study programme

Structural and Transport Engineering

Original title in Czech: Konstrukce a dopravní stavbyFaculty: FCEAbbreviation: DKC-KAcad. year: 2020/2021

Type of study programme: Doctoral

Study programme code: P0732D260022

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 8.10.2019 - 8.10.2029

Mode of study

Combined study

Standard study length

4 years

Programme supervisor

Doctoral Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
70
30

Study aims

The aim of the doctoral study program Structures and Traffic Structures is to provide excellent graduates with a specialized university degree and scientific training in selected current fields of study, particularly in the field of mechanics of load-bearing building structures, concrete, masonry, composite, metal, wood, geotechnics, building testing and diagnostics of load-bearing building structures as well as in the areas of road construction and railway structures and constructions. The study is focused on complex scientific preparation, methodology of independent scientific work and on the development of knowledge in the field of the theory of load-bearing structures, engineering structures and transport structures, with the basic disciplines presented areas of mechanics of load-bearing structures of engineering and transport structures. . The scientific preparation in this study program is based on mastering the initial theoretical disciplines of the science-based basis and theoretical and scientific disciplines of the relevant focus.
The aim of the study is also the involvement of students in the preparation and solution of national and international scientific research projects, presentation of achieved results at national and international level and their publication in professional and scientific foreign and domestic journals as well as at scientific and professional conferences. During his / her studies, the student gains not only new theoretical knowledge, but also own experience from experimental activities and necessary practical knowledge also thanks to close cooperation with construction practice in the field of designing and designing and realization of load-bearing building structures as well as to a foreign university or research institution, or work placements at another professional workplace.

Graduate profile

Graduates of the doctoral study program Structural and Transport Engineering will be prepared for creative activities in the field of science, research, development and innovation, both individually and in teams at national and international level. During his / her doctoral program he / she acquires and acquires deep knowledge of theoretical and professional disciplines, acquires not only new theoretical knowledge but also new own experience and acquires the necessary habits for independent scientific research and creative activities in research and development. in addressing current scientific issues and issues arising from practice requirements. Upon successful completion of the highest level of university studies in the doctoral study program Construction and Traffic Structures, the graduate will be able to deepen the knowledge and level of knowledge in the field and successfully use knowledge and scientific approaches in solving theoretical and practical tasks.
Scientific preparation is focused on the following basic specializations: Mechanics of load-bearing structures; Concrete and masonry structures; Metal, wood and composite structures; Geotechnics; Experimental technology and testing; Roads; Railway structures and constructions. Graduates can be employed mainly in research and development workplaces, in designing organizations, in state administration bodies, and the experience gained during their teaching experience within the doctoral study program can be applied also in education in the academic sphere or in other educational or research institutions. Completion of the doctoral study program is also a necessary precondition for possible further career and professional academic growth of the graduate.

Profession characteristics

Doctoral degree programs are primarily aimed at graduate employment in science and research, which is, among other things, anchored in the objectives of study, learning outcomes and graduate profile. This implies the employment of graduates especially in organizations, institutions and companies that are engaged in research and development activities. These are mainly research organizations whose main activity is research and development, but also construction practice entities, ie companies, where research and development is one of the part of the whole spectrum of activities in addition to commonly realized activities such as production and implementation. A number of implementing companies are currently creating support for their own research and development as they can strengthen their position, competitiveness and marketability in a highly competitive environment. In this regard, there is a growing demand for younger generation professionals with independent creative scientific work, knowledge and insight into new modern trends not only in their expertise but also in related expertise and activities such as PC modeling, simulation, experimental methods and procedures. Last but not least, the graduate has the opportunity to work in the academic sphere, which involves combining scientific research and educational activities. Graduates can thus find employment especially in research organizations and construction practice companies in the context of related development and innovation activities, in educational institutions, especially in the university sphere, which provides them with the possibility of further personal and career development and professional academic growth. Moreover, experience shows that graduates of doctoral study programs are very successful in organizations of the mentioned types not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad, which is also true for graduates in the field of Construction and Transport Structures. Completion of the doctoral study program gives graduates very good prerequisites for employment in, for example, design organizations or state administration in higher professional and managerial positions.

Fulfilment criteria

Fulfillment of the subjects of the individual study plan, successful completion of the state doctoral examination, foreign experience, relevant creative activity and successful defense of the dissertation.

