Předměty na K123

123MED - Materials engineering


Lectures: Prof. Igor Medved ( igor.medved@fsv.cvut.cz )


Labs: Ing. Jaroslav Pokorný ( jaroslav.pokorny@fsv.cvut.cz )

Informace k předmětu:

Information on the course

The course schedule and basic information on the course 123 MED can be found here.

A written test (30 %)
A presentation of a topic concerning materials engineering (30 %)
Laboratory reports (40 %)

Begin on December 1 at noon.
Each presentation should be 7-8 minutes, prepare about 10 pages in PowerPoint (bring your ppt file on a USB flash drive).
Choose any topic on materials engineering which you like.
Your presentations will be graded.

There are two written tests, both on December 22.

One test (about 15 min) is for credit assessment, and it will contain questions on the lab topics. It starts at 12 pm on Dec 22. If you cannot take the test, please contact Ing. Pokorny (jaroslav.pokorny@fsv.cvut.cz).

The other test (about 30 min) is a 30 % part of the grading (see above), and it will contain questions on the lecture topics. It starts at 1 pm on Dec 22. If you cannot take the test, please contact Prof. Medved (igor.medved@fsv.cvut.cz).


  • Basic properties of materials: bulk density, matrix density, relative density, porosity, gravimetric and picnometric methods, gas adsorption porosimetry and mercury intrusion porosimetry (presentation)
  • Moisture transport: water vapor diffusion, liquid moisture transport, water suction measurement, Fick's Law, diffusion equation (present ation)
  • Bolztmann-Matano method: the basic idea, formula for a diffusion coefficient, example for the moisture diffusivity in a porous concrete (presentation)
  • Heat conduction 1: Fourier's Law, thermal conductivity, equation of heat conduction, thermal diffusivity (presentation)
  • Heat conduction 2: example of 1D heat conduction, separation of variables, analytical solution via an infinite series (presentation)
  • Phase transitions: brief overview of general ideas concerning first-order phase transitions (presentation)

Laboratory exercises

Participation in laboratory exercises - only one absence is allowed

1. Introductory exercise – work safety, basic rules of laboratory work safety, standard laboratory protocol, visiting of laboratories.
Presentation: Introduction

2. Basic properties of porous building materials - experimental determination of bulk density, matrix density, vacuum saturation moisture content, total open porosity – gravimetric method, vacuum saturation method, pycnometric method.
For further information see: here
Presentation: Basic physical properties

3. Water vapor transport - cup method (wet/dry), measurement of water vapor diffusion coefficient and water vapor resistance factor.
+ Liquid moisture transport - experimental determination of water absorption coefficient and apparent moisture diffusivity
For further information see: here
Presentation: transport of liquid water and water vapor

4. Thermal properties of building materials – assessment of thermal conductivity, specific heat capacity, thermal diffusivity for dry materials as well as in dependence on moisture content rising
For further information see: here
Presentation: heat transfer

5. Dynamic viscosity of fluid, newtonian fluid, non-newtonian fluid, Stokes law, measurement of viscosity of chosen liquids.
+ Working with microscope - samples preparation, texture of building materials
For further information see: here
Presentation: viscosity

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