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Constructions and Traffic Structures

Original title in Czech: Konstrukce a dopravní stavbyFASTAbbreviation: KDSAcad. year: 2018/2019

Programme: Civil Engineering

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020

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PhD study of Constructions and Traffic Structures study branch is focused on a scientific training, methodology of research work and research development in the fields of structural theory, reliability and failure mechanism of structures. There are several study directions - structural mechanics, concrete and masonry structures, steel, timber and composite structures, geotechnics, railway structures, roads structures, experimental work and building testing.
Scientific preparation is based on knowledge of theoretical disciplines of natural sciences base together with theoretical and scientific disciplines of water management orientation. Graduate of PhD study is ready to work in research and development, using creative approach for problems solving of progressive structures including traffic structures. Continuous active scientific and pedagogical activity is a good condition for eventual qualification of graduates as academic employees at Universities.

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Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

2. round (podání přihlášek od 18.10.2018 do 10.12.2018)

  1. Advanced numerical methods for the design and assessment of structures and infrastructure

    The aim of this thesis is the advancement of current state-of-the-art in numerical methods, including simulation techniques, to increase efficiency in the assessment of structures and infrastructure. Results of this thesis will serve as a theoretical basis for the revision of current analytical approaches.

    Tutor: Podroužek Jan, doc. Dr.techn. Ing.

  2. Analysis of an economic and efficient design of composite steel-concrete structures using high-strength materials

    The topic is aimed to theoretical and experimental analysis and efficient design in case of composite steel-concrete members and structures with the possibility of an optimal utilization of high-strength materials - using HSS and HPC, especially with respect to geometric and material characteristics as well as to various types of loading.

    Tutor: Štrba Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Analysis of behaviour of prestressed concrete tanks

    The aim of the work is development and verification of prestressed concrete tanks for fuel that take into consideration the architectural, ecological and safety requirements in a frame of possible economical resources.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  4. Analysis of Inserts of Sandwich Composite Panels

    The doctoral thesis is focused on sandwich GRFP panels with an aluminum core. The aim of the thesis is especially an analysis of inserts. Experiments and numerical modelling will be used for the analysis.

    Tutor: Gratza Roman, Ing., Ph.D.

  5. Analysis of long-term behavior of concrete structures

    The aim of the work is an analysis of long-term behavior of concrete structures (bridges, buildings, tanks, etc.). Specification of methods for monitoring, specification of statical calculations , comparison of measured and calculated values.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  6. Analysis of signals recorded by the method of acoustic emission during the test of building specimens

    The aim of the study will be behavior monitoring of building samples during destructive and/or nondestructive testing. One of the Non-Destructive Testing method, in this case, Acoustic Emission Method is suitable for monitoring the sample cracks during its loading. The Ph.D. student will acquire knowledge about Testing methods and mathematics analyses.

    Tutor: Pazdera Luboš, prof. Ing., CSc.

  7. Aspects of internal structure influence on mechanical fracture properties of selected composites

    This thesis topic focuses on a complex analysis of the influence of the internal structure of selected composites, specifically regarding their mechanical fracture properties. In order to achieve this aims, the thesis will contain a numerical analysis of particle models together with implementation on specific small-grain size composites (for example technical refractory ceramics). There will be cooperation with the Institute of Building Testing and private sector, and support of these supervisor-specialists: 1) doc. Ing. Petr Frantík, Ph.D. and 2) doc. Ing. Pavel Schmid, Ph.D.

    Tutor: Keršner Zbyněk, prof. Ing., CSc.

  8. Building planning focusing on service life

    The work develops the issues in the Czech Republic eg published in the journal TKS Beton, 6/2013 with the name of the proposed focus on life: the implementation of the principles and standards of ISO 13823 General principles on the design of structures for durability.

    Tutor: Vymazal Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  9. Damage and fracture of advanced building materials based structures

    Appropriate structural design from advanced building materials is conditioned by the ability of prediction of real response obtained by robust computational tools with implementation of proper failure models based on non-linear fracture mechanics.

    Tutor: Keršner Zbyněk, prof. Ing., CSc.

  10. Design of concrete structures focused on the environment

    The thesis develops the issue of environmental design in accordance with ISO 13315, which provides a general framework, principles and requirements for carrying out an environmental design of concrete structures, based on a lifecycle assessment (LCA) method or other appropriate methods.