Study plan creation

The rules and conditions for the creation of study plans of study programs carried out at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT define:
Rules of BUT study programs (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/vnitrni-predpisy-a-dokumenty), which according to Article 1, paragraph 1, point:
c) defines the processes of creation, approval and changes of study program proposals before their submission for accreditation to the National Accreditation Office for Higher Education,
d) lays down the formal requirements for study programs and courses,
e) defines the obligations of study program and subject guarantors,
f) defines the standards of study programs at BUT,
g) defines the principles of quality assurance of study programs.
Study and Examination Regulations of the Brno University of Technology (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-details-and-documents)
Details of the conditions for study at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the BUT are governed by the Dean's Directive )
The PhD student studies according to an individual study plan, which is elaborated by the supervisor in cooperation with the PhD student. The individual study plan is binding for the doctoral student. It specifies all duties set in accordance with the BUT Study and Examination Regulations that a doctoral student must fulfill in order to successfully complete his / her studies.
During the first three semesters, the doctoral student consists of compulsory, compulsorily elective or at the same time, it is intensively engaged in its own study and analysis of knowledge in the field determined by the topic of the dissertation and continuous publication of the knowledge and results obtained in this way. In the following semesters, the doctoral student focuses more on research and development related to the topic of the dissertation, on the publication of the results of his / her creative work and on his / her own dissertation. By the end of the fifth semester, the doctoral student has passed the state doctoral examination. The doctoral student is also involved in pedagogical activities, which is a part of his scientific preparation.
The individual study plan includes scientific outputs in individual years:
- regular publishing activity (Juniorstav and similar),
- participation in scientific conferences at home and abroad,
- for defense of DZP it is necessary to publish - min. 2x Scopus or 1x WOS with impact factor.

Availability for the disabled

At the Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUT, barrier-free access to all teaching rooms is currently provided. However, students must be physically fit to be qualified as a civil engineer. In practically oriented laboratory teaching, they must be able to operate measuring instruments and similar laboratory equipment independently without endangering themselves or their surroundings.
BUT provides support to students with specific needs, for details see Guideline 11/2017 (www.vutbr.cz/uredni-deska/international-documents-and-documents/-d141841/uplne-zneni-smernice-c-11- 2017-p147550).
In order to promote equal access to higher education, BUT incorporates the Alfons Advisory Center, part of the BUT Institute of Lifelong Learning, to provide guidance and support services to applicants and students with specific educational needs. Specific educational needs include learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic somatic illness, autistic spectrum disorders, impaired communication skills and mental illness (alfons.vutbr.cz/o-nas).
Students are provided with information concerning the accessibility of study programs with respect to the specific needs of the applicant, information about the architectural accessibility of individual faculties and university parts, about accommodation at the BUT dormitory, about the possibilities of adapting the admission procedure and adapting the study itself. Other services of the Center for Students with Special Educational Needs also include interpreting and rewriting services, or assistance services - guiding, spatial orientation, in order to enable these students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the same way as other students. This is done through the so-called adaptation of study, ie by appropriate adjustment of the study regime, which cannot be understood as a simplification of the content of study or relief of study obligations.

What degree programme types may have preceded

The doctoral study program Construction and Traffic Structures is a follow-up to the follow-up Master's study program Civil Engineering, in particular the study field Construction and Traffic Structures, respectively. as well as other fields of study and nursing master's degree programs. After accreditation of the follow-up master's study program Civil Engineering - Structures and Traffic Constructions for this program.

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

2. round (applications submitted from 10.10.2020 to 15.12.2020)

  1. Advanced numerical methods for the design and assessment of structures and infrastructure

    The aim of this thesis is the advancement of current state-of-the-art in numerical methods, including simulation techniques, to increase efficiency in the assessment of structures and infrastructure. Results of this thesis will serve as a theoretical basis for the revision of current analytical approaches.

    Tutor: Podroužek Jan, doc. Dr.techn. Ing.

  2. Advanced safety and reliability assessment of structures

    The student will deal with selected aspects of advanced assessment of safety, reliability and durability of structures.

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

  3. Algorithms for design and analysis of prestressed structures

    Doctoral thesis will focus on the development of advanced tools for design and analysis of prestressed structures. This topic will include the analysis of structures with consideration of construction stages as well.

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

  4. Analysis of behaviour of prestressed concrete tanks

    The aim of the work is development and verification of prestressed concrete tanks for fuel that take into consideration the architectural, ecological and safety requirements in a frame of possible economical resources.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  5. Analysis of long-term behavior of concrete structures

    The aim of the work is an analysis of long-term behavior of concrete structures (bridges, buildings, tanks, etc.). Specification of methods for monitoring, specification of statical calculations , comparison of measured and calculated values.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  6. Analysis of vehicle impacts on the structures of road restraint systems

    Improving road safety cannot be achieved without restraint systems that allow vehicles to decelerate and stop safely during a traffic accident. The goal of the dissertation will be the use an explicit finite element method for examining the structures of road restraint systems during traffic accidents. Sophisticated numerical simulations of the load and response of these structures will be performed. As part of the dissertation, it is possible to focus on the creation of computational models of vehicles designed for impacts on barriers.

    Tutor: Hradil Petr, Ing., Ph.D.

  7. Application of the non destructive testing methods at determination properties of materials contained resins structures

    The use of materials based on resins is also suitable in building construction. Their important application is in the field of pipeline repairs. However, an inspection of these pipes in terms of both material and shape is difficult. The aim would deal with the possibility of using destructive and especially non-destructive methods of analysis of material properties or pipelines. Promising methods are wave propagation methods. Mathematical analysis (eg FEM model) could also be part of the work.

    Tutor: Pazdera Luboš, prof. Ing., CSc.

