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Branch detail

Building Constructions


Abbreviation: PST
Specialisation: -
Length of Study: 4 years
Programme: Civil Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering
Academic year: 2017/2018
Accredited from: 25.7.2007
Accredited until: 31.12.2020
Branch supervisor: doc. Ing. Jiří Hirš, CSc.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program:
  1. Analysis of indoor environment quality in public transport

    Experimental and theoretical solution to the quality of indoor environment in selected vehicals of public transport. Evaluation of the use of energy sources and methods of operation of ventilation, heating and cooling systems. Short-term and long-term load of passengers in the interior of the vehicals. Efficiency assessment of the operation and permissible quality of the indoor environment.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  2. Building physical aspects of tubular light guides

    Tubular light guides are continuously improved because of the ever rising requirements put onto thermal comfort in interiors of buildings. This has some side effects, like the depreciation of their physical properties. Therefore it is required to create a comprehensive overview of building physical aspects of tubular light guides, which can be based on experiments and computer simulations. The conclusions then are bound to be incorporated into the concept of a modified tubular light guide.

    Tutor: Vajkay František, Ing., Ph.D.
  3. Controlling of Operation of Building Services Systems

    Research on intelligent systems management on Building Services Systems. Focus on energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the creation of data inputs for control systems with the use of dynamic modeling of the behavior of buildings and HVAC systems. Intelligent energy distribution between buildings.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  4. Development of rheological models of composite from recycled polymers

    With the possibility of the use of composites from recycled polymers, such as thermal insulation block, there is a need to modify and improve existing rheological models. The development of models is depending on the way stress. The pressure stress is for that group of materials specifically load. Development models will be made on the basis of experimental prototypes monitoring the test samples with subsequent verification of FEA mathematical modeling.

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  5. Ground-coupled Heat systems for Heating and Cooling of Buildings

    PhD thesis focuses on the research use of land for energy for heating and cooling. The scope of work will be theoretical and experimental investigation of the thermal interaction between an building and ground and an optimal design of ground and foundation exchangers. The aim is to streamline obtaining geothermal energy of the elements of foundation structures and to develop a methodology for their design in the Czech Republic. The simulations can use the softwares CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  6. Ground-coupled Heat systems for Heating and Cooling of Buildings

    PhD thesis focuses on the research use of land for energy for heating and cooling. The scope of work will be theoretical and experimental investigation of the thermal interaction between an building and ground and an optimal design of ground and foundation exchangers. The aim is to streamline obtaining geothermal energy of the elements of foundation structures and to develop a methodology for their design in the Czech Republic. The simulations can use the softwares CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  7. Indoor Climate and HVAC systems in Historical Buildings

    Building services systems that create the quality of indoor environments in historical buildings, were linked with the optimal design of the building and use natural laws. The topic includes a research of systems of heating and ventilation systems in historic buildings, analysis, model creation, simulation of behavior, experimental measurements and determination of recommendations and guidelines for renovation and monument renewal.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  8. Indoor climate of buildings- environmental and energy context

    Experimental research of selected types of building in terms of indoor climate quality. Analysis of links to environmental and energy assessment and heating and ventilation systems.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  9. Influence of moisture on the floor layers

    In engineering practice it is easy to come across failures of both water vapour permeable and non-permeable flooring finishes, where these failures are often caused by excess moisture. Whereas there are various flooring solutions available, it is expected that throughout the solution of the work the manifestations and phenomena causing the failures are going to be described for the most widely used floor finishes.

    Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  10. Modeling and simulation of buildings and smart regions.

    PhD thesis focuses on the modeling and simulation of intelligent buildings and smart regions. Effective use and placement of elements of ventilation, heating and cooling in buildings and their optimal control system. Systems, equipment and strategies for energy storage.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  11. Modeling and simulation of buildings and smart regions.