    Tutor: Vymazal Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  11. Design of Modern Railway Stations

    The topic is focused on designing of railway stations regarding current operating needs, including involvement in integrated transport systems and increased demands for safety, traffic and interoperability of the railway system.

    Tutor: Svoboda Richard, Ing., Ph.D.

  12. Design optimization of concrete structures

    Definition of optimisation model of a structure for: 1. design of a member, 2. strengthening of existing member, 3. design and strengthening of a structure. Calculation variant: stochastic, deterministic (according to the application class of the tasks), type of the restraining conditions, classes the target functions.

    Tutor: Štěpánek Petr, prof. RNDr. Ing., CSc., dr. h. c.

  13. Developement of structures, structure components and joints made of steel or steel-combined materials

    Tutor: Barnat Jan, Ing., Ph.D.

  14. Development and application of new methods for experimental static and dynamic analysis of engineering construction.

    The theme includes the development and application of new procedures in the issue of experimental analysis of engineering (railway) construction. It is expected focus on advanced mathematical techniques from the field of time and frequency domain in conjunction with the methods of artificial intelligence.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  15. Diagnosis of reinforced concrete structures using electromagnetic indicators

    Localization of reinforcement in concrete structures are the essential tasks of diagnosis. Recently, there were significant innovations in instrumentation. To increase the effectiveness of the method is, however, necessary to perform research with a number of comparison measurements both in laboratory models as well as directly on the structure. The aim of the research is to optimize the methodology for locating reinforcement to refine static calculations of existing concrete structures.

    Tutor: Cikrle Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  16. Diagnostics of building structures in structural static surveys

    Problem of the methodology of diagnostic work of structural static surveys of existing objects. Research of available literature and valid standards for the evaluation, design and dimensioning of structures in the aspect of the solved topic. Development of the methodology of diagnostic work and evaluation of existing design in order to optimize static calculations and reinforcement proposals. Assessment of the effectiveness of methodical procedures of experimental methods of investigation and evaluation of existing structures.

    Tutor: Schmid Pavel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  17. Dynamics of structures focusing on seismic excitation

    Tutor: Salajka Vlastislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  18. Experimental and numerical analysis of the stress-strain behaviour of the cement-based materials

    The work is focused on the experimental investigation of stress-strain behaviour of the cement-based materials during their solidification. The main objective is to identify the external and internal factors and their influence on the resulting stress and strain values. The experimental data will be used for the numerical analysis performed in conjuction with the Department of structural mechanics. The assessment of the significance of the investigated factors will be performed for materials intended to load-bearing structures.

    Tutor: Kucharczyková Barbara, Ing., Ph.D.

  19. Failure initiation and fracture of composites based on alkali activated matrix

    The work will be focused on the coherent research of nonlinear fracture behaviour of composites based on alkali activated matrix. Their mechanical fracture properties, including experiments based on cyclic loading, will be studied in detail. The obtained experimental results will be used as input parameters of nonlinear fracture models, which simulate the cohesive character of failure propagation through quasi-brittle material, used to predict the real response of the specimen/structure.

    Tutor: Šimonová Hana, Ing., Ph.D.

  20. Fatigue and fracture of advanced materials for civil engineering structures

    Knowledge about behaviour of building materials based structures through the effective application of methods of complex determining of physical-mechanical and performance qualities to describe fatigue and fracture-mechanical characteristics/properties.

    Tutor: Seitl Stanislav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  21. FRP reinforcement - desdign, testing, reinforcing of masonry and concrete structures

    reinforcing of concrete and masonrystructures, internal FRP reinforcement, selected design Problems, prestressed and non-prestressed variant;

    Tutor: Štěpánek Petr, prof. RNDr. Ing., CSc., dr. h. c.

  22. Global sensitivity analysis of limit states of steel structures

    The limit states of the load-carrying steel structures will be studied using a global sensitivity analysis. The analysis of the influence of input random imperfections and their stochastic interactions on the reliability of steel structures will be made. Results of sensitivity analyses will be used to broaden knowledge on imperfections as random interactive variables influencing the reliability of steel structures.