  8. Assessment of the causes of the landslide on D8 motorway

    The landslide on D8 at Dobkovičky (56,300 – 56,500 km) which took place on June 7, 2013 destroyed the newly built motorway and caused great material and financial damage. Doctoral dissertation will be focused on complex assessment of the geotechnical, geological and hydrogeological factors that led to the initiation of the landslide. The dissertation will follow up and extends the studies already carried out on this socially relevant topic.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  9. BIM applications in the field of line constructions

    BIM (Building Information Modeling or Building Information Management) is a set of information modeling processes - creating, updating and managing data on a construction project throughout its life cycle in order to optimize it and achieve the appropriate added value. In practice, this area is mainly associated with the digital building model (BIM model) from design, through the actual construction processes to the construction management throughout the life cycle. The topic includes an analysis of the current state in the subject area and the subsequent design and verification of a suitable data model for the needs of line (roadway and railway) structures.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  10. Damage and fracture aspects of advanced building materials / rocks based structures

    Appropriate structural design from advanced building materials (including 3D printing materials) or rocks is conditioned by the ability of prediction of real response obtained by robust computational tools with implementation of proper failure models based on non-linear fracture mechanics. There will be cooperation with the Institute of Building Testing and and possibly other workplaces, and support of selected supervisor-specialists.

    Tutor: Keršner Zbyněk, prof. Ing., CSc.

  11. Design of Modern Railway Stations

    The topic is focused on designing of railway stations regarding current operating needs, including involvement in integrated transport systems and increased demands for safety, traffic and interoperability of the railway system.

    Tutor: Svoboda Richard, Ing., Ph.D.

  12. Design optimization of concrete structures

    Definition of optimisation model of a structure for: 1. design of a member, 2. strengthening of existing member, 3. design and strengthening of a structure. Calculation variant: stochastic, deterministic (according to the application class of the tasks), type of the restraining conditions, classes the target functions.

    Tutor: Štěpánek Petr, prof. RNDr. Ing., CSc., dr. h. c.

  13. Developement of structures, structure components and joints made of steel or steel-combined materials

    Tutor: Barnat Jan, Ing., Ph.D.

  14. Discrete modeling of physical processes in heterogeneous materials

    The dissertation is focused on development of simulation techniques for representation of physical processes in heterogeneous materials. The models are to be focused preferably on materials with irregular inner structure and at the same time, those that are relevant for civil engineering (concrete and similar composites). The processes to be modeled are fracture, transport phenomena and fatigue.

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  15. Dynamic response of cable bridge structures

    In modern load-bearing systems of bridge structures, the most accurate determination of the time-varying component of load and response plays a crucial role. Accurately identifying dynamic characteristics based on experiments and numerical simulations is very challenging. The dissertation will focus on advanced numerical simulations of response and load, which will be verified by experimental procedures.

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

  16. Dynamics of structures focusing on seismic excitation

    Taking into account the nonlinear behavior of structures in the solution of response to sesmic excitation.

    Tutor: Salajka Vlastislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  17. Experimental and numerical analysis of the stress-strain behaviour of binders, mortars and concretes

    The work is focused on the experimental investigation of stress-strain behaviour of the binders, mortars and concretes during their solidification. The main objective is to identify the external and internal factors and their influence on the resulting stress and strain values. The experimental data will be used for the numerical analysis performed in conjuction with the Department of structural mechanics. The assessment of the significance of the investigated factors will be performed for materials intended to load-bearing structures.

    Tutor: Kucharczyková Barbara, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  18. Failure initiation and fracture of composites based on alkali activated matrix

    The work will be focused on the coherent research of nonlinear fracture behaviour of composites based on alkali activated matrix. Their mechanical fracture properties, including experiments based on cyclic loading, will be studied in detail. The obtained experimental results will be used as input parameters of nonlinear fracture models, which simulate the cohesive character of failure propagation through quasi-brittle material, used to predict the real response of the specimen/structure.

    Tutor: Šimonová Hana, Ing., Ph.D.

  19. Fatigue and fracture properties of various kinds of self-healing/curing concrete

    The ability of concrete to repair its small cracks autonomously is called as self-healing. The main aim will be to quantify the self-curing effect based on fatigue and fracture-mechanical tests. The beams will be exposed to cyclic loading. From this a traditional S-N curve will be evaluated for each stress level. To quantify self-healing/curing effect and it influence on the residual fatigue life the tested specimen will scanned by CT tomography.

    Tutor: Seitl Stanislav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  20. Fatigue behaviour of metal components with bi-material interface

    In recent years, regular fatigue loading has led to damage to structural elements that are not substantially homogeneous but cover a bi-material interface. This damage has to be repaired and renovation technique should be sustainable. Finite element software will be used for the investigation of stress reducing effect of concrete overlay on the steel deck plate and its vicinity. The stress intensity factor (LEFM) and general stress intensity factor (GLEFM) will be used for description of stress intensity around the stress concentrator.

    Tutor: Seitl Stanislav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  21. Fatigue of concrete and reinforced concrete

    Numerical and analytical modeling of fatigue in concerete and reinforced concrete

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  22. Fatigue properties of steel components for civil engineering structures (Bridge, crane etc.)

    The use of stainless steel for bridge structures is relatively recent. Significant advances in the use of stainless steel in known. The degradation of properties and lifetime assessment of steel subjected to complex mechanical loading will be investigated. Experimental part of the proposal, evaluation of the input data for finite element software ANSYS i.e. a) S-N curve – smooth or with defined singular concentrator/notch, b) specimen with crack, threshold values, Paris’ law, stress ratios etc.

