Branch Details

Structures and Traffic Construction

FASTAbbreviation: KDSAcad. 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. Advanced safety and reliability assessment of structures

    The student will deal with selected aspects of advanced assessment of safety, reliability and durability of structures.

    Tutor: Lehký David, doc. 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. Application the Matlab program to evaluate the results.

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

  7. 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.

1. round (podání přihlášek od 05.06.2019 do 31.07.2019)

  1. Advanced safety and reliability assessment of structures

    The student will deal with selected aspects of advanced assessment of safety, reliability and durability of structures.

    Tutor: Lehký David, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  2. Coupled task of mechnics and transport

    Student will create discrete model for coupled meachanical and transport problem for concrete. requirements: solid mathematical basis, ability to write/learn computer code (C++, Python)

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

  3. Damage and fracture of advanced building materials / rocks based structures

    Appropriate structural design from advanced building materials (including 3D printing materials) or rocks 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Development of triaxial compressive strength across the rock massif

    With respect to the changing textural and structural characteristics of the rock massifs, it is highly probable that the development of the strength properties will be variable both vertically and horizontally. Suggested doctoral dissertation will be focused on investigation of the spatial variability of the triaxial compressive strength based on the testing of series of cores specimens from the selected massif.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  6. 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.

  7. Fatigue and fracture properties of various kinds of self-healing/curing concrete

    The ability of concrete to repair its small cracks autonomously is called as self-healing. The main aim will be to quantify the self-curing effect based on fatigue and fracture-mechanical tests. The beams will be exposed to cyclic loading. From this a traditional S-N curve will be evaluated for each stress level. To quantify self-healing/curing effect and it influence on the residual fatigue life the tested specimen will scanned by CT tomography.

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

  8. Fatigue of concrete and reinforced concrete

    Numerical and analytical modeling of fatigue in concerete and reinforced concrete

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

  9. Fatigue properties of steel components for civil engineering structures (Bridge, crane etc.)

    The use of stainless steel for bridge structures is relatively recent. Significant advances in the use of stainless steel in known. The degradation of properties and lifetime assessment of steel subjected to complex mechanical loading will be investigated. Experimental part of the proposal, evaluation of the input data for finite element software ANSYS i.e. a) S-N curve – smooth or with defined singular concentrator/notch, b) specimen with crack, threshold values, Paris’ law, stress ratios etc.

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

  10. Fracture mechanics of geomaterials in relation to the planned deep geological repository for a radioactive waste

    The Czech deep repository development programme resulted in identification of several localities with favourable geological conditions. The Czech concept of a deep repository construction targets on crystalline host rocks. The dissertation will be focused on fracture mechanics of geomaterials from the most favoured localities – Horka near Velké Meziříčí and Kraví hora near Dolní Rožínka.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  11. Fracturing of geomaterials monitored by ultrasonic methods

    The dissertation will be focused on determination of the failure mechanisms (sliding, shearing) of selected geomaterials during uniaxial and triaxial compression tests. The fracturing will be monitored by ultrasonic sounding and acoustic emission.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  12. 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.

  13. Nonlocal integral computational models for damage prediction of quasi-brittle materials

    Engineering structures subjected to loading may result in stresses exceeding the material strength and thus forcing the progressive damage. Computational modelling of quasi-brittle damage of a wide class of building materials and composites can be done using some nonlocal integral approaches. The student will pay attention to the verification and validation of available models and their potential improvements.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

    In the Czech Republic is recycled annually 100 000 tons of glass waste. By crushing and cleaning of waste is created glass recyclate in a different factions. 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.

  17. Physico-mechanical properties of geocomposites

    As geocomposites can be considered any geomaterials that are composed of petrographically, texturally and structurally different parts or zones. Suggested doctoral dissertation will be focused on investigation of the physico-mechanical properties (e.g., scleroscopic hardness, uniaxial and triaxial strength, indirect tensile strengths) of composite geomaterials.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  18. Reliability nonlinear analysis of concrete structures

    Topic is focused on nonlinear modelling of concrete structures (e.g. bridges) taking into account uncertainties in material, load and environment.

    Tutor: Novák Drahomír, prof. Ing., DrSc.

  19. 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.

  20. Strengthening of concrete/masonry structures

    modern methods of strengthening, prestressing, additional reinforcement

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


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 engineeringcs8summerOptionalEx4703yes
DF61Soil and Structure Interactioncs8summerOptionalEx4703yes
DM61Reliability of Road Structurescs8summerOptionalEx4703yes
DL61Theory of concrete and masonry structurescs8summerOptionalEx4703yes
DN61Permanent Way Theorycs8summerOptionalEx4703yes
DO61Theory of metal and timber structurescs8summerOptionalEx4703yes
DD62Theory of elasticity, plasticity and failurecs8summerOptionalEx4703yes
DD61Structural mechanicscs8summerOptionalEx4718yes
DM62Traffic Structures Theorycs8summerOptionalEx4718yes
DA58Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering Ics4summerOptionalCr4744yes
DA61Numerical methods Ics4summerOptionalCr4744yes
DA62Probability and mathematical statisticscs4summerOptionalCr4744yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DO02Doctoral seminar II (KDS)cs8winterCompulsoryCryes
DA65Time series analysiscs10winterOptionalEx4717yes
DA67Applications of mathematical methods in economicscs10winterOptionalEx4717yes
DA59Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering IIcs10winterOptionalEx4717yes
DA63Numerical methods IIcs10winterOptionalEx4717yes
DA66Numerical methods for the variational problemscs10winterOptionalEx4717yes
DA64Models of regressioncs10winterOptionalEx4717yes
DL62Modelling of structurescs8winterOptionalEx4719yes
ZF52Underground Engineeringcs8winterOptionalEx4719yes
DI62Radiation methods in civil engineeringcs8winterOptionalEx4719yes
DD63Dynamics of structurescs8winterOptionalEx4719yes
DN62Railway Substructure Theorycs8winterOptionalEx4719yes
DO62Theory of composite steel-concrete structurescs8winterOptionalEx4719yes
DM63Environment and road designcs8winterOptionalEx4719yes
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
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