    Tutor: Kala Zdeněk, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  23. Influence of aggregate properties on the service life of concrete structures of transport construction

    The work develops the issues in the Czech Republic eg published in the journal TKS Beton, 6/2013 with the name of the proposed focus on life: the implementation of the principles and standards of ISO 13823 General principles on the design of structures for durability

    Tutor: Vymazal Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  24. Influence of multiple cyclic loading on the value of static modulus of elasticity of hardened concrete in construction

    Thesis deals with influence of multiple cyclic loading on deformational characteristics of hardened concrete. A series of laboratory analyses for description of changes of static modulus of elasticity of hardened concrete under multiple cyclic loading will be made within the thesis. The loading will be performed in the elastic and plastic part of deformation diagram.

    Tutor: Vymazal Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  25. Limit states and actual behaviour of members and components of steel structures

    The theme of Ph.D. thesis is focused on the theoretical and experimental analysis of the resistance of load-carrying members and components of steel structures considering the development of design methods of members and components integrated into an actual structural system.

    Tutor: Pilgr Milan, Ing., Ph.D.

  26. Limit states and actual behaviour of steel-concrete and timber-concrete structural members and parts

    Theoretical and experimental analysis of the actual behaviour of steel-concrete and timber-concrete structural members and parts accenting the utilization of advanced materials, technologies and structural detailing will be focused in particular on increasing their reliability and efficiency.

    Tutor: Karmazínová Marcela, prof. Ing., CSc.

  27. Limit states and actual behaviour of steel-concrete and timber-concrete structural members and parts

    Theoretical and experimental analysis of the actual behaviour of steel-concrete and timber-concrete structural members and parts accenting the utilization of advanced materials, technologies and structural detailing will be focused in particular on increasing their reliability and efficiency.

    Tutor: Karmazínová Marcela, prof. Ing., CSc.

  28. Load-bearing wood-based structural members and parts

    The dissertation is focused on the problems of the real behaviour and the design methods of load-bearing wood-based structural members and parts.

    Tutor: Šmak Milan, Ing., Ph.D.

  29. Mechanics of Railway Track

    The theme is focused on the study of mechanics of railway structures. The theme includes static and dynamic analyses of the track with the special aim in speed increasing, modern elements of track and interoperability of railway infrastructure. Particular topics: - analytical and numerical methods for track analyses in the time and frequency domain - track-bridge interaction - continuous welded rail in curves of small radii - switches&crossings of a new generation

    Tutor: Plášek Otto, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  30. Methodology for solving the response of building structures to seismic loads design and assessment of seismic load resistant features.

    Tutor: Salajka Vlastislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  31. Parameter identification of nonlinear material models

    The doctoral dissertation is focused on the utilization of nonlinear material models for analyzing structures from reinforced concrete or masonry. The goal of the thesis is the parameter identification of different material models. Material models developed for the rapid dynamic process will be observed.

    Tutor: Hradil Petr, Ing., Ph.D.

  32. Pedestrian simulation in the critical transportation infrastructure

    Application of modern simulation tools to analyze the movement of persons and their evacuation in the critical transport infrastructure in order to optimize their design and the soft targets protection. Development of tools and methods for identifying and evaluating soft transport objectives using numerical models.

    Tutor: Apeltauer Tomáš, doc. Mgr., Ph.D.

  33. Physico-mechanical and durability characteristics of construction concrete elements with alternative adition of fibres with waste sources.

    Both organic and anorganic fibres from waste raw materials can be used purposefully in construction fibre concretes with extracted aggregate and concrete recyclate. The comparison of physical-mechanical and durability characteristics of fibre concretes with and without loading can contribute to estimating lifetime and ductility behaviour of fibre concretes of different formulations.

    Tutor: Stehlík Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  34. Prefabricated concrete structures of apartment buildings

    The aim of the work is the development and verification of prefabricated concrete structures of residential buildings that take into account the architectural, ecological and cultural requirements in a frame of possible economical resources. Static analysis of panel joints will be carried out, design of suitable panel arrangement, etc.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  35. Prestressed masonry using the post-tensioning

    Strengthening of masonry structures using horizontally and vertically arranged cables and strands. Developing of suitable design and check method. Verification using real models.