    Tutor: Seitl Stanislav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  23. Fracturing of geomaterials monitored by ultrasonic methods

    The dissertation will be focused on determination of the failure mechanisms (sliding, shearing) of selected geomaterials during uniaxial and triaxial compression tests. The fracturing will be monitored by ultrasonic sounding and acoustic emission.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  24. FRP reinforcement - design, testing, reinforcing of masonry and concrete structures

    reinforcing of concrete and masonrystructures, internal FRP reinforcement, selected design problems, prestressed and non-prestressed variant

    Tutor: Štěpánek Petr, prof. RNDr. Ing., CSc., dr. h. c.

  25. Global sensitivity analysis of reliability of steel structures

    The reliability and limit states of bearing steel structures will be investigated using stochastic computing models focused on sensitivity, statistical and probability analysis. Stochastic models will be created by studying numerical simulation methods, FEM nonlinear models, models of structural mechanics, theory of elasticity and plasticity, and other related disciplines necessary for stochastic modeling and computing.

    Tutor: Kala Zdeněk, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  26. Inspection based probabilistic modeling of fatigue crack progression

    The aim is to develop the methodology of quantification of time-dependent analysis of the failure probability of elements of bearing steel structures. Theoretically based numerical instruments will be developed for the behaviour simulation of elements of these structures which are prone to formation of fatigue failure. The efficient stochastic approaches, enabling to study the influences of parameters under uncertainties on model responses of steel structures in time will be studied.

    Tutor: Kala Zdeněk, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  27. Inverse analysis and optimization for reliability and lifetime assessment of structures

    The topic is focused on solving inverse problems and optimization for the design and reliability and lifetime assessment of structures. For solution stochastic and soft-computing methods will be utilized. Main attention will be focused on the methods and procedures applicable in combination with a non-linear FEM analyses of bridge structures.

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

  28. Life-time and reliability of concrete structures under combined mechanical and environmental load

    Durability and reliability of structures are among the basic structure properties that can have significant economic consequences. This thesis is focused on a relatively new topic – the combination of mechanical and environmental load of reinforced concrete structures and its effect on durability and reliability. The issue of durability of concrete structures is gaining importance, especially in connection with sustainable construction, issues of construction life cycle costs and also with the so called performance-based construction design. Moreover, research and development of relevant models and design procedures is not yet complete. What needs to be more closely examined is, for instance, the combination of load effects and the process of carbonation or penetration of chloride ions, but also the combination of other degrading effects and mechanical loading and the simultaneous impact of several degradation processes.

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

  29. Loading of the structures induced by flow of air

    An extensive area of tasks can be modeled by the methods of Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD. Based on direct modeling of the air environment surrounding of the analyzed structure, it is possible to determine the force effects on the structure. The dissertation can focus on (i) low-speed flow representing a description of the wind, or (ii) high-speed pressure wave caused by the effects of the explosion.

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

  30. Mechanics of Railway Track

    The theme is focused on the study of mechanics of railway structures. The theme includes static and dynamic analyses of the track with the special aim in speed increasing, modern elements of track and interoperability of railway infrastructure. Particular topics: - analytical and numerical methods for track analyses in the time and frequency domain

    Tutor: Plášek Otto, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  31. Numerical Methods in Uncertainty and Reliability Analyses

    Development of simulation and appximation methods for numerical analyses of problems featuring random variables. The bottom line is the development of advanced Monte Carlo strategies.

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  32. Parameter identification of nonlinear material models

    The doctoral dissertation is focused on the utilization of nonlinear material models for analyzing structures from reinforced concrete or masonry. The goal of the thesis is the parameter identification of different material models. Material models developed for the rapid dynamic process will be observed.

    Tutor: Hradil Petr, Ing., Ph.D.

  33. Pedestrian simulation in the critical transportation infrastructure

    Application of modern simulation tools to analyze the movement of persons and their evacuation in the critical transport infrastructure in order to optimize their design and the soft targets protection. Vývoj nástrojů a metod pro identifikaci a hodnocení měkkých cílů v dopravě s využitím numerických modelů.

    Tutor: Apeltauer Tomáš, doc. Mgr., Ph.D.

  34. Permeability of Geomaterials

    The thesis is focused on the determination of permeability of geomaterials. Attention should be focused on: methods for determining permeability and evaluation of tests, factors influencing the permeability of geomaterials, evaluation of individual methods/factors, laboratory testing of permeability of selected geomaterials, summary and analysis of obtained and published results.

    Tutor: Boštík Jiří, Ing., Ph.D.

  35. Physico-mechanical and durability characteristics of construction concrete elements with alternative adition of fibres with waste sources.

    Both organic and anorganic fibres from waste raw materials can be used purposefully in construction fibre concretes with extracted aggregate and concrete recyclate. The comparison of physical-mechanical and durability characteristics of fibre concretes with and without loading can contribute to estimating lifetime and ductility behaviour of fibre concretes of different formulations.

