Branch Details

Applied Mechanics

Original title in Czech: Inženýrská mechanikaFSIAbbreviation: D-IMEAcad. year: 2020/2021

Programme: Applied Sciences in Engineering

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: Accredited until: 31.12.2024


The Ph.D. study focuses on the following fields of mechanics:
· Mechanics of solids. Theory of modelling mechanical systems, constitutive material relations with emphasis on non-linear behaviour, limit state conditions of materials and structures, mechanics of composites, biomechanics, analysis of stress, deformation and dynamic behaviour of selected groups of bodies (including composite bodies), inverse problems of mechanics of rigid bodies, modelling of stress and deformation in selected technological processes (forming), theory of experiments in interactive driving and mechatronic systems, dynamic of vehicles and of machinery, solution of selected problems in vibroacoustics.
· Mechanics of liquides and gases. Flow theory of compressible and incompressible fluids. Flow of gases and vapours. Nonstacionary flow and impact. Orientation on the flow in hydralic machines and heat engines.
· Thermomechanics. Theory of heat and substance transfer. Application of interferometry and other modern experimental methods. Thermodynamic problems of metallurgy and foundry technologies and heat treatment. Applications in the field of design of thermal power-generating machines. Inverse problems of heat transfer.


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Advanced models of cyclic plasticity in the prediction of thermo-mechanical fatigue

    The topic of doctoral thesis comes from long term focus and international cooperation in the field of cyclic plasticity and low-cycle fatigue, which will be extended by the temperature effect. Machine elements from advanced alloys allow machines operation at elevated temperatures, which brings the risk of crack initiation and leakage of hazardous medium, for example from the exhaust manifolds, turbochargers or combustion parts of turbines. The doctoral thesis will therefore focus not only to development of advanced cyclic plasticity models, but also their utilization for reliable prediction of fatigue damage and failure, which is a result of repeated plastic deformations at elevated temperatures.

    Tutor: Petruška Jindřich, prof. Ing., CSc.

  2. Analysis of influence of weld joint size on fatigue life of metal components

    This thesis is focused on a testing sector of metallic parts welded by laser welding method. Topic is based on real application of the component in automotive industry, where is necessary to provide sufficient lifetime of the welded joint. Components in automotive are typically exposed to vibration load. Contrary to expectations, there are case where a weld with lower penetration depth value achieves a longer lifetime during vibration testing. The aim of this thesis is to analyze the dependence between the lifetime of the welded joint and the weld geometry using experimental modeling and further to use this knowledge to predict lifetime based on computational modeling.

    Tutor: Návrat Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

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