based alloys
7. Copper based alloys
8. Production of steel, melting agregates, trends in steel casting production
9. Theory of mettalurgical processes by melting steel
10. Mettalurgical reactions, inclusions in metal
11. Technology of melting in arc furnaces and convertor
12. Influence of melting technology on properties of steel
13. Speciality of melting of particular grades of steel, methods of refinement of melt

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Constitutional diagram Fe-C, structure diagrams, structure of iron
2. Preparing the metalographical samples and their evaluation
3. Melting of cast iron
4. Production of ductile iron
5. Excursion to a iron foundry
6. Checking alumium alloys structures and degree of gas content
7. Exkursion to a aluminium foudry
8. Thermal capacities, enthalpie, free enthalpie
9. Equilibrium constant
10. Dependence of equilibrium constant on temperature, activity
11. Oxidation reactions
12. Calculation of balances by desoxidation reactions
13. Gases in a melt