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Design and Process Engineering

Original title in Czech: Konstrukční a procesní inženýrstvíFSIAbbreviation: D-KPIAcad. year: 2020/2021Specialisation: Mechanical Engineering Design

Programme: Machines and Equipment

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 1.1.1999Accredited until: 31.12.2024

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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.

Supervisor

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Additive Manufacturing of Structured Components from Magnesium Alloys

    The aim of this work is to master the process of production of structured components for biodegradable magnesium alloy implants by an additive way using selective laser melting technology. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to master the process of atomization of magnesium powder, optimize SLM process parameters for the production of thin walls and structures with respect to strength and stiffness, and to find a suitable method of heat and surface treatment of these components.

    Tutor: Koutný Daniel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  2. An experimental research on damage mechanism of journal bearings

    The aim is to clarify the mechanisms of damage of journal bearings for internal combustion engines by means of in-situ observation of the surface with unique optical technique.

    Tutor: Křupka Ivan, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Biotribology of artificial tears for the treatment of dry eye syndrome

    The main goal of research is to experimentally assess the development of friction coefficient and formation of tear film with the use of unique eye simulator. The thesis will be aimed at the performance of the developed artificial tears in terms of viscosity, friction and eye lubricating film.

    Tutor: Vrbka Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  4. Brno Design

    The aim is an art historical study in the field of visual communications design in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on the Brno region and international influences. It is a theoretical work that characterizes important personalities, companies and institutions in the context of the development of industrial design in the 20th Century.

    Tutor: Rajlich Jan, doc. Ing. arch.

  5. Complex diagnostic testing centre for motorcycles

    Main goal is development of brand new testing centre for complex technical diagnostic of the motorcycle and verification of functionality of its key components like suspension, shifting under load etc. The development will be made in close cooperation with manufacturer of professional testing units for passenger cars.

    Tutor: Klapka Milan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  6. Design of structured magnetic circuits

    The aim of the topic is the research and development of structured magnetic circuits manufactured by 3D print. The R&D can be focused into several fields such as (i) development of structured rotors of electromotors; (ii) development of pistons for fast magnetorheological dampers; (iii) development of fast electromagnetic valves. The topic is opened for 2 students.

    Tutor: Mazůrek Ivan, doc. Ing., CSc.

  7. Development of adaptive railway bearings with increased service life

    To develop an adaptive axle bearing with the provision of digital data from the entire life cycle of the bearing, from production to the end of service life. The main objective is to develop a prototype bearing with online status monitoring for use in passenger rail transport (metro, electric units - EMU). The secondary goal of the work is to digitize the process of metrology and quality in production with regard to safety and quality requirements of target customers.

    Tutor: Mazal Pavel, doc. Ing., CSc.

  8. Development of magnetorheological dampers for semi-active control

    The aim of the topic is the research and development of a fast magnetorheological damper including algorithms for semi-active control leading vibration and shock mitigation. The R&D can be focused into several fields such as (i) dampers for electric enduro bicycle; (ii) damper for seat suspension of trucks or agricultural machines; (iii) dampers for mitigation of extreme shocks; (iv) dampers for aircraft landing gear; (v) motorcycle dampers. This topic is opened for three students.

    Tutor: Mazůrek Ivan, doc. Ing., CSc.

  9. Development of magnetorheological fluid seal

    The main goal of this topic is an innovation of magnetorheological fluid seal which allows a high level of tightness with respect to the possible leakage of the carrier fluid in extreme conditions. This is an experimental work using the existing experimental devices. The topic is opened for 1 student.

    Tutor: Mazůrek Ivan, doc. Ing., CSc.

  10. Development of new lubricants and friction modifiers for rail transport

    The goal is to develop new materials suitable for adjusting the adhesion in the wheel-rail contact when considering interaction with real contaminants. The work focuses on liquid and solid materials and is based on experimental research of the effect of the composition of the developed materials on tribological properties of the wheel-rail contact.

