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Design and Process Engineering

Original title in Czech: Konstrukční a procesní inženýrstvíFSIAbbreviation: D-KPIAcad. year: 2019/2020Specialisation: Aircraft Design and Air Transport

Programme: Machines and Equipment

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 1.1.1999Accredited until: 31.12.2020


Design and Process Engineering
· Designing, construction, calculation, technology of manufacturing, technical preparation of manufacturing including assembly and testing,
· Thermal and nuclear power plant devices such as steam and combustion turbines, steam generators, steam power plants and heating plants including nuclear power stations, industrial power engineering and their environmental aspects,
· Water turbines, hydrodynamic and hydrostatic pumps, piping systems, hydroelectric power plants, and pumping stations,
· Machinary and devices for chemical industry, food-stuff industry, and biotechnological treatment lines,
· Construction, modelling and theoretical studies of machines and devices for cutting, forming machines, industrial robots, and manipulators,
· Machine parts and mechanisms, methodology of designing machine elements and working mechanisms of general application with consideration of stochastic qualities of inputs, including the application of special types of machines and devices,
· Cars, vans and lorries, buses, trailers, semi-trailers, and motorcycles,
· Combustion engines for all types of vehicle drives, simulation of combustion engine thermomechanical systems, dynamics of driving gear, engine accessories, ecology,
· Machines and devices for in-plant handling of material and handling between operations, for the mining and transport of building materials, for passenger conveyance in buildings,
· Aerodynamic calculation and designing, flight mechanics, fatigue and durability of aircraft constructions, aeroelasticity of aircraft,
· Quality of machine industry production.


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Advanced analysis and testing of space equipment systems

    Equipment and systems for space application have to be deeply analysed and tested on Earth in artificial simulated extreme conditions. Testing includes environmental, vibration and functional verification campaigns, all performed in clean lab environment under strict supervision of European Space Standards ECSS. PhD study should lead to iterative development of testing end to end processes. From test specification, through advanced software analyses to understanding of unique phenomena in space branch, as e.g. radiation leakage, cryogenics or oscillation own frequencies. All will be applied in project of Heat Switch for thermal management of satellites during its development and qualification testing.

    Tutor: Jebáček Ivo, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  2. Morphing Aircraft Wing

    The development of new materials and technologies allows various applications that have not been possible so far. Thanks to these new flexible and rigid materials complemented by electronic control and sensors, it can allow the airfoils to be flexible in a controlled manner and thus approach the bird. Instead of traditional wing flaps, there is a tendency to design wings that can be based on mechanical or electrical control of profile deflections. The aim of the study should be to evaluate the possibilities of existing materials in terms of sufficient carrying capability with the required flexibility, to consider the possibility of mechanical or electrical curvature control and to evaluate the structural application to real aircraft wings with respect to weight and aeroelastic constraints.

    Tutor: Juračka Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Optimization of recuperation heat exchanger for turboprop engine


    Tutor: Juračka Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  4. Safety/Reliability Assessment Methods and their application on aircraft control systems with technologies enabling control feedback to crew

    State of the art aircraft systems more and more often include extensive electrical / electronic systems, whose primary task is to increase the safety of flight performance. Typical is their connection to safety critical elements of aircraft, eg the control system. A frequent part of the above systems is also artificial feedback integrated into the control system in order to provide a warning to the crew. In this area, there is extensive development not only in the field of classic manned aircraft, but also in the area of remotely piloted vehicles or unmanned aerial vehicles / systems (with human operators for emergency). The dissertation thesis is expected to evaluate trends in this area and to identify key future technologies, such as haptic response for the control system, etc. Based on this analysis, the perspective future application will be selected, on which a demonstration system linking the perspective safety system will be integrated into an existing aircraft control system (it may be a primary control system, but also eg a powerplant control system, etc.). The aim of the work will be mainly to develop and demonstrate performance of the methods for safety and reliability assessment for above-described future flight critical elements / systems. Furthermore, the determination of the limitations that such elements should have for safe aircraft integration. It is expected that also experimental techniques (using eg laboratory stend or simulators) will be used to determine / verify, for example, the level of criticality of new elements during their installation.

    Tutor: Hlinka Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  5. Safety/Reliability Assessment Methods and their application on "More-Electric Aircraft" Concept

    Modern trend in the development of systems for aircraft is towards so called “More-Electric Aircraft” (MEA) concept. Replacement of mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic systems by electrically controlled systems is key characteristic of this concept. Major goal of the work is to analyze current trends on this field and to select suitable systems for adaptation to MEA concept. Activities related to the work include: assessment of forces and power necessary to replace functions of selected aircraft systems by electric components, development of safety/reliability assessment methods and related certification issues.

    Tutor: Hlinka Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

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