Course: Nonmetallic Materials

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Course title Nonmetallic Materials
Course code TUFMI/TE6NA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Mrázek Jan, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
-Basic characterization and classification of inorganic materials. Properties of materials depending on the type of binding and structure of the material. - Glass state - signs of glass transformation, glass structure. Polymorphic transformations of SiO2. - Glass crystallization, glass cooling - transient and permanent stress, glass hardening, cooling rate. - Main types of inorganic glasses and their production (sheets, fibers). Properties of glasses at normal temperatures, chemical resistance of glass. - Heat resistant borosilicate glass - Pyrex, Simax - structure and properties. Vycor and microporous glass. - Glass-ceramics - production, types of glass ceramics, characteristic properties, use. - Ceramics - definition of ceramic materials, structure, phase composition and typical properties of ceramic materials. - Main types of ceramics and technology basics. -Glass and ceramic coatings. Technology (anodizing, enameling, sputtering, PLD, sol-gel) and improving properties. -Optical properties of materials, optical waveguides, luminophores (optical glasses, VIS, NIR). -Sol-gel method. Transparent ceramics. Basic principles and possibilities of applications. Comparison of the properties with conventional glass and ceramic processes. -Inorganic non-metallic biomaterials. -Inorganic binders. -Plastic deformation of inorganic non-metallic materials. Origin and propagation of cracks.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Projection (static, dynamic), Practice exercises, Individual work of students
  • Preparation for examination - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for course credit - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to obtain a comprehensive overview of basic technologies of glass, glass-ceramic and ceramics. The relationships between the chemical composition, structure and the properties of these materials are demonstrated together with an overview of selected properties. Particular attention is paid to the progressive technologies allowing the preparation of new advanced materials applied under extreme mechanical conditions and in photonics. Fundamental experimental methods necessary for determination of chemical and structural properties of studied materials are presented.
The student is able to recognize properties of different materials due to their structure and to propose the way of improvement the properties.
Knowledge gained at courses Physics, Physical Chemistry and Chemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Oral examination, Analysis of the student's performance, Preparation of a presentation

Elaboration and presentation of the seminar work. Examination: knowledge of the curriculum content already dealt with, oral exam. 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
  • Callister, William D. Materials science and engineering : an introduction. 7th ed. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2007. ISBN 978-0-471-73696-7.
  • Fanderlík I. Vlastnosti skel. Praha: Informatorium, 1996. ISBN 80-85427-91-5.
  • Furbacher, I., Macek, K. Lexikon technických materiálů. Praha : Verlag Dashofer, 2003.
  • Hanykýř, V., Havrda, J. Speciální technologie keramiky I. Praha : SNTL, 1985.
  • Hanykýř V., Havrda J., Trávníček Z. Speciální technologie keramiky II. Praha : VŠCHT, 1989.
  • Hanykýř V., Kutzendörfer J. Technologie keramiky. Praha: Silikátový svaz, 2008. ISBN 978-80-86821-48-1.
  • Hlaváč J. Základy technologie silikátů. Praha : Alfa, 1988.
  • Kraus I. Struktura a vlastnosti krystalů. Praha: Academia, 1993. ISBN 80-200-0372-x.
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  • Lawrence H.Van Vlack. Elements of Materials Science and Engineering. Rading : Addison-Wesley, 1989. ISBN 0201093146.
  • Matoušek, J. Anorganické nekovové materiály. Praha : VŠCHT, 1992.
  • Ossi, P. Disordered Materials An introduchtion. Berlin : Springer, 2003. ISBN 3-540-41328-6.
  • Ptáček, a kol. Nauka o materiálu II. Brno : CERM, 1999. ISBN 80-7204-130-4.
  • Ptáček, Luděk. Nauka o materiálu I. Brno : CERM, 2001. ISBN 8072041932.
  • Strnad, Z. Skelně krystalické materiály. Praha : SNTL, 1983.
  • Šašek, L. Chemická technologie speciálních silikátových materiálů. Praha : VŠCHT, 1988.
  • Volf, M. B. Technická skla a jejich vlastnosti. Praha : SNTL, 1987.
  • Volf M.B. Chemie skla. Praha - SNTL, 1978.
  • Volf M.B. Technická skla a jejich vlastnosti . Praha - SNTL, 1987.

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