    Tutor: Klusáček Ladislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  36. Probabilistic modeling of fatigue crack propagation in steel members

    Stochastic models will be created based on the study of limit states of steel members, fracture mechanics and numerical simulation methods. Stochastic approaches will be developed to study the influence of random parameters on model responses of steel structures. The aim is to develop the methodology of quantification of time-dependent analysis of the failure probability of bearing members of steel structures.

    Tutor: Kala Zdeněk, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  37. Reinforcement of pavement asphalt layer structure

    Tutor: Kudrna Jan, prof. Ing., CSc.

  38. Resistance of loaded structures of construction fibre concretes to the action of environment and chemical substances.

    The main goal of the dissertation is to analyze permeability and diffussion characteristics of fibre concretes with selected types and doses of fibres. The testing will be carried out on both loaded and unloaded samples with cracks made by bend loadind. The main output will be the proposal of formulations and estimation of durability of different types of fibre concretes especially loaded to achieve higher durability of reinforced concrete constructions.

    Tutor: Stehlík Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  39. Smart monitoring of turnouts

    Design of the progressive diagnostic system for assessing the effectiveness of maintenance work and for monitoring of dynamic effects in turnout during its life cycle will be the main output. The theme also includes the creation of a "smart" system for the collection of basic data and a set of appropriate algorithms, which allows information acquisition of the status of turnouts and their components in real time, to transmit and to store them for subsequent use for the needs of manufacturers, public administration, project management, research etc.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  40. strengthening of concrete/masonry structures

    modern methods of strengthening, prestressing, additional reinforcement

    Tutor: Štěpánek Petr, prof. RNDr. Ing., CSc., dr. h. c.

  41. Strengthening of industry structures using the post-tensioning

    Strengthening of industry structures using the post-tensioning. Effect of existing reinforcing bars. Development of suitable design and check method.

    Tutor: Klusáček Ladislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  42. Structures of Urban Tracks

    The theme is focused on finding appropriate structures urban tracks with regard to improving traffic load and reducing the negative impacts of urban tracks to the track vicinity, reduce the cost of construction and maintenance work and traffic restriction.

    Tutor: Plášek Otto, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  43. Study of Historic Brickworks

    Monitoring changes of the historic brickwork properties by using traditional and non-traditional methods can contribute to the understanding of historical development in this field.

    Tutor: Pazdera Luboš, prof. Ing., CSc.

  44. Technology of Constructuion and Maintenance of Railway Structures

    The topic is focused on research of technology procedures and corrective maintenance that lead to minimization of the traffic restriction, energy consumption, environmental impact and life cycle costs.

    Tutor: Svoboda Richard, Ing., Ph.D.

  45. The Development of Non-Destructive Testing Methods for the Diagnosis of Timber Structures

    In the context of present-day demands, the contemporary building industry has been increasingly returning to classic structural materials, such as timber, both in its tradition form, and in the form of glued sandwich elements. The level and possibilities of the contemporary NDT for the diagnosis of timber structures do not correspond to the pace of the develpoment. The topic should focus on the experimental determination of the optimum combination of the existing methods and the development of new methods of the non-destructive testing of timber structure elements.

    Tutor: Heřmánková Věra, Ing., Ph.D.

  46. The reliability analysis of steel members

    The reliability of load-carrying steel members will be studied using stochastic computational models focused on sensitivity, statistical and probability analysis. Stochastic models will be created based on the study of numerical simulation methods, limit states of structures, and numerical models of FEM. New knowledge of structural mechanics, elasticity and plasticity theory, programming and other fields related to computer modeling will be acquired and applied.

    Tutor: Kala Zdeněk, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  47. The research of dynamic behaviour of railway lines

    The theme is focused on study of dynamic behaviour of railway lines. The theme includes railway superstructure and railway subbase. Topic involves experiment and simulation techniques. The tema also includes application of a suitable modern mathematical apparatus for the evaluation of the railway lines parameters including of artificial intelligence methods using.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  48. Theory and actual behaviour of elements and systems of load-carrying steel structures

    The topic of the dissertation will be focused on the problems of theory, analysis and verification of design methods of elements and systems of load-carrying steel structures with regard to their reliability and serviceability, taking into account the effects of the mutual bonds between load-carrying structure and supported structural parts considering their real geometric, material and structural imperfections.

