Branch Details

Building Constructions

FASTAbbreviation: PSTAcad. year: 2019/2020

Programme: Civil Engineering

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020

Supervisor

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

2. round (podání přihlášek od 24.10.2019 do 09.12.2019)

  1. Analysis of boundary conditions of ground heat exchangers for heat pumps

    Analysis of dynamic boundary conditions of soil in relation to ground heat exchangers of heat pumps and possibilities of operational control and determination of heat exchanger performance. Application of Z-meter for experimental verification of thermal processes in soils.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, prof. Ing., CSc.

  2. Design of prefabricated green facades.

    This work focuses on the design and optimization of prefabricated green facades. The work includes a comprehensive verification of the various parts of the green facade of a full-scale experiments.

    Tutor: Bečkovský David, Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Dynamic analysis of energy sources and energy consumption for nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB)

    Nearly zero nergy buildings use mainly renewable energy. The potential of this energy is variable in time as well as the energy demand in buildings. Dynamic analysis of energy sources and consumption in buildings will optimize choice of energy sources and efficient use of energy. The analysis will be used to set up a system for monitoring and controlling and designing appropriate technologies.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, prof. Ing., CSc.

  4. Energy and Environmental Concept of Smart City and Smart Regions

    Creating a systematic procedure for management strategy municipalities and cities for the performance of the SMART City and Smart Regions in the energy sector. Object modeling of buildings in the region, cooperation with the Centre of Competence Smart Regions on FAST BUT.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, prof. Ing., CSc.

  5. Influence of building envelope construction air leakage on the condensation risk

    Tutor: Bečkovský David, Ing., Ph.D.

  6. Old People's Housing

    Old people housing forms, building typology as a follow-up to provide services. Evolution analysis, present trends, available and dignified housing for future.

    Tutor: Košíčková Ivana, Ing. arch., Ph.D.

  7. Possibilities of increase the roofs retention capacity

    The topic of the dissertation thesis is a comprehensive analysis of the possibility of increasing the roofs retention capacity and drainage modification factors. The work will authenticate using full-scale experiments.

    Tutor: Bečkovský David, Ing., Ph.D.

  8. The use of cement-fiber boards for the construction of interior staircases

    Cement fiber boards, which are now mainly used for additional structures, can also be used for interior staircases. However, their use must be substantiated by material tests with regard to another way of stressing the boards, which would be loaded in their centreline plane, as the case may be. This comprehensive topic assumes both material testing with possible modification of the manufacturing process and composition, as well as the analysis of stair parts by means of numerical modeling (FEA).

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

1. round (podání přihlášek od 05.06.2019 do 31.07.2019)

  1. Building physical aspects of tubular light guides

    Tubular light guides are continuously improved because of the ever-rising requirements put onto thermal comfort in the interiors of buildings. This has some side effects, like the depreciation of their physical properties. Therefore it is required to create a comprehensive overview of building physical aspects of tubular light guides, which can be based on experiments and computer simulations. The conclusions then are bound to be incorporated into the concept of a modified tubular light guide.

    Tutor: Vajkay František, Ing., Ph.D.

  2. 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.

  3. Evaluation of indoor climate of school buildings

    Assessment of school buildings renovation on indoor climate in classrooms.

    Tutor: Mohelníková Jitka, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  4. Ground-coupled Heat systems for Heating and Cooling of Buildings

    PhD thesis focuses on the research use of land for energy for heating and cooling. The scope of work will be theoretical and experimental investigation of the thermal interaction between an building and ground and an optimal design of ground and foundation exchangers. The aim is to streamline obtaining geothermal energy of the elements of foundation structures and to develop a methodology for their design in the Czech Republic. The simulations can use the softwares CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent. Optimization methods will be used.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  5. Hydraulics of pipelines in airconditioning and a fans

    The work deals with the methodology of the pressure loss of air ducts with a view to more instability detection behavior of HVAC systems. This is especially practical usage often unsolvable problem in real traffic pressure difference between inlet and outlet air ducts. Part of the work will be theoretical and experimental methods to solve a clear methodological outputs for use in practice. As theoretical methods will be used mathematical modeling of pressure loss pipelines.

    Tutor: Rubina Aleš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  6. Industrial architecture in post-industrial society

    Economy of traditional industrialized countries is changing. Productions developed from Industrial revolution are moving Eastwards being substituted by intelligent technologies. What impact have such a changes on contemporary industrial architecture and town planning?

    Tutor: Nový Alois, prof. Ing. arch., CSc.

  7. Light pipe efficiency evaluation

    Evaluation of tubular light pipes transmittance and efficiency for their application in sustainable buildings.

    Tutor: Mohelníková Jitka, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  8. Modeling and simulation of buildings and smart regions.

    PhD thesis focuses on the modeling and simulation of intelligent buildings and smart regions. Effective use and placement of elements of ventilation, heating and cooling in buildings and their optimal control system. Systems, equipment and strategies for energy storage. Multicriteria optimization methods will also be used.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  9. Modeling the effect of shading structures and vegetation on the thermal load

    The doctoral thesis is focused on modeling and simulation of the effect of shading structures and vegetation on the thermal load of buildings. The use of ANSYS Fluent, OpenFOAM, TRNSYS and DesignBuilder software is expected. Attention will also be paid to optimization of control systems. Multicriteria optimization methods will also be used.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  10. Modelling the energy balance of buildings

    Modelling the energy balance of buildings using modern computational techniques. Analysis of the problem, creating a mathematical model, verification of mathematical models of real objects.

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

  11. New types of heat exchangers for Building Services systems

    The field of Building Services is currently progressively developed thanks to the technological boom. New technologies, such as 3D printing or microfiber, allow the development of new heat exchangers. The topic of doctoral study will deal with the development of new types of heat exchangers from non-traditional materials.

