PhD in Civil Engineering

Brno University of Technology

Program Description

PhD in Civil Engineering

Brno University of Technology

Civil Engineering

Abbreviation: PST

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:

Building physical aspects of tubular light guides

Tubular light guides are used in buildings for several decades already. They are continuously improved to meet the latest requirements, which however comes with some side effects. Like the depreciation of their characteristics, or higher price. Therefore it is advantageous to create a comprehensive overview about the building physical (economical might be possible as well) aspects of tubular light guides, which can be based on long-term monitoring and computer simulations of physical parameters. Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Description of the long-term behavior of thermal insulation block made from recycled composite during long-term load

With the possibility of the use of composites from recycled polymers, such as thermal insulation block, there is a need to describe their long-term behavior. The description is also by contingent on the type of loading. Especially the compressive load is of this material specific. Description will be implemented using rheological models that will be derived based on the monitoring of experimental prototypes and will be verified by FEM mathematical modeling. Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Development of composite structures applicable to reconstruction of civil buildings

As a part of the reconstruction of city, buildings is in some cases necessary to perform redevelopment in a combination of increasing the load-bearing capacity of wood-beamed ceiling structures. One possibility is to create composite wood-concrete construction using OSB plates. The topic assumes the use of experimental methods of testing combined with numerical modeling (laboratory static and dynamic load test, mode coupling ...). Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Development of structural details of the system of prefabricated masonry panels

With regard to the developer of a new system of walled prefabricated masonry, panels are necessary for the process of prefabrication or construction also deal with the development of details of structural joints. In this work, it is assumed joint use of experimental testing with numerical modeling (FEA). Tutor: Pěnčík Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Energy assessment of technological units

Energy assessment of technological units (eg. wastewater treatment plants, spa technology, the technology of winter stadiums). Analysis of the technological processes, the description of a theoretical model of operation, the analysis of boundary conditions, sensitivity analysis, the potential energy savings, benchmarking components of the system, the evaluation criteria and utilization of renewable energy. Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSC.

Energy Concept of Smart City and Smart Regions

Creating a systematic procedure for management strategy municipalities and cities for the performance of the SMART City and Smart Regions in the energy sector. Object modeling of buildings in the region, cooperation with the Centre of Competence Smart Regions on FAST. Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSC.

Energy Concept of Smart City and Smart Regions

Creating a systematic procedure for management strategy municipalities and cities for the performance of the SMART City and Smart Regions in the energy sector. Object modeling of buildings in the region, cooperation with the Centre of Competence Smart Regions on FAST. Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSC.

Ground-coupled Heat systems for Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Ph.D. thesis focuses on the research use of land for energy for heating and cooling. The scope of work will be a theoretical and experimental investigation of the thermal interaction between a building and ground and an optimal design of ground and foundation exchangers. The aim is to streamline obtaining the 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 software CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent. Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Ground-coupled Heat systems for Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Ph.D. thesis focuses on the research use of land for energy for heating and cooling. The scope of work will be a theoretical and experimental investigation of the thermal interaction between a building and ground and an optimal design of ground and foundation exchangers. The aim is to streamline obtaining the 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 software CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent. Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Modeling and simulation of buildings and smart cities.

Ph.D. 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.

Modeling of physical phenomena in engineering structures

Thermal and other physical phenomena in engineering structures are modeled using advanced mathematical methods and the results designed adjustments to achieve an optimal environment in buildings. Tutor: Kalousek Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Near Zero Energy Buildings

Due to increasing energy consumption, the need for sustainable construction and directive of EU is necessary to design structures in passive houses, in order to reduce energy consumption and improving the internal environment. In plan is a measurement of Zero House and comparison with dynamic simulation and evaluation. Tutor: Kalousek Miloš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Optimization of thermally activated building structures

Ph.D. 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 software CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent. Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Optimization of thermally activated building structures

Ph.D. 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 software CalA, TRNSYS, ANSYS Fluent. Tutor: Šikula Ondřej, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Possibilities of increase the flat roofs retention capacity.

The topic of the dissertation thesis is a comprehensive analysis of the possibility of increasing the flat roofs retention capacity and drainage modification factors. The work will authenticate using full-scale experiments. Tutor: Bečkovský David, Ing., Ph.D.

Possibilities of increase the flat roofs retention capacity.

The topic of the dissertation thesis is a comprehensive analysis of the possibility of increasing the flat roofs retention capacity and drainage modification factors. The work will authenticate using full-scale experiments. Tutor: Bečkovský David, Ing., Ph.D.

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 the 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.

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 the 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.

Simulation energy behavior of nearly zero-energy buildings and energetically active buildings

Theoretical modeling and experimental measurements of energy behavior of nearly zero-energy buildings included as pilot projects in the project TAČR CK Smart Regions. Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.

Simulation of a control behavior of advanced heating and cooling systems

The research focused on modeling and simulation of the dynamic behavior of-of buildings and building services systems, minimizing and analysis of potential errors and inaccuracies during simulated operation, analysis of the energy efficiency of heating and cooling systems. Use of methods and hardware-in-the-loop in the field of technical building equipment. Tutor: Hirš Jiří, doc. Ing., CSc.

Simulation of flow and pollutants distribution in buildings

The topic of the 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.

Simulation of flow and pollutants in buildings

The topic of the 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.

Smart Control Systems of Building Services

Research on intelligent systems management on Building Services. 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.

Smart Control Systems of Building Services

Research on intelligent systems management on Building Services. 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.

Use of waste heat in HVAC systems

Current technologies allow waste heat recovery systems in HVAC (heat sewerage, waste heat from the refrigeration and more.) For a progressive recovery of this kind of heat is required to compile and verify the computational algorithms. These algorithms are then required to validate and verify on real systems. Tutor: Horák Petr, Ing., Ph.D.

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4 years
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5,000 EUR
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July 31, 2018
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Czech Republic - Brno, South Moravian Region
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