    Tutor: Hartl Martin, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  11. Development of the bearings with enhanced grease replenishment

    The aim is to develop bearings with improved grease lubrication by studying the grease distribution in a real bearing. This is an experimental-design work where measurements will be carried out on both current equipment and a new real bearing simulator.

    Tutor: Křupka Ivan, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  12. Electromagnetic properties of steels processed by metal 3D printing

    The aim of the project is to determine the process parameters of selective laser melting, which enable the processing of steels for usege in electromagnetic applications. It is an experimental work involving the exploration of the physical and mechanical properties via simulations and real testing.

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

  13. Extension of longevity of joint implants by targeted modification of rubbing surfaces

    The main goal of research is to design, produce, and validate the effect of targeted topography modification of joint implant contact surfaces on friction coefficient and wear rate. Experimental investigation is based on the use of hip joint simulator. Compared to conventional implants, a prototype of new-generation implant with extended longevity represents an outcome of the thesis.

    Tutor: Vrbka Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  14. Friction and lubricant flow in gear contacts

    The goal is to develop method for lubricant flow measurement in a point contacts. It is experimental theme combining existing and new techniques to study lubricant flow under high pressure with the aim to decrease friction in gear contacts.

    Tutor: Křupka Ivan, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  15. Identification of damage occurence using non-destructive testing methods

    The work is focused on the elaboration and subsequent verification of the methodology of identification and quantification of structural changes that occur in various types of cyclically loaded materials and structures. This is an experimental work aimed at correlating the results obtained by acoustic emission methods and other non-destructive testing methods (thermography, ultrasound, radiography, etc.).

    Tutor: Mazal Pavel, doc. Ing., CSc.

  16. Influence of non-stationary electric field on behavior of ionic liquids

    The aim is to clarify the mechanism of forming a lubricating film in highly loaded contacts lubricated by ionic liquids under the influence of an unsteady electric field. This is an experimental work based on the use of colorimetric interferometry, which includes the development of an experimental simulator for measuring the friction, thickness and temperature of the lubricant.

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

  17. In-line inspection of the parts using optical methods

    The aim of this thesis is to develop a system for in-line inspection of parts in serial production using laser scanner and robot. The type of the thesis is design and experimental focused in application of new technical approaches comprising hardware and software problematic to achieve more effective control of production.

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

  18. Lubricated polymer gears

    The goal is to find out how polymers mechanical properties with the temperature and frequency dependence influence film thickness, friction and load carrying capacity. It is experimental theme where results will be compared with numerical model developed by international partner. Use of plastic polymers on lubricated gears is efficient for production and operation.

    Tutor: Křupka Ivan, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  19. Modelling of the squealing noise in railway trafic

    The aim of this work is to create a model for the prediction of squealing noise generated in the wheel-rail contact, to experimentally validate the model and to use it for the investigation of the effect of critical parameters influencing the noise with respect to the frictional properties in the contact.

    Tutor: Hartl Martin, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  20. Optical control of large-scale 3D printing

    The aim of this thesis is to develop a system of control of large-scale 3D printing using optical methods, which would enable feedback control of printing. The type of the thesis is research and design aimed at streamlining the control and production of large-scale parts.

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

  21. Optical measurements of dilatation of flange joints

    The aim of this thesis is to develop a flange inspection system using optical methods, especially DIC, image analysis or structured light scanning. The type of the thesis is research and design focused on the use of appropriate methods, or their combination, on a specific technical problem.

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

  22. Reducing railway noise pollution

    The work is focused on research and development of the system for noise reduction of rail transport by adjusting the friction in the wheel-rail contact through special lubricants and friction modifiers. The system includes apparatus for material application and control system utilizing noise monitoring of rail vehicle.

    Tutor: Hartl Martin, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  23. Research and Development of Additively Manufactured Lattice Structures

    The aim of this work is to analyze the influence of individual process parameters of SLM process on the quality of produced micro-struts; optimize production strategies and parameters to minimize defects and implement this knowledge in a software tool that allows precise control of the resulting properties of various lattice structures.