    Tutor: Melcher Jindřich, prof. Ing., DrSc.

  49. Theory and real behaviour of members and elements of steel and combined constructions

    Problems concerning the reliability, modelling, optimization and verification of the behaviour of construction members, elements and structural systems combined from concrete and steel are solved. Emphasis is placed on the assessment of real geometrical, material and construction characteristics.

    Tutor: Bajer Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  50. Update of the road design elements

    The subject of the dissertation thesis is to update the selected elements from the Czech standards ČSN 73 6102 a ČSN 73 6110 following the revision of these standards.

    Tutor: Radimský Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  51. Tutor: Eliáš Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  52. Tutor: Kudrna Jan, prof. Ing., CSc.

1. round (podání přihlášek od 15.06.2018 do 31.07.2018)

  1. Analysis and prediction of mechanical behavior with short fiber composites and textile reinforced composites

    Numerical and experimental research of composites.

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  2. Analysis of behaviour of prestressed concrete tanks

    The aim of the work is development and verification of prestressed concrete tanks for fuel that take into consideration the architectural, ecological and safety requirements in a frame of possible economical resources.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Building planning focusing on service life

    The work develops the issues in the Czech Republic eg published in the journal TKS Beton, 3/2018 with the name of the proposed focus on life: the implementation of the principles and standards of ISO 13823 General principles on the design of structures for durability.

    Tutor: Vymazal Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  4. Cohesion of asphalt binders and asphalt mixtures

    The subject of the dissertation is the study of the cohesion of asphalt binders (unmodified and modified) and their influence on the properties of asphalt mixtures in order to potentially create an auxiliary classification system for more accurate assessment of performance of asphalt binders within the specification class.

    Tutor: Varaus Michal, doc. Dr. Ing.

  5. Crack localization during bending test by the Acoustic Emission Method

    The aim of the study will be behaviour monitoring of a type of samples at three or four points bending test. One of the Non-Destructive Testing method, in this case, Acoustic Emission Method is suitable for monitoring the sample cracks during its loading. The Ph.D. student will acquire knowledge about Testing methods.

    Tutor: Pazdera Luboš, prof. Ing., CSc.

  6. Damage and fracture of advanced building materials based structures

    Appropriate structural design from advanced building materials is conditioned by the ability of prediction of real response obtained by robust computational tools with implementation of proper failure models based on non-linear fracture mechanics.

    Tutor: Keršner Zbyněk, prof. Ing., CSc.

  7. Design of Modern Railway Stations

    The topic is focused on designing of railway stations regarding current operating needs, including involvement in integrated transport systems and increased demands for safety, traffic and interoperability of the railway system.

    Tutor: Svoboda Richard, Ing., Ph.D.

  8. Design of proving ground elements for testing autonomous vehicles in the Czech Republic

    This dissertation describes already existing proving grounds in European Union and in the world, description of their tracing, road composition, surface properties, horizontal and vertical traffic signs, technical equipment and other necessary structures. Practical work describes a design of proving ground according to present and future testing. The work dissertation will deal with individual test elements of the proving ground as tracing, slope of the road, horizontal and vertical traffic signs. Road structure design according to ČSN using local materials so that roads of the proving ground can be used to certify individual elements in vehicles. Furthermore, a design of necessary and recommended proving ground technical equipment to enable autonomous vehicles to be tested. The dissertation will include recommendations for technical constructions of the proving ground like control centers, testing laboratories, workshops and building facilities for employees.

    Tutor: Hýzl Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  9. Development and application of new methods for experimental static and dynamic analysis of engineering construction.

    The theme includes the development and application of new procedures in the issue of experimental analysis of engineering (railway) construction. It is expected focus on advanced mathematical techniques from the field of time and frequency domain in conjunction with the methods of artificial intelligence.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  10. Diagnosis of reinforced concrete structures using electromagnetic indicators

    Localization of reinforcement in concrete structures are the essential tasks of diagnosis. Recently, there were significant innovations in instrumentation. To increase the effectiveness of the method is, however, necessary to perform research with a number of comparison measurements both in laboratory models as well as directly on the structure. The aim of the research is to optimize the methodology for locating reinforcement to refine static calculations of existing concrete structures.

