Branch Details

Structures and Traffic Construction

FASTAbbreviation: KDSAcad. year: 2018/2019

Programme: Civil Engineering

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  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, Dr.techn. Ing.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, summer semester
DO01Doctoral seminar I (KDS)cs4summerCompulsoryCryes
DY02Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Studentscs1summerCompulsoryCryes
DI61Diagnostic methods in civil engineeringcs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4703yes
DF61Soil and Structure Interactioncs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4703yes
DM61Reliability of Road Structurescs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4703yes
DL61Theory of concrete and masonry structurescs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4703yes
DN61Permanent Way Theorycs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4703yes
DO61Theory of metal and timber structurescs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4703yes
DD62Theory of elasticity, plasticity and failurecs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4703yes
DD61Structural mechanicscs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4718yes
DM62Traffic Structures Theorycs8summerCompulsory-optionalEx4718yes
DA58Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering Ics4summerCompulsory-optionalCr4744yes
DA61Numerical methods Ics4summerCompulsory-optionalCr4744yes
DA62Probability and mathematical statisticscs4summerCompulsory-optionalCr4744yes
2. year of study, winter semester
DO02Doctoral seminar II (KDS)cs8winterCompulsoryCryes
DA65Time series analysiscs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4717yes
DA67Applications of mathematical methods in economicscs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4717yes
DA59Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering IIcs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4717yes
DA63Numerical methods IIcs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4717yes
DA66Numerical methods for the variational problemscs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4717yes
DA64Models of regressioncs10winterCompulsory-optionalEx4717yes
DL62Modelling of structurescs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4719yes
ZF52Underground Engineeringcs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4719yes
DI62Radiation methods in civil engineeringcs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4719yes
DD63Dynamics of structurescs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4719yes
DN62Railway Substructure Theorycs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4719yes
DO62Theory of composite steel-concrete structurescs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4719yes
DM63Environment and road designcs8winterCompulsory-optionalEx4719yes
2. year of study, summer semester
DY01English for the Doctoral Study Programmecs8summerCompulsoryExyes
DO03Doctoral seminar III (KDS)cs8summerCompulsoryCryes
3. year of study, winter semester
DO04Doctoral seminar IV (KDS)cs8winterCompulsoryCryes
3. year of study, summer semester
DO05Doctoral seminar V (KDS)cs14summerCompulsoryCryes
4. year of study, winter semester
DO06Doctoral seminar VI (KDS)cs14winterCompulsoryCryes
4. year of study, summer semester
DO07Doctoral seminar VII (KDS)cs20summerCompulsoryCryes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
4703 0 DI61, DF61, DM61, DL61, DN61, DO61, DD62
4717 0 DA65, DA67, DA59, DA63, DA66, DA64
4718 0 DD61, DM62
4719 0 DL62, ZF52, DI62, DD63, DN62, DO62, DM63
4744 0 DA58, DA61, DA62