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Powder Metallurgy

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Course Unit Code637-3001/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
BUJ37doc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Powder metallurgy represents an advanced technology for production of structural and functional materials, which cannot be made by classical procedures. Powder metallurgy is used among others at production of a broad range of materials for electrical engineering (contact materials, materials difficult to fuse, magnetic materials, etc.).
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Student will be able to:
- define and explain basic conditions of successful application of powder metallurgy technology for production of materials and components
- formulate advantages and disadvantages of powder metallurgy
- evaluate and propose optimum technology for preparation of powder materials
- classify typical representatives of individual powder metallurgy technologies
- evaluate and evaluate influence of individual technological parameters on basic powder metallurgy operations
- optimise material and technological parameters of production
Course Contents
1. Advantages and limits of powder metallurgy
2.-4. Powder fabrication, physical, chemical and mechanical methods of production
5.-6. Powder characterization, particle size analysis, particle shape, physical and technological properties
7.-8. Fundamentals of compaction of powder materials, pressure assisted shaping (axial single and double-action pressing, isostatic pressing, rolling, extrusion, forging, metal injection molding), presureless shaping
9.-10. Principal aspects of sintering, types of sintering processes, single component sintering, stages of sintering, mechanism of material transport, multicomponent sintering, liquid phase sintering, pore structures in sintering, sintering atmosphere and equipments
11. Additive manufacturing technologies (selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, etc.)
12.-14. Products of powder metallurgy and their application (products based on iron, steel and non-ferrous metals, cemented carbides, friction materials, bearings materials, metal filters, contact materials, magnetic materials, hard and superhard materials)
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
KURSA, M. a K. SKOTNICOVÁ. Powder metallurgy, study support. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2014.
NEIKOV, O., S. NABOYCHENKO, N.V. YEFIMOV. Handbook of Non-Ferrous Metal Powders - Technologies and Applications. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009. ISBN 978-1-85617-422-0.
GERMAN, R.M. Sintering Theory and Practice. 1st ed. Hoboken: Wiley-Interscience, 1996. ISBN 978-0471057864.
GERMAN, R.M. Powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing: the processes, materials, products, properties, and applications. Princeton: Metal Powder Industries Federation, 2005. ISBN 0-9762057-1-8.
KURSA, M. a K. SKOTNICOVÁ. Prášková metalurgie, studijní opory. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2013. ISBN 978-80-248-3378-1
FOLTÝNEK, J. Prášková metalurgie a základy procesu slinování. Brno: VUT, 2011.
LUKÁČ, I. Prášková metalurgia. Bratislava: Alfa, 1990. ISBN 80-05-00422-2.
GERMAN, R.M. Powder Metallurgy Science. Princeton: Metal Powder Industries Federation, 1994. ISBN 1-878954-42-3.
LEE, P.W., ed. ASM handbook. Volume 7, Powder metal technologies and applications. Materials Park: ASM International, 1998. ISBN 0-87170-387-4.
Recommended Reading:
THÜMMLER, F. a R. OBERACKER. An introduction to powder metallurgy. London: Institute of Materials, 1993. ISBN 0-901716-26-X.
PÍŠEK, F., L. JENÍČEK, P. RYŠ, M. CENEK a A. HRBEK. Nauka o materiálu. I, Nauka o kovech. 2. rozš. a zcela přeprac. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1968.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined