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Design and Process Engineering

Original title in Czech: Konstrukční a procesní inženýrstvíFSIAbbreviation: D-KPIAcad. year: 2015/2016Specialisation: Aircraft Design and Air Transport

Programme: Machines and Equipment

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: Accredited 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. Analysis methodology of stiffness characteristics of the aircraft hydraulic and electric actuartors

    Currently the hydro and electro-mechanical actuators are starting to use in the construction of power and control systems of aircraft. These actuators must have the required static and dynamic properties in terms of of transmission displacements, forces and powers. Their activities affect the flight characteristics of the aircraft and safety of flight. The goal will be to propose a methodology and analysis of dynamic stiffness characteristics of actuators with theoretical analysis, modeling in Matlab-Simulink and experimental measurements on real actuators.

    Tutor: Třetina Karel, doc. Ing., CSc.

  2. Bionics in aircraft design

    The most progressive technical solutions are inspired by nature and natural structures. The knowledge in the area of natural sciences in combination with development of new materials, technologies and computational systems enable today to transfer inspiration from natural patterns into complete technical products. The goal of this work is to creatively combined knowledge from biology with progressive engineering technologies and with up to date computational methods in the way that the aircraft primary structure will be designed with optimal distribution of weight frm the aspect of its loading. The main befit will be significant decrease of structural weight. Theoretical part of the work will be aimed at identification of promissing natural patterns and selection of aircraft parts on which those patterns could be applied. Practical output of work will be development of aircraft structure by application of bionics, up to date computational methods and new alloys and by application of progressive technologies such as Additive Layer Manufacturing.

    Tutor: Klement Josef, doc. Ing., CSc.

  3. Bolded joints of composite structures

    The main aim of doctoral study should be solving the method for joining of large composite parts, or connecting of composite parts to metal structures through bolded joints. The aim of the work should be to describe some possible structure joining elements, to propose methods for the design of joints and determinate static load and possible fatigue life. Initial task of thesis should be to summarize the current knowledge of the joining of composite structures, tests of joints, definition of different types of bolding components, and requirements of aviation regulations. In the next part, the PhD student should design methodology for joints modelling and static load evaluation. The proposed method should be verified experimentally

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

  4. Modeling of ultrasonic guided waves in orthotropic material

    The aim of the doctoral study will be to develop a mathematical model or a set of models for simulation of ultrasonic guided waves in composite materials with orthotropic characteristics. The main focus will be on creating a model suitable for applications related to monitoring the status of both thin-walled and thick-walled aircraft structures. In particular, the model will provide simulation of ultrasonic guided waves excitation by means of short-time high-frequency puls, wave propagation in the material, wave interaction with different material defects and investigation of the influence of the environment on the propagation characteristics of these waves. The initial part of the thesis will summarize current state-of-the-art in the area ofmodeling of ultrasonic guided waves in orthotropic and isotropic materials. Current capabilities of both commercial and open-source software for simulation of these waves will be assessed in the initial part as well. In the next phase, an appropriate mathematical model will be designed and implemented either as an extension of an existing simulation software, or as a separate set of simulation tools. The model will be experimentally verified and validated with regard to the intended specific application of the model.

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

  5. Reduction of the pilot´s error emergence by using of technical means

    General summary of typical pilot errors experienced in the course of defined flight phases. Detection and signals of these errors. The possibilities of utilization of technical means to prevent consquence of these errors. The following procedures. Real time solution of the problem.

    Tutor: Vosecký Slavomír, doc. Ing., CSc.

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