Course: Thermal Analysis of Materials

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Course title Thermal Analysis of Materials
Course code TCPM/TE5TA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Olejník Robert, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Slobodian Petr, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Introduction to thermal analysis (TA). - Thermal event. - General apparatus for TA and thermoanalytical curve. - Thermometry. - DTA (Differential thermometry). - DSC (Differential scanning calorimetry). - TG (Thermogravimetry). - TMA (Thermo-mechanical analysis), and TD (Thermo-dilatometry). - Volume dilatometry. - DMA (Dynamic mechanical analysis). - Thermomechanometry, relaxation and creep. - Dielectric analysis. - Thermomagnetometry, Thermooptometric analysis. - Thermally stimulated exchange gas analysis.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing), Simple experiments
  • Participation in classes - 36 hours per semester
  • Preparation for course credit - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for examination - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is the understanding of the principles of thermal analysis of materials, and its application in industrial and scientific practice for the purposes of the identification of the substances, as is the determination of thermal events and their quantification, control the purity of the substances, etc. Part of the course is a basic overview of the measured physical quantities, the methods and possibilities of their presentation and interpretation of measurements in the logic of the process-structure-properties.
The student has knowledge about the principles of common methods of thermal analysis. He/she is able to propose a method of measurement suitable for detecting the properties, and use the appropriate thermal program of measurement and consequent data analysis and their interpretation. In the practical part of the subject he/she gets the first experience with thermal analysis in practical measurements in a model experimental analysis.
Basic knowledge on the structure and properties of substances.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Oral examination, Written examination

Credit: on the basis of participation in the laboratory part of the course and acceptance of laboratory reports students will achieve a credit and can go to exam. Exam: the written entrance test, which must be in minimum at 50%, is followed by an oral part of the examination on topics from the lectures. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Haward, R.N., Young, R.J. The Physics of Glassy Polymers. 2nd Editiion.. Chapman and Hall, 1997. ISBN 0412624605.
  • Michael E. Brown. Introduction to Thermal Analysis, Techniques and Applications. 2nd Edition.. Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2001.
  • Scott, R.P.W. Thermal Analysis, The Physical Chemistry Series of Books by Dr. R.P.W. Scott, Book 5, The Resource Center for all aspects of Physical Chemistry. dostupné z

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