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Forensic Engineering

Original title in Czech: Soudní inženýrstvíÚSIAbbreviation: SOIAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: Assessment of Defects and Failures in Technology

Programme: Forensic Engineering

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 24.4.2008Accredited until: 31.3.2020

Programme supervisor

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Assessment of the impact of damage to masonry structures on their value

    Damage of masonry structures and its impact on the value of the property is a very common phenomenon, occuring in both the real estate valuation considerable age, and in buildings constructed later. A major issue is the consideration of the damage and property valuation in determining the residual life of the building. The thesis will deal with possible damage to masonry structures and the impact of the damage on buildings. Subsequently, an appropriate solution to remedy these disorders will be sought, where the main criterion is the effectiveness of rehabilitation. The effectiveness of remediation must be assessed from the point of view of technological feasibility, efficiency and cost effectiveness. The aim is to qualitatively improve methods for assessing the service limit state of buildings, for predicting the service life of damaged buildings and to improve approaches to the quantification of failure costs of the remediation and assess their effectiveness.

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

  2. The assessment of defects and failures of a concrete structure with regard to the service life of the structure

    The service life of buildings and its component parts depends on the technological implementation according to prescribed procedures and the quality of each material which is integrated in the building. Each material degrades over time, which presents a serious hazard the further durability of the structure. The amount of pores in the concrete structure is an important parameter that affects not only durability, but also the physical and mechanical properties of the cement-based composites and concrete structures in general. The thesis will deal with an analysis of the composition the pore structure of concrete, evaluation of defects and failures, including their prediction using qualitative and quantitative approaches. Identification and assessment the risk of cracking will be made with regard to the durability of the structure.

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


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSS01Doctoral Seminary Ics0winterCompulsoryColyes
DSC01Forensic Engineering - General Methodologycs0winterCompulsoryDrExyes
DSB01Basic of Law for Expert Activitycs0winterCompulsoryDrExyes
1. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSS02Doctoral Seminary IIcs0summerCompulsoryColyes
DSA02Probability and Mathematical Statisticscs0summerCompulsoryDrExyes
DSD06Safety of Machines and Equipment - System Approachcs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DSD07Electrical Components of System of Manufacturing Machines Drive Units cs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DSD11Psychology and sociology in Forensic Engineeringcs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DSD02Radiation and Diagnostic Methods in Quality Controlcs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DSD01Technology of Maintenance of Concretecs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DSD05Theory and Construction of Machine Toolscs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DSD04Theory and Construction of Forming Machinescs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
DSD12Application of risk analysis methods in forensic engineeringcs0summerCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
1. year of study, both semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSB02Legal Aspects of the Scientific Workcs0bothCompulsoryColyes
2. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSS03Doctoral Seminary IIIcs0winterCompulsoryColyes
DSE04Special Methodology of Forensic Engineering - Forensic Engineering in Civil Engineeringcs0winterCompulsory-optionalDrExyes
2. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSS04Doctoral Seminary IVcs0summerCompulsoryColyes
2. year of study, both semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSJ01Foreign Language for the Doctoral Studiescs0bothCompulsoryDrExyes
3. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSS05Doctoral Seminary Vcs0winterCompulsoryColyes
3. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSS06Doctoral Seminary VIcs0summerCompulsoryColyes
4. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DSS07Doctoral Seminary VIIcs0winterCompulsoryColyes