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

  12. Optimization of PCM-based thermal storage system

    The thesis is focused on modeling and simulation of buildings storing heat and cold in heat accumulators using phase change melting and solidification substances - PCM. The aim is to bridge the mismatch between conventional and alternative energy supply with the building's energy consumption curve. Attention will also be paid to systems and methods for optimum energy storage accumulation in the building. Multicriteria optimization methods will also be used.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  13. Optimization of thermally activated building structures

    PhD thesis is focused on the optimization of Thermo Active Building Structures (TABS) used for heating and cooling buildings. Assumes the use of simulation methods, laboratory experiment and measurement INSITU. The aim is to provide recommendations for optimal design and control of TABS. The simulations can use the softwares CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent. Multicriteria optimization methods will also be used.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  14. Pollution of internal and external surfaces in daylighting of buildings

    Daylight factor calculations do incorporate the so-called pollution coefficients for the exterior, resp. the interior side of the daylighting system. The values of these coefficients were determined in 1994. Since then these coefficients are unchanged, despite the advances in lifestyle (number of cars on the road, fuel used in heating, etc.). Therefore the aim of the work would be to monitor how the actual lifestyle affects the pollution of surfaces and glazing, and lighting comfort in short and long terms.

    Tutor: Vajkay František, Ing., Ph.D.

  15. Prefabricated masonry panels for civil building structures

    With regard to the possible use of masonry blocks in the framework of prefabrication and construction of building structures (eg family and apartment buildings), it is appropriate to consider the question of the analysis of prefabricated masonry panels. The analysis will be primarily based on numerical modeling (FEA) supplemented by experimental testing.

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  16. Simulation of flow and pollutants in buildings

    Topic of doctoral thesis focuses on the application and verification of theoretical research methods airflow in buildings and external aerodynamics of buildings with the current transfer of moisture. The simulations can use the software Fluent, CFX, or OpenFOAM. Multicriteria optimization methods will also be used.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  17. Strengthening of concrete/masonry structures

    modern methods of strengthening, prestressing, additional reinforcement

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

  18. Technology as the Inspiration source of Architecture

    Since the times of Industrial revolution technology became not only obvious part of architecture but even a significant source of its inspiration. It acted at the birth of Modern movement and its crutial impact has an effect till present. Effort will be focused to metamorphoses of the relations between technology and architecture since the end of 18th century until today.

    Tutor: Nový Alois, prof. Ing. arch., CSc.

  19. The use of cement-fiber boards for the construction of interior staircases

    Cement fiber boards, which are now mainly used for additional structures, can also be used for interior staircases. However, their use must be substantiated by material tests with regard to another way of stressing the boards, which would be loaded in their centreline plane, as the case may be. This comprehensive topic assumes both material testing with possible modification of the manufacturing process and composition, as well as the analysis of stair parts by means of numerical modeling (FEA).

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  20. Waste containers as a construction member for structure design

    The theme deals with the development of the possible use of waste containers for construction of civil buildings. As part of the solution, the analysis of the possibility of using containers with regard to users' health is expected. Structures, structural systems and details of joints will be developed. The work will try to use the synergy of methods of numerical modeling as well as experimental testing.

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DH01DOCTORAL SEMINAR I (PST)cs4summerCompulsoryCryes
DY02Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Studentscs1summerCompulsoryCryes
DA58Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering Ics4summerOptionalCr4768yes
DA61Numerical methods Ics4summerOptionalCr4768yes
DA62Probability and mathematical statisticscs4summerOptionalCr4768yes
DJ61Selected Topics in Building Materials Engineeringcs8summerOptionalEx4770yes
DT61Selected Items of Building Service Theorycs8summerOptionalEx4770yes
DW61Selected Essay from Technology of Building Constructionscs8summerOptionalEx4770yes
DH81Selected Chapters from Theory of Building Constructionscs8summerOptionalEx4770yes
DB61Selected chapters from building physicscs8summerOptionalEx4822yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DH02Doctoral seminar II (PST)cs8winterCompulsoryCryes
DA65Time series analysiscs10winterOptionalEx4769yes
DA67Applications of mathematical methods in economicscs10winterOptionalEx4769yes
DA59Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering IIcs10winterOptionalEx4769yes
DA63Numerical methods IIcs10winterOptionalEx4769yes
DA66Numerical methods for the variational problemscs10winterOptionalEx4769yes
DA64Models of regressioncs10winterOptionalEx4769yes
DW62Information system in construction technologycs8winterOptionalEx4771yes
DH82Process and Functional Analysis of Building Constructioncs8winterOptionalEx4771yes
DL61Theory of concrete and masonry structurescs8winterOptionalEx4771yes
DT62Theory of Energy and Environment of Buildingscs8winterOptionalEx4771yes
DO61Theory of metal and timber structurescs8winterOptionalEx4771yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DY01English for the Doctoral Study Programmecs8summerCompulsoryExyes
DH03Doctoral seminar III (PST)cs8summerCompulsoryCryes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DH04Doctoral seminar IV (PST)cs8winterCompulsoryCryes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DH05Doctoral seminar V (PST)cs14summerCompulsoryCryes
4. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DH06Doctoral seminar VI (PST)cs14winterCompulsoryCryes
4. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DH07Doctoral seminar VII (PST)cs20summerCompulsoryCryes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
4768 0 DA58, DA61, DA62
4769 0 DA65, DA67, DA59, DA63, DA66, DA64
4770 0 DJ61, DT61, DW61, DH81
4771 0 DW62, DH82, DL61, DT62, DO61
4822 0 DB61