    Tutor: Cikrle Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  11. Diagnosis of reinforced concrete structures using GPR

    Localization of reinforcement in concrete structures are the essential tasks of diagnosis. Recently, there were significant innovations in GPR technology. The aim of the research is to optimize the methodology for locating reinforcement to refine static calculations of existing concrete structures.

    Tutor: Anton Ondřej, Ing., Ph.D.

  12. Discrete modeling of physical processes in heterogeneous materials

    The dissertation is focused on development of simulation techniques for representation of physical processes in heterogeneous materials. The models are to be focused preferably on materials with irregular inner structure and at the same time, those that are relevant for civil engineering (concrete and similar composites). The processes to be modeled are fracture, transport phenomena and fatigue.

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  13. Dynamics of structures aimed at solving direct integration

    The search for new approaches to solving response of structures to dynamic loads. Application of algorithms to compile the new equation solvers.

    Tutor: Salajka Vlastislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  14. Dynamics of structures focusing on seismic excitation

    Methodology for the assessment of structures, design and assessment of details that resist seismic loading.

    Tutor: Salajka Vlastislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  15. Fatigue of concrete and reinforced concrete

    Numerical and analytical modeling of fatigue in concerete and reinforced concrete

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  16. Grade curve optimization by simulation methods

    Packing problem for aggregate particles of different size is unsolvable using analytical methods. Optimization by stochastic simulation should be examined.

    Tutor: Holcner Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  17. Inspection based probabilistic modeling of fatigue crack progression

    The aim is to develop the methodology of quantification of time-dependent analysis of the failure probability of elements of bearing steel structures. Theoretically based numerical instruments will be developed for the behaviour simulation of elements of these structures which are prone to formation of fatigue failure. The efficient stochastic approaches, enabling to study the influences of parameters under uncertainties on model responses of steel structures in time will be studied.

    Tutor: Kala Zdeněk, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  18. Mechanics of Railway Track

    The theme is focused on the study of mechanics of railway structures. The theme includes static and dynamic analyses of the track with the special aim in speed increasing, modern elements of track and interoperability of railway infrastructure. Particular topics: - analytical and numerical methods for track analyses in the time and frequency domain - track-bridge interaction - continuous welded rail in curves of small radii - switches&crossings of a new generation

    Tutor: Plášek Otto, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  19. Microreiforcement of soil

    The subject of the doctoral thesis is laboratory testing of soils, in which the improvement of properties is achieved by dispersed geosynthetic reinforcement. The aim is to obtain information on shear strength, stiffness and also the erosion resistance of this composite. To accomplish this goal, the main method of examining laboratory testing will be.

    Tutor: Miča Lumír, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  20. Multilayer system analysis for flexible pavement assessment

    Load effect on pavemenent construction is computed according to standard TP170 "with use of a suitable program" based on "the multilayer elastic system model". Existing programs are verified empirically and the results are used in the pavement catalog. New computer program with an open source code is needed for the computational procedure. Furthermore, it is desirable to analyze different possible methods reflecting viscoelastic properties and rheological behavior of the binder used.

    Tutor: Holcner Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  21. Numerical Methods in Uncertainty and Reliability Analyses

    Development of simulation and appximation methods for numerical analyses of problems featuring random variables. The bottom line is the development of advanced Monte Carlo strategies.

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  22. Optimization of autonomous vehicle trajectory

    Determination of vehicle trajectory in dependence on geometrical parameters of crossings, roundabouts and retarders. Algortithms for track and envelope curves under boundary conditions.

    Tutor: Holcner Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  23. Pedestrian simulation in the critical transportation infrastructure

    Application of modern simulation tools to analyze the movement of persons and their evacuation in the critical transport infrastructure in order to optimize their design and the soft targets protection. Vývoj nástrojů a metod pro identifikaci a hodnocení měkkých cílů v dopravě s využitím numerických modelů.

    Tutor: Apeltauer Tomáš, doc. Mgr., Ph.D.

  24. Performance testing of deformation characteristics of pavement layers

    The study is focused on monitoring the stress and deformation characteristics of road construction in a full-scale road model. The long-term measurement of the deformation characteristics under the dynamic pulse load simulating the traffic load will predict the fatigue characteristics of the pavement layers. The aim of the thesis is to refine the design parameters, to monitor the connection of the pavement layers and to verify the use of recycled building materials in the pavement layers.

