prof. Ing.

Jindřich Petruška


FME, ISMMB DEM – Head of sub-department

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prof. Ing. Jindřich Petruška, CSc.

Curriculum vitae

Education and academic qualification

  • 1981, MSc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BUT, specialization Transportation machines
  • 1985, PhD., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BUT, specialization Mechanics of Stiff and Deformable Solids and Continua
  • 1995, Assoc.Prof., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BUT, specialization Mechanics
  • 2006, Prof., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BUT, specialization Applied Mechanics

Career overview

  • 1981-1984, PhD study, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, BUT
  • 1983, Researcher, Vitkovice Ironworks
  • 1984-1985, Research visitor, University of Wales, Swansea, UK
  • 1986-1989, Researcher, Inst. of Solid Mechanics, Faculty of Mech.Eng., BUT
  • since 1989, Lecturer, Inst. of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics, Faculty of Mech.Eng., BUT

Pedagogic activities

  • Start of teaching activities in 1981 during the PhD study, leading seminars in all basic undergraduate courses of Solid Mechanics
  • Lectures in Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Introduction of three new courses in the Applied Mechanics curriculum
  • Regular member of examining boards, reviews of Master and Doctoral theses
  • Tutor of more than 40 Master and 8 Doctoral theses
  • Author or co-author of seven lecture notes

Scientific activities

  • Computational evaluation of strength and reliability of structures by FEM, in recent years concentrated to modelling of nonlinear effects of material, large displacement and contact, as they are manifested in the simulation of forming processes. This activity covered both development of original FE-based software and usage and modification of commercial codes. The results were published in almost one hundred of conference papers, journals and research reports for industrial partners.
  • Basic stages:
  • 1981-1984, Special FE-based code for inverse problems of elasticity
  • 1984-1985, Optimization of structures with respect to plastic behaviour
  • 1985-1992, Development of original programs for plastic and contact problems at small deformations
  • 1992-1997, Development of programs for forming simulation as a rigid-plastic flow formulation problem
  • since 1997, Solution of specific problems of material processing by both commercial and special software (Analysis of ductile fracture criteria, Identification of material parameters, Fast simulation of leveling processess by special software based on Eulerian description of material flow)

Academic internships abroad

  • 1984-1985, University of Wales, Swansea, UK, researcher
  • 1992, Technical University of Rijeka, Croatia, host professor
  • 1993, CEMEF Laboratory, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, Sophia-Antipolis, France, research internship
  • 2005, 2006, 2007, University of Malta, Malta, host professor
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 University of Malta, visiting external examiner

University activities

  • 1997-2003, Vice-director of institute
  • since 2003, Head of Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics
  • since 2006, Member of Scientific Board of the Faculty of Mech.Eng., BUT

Non-University activities

  • since 2003, Chairman of the local branch and member of the Control Board of the Czech Society for Mechanics
  • 2008-2010 Chairman of G1 comittee in Universities Development Fund
  • 2010-2015 Member of Editorial Board of Engineering Mechanics journal
  • since 2012 Member of the IFToMM Czech national commitee
  • 2012-2016 Member of the Accreditation Commision of the Czech Republic
  • 2016-2018 Member of Board of the National Accreditation Agency for university education
  • chairman of the IUTAM National Comittee

Industry cooperation

Successful cooperation in projects and contracts from industry, in the last five years especially with the following partners: ABB s.r.o., ŽĎAS a.s., UNIS spol s r.o., Siemens Electric Machines s.r.o., Slovácké strojírny a.s., Honeywell spol. s r.o., Poličské strojírny a.s., COMTES FHT a.s., Ústav aplikované mechaniky Brno s.r.o. and others.



  • CZ.1.07/2.2.00/07.0406, Introduction of problem based education to mechanical engineering curricula, 2009-2012
  • CZ., Mechanical engineering cooperative network, 2009-2012
  • GA101/06/0914, Numerical simulation of large elastoplastic deformation and its application in metal forming processes, 2006-2008
  • GA101/09/1630, Numerical solution of stationary and nonstationary  disperse waves propagation in mechanical systems, 2009-2013
  • MPO ČR č. FR-TI1/185, Mobile scrap metal shears, 2009-2011
  • MPO ČR č. FR-TI1/264, Design and realization of a forge manipulator, 2011-2012
  • MPO ČR č. FR-TI1/385, Levelling machine for rods and pipes, 2009-2012
  • MPO ČR č. FR-TI2/010, New system of doors for transport vehicles, 2010-2012
  • MPO ČR č. FR-TI3/441, Development of crankshaft shear press with a new drive, 2011-2012
  • TA04020806, Selection and implementation of procedures for low-cycle fatigue evaluating of reactor vessels internals including multiaxial stress states, 2014-2017
  • TH03010012, Effective stress relieve of large welded structures, 2018-2021

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