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Branch detail

Forensic Engineering


Original title in Czech: Soudní inženýrství
Abbreviation: SOI
Specialisation: Road Accident Investigation
Length of Study: 4 years
Programme: Forensic Engineering
Faculty: Institute of Forensic Engineering
Academic year: 2017/2018
Accredited from: 24.4.2008
Accredited until: 31.3.2020
Branch supervisor: prof. Ing. Albert Bradáč, DrSc.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program:
  1. Analysis hazardoes of factors affecting the tendency for accidents caused by senior citizens

    The focus will be given to the analysis of factors affecting senior drivers' tendency for accidents, the influence of age on driving, cognitive issues related to driving a motor vehicle with respect to age, the influence of age on decision making, possibilities of compensation, using HMI (Human-Machine Interface), problematic drivers in this age group and the influence of these factors on the accident rate and the assessment of the causes of their occurrence.

    Tutor: Schmeidler Karel, doc. Ing.arch. PhDr., CSc.
  2. Analysis hazardoes of factors affecting the tendency for accidents caused by young drivers

    The focus will be given to the analysis of factors affecting young drivers' tendency for accidents, the influence of age on driving, cognitive issues related to driving a motor vehicle with respect to age, the influence of age on decision making, possibilities of compensation, using HMI (Human-Machine Interface), problematic drivers in this age group and the influence of these factors on the accident rate and the assessment of the causes of their occurrence.

    Tutor: Schmeidler Karel, doc. Ing.arch. PhDr., CSc.
  3. Analysis of a driver's behaviour when driving in a curve

    When dealing with a collision between two vehicles riding in a curve, it is necessary to also deal with an analysis of the common trajectory of the vehicle in realtion to the conditions in the place of the collision and to the common riding technique of the drivers. The thesis will deal with an analysis of the factors affecting the riding tactics and subsequently the trajectory of the vehicle when riding in a curve under various conditions so that it is possible to deduce common behaviour of the driver depending on the important factors influencing the ride trajectory (radius of the curve, view of the curve, speed of the ride, adhesion conditions and others) for different riding situations.

    Tutor: Kledus Robert, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  4. Analysis of risk factors and the cause influencing transport accidents on railway-road crossings

    Railroad crossings are seen as most dangerous points for both drivers of road motor vehicles and train staff. The frequency of accidents is steadily growing last years. Causes which determine traffic accidents on railroad crossings are many, their analytic evaluation is difficult. Synchronization is witchieveh rail ad specialist activities, road accidents accident. Scientific analyses of causes, influencing factors could be beneficial for forensic institutions, courts, forensic experts and their work. It will be also beneficial for traffic safety and new measures in the Czech Republic.

    Tutor: Schmeidler Karel, doc. Ing.arch. PhDr., CSc.
  5. Possibilities of experimental research of behaviour of vulnerable road traffic participants

    Special dummies are used for valuation of crew behaviour during impact. There dummied are not designed to be suitable for experiments aimed at behaviour of vulnerable road users during impact with vehicle. Design of current common dummies does not allow to investigate the origin of injury, especially on tough parts of human body. Goal of the thesis is to make suitable model object for realization of experiments specialized at research of injury origin for vulnerable road users at road traffic. Model object should be evaluated in terms of experiments on basis simulation of road accident conditions with sufficiently known real course of accident.

    Tutor: Kledus Robert, doc. Ing., Ph.D.
  6. Solution of road accidents with pedestrians wearing retroreflective materials

    There is the new legal duty for pedestrian to wear at certain conditions retroreflective elements since the year of 2016 in the Czech Republic. Reflect of light from such elements can or cannot be important visual stimulant for driver. The impact those elements on driver’s behaviour in dangerous situations is not sufficiently known. The goal of the thesis is to analyze driver’s behaviour at reactions on pedestrians based on experimental research and take into account results at modification of methods used for computer modelling of driver’s behaviour at accident avoidance in relation to drivers and pedestrian duties resulting from valid road traffic rules.

    Tutor: Kledus Robert, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

Year of study 1, winter semester

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSS01 Doctoral Seminary I cs  0? winter C Col   yes
ÚSI-DSC01 Forensic Engineering - General Method... cs  0? winter C DrEx   yes
ÚSI-DSB01 Basic of Law for Expert Activity cs  0? winter C DrEx   yes
 


Year of study 1, summer semester

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSS02 Doctoral Seminary II cs  0? summer C Col   yes
ÚSI-DSA02 Probability and Mathematical Statistics cs  0? summer C DrEx   yes

Compulsory-optional
ÚSI-DSD11 Psychology and sociology in Forensic ... cs  0? summer CO DrEx   yes
ÚSI-DSD08 Theory of Measurement, Techniques of ... cs  0? summer CO DrEx   yes
ÚSI-DSD12 Application of risk analysis methods ... cs  0? summer CO DrEx   yes
 


Year of study 1, both

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSB02 Legal Aspects of the Scientific Work cs  0? both C Col   yes
 


Year of study 2, winter semester

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSS03 Doctoral Seminary III cs  0? winter C Col   yes
 


Year of study 2, summer semester

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSS04 Doctoral Seminary IV cs  0? summer C Col   yes
 


Year of study 2, both

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSJ01 Foreign Language for the Doctoral Stu... cs  0? both C DrEx   yes

Compulsory-optional
ÚSI-DSE01 Special Methodology of Forensic Engin... cs  0? both CO DrEx   yes
 


Year of study 3, winter semester

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSS05 Doctoral Seminary V cs  0? winter C Col   yes
 


Year of study 3, summer semester

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSS06 Doctoral Seminary VI cs  0? summer C Col   yes
 


Year of study 4, winter semester

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

Compulsory
ÚSI-DSS07 Doctoral Seminary VII cs  0? winter C Col   yes