Design and Process Engineering
Original title in Czech: Konstrukční a procesní inženýrstvíFaculty: FMEAbbreviation: D-KPI-PAcad. year: 2020/2021
Type of study programme: Doctoral
Study programme code: P0715D270017
Degree awarded: Ph.D.
Language of instruction: Czech
Accreditation: 18.2.2020 - 18.2.2030
Mode of study
Standard study length
prof. Ing. Martin Hartl, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Jaroslav Katolický, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Jiří Pospíšil, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Jaroslav Juračka, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Radomil Matoušek, Ph.D., prof. Ing. Petr Stehlík, CSc., dr. h. c., prof. Ing. Josef Štětina, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Petr Blecha, Ph.D.
Ing. Jan Čermák, Ph.D., MBA, doc. Ing. Pavel Hutař, Ph.D.
Fields of education
|Mechanical Engineering, Technology and Materials||100|
The main goal of the doctoral study programme is, in accordance with the Higher Education Act, to train highly qualified and educated professionals who are capable of independent scientific, research and creative activities in the field of design and process engineering. The graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills that enable them to work at Czech or international academic institutions or research institutes. The programme focuses on theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in the field of doctoral studies. Cooperation with international research institutes is highly supported. The study programme is designed to fulfil demands and meet societal and industry requirements for highly educated and qualified professionals in the fields of design and process engineering.
Doctoral study programme is primarily based on research and creative activities of doctoral students. These activities are intensively supported by student participation in national and international research projects. Research areas include design (analysis, conception, design of machinery, vehicles, machine production and energy) and process engineering (analysis, design and projection of processes in the engineering, transport, energy and petrochemical industries).
A graduate of the doctoral study programme is a highly qualified expert with broad theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which enables him/her to carry out creative and research activities both independently and/or in a scientific team. The graduate is acquainted with current findings in the field of design and process engineering and is able to apply the knowledge in his/her research or creative activities. The graduate is also able to prepare a research project proposal and to oversee a project. At the same time, the graduate is able to make use of theoretical knowledge and transfer it in practice. Moreover, the graduate can adapt findings from related disciplines, cooperate on interdisciplinary tasks and increase their professional qualifications. The graduate participation on national and international researches and cooperation with international research institutions contributes to higher level of their professional competences. This experience allows graduates not only to carry out their own scientific activities, but also to professionally present their results, and to take part in international discussions.
The graduate can demonstrate knowledge and skills in three main areas and the synergy produces great outcomes.
1. Broad theoretical knowledge and practical skills closely related to the topic of the dissertation (see below).
2. Professional knowledge and skills necessary to carry out scientific work, research, and creative activities.
3. Interpersonal and soft skills and competencies - the graduate is able to present their ideas and opinions professionally, is able to present and defend the results of their work and to discuss them and work effectively in a scientific team or to lead a team.
According to the topic of the dissertation, the graduate will acquire highly professional knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering, in particular in design and operation of machines, machinery, engineering processes and vehicles and transport vehicles. Thanks to the broad knowledge and skills, graduates can pursue a career in research institutes in the Czech Republic and abroad, as well as in commercial companies and applied research.
A graduate of the doctoral study programme is a highly qualified expert with broad theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which enables him/her to carry out creative and research activities both independently and/or in a scientific team. The graduate is acquainted with state-of-the-art findings in the field of design and process engineering and is able to apply the knowledge in his/her research or creative activities. The graduate is also able to prepare a research project proposal and to oversee a project. At the same time, the graduate can make use of theoretical knowledge and transfer it in practice. Moreover, the graduate can adapt findings from related disciplines, cooperate on interdisciplinary tasks and increase their professional qualifications. The graduate typically finds a job as a researcher, academic personnel, computer scientist or designer. The graduate is also well equipped with skills and competences to perform well in managerial positions.
See applicable regulations, DEAN’S GUIDELINE NO. 2/2020, Rules for the organization of studies at FME (supplement to BUT Study and Examination Rules)
Study plan creation
The rules and conditions of study programmes are determined by:
BUT STUDY AND EXAMINATION RULES
BUT STUDY PROGRAMME STANDARDS - Guideline No 69/2017,
STUDY AND EXAMINATION RULES of Brno University of Technology (USING "ECTS"),
DEAN’S GUIDELINE NO. 2/2020, Rules for the organization of studies at FME (supplement to BUT Study and Examination Rules)
DEAN´S GUIDELINE NO. 3/2019 Rules of Procedure of Doctoral Board of FME Study Programmes
Students in doctoral programmes do not follow the credit system. The grades “Passed” and “Failed” are used to grade examinations, doctoral state examination is graded “Passed” or “Failed”.