    PhD thesis focuses on the modeling and simulation of intelligent buildings and smart regions. Effective use and placement of elements of ventilation, heating and cooling in buildings and their optimal control system. Systems, equipment and strategies for energy storage.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  12. Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer in Civil Engineering

    Theme of dissertation thesis is aimed at development, validation, verification and theoretical-experimental application of numerical models describing heat transfer in space and time. These space-time deterministic numerical models based on fundamental laws of Thermodynamics are useful in Civil Engineering for creation of indoor climate in buildings as well as for development of advanced energy systems in building.

    Tutor: Plášek Josef, Ing., Ph.D.
  13. Optimization of thermally activated building structures

    PhD thesis is focused on the optimization of Thermo Active Building Structures (TABS) used for heating and cooling buildings. Assumes the use of simulation methods, laboratory experiment and measurement INSITU. The aim is to provide recommendations for optimal design and control of TABS. The simulations can use the softwares CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  14. Optimization of thermally activated building structures

    PhD thesis is focused on the optimization of Thermo Active Building Structures (TABS) used for heating and cooling buildings. Assumes the use of simulation methods, laboratory experiment and measurement INSITU. The aim is to provide recommendations for optimal design and control of TABS. The simulations can use the softwares CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  15. Optimizing the use of small decentralized sources of thermal energy for HVAC systems.

    Optimizing the use of local decentralized sources of thermal energy, especially from renewable sources, combined with central regional resources and dynamic process of energy demand in buildings. Simulation and experiment.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  16. Pollution of internal and external surfaces in daylighting of buildings

    Daylight factor calculations do incorporate the so called pollution coefficients for exterior, resp. interior side of daylighting system. The values of these coefficients were determined in 1994. Since then these coefficients are unchanged, despite the advances in lifestyle (number of cars on the road, fuel used in heating, etc.). Therefore the aim of the work would be to monitor how the actual lifestyle affects the pollution of surfaces and glazing, and lighting comfort in short and long terms.

    Tutor: Vajkay František, Ing., Ph.D.
  17. Possibilities of increase the roofs retention capacity

    The topic of the dissertation thesis is a comprehensive analysis of the possibility of increasing the roofs retention capacity and drainage modification factors. The work will authenticate using full-scale experiments.

    Tutor: Bečkovský David, Ing., Ph.D.
  18. Possibilities of thermal bridges elimination

    Using the modeling of thermal and humidity fields to find solutions to the elimination of thermal bridges in building structures.

    Tutor: Kalousek Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  19. Proposed measures to reduce the risk of degradation of mummies

    Suitable geological composition of the soil in the basement of the church and unusually ingenious system of air vents allow the natural mummification of the dead, who were buried here. Within a few renovations, the original vents were damaged or submerged. Currently, several mummies damaged by microorganisms. The scope of work is to design measures to correct internal environment and the restoration of the original suitable microclimate. When the work will be used modern diagnostic methods and numerical models.

    Tutor: Bečkovský David, Ing., Ph.D.
  20. Research of elements and systems of buildings services

    Research of elements and systems of buildings services as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) will be conducted in order to achieve a thermal comfort in buildings at the minimum operating energy consumption. HVAC systems research will focus on optimizing of their design and operation with the use of low-potential thermal energy sources. The research will be conducted in its theoretical part by development of new mathematical-physical models, and by laboratory experiments and in situ measurements in an experimental part by using PIV method.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  21. Research of elements and systems of buildings services

    Research of elements and systems of buildings services as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) will be conducted in order to achieve a thermal comfort in buildings at the minimum operating energy consumption. HVAC systems research will focus on optimizing of their design and operation with the use of low-potential thermal energy sources. The research will be conducted in its theoretical part by development of new mathematical-physical models, and by laboratory experiments and in situ measurements in an experimental part by using PIV method.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  22. Research of Operation of Building Services Systems

    Research on intelligent systems management on Building Services Systems. Focus on energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the creation of data inputs for control systems with the use of dynamic modeling of the behavior of buildings and HVAC systems. Intelligent energy distribution.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  23. Research pilot projects of nearly zero-energy buildings

    Theoretical modeling and experimental measurements of buildings included as pilot projects in the project TAČR CK Smart Regions.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  24. Research pilot projects of nearly zero-energy buildings and positive energy

    Theoretical modeling and experimental measurements of buildings included as pilot projects in the project TAČR CK Smart Regions.

    Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.
  25. Simulation of flow and pollutants distribution in buildings

    Topic of doctoral thesis focuses on the application and verification of theoretical research methods airflow in buildings and external aerodynamics of buildings with the current transfer of moisture. The simulations can use the software Fluent or OpenFOAM.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  26. Simulation of flow and pollutants in buildings

    Topic of doctoral thesis focuses on the application and verification of theoretical research methods airflow in buildings and external aerodynamics of buildings with the current transfer of moisture. The simulations can use the software Fluent, CFX, or OpenFOAM.

    Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  27. Use of renewable energy sources in buildings

    In the future, it is not possible to design buildings without the use of renewable energy and it is therefore necessary to explore the possibilities of using it. These are photovoltaics, solar panels, heat pumps with ambient energy, cogeneration, etc. At the same time, it is necessary to examine the possibilities of energy self-sufficiency of buildings.

    Tutor: Kalousek Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  28. 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.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

Year of study 1, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH01 DOCTORAL SEMINAR I (PST) cs  4  summer C Ac   yes
FAST-DY02 Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Stud... cs  1  summer C Ac   yes

Optional
FAST-DA58 Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering I cs  4  summer O Ac 4708 yes
FAST-DA61 Numerical methods I cs  4  summer O Ac 4708 yes
FAST-DA62 Probability and mathematical statistics cs  4  summer O Ac 4708 yes
FAST-DJ61 Selected Topics in Building Materials... cs  8  summer O Ex 4710 yes
FAST-DT61 Selected Items of Building Service Th... cs  8  summer O Ex 4710 yes
FAST-DW61 Selected Essay from Technology of Bui... cs  8  summer O Ex 4710 yes
FAST-DH81 Selected Chapters from Theory of Buil... cs  8  summer O Ex 4710 yes
FAST-DB61 Selected chapters from building physics cs  8  summer O Ex 4762 yes

Groups of optional courses
4708 Obligation: 1 course  
4710 Obligation: 1 course  
4762 Obligation: 1 course  
 


Year of study 2, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH02 Doctoral seminar II (PST) cs  8  winter C Ac   yes

Optional
FAST-DA65 Time series analysis cs  10  winter O Ex 4709 yes
FAST-DA67 Applications of mathematical methods ... cs  10  winter O Ex 4709 yes
FAST-DA59 Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering II cs  10  winter O Ex 4709 yes
FAST-DA63 Numerical methods II cs  10  winter O Ex 4709 yes
FAST-DA66 Numerical methods for the variational... cs  10  winter O Ex 4709 yes
FAST-DA64 Models of regression cs  10  winter O Ex 4709 yes
FAST-DW62 Information system in construction te... cs  8  winter O Ex 4711 yes
FAST-DH82 Process and Functional Analysis of Bu... cs  8  winter O Ex 4711 yes
FAST-DL61 Theory of concrete and masonry struct... cs  8  winter O Ex 4711 yes
FAST-DT62 Theory of Energy and Environment of B... cs  8  winter O Ex 4711 yes
FAST-DO61 Theory of metal and timber structures cs  8  winter O Ex 4711 yes

Groups of optional courses
4709 Obligation: 1 course  
4711 Obligation: 1 course  
 


Year of study 2, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DY01 English for the Doctoral Study Programme cs  8  summer C Ex   yes
FAST-DH03 Doctoral seminar III (PST) cs  8  summer C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 3, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH04 Doctoral seminar IV (PST) cs  8  winter C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 3, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH05 Doctoral seminar V (PST) cs  14  summer C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 4, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH06 Doctoral seminar VI (PST) cs  14  winter C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 4, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DH07 Doctoral seminar VII (PST) cs  20  summer C Ac   yes