Technology of Ceramics - M107010
Title: Technologie keramiky
Guaranteed by: Department of Glass and Ceramics (107)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:7
E-Credits: winter s.:7
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:4/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Pabst Willi prof. Dr. Dipl.-Min.
Gregorová Eva Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N107015
Examination dates   Schedule   
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Annotation -
This course provides a comprehensive overview of ceramic science and technology. In the first, general, part a survey is given on raw materials, ceramic technology as a whole as well as the microstructure and properties of ceramics. In the second, special, part the main groups of ceramic materials are treated from the chemical viewpoint (oxide, non-oxide and silicate ceramics) and from the viewpoint of microstructure and applications (refractories, porous and cellular, functional, bio- and nanomaterials).
Last update: Fialová Jana (04.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

classify and explain in detail the different ceramic raw materials, ceramic processing steps (shaping, drying, firing etc.), ceramic microstructures and properties of ceramic materials in general and in particular for the individual classes of ceramic materials grouped according to chemical criteria (oxide, non-oxide, silicate), microstructure (composites, porous / cellular ceramics, nanoceramics) and applications (refractories, functional and bioceramics). In this course the students will gain a self-contained and detailed base of knowledge necessary for work in the research and development of ceramic materials and processes.

Last update: Fialová Jana (04.01.2018)
Literature -

B: Kingery W.D., Bowen H.K., Uhlmann D.R.: Introduction to Ceramics (second edition). Wiley, New York 1976 (ISBN 0-471-47860-1).

B: Rahaman M. N.: Ceramic Processing and Sintering (second edition). Marcel Dekker, New York 2003. (ISBN 0-8247-0988-8).

B: Brook R. J. (ed.): Processing of Ceramics (= vols. 17a and 17b of Cahn R. W., Haasen P., Kramer E. J.: Materials Science and Technology). Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2005. (ISBN 978-3-527-31395-2).

B: Lee W.E., Rainforth W.M.: Ceramic Microstructures - Property Control by Processing. Chapman & Hall, London 1994. (ISBN 0-412-43140-8).

B: Swain M. (ed.): Structure and Properties of Ceramics (= vol. 11 of Cahn R. W., Haasen P., Kramer E. J.: Materials Science and Technology). Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2005. (ISBN 978-3-527-31395-2).

B: Richerson D. W.: Modern Ceramic Engineering (third edition). CRC Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton 2006. (ISBN 1-57444-693-2).

C: Green D.J.: An Introduction to the Mechanical Properties of Ceramics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1998. (ISBN 0-521-59913-X).

C: Pabst W., Gregorová E.: Effective elastic moduli of alumina, zirconia and alumina-zirconia composite ceramics, pp. 31-100 in Caruta B.M. (ed.): Ceramics and Composite Materials - New Research. Nova Science, New York 2006. (ISBN 1-59454-370-4).

C: Pabst W., Gregorová E.: Effective thermal and thermoelastic properties of alumina, zirconia and alumina-zirconia composite ceramics, pp. 77-138 in Caruta B.M. (ed.): New Developments in Materials Science Research. Nova Science, New York 2007. (ISBN 1-59454-854-4).

C: Pabst W., Hostaša J.: Thermal conductivity of ceramics - from monolithic to multiphase, from dense to porous, from micro to nano, pp. 1-112 in Wythers M.C. (ed.): Advances in Materials Science Research. Nova Science, New York 2011. (ISBN 978-1-61209-821-0).

Last update: Pabst Willi (19.10.2022)
Learning resources -

Gregorová E., Pabst W.: Ceramic Technology - An Electronic Textbook. ICT Prague 2007 (accessible via

Last update: Fialová Jana (04.01.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Raw materials and their characterization

2. Shaping

3. Drying and binder removal

4. Firing and sintering, advanced sintering

5. Microstructure and properties, reactive sintering and crystal defects in ceramics, optical properties of transparent ceramics

6. Oxide ceramics, Mechanical Property Testing

7. Non-oxide ceramics

8. Silicate ceramics

9. Refractories

10. Functional ceramics

11. Additive manufacturing

12. Bioceramics and biomimetic processing

13. Nanomaterials and nanotechnology

14. Ceramic composites

Last update: Pabst Willi (19.10.2022)
Course completion requirements -

In order to become eligible for classification the student has to pass a written qualification test and defend an individual project. The final exam is oral and concerns the content of the whole lecture course.

Last update: Pabst Willi (14.02.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.1 2
Účast na přednáškách 2 56
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 2 56
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.4 10
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2.5 70
7 / 7 194 / 196
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 5
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 35
Oral examination 40