    Tutor: Stehlík Dušan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  25. Physico-mechanical and durability characteristics of construction concrete elements with alternative adition of glass recyclate of photovoltaic panels

    The glass surface photovoltaic panels have a lifespan of approximately twenty years. Recycled glass in a different factions is created by crushing this area. One of the potential application is the substitution of the coarse aggregate of concrete by glass recyclate. The results of a number of mechanical and physico-chemical tests without and after application of load shall decide on the use of concretes with the glass recyclate and shall help with the assessment of efficiency of production.

    Tutor: Stehlík Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  26. Prefabricated concrete structures of apartment buildings

    The aim of the work is the development and verification of prefabricated concrete structures of residential buildings that take into account the architectural, ecological and cultural requirements in a frame of possible economical resources. Static analysis of panel joints will be carried out, design of suitable panel arrangement, etc.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  27. Reliable and economic steel-concrete and timber-concrete structural members and parts using advanced materials

    Theoretical and experimental analysis of the resistance of steel-concrete and timber-concrete structural members and parts using advanced materials with qualitatively better properties (load-carrying capacity, stiffness, fire resistance) and applying advanced technologies will mainly direct towards increasing their reliability and efficiency. Theoretical solutions will be arised from the analytical methods and numerical modelling, which will be verified by the experimental analysis.

    Tutor: Karmazínová Marcela, prof. Ing., CSc.

  28. Resistance of loaded structures of construction fibre concretes to the action of environment and chemical substances.

    The main goal of the dissertation is to analyze permeability and diffussion characteristics of fibre concretes with selected types and doses of fibres. The testing will be carried out on both loaded and unloaded samples with cracks made by bend loadind. The main output will be the proposal of formulations and estimation of durability of different types of fibre concretes especially loaded to achieve higher durability of reinforced concrete constructions.

    Tutor: Stehlík Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  29. Sensitivity analysis of reliability of steel structures

    The reliability and limit states of bearing steel structures will be studied using stochastic computing models focused on sensitivity, statistical and probability analysis. Stochastic models will be created with the knowledge of numerical simulation methods and FEM nonlinear models, including knowledge of structural mechanics, theory of elasticity and plasticity, and other related disciplines necessary for stochastic modeling and computing.

    Tutor: Kala Zdeněk, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  30. Smart monitoring of turnouts

    Design of the progressive diagnostic system for assessing the effectiveness of maintenance work and for monitoring of dynamic effects in turnout during its life cycle will be the main output. The theme also includes the creation of a "smart" system for the collection of basic data and a set of appropriate algorithms, which allows information acquisition of the status of turnouts and their components in real time, to transmit and to store them for subsequent use for the needs of manufacturers, public administration, project management, research etc.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  31. Stochastic Finite Element Method

    Random spatial fluctuation of material and geometrical parameters of structures modeled by random fields in computational models.

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  32. Stochastic Fracture Mechanics

    This very general topic covers both analytical and computational mechanics of materials and structures where damage is developed in the sense of fracture mechanics and where such processes are influenced or driven by a random spatial fluctuation of material parameters.

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  33. Structures of Urban Tracks

    The theme is focused on finding appropriate structures urban tracks with regard to improving traffic load and reducing the negative impacts of urban tracks to the track vicinity, reduce the cost of construction and maintenance work and traffic restriction.

    Tutor: Plášek Otto, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  34. Technology of Constructuion and Maintenance of Railway Structures

    The topic is focused on research of technology procedures and corrective maintenance that lead to minimization of the traffic restriction, energy consumption, environmental impact and life cycle costs.

    Tutor: Svoboda Richard, Ing., Ph.D.

  35. The analysis of track behavior in interaction with rail vehicle

    Analysis of the static and dynamic behavior of the railway superstructure on the effects of the railway vehicle through modern computational programs.

    Tutor: Salajka Vlastislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  36. The Development of Non-Destructive Testing Methods for the Diagnosis of Timber Structures

    In the context of present-day demands, the contemporary building industry has been increasingly returning to classic structural materials, such as timber, both in its tradition form, and in the form of glued sandwich elements. The level and possibilities of the contemporary NDT for the diagnosis of timber structures do not correspond to the pace of the develpoment. The topic should focus on the experimental determination of the optimum combination of the existing methods and the development of new methods of the non-destructive testing of timber structure elements.

