The problems of thermomechanical phenomena, which occur in low stability – porous ceramic material (LS-PCM) submitted to thermal shock, are discussed. The authors tried to answer the question concerning the usefulness of Hot Distortion tests (HD) for estimation of parameters necessary in data base of simulation codes, which permit to simulate the phenomena in casting-mould system. These parameters should be accessible as temperature function, especially in high temperature range of LS-PCM used as mold heating using poured casting. The new methodology and equipment, based on British Cast Iron Association (BCIRA) method, allowed to study LS-PCM specimen feature called Hot Distortion method. In this paper the modified HD methodology, are shown. The modified apparatus DMA includes two thermal sources (electric and gaseous) used to 114 x 25 x 6 mm and 120 x 22 x 22 mm sample heating were tested and analyzed. The measurement and recording of chosen parameters, i.e. deformation (distortion) during heating and variability of surface temperature fields in heated sample, by use of pyrometer and thermal camera are presented. The virtual volume temperature field in heating sample was simulated. The comparative analysis of both, experimental and virtual results are realized. This permitted also to estimate the substitute thermo-physical coefficients using inverse solution by try & error method for predefined boundary conditions on bottom and upper specimen surfaces.