    Tutor: Stehlík Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  36. Physico-mechanical and durability characteristics of construction concrete elements with alternative adition of glass recyclate

    In the Czech Republic is recycled annually 100 000 tons of glass waste. By crushing and cleaning of waste is created glass recyclate in a different factions. One of the potential application is the substitution of the coarse aggregate of concrete by glass recyclate. The results of a number of mechanical and physico-chemical tests without and after application of load shall decide on the use of concretes with the glass recyclate and shall help with the assessment of efficiency of production.

    Tutor: Stehlík Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  37. Physico-mechanical properties of geocomposites

    As geocomposites can be considered any geomaterials that are composed of petrographically, texturally and structurally different parts or zones. Suggested doctoral dissertation will be focused on investigation of the physico-mechanical properties (e.g., scleroscopic hardness, uniaxial and triaxial strength, indirect tensile strengths) of composite geomaterials.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  38. Prestressed masonry using the post-tensioning

    Strengthening of masonry structures using horizontally and vertically arranged cables and strands. Developing of suitable design and check method. Verification using real models.

    Tutor: Klusáček Ladislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  39. Reliable and economic steel-concrete/timber-concrete structural members/parts/systems using advanced materials

    Theoretical and experimental analysis of the resistance of steel-concrete/timber-concrete structural members/parts/systems using advanced materials with qualitatively better utility properties (load-carrying capacity, stiffness, fire resistance) and applying advanced technologies will mainly direct towards increasing their reliability and efficiency. Theoretical solutions will be arised from the analytical methods and numerical modelling, which will be verified by the experimental analysis.

    Tutor: Karmazínová Marcela, prof. Ing., CSc.

  40. Static state assessment of structures for design additional strenghtening of existing buildings

    Methodology of diagnostic surveys of buildings in the structural static assessment of the actual state. Specifics of static calculations in the design of additional strenghtening of an existing structures. Based on state-of-the-art, a diagnostic and procedures of static calculations for the design and dimensioning of additional static strenghtening will be proposed.

    Tutor: Schmid Pavel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  41. Stochastic Finite Element Method

    Random spatial fluctuation of material and geometrical parameters of structures modeled by random fields in computational models.

    Tutor: Vořechovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., Ph.D.

  42. Strengthening of concrete/masonry structures

    modern methods of strengthening, prestressing, additional reinforcement

    Tutor: Štěpánek Petr, prof. RNDr. Ing., CSc., dr. h. c.

  43. Structures supported by cables

    Modern structures are in many cases supported or suspended on cables. In this way they creates economical structural systems. However, they require a non-linear analysis. The subject of the work is a design and analysis of the structure of this type.

    Tutor: Stráský Jiří, prof. Ing., DSc.

  44. Technology of Constructuion and Maintenance of Railway Structures

    The topic is focused on research of technology procedures and corrective maintenance that lead to minimization of the traffic restriction, energy consumption, environmental impact and life cycle costs.

    Tutor: Svoboda Richard, Ing., Ph.D.

  45. The analysis of track behavior in interaction with rail vehicle

    Analysis of the static and dynamic behavior of the railway superstructure on the effects of the railway vehicle through modern computational programs.

    Tutor: Salajka Vlastislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  46. The development and application of new methods for experimental static and dynamic analysis of railway construction.

    The theme includes the development and application of new procedures in the issue of experimental analysis of engineering (railway) construction. It is expected to be focused on advanced mathematical techniques from the field of time and frequency domain in combination with the methods of artificial intelligence. Part of the topic is the implementation of these procedures in the process of verification of new railway structures, or structures for higher operating speeds.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  47. The Evaluation of signals of some acoustic methods

    The aim of the study will be the evaluation of a type of samples at the acoustic test. Some measurement methods use mechanical wave propagation to monitor the behavior of materials. This is especially the area of ultrasound. When evaluating large volumes of data, it is also advisable to use less traditional methods. Measurements may contain long time data. The Ph.D. student will acquire knowledge about testing methods and signal analysis.

    Tutor: Pazdera Luboš, prof. Ing., CSc.

  48. The intelligent monitoring system for identifying the condition of railway lines

    The essence of the topic is the design of a modern monitoring system for measuring the dynamic effects on the railway superstructure during the passage of trains, evaluation of its current state and for evaluating the effectiveness of maintenance work during its life cycle. The topic includes the creation of a "smart" modular system of basic data collection and a set of appropriate algorithms that allow to obtain information about the state of railway lines and their components in real time, transfer and store them in the created information system for subsequent use for manufacturers, government, projection, research, etc. The work will be carried out on the current platform at the institute of existing measuring technology.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  49. The research of dynamic behaviour of railway lines

    The theme is focused on study of dynamic behaviour of railway lines. The theme includes railway superstructure and railway subbase. The topic involves experiment and simulation techniques. Within the simulations, an orientation to the Finite Element Method is assumed, and within the experiment to diagnostics with the use of stationary stations and measuring train sets. The theme also includes application of a suitable modern mathematical apparatus for the evaluation of the railway lines parameters including of artificial intelligence methods use.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  50. The unbounded prestressing steel behaviour

    The unbounded prestressing steel behaviour in existing reinforced or prestressed structures

    Tutor: Klusáček Ladislav, doc. Ing., CSc.

