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Power Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Original title in Czech: Silnoproudá elektrotechnika a elektroenergetikaFEKTAbbreviation: PK-SEEAcad. year: 2019/2020

Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 20.12.2020

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The goal of the postgradual doctoral (PhD) study is the education for scientific work in the area of power electrical engineering and power systems. Graduates of PhD find occupation either as scientific or research workers including industrial development, either as universty teachers and in higher manager functions as well

Key learning outcomes

PhD-graduate obtains high theoretical knowledge and will learn to solve complicated scientific and technological problems by oneself PhD-graduate is ready for further professional rise with a high degree of adaptivity Graduates of PhD find occupation either as scientific or research workers including industrial development, either as universty teachers and in higher manager functions as well

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduate obtains broad knowledge of subject of high power engineering. The knowledge is build mainly on theoretical background of the subject. Moreover the graduate will obtain deep special knowledge aimed in direction of his/her thesis. The graduate will be able to perform scientific and/or applied research based on up to date theoretical knowledge. The graduate will be able to organize and lead a team of researchers in the studied subject.

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Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Active magnetic bearings

    The aim of the project is research and development of homoplar, axial and radial magnetic bearings. The design of selected type of magnetic bearing will be realised, measured, and optimized. The realization will be including digital control. Analysis of homopolar magnetic bearing losses in the frame of the project is required as well. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)...

    Tutor: Ondrůšek Čestmír, doc. Ing., CSc.

  2. Computational and experimental analyses of an accelerator driven subcritical nuclear reactor

    The main objective of the thesis is to prepare calculation models of accelerator driven nuclear systems ADS, perform calculations, maintain results and analyze influence of different parameters. Different types of systems will be analysed, like neutron generator driven system, electron as well as proton accelerator driven system, etc. Model will be validated using real ADS systems under the cooperation with Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Dubna, Uzhhorod National University, Texas A&M, and MSU Baroda. Validated models will be used for proposals of optimizations of theses experimental facilities. Calculation codes based on Monte Carlo method will be mainly used for calculations. Doctoral research will be supported by the internship at foreign research institution.

    Tutor: Katovský Karel, Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Flux switching electric machines

    The aim of the project is the research and development of special electric machine with excitation permanent magnets and armature winding in the stator without magnets and or winding in the rotor. Due to this special construction the machines are able to be produced as high speed and or integrated e.g. with pump and or compressor as one compact product to save material and volume. It is supposed to design, produce and optimize very high speed generator 70 kW with maximal speed using up to date materials. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)…

    Tutor: Ondrůšek Čestmír, doc. Ing., CSc.

  4. High speed generator

    The aim of the project is research, development and optimization of high speed electric generators used for electric energy recuperation during gas liquefaction. The proces of gas liquefyaction is used e.g. in basic nuclear research. The required power is in the range 5 to 10 kW, and speed 160 000 to 230 000 r.p.m. It is supposed to be generator with permanent magnets. Realization of laboratory pattern including measurement and optimization will be part of the project. The topics of disertation projects correspond to the orientation and the aims of the Projects supported by Czech technological agency TAČR. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)…

    Tutor: Ondrůšek Čestmír, doc. Ing., CSc.

  5. High speed motors for compressors

    The aim of the project is research, development and optimization of high speed synchronous and asynchronous electric motors for turbocompressors of the the following parameters: shaft power 3 kW, speed 180 000 r.p.m. The designed motors will be realized and measured. Optimization based on the measurement results is required as well. The topics of disertation projects correspond to the orientation and the aims of the Projects supported by Czech technological agency TAČR. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)…

    Tutor: Ondrůšek Čestmír, doc. Ing., CSc.

  6. Charging stations for electric vehicles as an element of electricity system

    The urgent need for the development of charging stations for hybrid cars and electric vehicles (EV) still shows as important in the context of the current gradual development of this type of transport. The theme is focused on energy analysis of the concept of charging stations with integrated accumulation and renewable energy sources. Based on the concept will be developed the mathematical models. It will be performed energy-economic analysis in order to verify the possibility of using the concept in this way to reduce the load of the network at the connection point. Direct possibility of cooperation on concrete solution with an energy company is expected.