    Tutor: Heřmánková Věra, Ing., Ph.D.

  37. The Evaluation of the Acoustic Emission Method

    The aim of the study will be the evaluation of a type of samples at the acoustic emission test. One of the Non-Destructive Testing methods, in this case, Acoustic Emission Method is suitable for monitoring the sample cracks during its loading. The Ph.D. student will acquire knowledge about Testing methods.

    Tutor: Pazdera Luboš, prof. Ing., CSc.

  38. The research of dynamic behaviour of railway lines

    The theme is focused on study of dynamic behaviour of railway lines. The theme includes railway superstructure and railway subbase. Topic involves experiment and simulation techniques. The tema also includes application of a suitable modern mathematical apparatus for the evaluation of the railway lines parameters including of artificial intelligence methods using.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  39. Theory and real behaviour of members and elements of steel and combined constructions

    Problems concerning the reliability, modelling, optimalisation and verification of the behaviour of construction members, elements and structural systems combined from concrete and steel are solved. Emphasis is placed on the assessment of real geometrical, material and construction characteristics.

    Tutor: Bajer Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  40. Ucontinuous damage models

    Modelling of the origin and propagation of cracks using the extended finite element method (XFEM).

    Tutor: Němec Ivan, doc. Ing., CSc.

  41. Update of the road design elements

    The subject of the dissertation thesis is to update the selected elements from the Czech standards ČSN 73 6102 a ČSN 73 6110 following the revision of these standards.

    Tutor: Radimský Michal, Ing., Ph.D.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DO01Doctoral seminar I (KDS)cs4summerCompulsoryCryes
DY02Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Studentscs1summerCompulsoryCryes
DI61Diagnostic methods in civil engineeringcs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4198yes
DF61Soil and Structure Interactioncs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4198yes
DM61Reliability of Road Structurescs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4198yes
DL61Theory of concrete and masonry structurescs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4198yes
DN61Permanent Way Theorycs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4198yes
DO61Theory of metal and timber structurescs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4198yes
DD62Theory of elasticity, plasticity and failurecs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4198yes
DD61Structural mechanicscs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4200yes
DM62Traffic Structures Theorycs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4200yes
DA58Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering Ics4summerCompulsory-optionalCr4202yes
DA61Numerical methods Ics4summerCompulsory-optionalCr4202yes
DA62Probability and mathematical statisticscs4summerCompulsory-optionalCr4202yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DO02Doctoral seminar II (KDS)cs8winterCompulsoryCryes
DA65Time series analysiscs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4199yes
DA67Applications of mathematical methods in economicscs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4199yes
DA59Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering IIcs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4199yes
DA63Numerical methods IIcs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4199yes
DA66Numerical methods for the variational problemscs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4199yes
DA64Models of regressioncs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4199yes
DL62Modelling of structurescs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4201yes
ZF52Underground Engineeringcs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4201yes
DI62Radiation methods in civil engineeringcs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4201yes
DD63Dynamics of structurescs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4201yes
DN62Railway Substructure Theorycs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4201yes
DO62Theory of composite steel-concrete structurescs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4201yes
DM63Environment and road designcs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4201yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DY01English for the Doctoral Study Programmecs8summerCompulsoryExyes
DO03Doctoral seminar III (KDS)cs8summerCompulsoryCryes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DO04Doctoral seminar IV (KDS)cs8winterCompulsoryCryes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DO05Doctoral seminar V (KDS)cs14summerCompulsoryCryes
4. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DO06Doctoral seminar VI (KDS)cs14winterCompulsoryCryes
4. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DO07Doctoral seminar VII (KDS)cs20summerCompulsoryCryes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
4198 0 DI61, DF61, DM61, DL61, DN61, DO61, DD62
4199 0 DA65, DA67, DA59, DA63, DA66, DA64
4200 0 DD61, DM62
4201 0 DL62, ZF52, DI62, DD63, DN62, DO62, DM63
4202 0 DA58, DA61, DA62
4851 0