  51. Theoretical and experimental analysis of the actual behaviour of members and components of steel structures

    The theme of Ph.D. thesis includes the theoretical and experimental analysis of the limit states and actual behaviour of load-carrying members and components of steel structures. The analysis will be arised from the numerical modelling, which will be verified by the experiments.

    Tutor: Pilgr Milan, Ing., Ph.D.

  52. Theoretical and experimental analysis of the use of high-strength materials or their combination in the design of composite steel-concrete structures

    The main goal is the theoretical and experimental analysis as well as an efficient design in case of composite steel-concrete members and structures with the possibility of an optimal use of high-strength materials (HSS and HPC) with respect to geometric and material parameters together with various types of loading.

    Tutor: Štrba Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  53. Theory and real behaviour of members and elements of steel and combined constructions

    Problems concerning the reliability, modelling, optimalisation and verification of the behaviour of construction members, elements and structural systems combined from concrete and steel are solved. Emphasis is placed on the assessment of real geometrical, material and construction characteristics.

    Tutor: Bajer Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  54. Tutor: Daněk Petr, Ing., Ph.D.

  55. Tutor: Glisníková Věra, Ing., CSc.

1. round (applications submitted from 15.06.2020 to 31.07.2020)

  1. Advanced numerical methods for the design and assessment of structures and infrastructure

    The aim of this thesis is the advancement of current state-of-the-art in numerical methods, including simulation techniques, to increase efficiency in the assessment of structures and infrastructure. Results of this thesis will serve as a theoretical basis for the revision of current analytical approaches.

    Tutor: Podroužek Jan, doc. Dr.techn. Ing.

  2. Analysis of long-term behavior of concrete structures

    The aim of the work is an analysis of long-term behavior of concrete structures (bridges, buildings, tanks, etc.). Specification of methods for monitoring, specification of statical calculations , comparison of measured and calculated values.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Analysis of measured data by traditional and non-traditioanal tools via Matlab or Excel

    The basic description of test material or construction is the measurement. The important part is the correct evaluation of the obtained data. When evaluating large volumes of data, it is also advisable to use less traditional methods. Measurements may contain long time data. The basic description takes place in the time domain of the band. Important information can also be obtained in the frequency or time-frequency domain. The aim is to process some procedures in Matlab and/or VBA Excel.

    Tutor: Pazdera Luboš, prof. Ing., CSc.

  4. Analysis of the durability of road surface properties, its prediction and actual development over time

    Adequate road surface properties are essential to ensure road safety on roads. Currently, new types of road wearing courses have been introduced and various maintenance and repair technologies used to restore the road surface properties have also undergone great development. The aim of the dissertation is to analyse the durability of road surface properties. For this purpose, cyclic measurements of the surface properties will be performed on selected road sections with currently used types of wearing courses and on road sections treated with surface restoration technologies. Various influences affecting the results of measuring the texture and anti-skid properties of road surfaces (longitudinal surface irregularities, road surface temperature, speed of the measuring vehicle etc.) will also be analysed. Coarse aggregate polishing will be taken into account and additional laboratory tests will be performed as well.

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

  5. Assessment of the causes of the landslide on D8 motorway

    The landslide on D8 at Dobkovičky (56,300 – 56,500 km) which took place on June 7, 2013 destroyed the newly built motorway and caused great material and financial damage. Doctoral dissertation will be focused on complex assessment of the geotechnical, geological and hydrogeological factors that led to the initiation of the landslide. The dissertation will follow up and extends the studies already carried out on this socially relevant topic.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  6. BIM applications in the field of line constructions

    BIM (Building Information Modeling or Building Information Management) is a set of information modeling processes - creating, updating and managing data on a construction project throughout its life cycle in order to optimize it and achieve the appropriate added value. In practice, this area is mainly associated with the digital building model (BIM model) from design, through the actual construction processes to the construction management throughout the life cycle. The topic includes an analysis of the current state in the subject area and the subsequent design and verification of a suitable data model for the needs of line (roadway and railway) structures.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  7. Design of Modern Railway Stations

    The topic is focused on designing of railway stations regarding current operating needs, including involvement in integrated transport systems and increased demands for safety, traffic and interoperability of the railway system.

    Tutor: Svoboda Richard, Ing., Ph.D.

  8. Efficient probabilistic design of concrete structures based on safety formats and response surface methods

    The topic is focused on probabilistic and semi-probabilistic approaches for design of concrete structures using nonlinear computational methods based on finite element method. It includes also development and application of response surface methods and sensitivity analysis methods.

    Tutor: Novák Drahomír, prof. Ing., DrSc.

  9. Experimental and numerical analysis of the shrinkage process in the concrete of various composition

    The topic focuses on the experimental investigation of the shrinkage process in the concrete of different compositions during the whole time of its ageing. The main aim is to identify the external and internal factors which influence the process and magnitude of total deformation. The experimental data will be used as input values for the numerical analysis performed in cooperation with the Institute of structural mechanics. The subject of partial evaluations is the assessment of the significance of the investigated problems in relation to the durability of the load-bearing structures.