    Tutor: Koutný Daniel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  24. Research and development of hydrogel-based artificial cartilage

    The main goal is research and development and complex tribological assessment of hydrogel-based material mimicking synovial joint cartilage. Experimental investigation is based on the use of combination of biotribology simulators. A new material, suitable for cartilage replacement to prevent the need of total joint arthroplasty, represents an outcome of the thesis.

    Tutor: Vrbka Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  25. Research and development of magnetorheological fluids

    The main aim is the research and development of high stable magnetorheological fluid with high magnetorheological effect, enhanced response time, long lifetime and tribological properties with minimal abrasive effect on contact pairs. The topic is also focused on the study of the rheological behavior of new MR fluids, especially at high shear rates and strong magnetic field. This topic is opened for three students.

    Tutor: Mazůrek Ivan, doc. Ing., CSc.

  26. The effect of surface running-in on friction and lubrication

    The goal is to reveal how surface change during running-in phase and how influences conditions of operation in terms of friction and quality of lubrication. Development of optimal surface texture for persistent higher performance is a way how to design energy efficient machines.

    Tutor: Křupka Ivan, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  27. The effect of synovial fluid viscosupplementation on friction and lubrication of cartilage

    The main goal of research is to understand the mechanism of synovial fluid viscosupplementation in order to clarify biotribological performance of joint cartilage. Experimental investigation is based on the use of a tribometer with reciprocating motion. Methodology of determination of specific viscosupplement for individual patients represents an outcome of the thesis.

    Tutor: Vrbka Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  28. The potential of advanced materials and technologies for lower limb prosthesis design

    The aim of the thesis is to propose a new concept of lower limb prosthesis based on the analysis for specific types of activities such as sports or entertainment. This is a creative work based on the use of advanced materials and new technologies

    Tutor: Křenek Ladislav, doc. akad. soch., ArtD.

  29. The potential of advanced materials and technologies for lower limb prosthesis design

    The aim of the thesis is to propose a new concept of lower limb prosthesis based on the analysis for specific types of activities such as sports or entertainment. This is a creative work based on the use of advanced materials and new technologies

    Tutor: Křenek Ladislav, doc. akad. soch., ArtD.

  30. Tribology of bioimplants produced by Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

    The main goal of research is to assess the development of friction coefficient and wear of fundamental biocompatible materials for small joint replacements produced by SLM technology. Experimental investigation is based on the use of pin-on-plate simulator. The attention will be paid to titanium and cobalt alloys with consideration of DLC coating.

    Tutor: Vrbka Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  31. Tribology of the wheel-rail interface

    The aim is to clarify the behavior of substances affecting the friction in the wheel-rail contact, depending on the composition of the friction layer which is formed naturally on the surface of the contact bodies. It is an experimental work exploring the interaction of natural contaminants and other substances deliberately applied to the contact.

    Tutor: Hartl Martin, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  32. 3D printing of lattice structures from polymeric materials and their qualification

    The dissertation theme focuses on the additive manufacturing of large-dimensioned structures with applications in industry, architecture and design. The topic assumes the study of abrasive wear of nozzles, polymer rheology, mechanical properties of beam structures including topological optimization.

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

  33. 3D printing of multi-materials for electromagnetic applications

    The goal is to develop the process parameters of the SLM process, which will allow the processing of more metal materials within a single component. This is an experimental work based on evaluation of mechanical and electromagnetic properties and investigation of the structure of materials.

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

  34. 3D scanning at high temperatures

    The aim of this thesis is to analyze active triangulation methods applicable for the purpose of 3D digitization of parts at high temperatures (above 700 °C). The type of the thesis is research and experimental focused on the use of appropriate methods for implementation of a unique measurement system that will enable inspection of shape and dimensions of forgings, castings and other heat treated parts.

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


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