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

  7. Novel computer simulation of electrical machines

    The aim of the project is an application of magnetic coenergy for magnetic field computation and in the design and transient analysis of electric machines. The method is based on new formulation of magnetic coenergy in combination with finite element methods. This new method enables effective, computer time saving solution of transients in electrical machines respecting nonlinearities. The project is mainly theoretical. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)…

    Tutor: Ondrůšek Čestmír, doc. Ing., CSc.

  8. Power system with electric energy accumulation

    Stability of electric power supply is - as a term - closely related with electrical energy production gained from renewable power sources (mainly from wind and photovoltaic power plants). The research will be focused on possibilities of accumulation of electric energy produced from renewable power sources with the help of modern technologies while focusing on hydrogen (VRB systems) utilization, accumulators based on Lithium and pumped storage hydro plants for its accumulation. The result of the work will be the draft measures in the energy system, which can solve time disproportion between electrical energy supply and take-off from the renewable power sources. The solution is connected with computer simulation (Matlab) and experimental measuring on a real model.

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

  9. The island DC network for objects with renewable energy sources

    Conceptual solution of an island DC networks where resource base consists of hybrid energy system (photovoltaic, wind turbine, accumulation). The goal is to propose a technical solution of energy system enabling in case of lack/excess energy cooperation with AC network and simultaneously ensure the safe power to the object. The solutions will be also the design and testing of control and monitoring algorithm.

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

  10. The VVER spent nuclear fuel characterization

    Spent nuclear fuel parameters like residual heat generation, neutron or gamma emission or reactivity, are very important information, which has completely been defined by nuclear fuel inventory. Spent nuclear fuel inventory means a vector of nuclear fuel nuclide concentration, especially fission products, activation products, and decay products. Such data together with fuel history, initial enrichment and/or initial burnup absorbers concentration, define physical quantity called burn-up (mean assembly burn-up; fuel rod burn-up; etc.). Burn-up values for core off-loaded and/or stored fuel assemblies are calculated using reactor-physics codes; as well as other parameters of spent fuel, like inventory. However, experimental verification of calculated values is very difficult and requires complex utilization of passive and active detection methods and simulated values. Investigation of experimental methods of spent nuclear fuel characterization as well as simulation is the main task for a PhD candidate registered to the topic. Resulted methodology would be utilized by safeguards or by authorities responsible for long term storage and/or final repositories of spent nuclear fuel. Doctoral research will be supported by the internship at foreign research institution.

    Tutor: Katovský Karel, Ing., Ph.D.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DET1Electrotechnical materials, material systems and production processescs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DEE1Mathematical Modelling of Electrical Power Systemscs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DME1Microelectronic Systemscs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DRE1Modern electronic circuit designcs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DTK1Optimization Methods and Queuing Theorycs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DFY1Junctions and nanostructurescs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DTE1Special Measurement Methodscs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DMA1Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Operations Researchcs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DAM1Selected chaps from automatic controlcs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DVE1Selected problems from power electronics and electrical drivescs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DBM1Advanced methods of processing and analysis of imagescs4winterOptional specializedDrExno
DJA6English for post-graduatescs4winterGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
DRIZSolving of innovative taskscs2winterGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
DEIZScientific publishing A to Zcs2winterGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DTK2Applied cryptographycs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DMA2Discrete Processes in Electrical Engineeringcs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DME2Microelectronic technologiescs4summerOptional specializedDrExno
DRE2Modern digital wireless communicationcs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DTE2Numerical Computations with Partial Differential Equationscs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DFY2Spectroscopic methods for non-destructive diagnostics cs4summerOptional specializedDrExno
DET2Selected diagnostic methods, reliability and qualitycs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DAM2Selected chaps from measuring techniquescs4summerOptional specializedDrExno
DBM2Selected problems of biomedical engineeringcs4summerOptional specializedDrExno
DEE2Selected problems of electricity productioncs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DVE2Topical Issues of Electrical Machines and Apparatuscs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DJA6English for post-graduatescs4summerGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
DCVPQuotations in a research workcs2summerGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
DRIZSolving of innovative taskscs2summerGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
1. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DQJAEnglish for the state doctoral examcs4bothCompulsoryDrExyes