    Tutor: Kucharczyková Barbara, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  10. Failure initiation and fracture of composites based on alkali activated matrix

    The work will be focused on the coherent research of nonlinear fracture behaviour of composites based on alkali activated matrix. Their mechanical fracture properties, including experiments based on cyclic loading, will be studied in detail. The obtained experimental results will be used as input parameters of nonlinear fracture models, which simulate the cohesive character of failure propagation through quasi-brittle material, used to predict the real response of the specimen/structure.

    Tutor: Šimonová Hana, Ing., Ph.D.

  11. Fracturing of geomaterials monitored by ultrasonic methods

    The dissertation will be focused on determination of the failure mechanisms (sliding, shearing) of selected geomaterials during uniaxial and triaxial compression tests. The fracturing will be monitored by ultrasonic sounding and acoustic emission.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  12. Mechanics of Railway Track

    The theme is focused on the study of mechanics of railway structures. The theme includes static and dynamic analyses of the track with the special aim in speed increasing, modern elements of track and interoperability of railway infrastructure. Particular topics: - analytical and numerical methods for track analyses in the time and frequency domain

    Tutor: Plášek Otto, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  13. Methods for calculating the bearing capacity of piles in Ho Chi Minh City

    Although there are many formulas in the world today to calculate the pile bearing capacity, the results of calculating the pile load capacity between theory and reality are still much different. Accurate calculation of the exact loading capacity of the pile is important because it will greatly influence the decision of the foundation option and the cost of the project. The aim of dissertation is analyzed design methods for calculation of the bearing pile capacity and compared their each other. The results will be checked by the results of standard test method in situ for piles under axial compressive load. The analyzis of bearing pile capacity will be done for soil conditions in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Tutor: Miča Lumír, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  14. Methods of soil treatment in geotechnical structures of transport infrastructure

    The Mekong River Delta Vietnam and some areas in Ho Chi Minh City where are the areas of sedimentation are deposited originating from rivers and swamps. This is a geologically unfavorable area, the most common foundation soil is the soft soil. Their common feature is the small load capacity and large deformation under the effect of construction loads. Many solutions for soft soil treatment have been applied, but the true nature of soft soil has not been properly assessed in the survey - design - construction so the total settlement and consolidation rate are different. There is a clear difference between theoretical and practical calculations, leading to a number of civil works, roads, etc. Therefore, the study and selection of appropriate technical solutions to soft soil treatment in this area is one of the important and urgent tasks that contribute to improving the efficiency of construction investment in the Mekong Delta Vietnam and some areas in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Tutor: Miča Lumír, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  15. New approaches to predicting concrete durability

    The correct size distribution of pores within 100–300 µm (i.e. spacing factor) in air-entrained concrete depends on many factors and is not automatically guaranteed. The most common way to evaluate the spacing factor based on the 1D Powers’ model appears obsolete today. The thesis deals with expanding the existing advanced possibilities of evaluating pore size distribution in concrete, which are mainly 2D pixel and 3D voxel analyses.

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

  16. Physico-mechanical and durability characteristics of construction concrete elements with alternative adition of fibres with waste sources.

    Both organic and anorganic fibres from waste raw materials can be used purposefully in construction fibre concretes with extracted aggregate and concrete recyclate. The comparison of physical-mechanical and durability characteristics of fibre concretes with and without loading can contribute to estimating lifetime and ductility behaviour of fibre concretes of different formulations.

    Tutor: Stehlík Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  17. Physico-mechanical and durability characteristics of construction concrete elements with alternative adition of glass recyclate

    In the Czech Republic is recycled annually 100 000 tons of glass waste. By crushing and cleaning of waste is created glass recyclate in a different factions. One of the potential application is the substitution of the coarse aggregate of concrete by glass recyclate. The results of a number of mechanical and physico-chemical tests without and after application of load shall decide on the use of concretes with the glass recyclate and shall help with the assessment of efficiency of production.

    Tutor: Stehlík Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  18. Physico-mechanical properties of geocomposites

    As geocomposites can be considered any geomaterials that are composed of petrographically, texturally and structurally different parts or zones. Suggested doctoral dissertation will be focused on investigation of the physico-mechanical properties (e.g., scleroscopic hardness, uniaxial and triaxial strength, indirect tensile strengths) of composite geomaterials.

    Tutor: Krmíček Lukáš, doc. RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D.

  19. Prefabricated concrete structures of apartment buildings

    The aim of the work is the development and verification of prefabricated concrete structures of residential buildings that take into account the architectural, ecological and cultural requirements in a frame of possible economical resources. Static analysis of panel joints will be carried out, design of suitable panel arrangement, etc.

    Tutor: Zich Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  20. Reliability nonlinear analysis of concrete structures

    Topic is focused on nonlinear modelling of concrete structures (e.g. bridges) taking into account uncertainties in material, load and environment, including time-depandent degradation.

    Tutor: Novák Drahomír, prof. Ing., DrSc.

  21. Technology of Constructuion and Maintenance of Railway Structures

    The topic is focused on research of technology procedures and corrective maintenance that lead to minimization of the traffic restriction, energy consumption, environmental impact and life cycle costs.

    Tutor: Svoboda Richard, Ing., Ph.D.

