Thermodynamic Modelling Preparation and Materials Processing - P126006
Title: Termodynamické modelování procesů přípravy a zpracování materiálů
Guaranteed by: Department of Solid State Engineering (126)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1 other [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Leitner Jindřich prof. Ing. DrSc.
Sedmidubský David prof. Dr. Ing.
Z//Is interchangeable with: AP126006
Examination dates   
Annotation -
Last update: Leitner Jindřich prof. Ing. DrSc. (25.06.2018)
The aim is to familiarize students with the procedures used for various thermodynamic calculations in modeling of materials preparation and processing. The basic tool used in this course is FactSage (, the licensed version of which is available at the ICT Prague as both local and network applications.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Leitner Jindřich prof. Ing. DrSc. (25.06.2018)

Students will be able to:

Actively use the FactSage computer system for various thermodynamic computations.

Activaly use the OptiSage to simultaneously optimize thermodynamic and equilibrium data.

Create user databases for both pure substances and condensed solutions with different thermodynamic descriptions.

Literature -
Last update: Leitner Jindřich prof. Ing. DrSc. (14.09.2018)

R: Hack K. (editor): The SGTE casebook – Thermodynamics at work,. 2nd edition (488 pp). Woodhead Publishing (2008), ISBN-13 978-1845692155

Learning resources -
Last update: Leitner Jindřich prof. Ing. DrSc. (25.06.2018)

Powerpoint presentations for lectures.

FactSage documentation available on the web (

Teaching methods -
Last update: Leitner Jindřich prof. Ing. DrSc. (12.09.2018)

Lectures, seminars and individual student work

Syllabus -
Last update: Leitner Jindřich prof. Ing. DrSc. (25.06.2018)

The lectures cover the following topics:

1. Theoretical basics (brief reminders of thermodynamics fundamentals, mathematical apparatus, sources of thermodynamic data).

2. Description of the FactSage system (description of individual calculation modules and implemented databases of thermodynamic data of pure substances and condensed solutions).

3. Description of the OptiSage system (thermodynamic data optimization module that is part of FactSage).

4. Information about alternative software: Thermo-calc, MTDATA, PANDAT and others.

The individual work of the students is focused on the complex solution of the assigned task and consists in:

1. Literary search of thermodynamic data for given task.

2. Create a custom database in FactSage.

3. Carrying out of entered calculations.

4. Interpretation of the results obtained within the model process.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Leitner Jindřich prof. Ing. DrSc. (25.06.2018)

Passing the oral exam and processing the protocol for the calculations made.