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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Historical Methods of Metal Production and Processing - N106009
Title: Historické způsoby výroby a zpracování kovů
Guaranteed by: Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering (106)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: B106014
For type:  
Guarantor: Děd Jiří Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: B106014, M106004
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ106 (28.11.2013)
The subject deals with the history of production, treatment and utilization of metals, used by mankind for very long time: gold, silver, copper and its alloys, tin, lead and iron. The development of basic production technologies: metals casting, metals shaping and heat treatment is presented too.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ106 (28.11.2013)

Students will be able to:

evaluate the structure of metallic materials used for manufacturing of restored objects.

distinguish not original parts of restored objects or modern fakes.

in most cases autenticate the dating of restored objects.

Literature -
Last update: TAJ106 (09.08.2013)

R: Tylecote R.F.: A History of Metallurgy, The Institut of Materials 1992, ISBN 1-902653-79-3

A: Pleiner R. a kol.: Dějiny hutnictví železa v Československu, Academia Praha 1984

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ106 (09.08.2013)

PPT presentations available at teacher.

Syllabus -
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1. Precious metals: history of production, treatment and utilization

2. Copper - production, treatment and utilization

3. Copper alloys - production, treatment and utilization

4. Other non - ferrous metals production, treatment and utilization

5. Iron production - historical survey

6. Direct reduction of iron ores

7. Indirect methods: production of wrought iron

8. Indirect methods: production of steel

9. History of founding (metal castings production)

10. History of metals shaping and heat treatment

11. History of weapons and other military items production

12. Production of bells

13. Production of metallic sculptures

14. Historical handicrafts - smith, bell-founder, etc.

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ106 (09.08.2013)

Basic Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Science

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Oral examination 90