  22. The analysis of an efficient utilization of high-strength materials in case of steel-concrete composite structures

    An analysis (theoretical as well as experimental) of an efficient design in case of steel-concrete composite members and structures with the possibility of an optimal utilization of high-strength materials (using HSS and HPC), especially with respect to geometric and material characteristics together with various types of loading.

    Tutor: Štrba Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  23. The development and application of new methods for experimental static and dynamic analysis of railway construction.

    The theme includes the development and application of new procedures in the issue of experimental analysis of engineering (railway) construction. It is expected to be focused on advanced mathematical techniques from the field of time and frequency domain in combination with the methods of artificial intelligence. Part of the topic is the implementation of these procedures in the process of verification of new railway structures, or structures for higher operating speeds.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  24. The intelligent monitoring system for identifying the condition of railway lines

    The essence of the topic is the design of a modern monitoring system for measuring the dynamic effects on the railway superstructure during the passage of trains, evaluation of its current state and for evaluating the effectiveness of maintenance work during its life cycle. The topic includes the creation of a "smart" modular system of basic data collection and a set of appropriate algorithms that allow to obtain information about the state of railway lines and their components in real time, transfer and store them in the created information system for subsequent use for manufacturers, government, projection, research, etc. The work will be carried out on the current platform at the institute of existing measuring technology.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  25. The research of dynamic behaviour of railway lines

    The theme is focused on study of dynamic behaviour of railway lines. The theme includes railway superstructure and railway subbase. The topic involves experiment and simulation techniques. Within the simulations, an orientation to the Finite Element Method is assumed, and within the experiment to diagnostics with the use of stationary stations and measuring train sets. The theme also includes application of a suitable modern mathematical apparatus for the evaluation of the railway lines parameters including of artificial intelligence methods use.

    Tutor: Smutný Jaroslav, prof. Ing., Dr.

  26. Theoretical and experimental analysis of the actual behaviour of members and components of steel structures

    The theme of Ph.D. thesis includes the theoretical and experimental analysis of the limit states and actual behaviour of load-carrying members and components of steel structures. The analysis will be arised from the numerical modelling, which will be verified by the experiments.

    Tutor: Pilgr Milan, Ing., Ph.D.

  27. Theory and real behaviour of members and elements of steel structures

    Problems concerning the reliability, modelling, optimalisation and verification of the behaviour of construction members, elements and bearing systems made of steel are solved. Emphasis is placed on the assessment of real geometrical, material and construction characteristics.

    Tutor: Bajer Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  28. Update of the road design elements

    The subject of the dissertation thesis is to update the selected elements from the Czech standards ČSN 73 6102 a ČSN 73 6110 following the revision of these standards.

    Tutor: Radimský Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DOA036Doctoral Seminar 1 (KDS)cs4CompulsoryCrC1 - 39yes
DYA004Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Studentscs1CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
DIB023Diagnostic methods in civil engineeringcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395806yes
DFB022Soil and Structure Interactioncs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395806yes
DMB019Reliability of Road Structurescs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395806yes
DLB040Theory of Concrete and Masonry Structurescs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395806yes
DNB018Permanent Way Theorycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395806yes
DOB037Theory of Metal and Timber Structurescs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395806yes
DDB034Theory of elasticity, plasticity and failurecs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395806yes
DDB033Structural mechanicscs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395807yes
DMB020Traffic Structures Theorycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395807yes
DAB029Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 1cs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395808yes
DAB030Numerical methods 1cs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395808yes
DAB031Probability and mathematical statisticscs4Compulsory-optionalCrP - 395808yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DOA038Doctoral Seminar 2 (KDS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
DAB032Time series analysiscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395810yes
DAB033Applications of mathematical methods in economicscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395810yes
DAB034Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering 2cs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395810yes
DAB035Numerical methods 2cs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395810yes
DAB036Numerical methods for the variational problemscs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395810yes
DAB037Models of regressioncs10Compulsory-optionalExP - 395810yes
DLB041Modelling of Structurescs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395811yes
DFB023Underground Engineeringcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395811yes
DIB024Radiation methods in civil engineeringcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395811yes
DDB035Dynamics of structurescs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395811yes
DNB019Railway Substructure Theorycs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395811yes
DOB039Theory of Composite Steel-Concrete Structurescs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395811yes
DMB021Environment and road designcs8Compulsory-optionalExP - 395811yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DYA005English for the Doctoral Study Programmecs8CompulsoryExyes
DOA040Doctoral Seminar 3 (KDS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DOA041Doctoral Seminar 4 (KDS)cs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DOA042Doctoral Seminar 5 (KDS)cs14CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
4. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DOA043Doctoral Seminar 6 (KDS)cs14CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
4. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DOA044Doctoral Seminar 7 (KDS)cs20CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
5811 0 DLB041, DFB023, DIB024, DDB035, DNB019, DOB039, DMB021
5810 0 DAB032, DAB033, DAB034, DAB035, DAB036, DAB037
5808 0 DAB029, DAB030, DAB031
5807 0 DDB033, DMB020
5806 0 DIB023, DFB022, DMB019, DLB040, DNB018, DOB037, DDB034