Course Details

Laboratory Tests of Building Materials and Components

Academic Year 2023/24

NJA040 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIM Winter Semester 2nd year

The II phase of works in the summer term tutorial continues in basic experimental laboratory activities. The partial evaluation of achieved results from the first phase was the base for the selection of capacity demands on special methods and on apparatuses in laboratories of the Institute and on further procedures including the preparation and the number of tested samples. This is performed on the one hand individually on the other hand in coordinated way by the guarantor of the subject. In further course of time the results are separately evaluated with the utilization of information from home and foreign literature and by processing the results according to the recommendation of the degree work head. There are solved the organisational questions connected with the securing of possible tests repetition and the solution of extraordinary situations in finishing phases of laboratory tests for degree works. The organisational questions connected with laboratory test results verification in manufacturing organizations are solved too.

Course Guarantor



Acquire knowledge and skills for independent elaboration of experimental part of dissertation. Selection of adequate methods, preparation and adaptation of test pieces, proposal of experimental works timetable, realization of experimental work and evaluation of laboratory tests results.


The student would manage the goal of the subject by acquiring knowledge and skills for independent elaboration of experimental part of the diploma thesis. This entails choosing the suitable methodology, preparation and modification of testing bodies, design and time plan of experimental works, their execution and evaluation of laboratory tests results.


Technological procedures of test pieces preparation, testing methods following technical standards and procedures.

Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introductory exercise. Students are introduced with the laboratory procedure and safety. They are introduced with filling exercise and the conditions for granting credit. 2. Comprehensive evaluation of methodological approaches for experimental work. 3. A complex summary of the tests used for special cement composites. 4. A complex summary of tests intended to ceramic materials and composite materials with organic filler. 5. Proposal for a comprehensive methodology for testing of materials under extreme conditions. 6. Theoretical analysis of the preparation methodology of the experiment, the verification procedure of the tests on test equipment. 7. Individual preparation of test specimens, testing, continuous evaluation. 8. Individual preparation of test specimens, testing, continuous evaluation. 9. Verification of data obtained by mathematical simulation, credit test. 10. Evaluation of partial results, consultations. Interpretation and discussion of results of laboratory tests. Grant of the credit.