Availability for the disabled
Brno University of Technology acknowledges the need for equal access to higher education. There is no direct or indirect discrimination during the admission procedure or the study period. Students with specific educational needs (learning disabilities, physical and sensory handicap, chronic somatic diseases, autism spectrum disorders, impaired communication abilities, mental illness) can find help and counselling at Lifelong Learning Institute of Brno University of Technology. This issue is dealt with in detail in Rector's Guideline No. 11/2017 "Applicants and Students with Specific Needs at BUT". Furthermore, in Rector's Guideline No 71/2017 "Accommodation and Social Scholarship“ students can find information on a system of social scholarships.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program
- Effective design of technologies for industrial wastewater treatment
The thesis deals with the hot topic of industrial wastewater treatment. This water is produced in industrial and agricultural facilities, where it is contaminated with various organic or inorganic substances. The emphasis on the ecological sustainability of industrial processes leads companies to increase efforts to treat in an environmentally friendly manner, i.e. to meet the relevant legislative conditions. Industrial wastewater is increasingly being pre-treated directly in the facilities, which opens up the possibility of expanding this process to reuse water, heat or even secondary raw materials contained in it. The thesis is focused on modelling and simulation of technologies meeting current requirements for energy efficiency and environmental protection. These include, e.g. waste heat recovery from industrial processes (evaporation stations, driers, heat exchangers), membrane and electrochemical separation technologies with low power consumption (micro-, ultra- and nano-filtration, reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, electrodeionization) or other processes (e.g. stripping). The decision for the proper separation technology for particular industrial process assumes the expert knowledge of the separation method (physical principle, mass and energy flows, product properties) and economic context (investment and operating costs). The result of the thesis will be a methodology enabling effective design and technical and economic evaluation of the separation technologies in industrial and agricultural plants. Based on this methodology, a novel computational tool will be developed. The following tasks will be addressed: - initial search enabling a suitable selection of separation methods including analysis of published experimental results or operational data and available software tools - development of a methodology and a novel calculation tool concept - data acquisition from experimental measurements in laboratories and industrial facilities - modelling of selected separation technologies - development of the calculation tool for technical and economic evaluation of separation technologies - application of the computational tool in an industrial case study
- Reduction of vibrations and noise of transmissions by optimizing gear
The topic will address the issue of microgeometry of gear engagement under different operating conditions and its effect on vibration and noise. The solution will be realized using numerical simulations, which will be validated using a proposed technical experiment, which will be located in an anechoic room. Within the technical experiment, it will be possible to make individual adjustments to create a knowledge database and compare the achieved results with the computational approach under the same boundary conditions.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|9BSZ||Safety of Machines and Equipment - System Approach||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9DMA||Design-management||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9EMM||Empiric Models||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9LDM||Logistics in Transport and Handling||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9TST||Theory and Construction of Forming Machines||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9VNP||Vibration and Noise Powertrain||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9MOR||Mathematical Methods Of Optimal Control||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9KAR||The Special Desing and Applications of Mobile Robots||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9VDE||Theory of Visual Style in Design||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9AJ||English for Doctoral Degree Study||en||0||Compulsory||DrEx||Cj - 60||yes|
|9BEI||Safety Engineering||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9DDE||History of Design||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9DSM||Engine Dynamics||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9EHD||Elastohydrodynamics||cs (en)||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9EXT||Experimental Methods in Tribology||cs (en)||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9FLI||Fluid Engineering||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9LKK||Aircraft Composite Structures||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9MRI||Risc Management||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9MBO||Mathematical Modeling of Machine Mechanisms||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9MAS||Methods and Algorithms for System Simulation and Optimization||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9MOP||Methodologies of Scientific Work||cs (en)||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9MLV||Metrology Legal and Industrial||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9MPD||Modern Access to Diagnostics and Working Life of Technical Systems||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9MDT||Multiparametric Diagnostics of Technical Systems||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9PSL||Aircraft On-Board Systems||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9PDT||Advanced Diagnostics of Technical Systems||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9PTL||Heat and Mass Transfer||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9RIP||Control Motion||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9TSO||Theory And Construction of Machine-tools||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9TDC||Thermodynamics of Power Cycles||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9USZ||Maintenance of Machinery and Equipment||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9VPR||Research Project and Its Management||cs (en)||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9SES||Selected Chapters of Electrical Machines||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9VMT||Computational Modeling of the Turbulent Flow||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9ZVM||Bases of Scientific Metrology and Quality Control||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|
|9ZLL||Testing of Aircraft||cs, en||0||Recommended||DrEx||P - 20||yes|