Department of Mechanics

mech_i• Implementation of advanced continuum models, based on gradient or non-local theories for micro/nano structures utilized in MEMS/NEMS devices.
• Metamaterials: modelling, analysis and optimal design
• Development of progressive computational methods, such as Mixed FEM, Moving Finite Element (MFE) Method and other meshless methods for solution of complex boundary value problems associated with micro/nano structures

Head of department: Ing. Miroslav Repka, PhD.

Current research activities:

New gradient theory for thermoelectric structures
Flexoelectric effect in piezoelectric structures under transient loads
Numerical modelling of advanced materials within classical and non-classical thermoelasticity
Modelling and numerical simulations coupled field effects in micro/nano structural elements

Current scientific projects:

Optimal design of micro/nano structures for metamaterials
Effect of nano-, micro-, and meso-nonhomogeneities in the macroscale thermomechanical performance of composite structure members
Multiscale study and modelling of composite macro-structures

Scientific projects solved in last 5 years:

Multiphysical problems in functionally graded materials plates
A multiscale flexoelectric theory and a new method for real-time detection of microcracks in dielectric materials
Multiscale modelling of coupled fields in composite materials
Coupled problems of thermal and electromechanical fields in advanced materials with porous microstructure

The most significant results in last 5 years

Persons: (sorted alphabetically)

Name / Position E-mail Phone
Hrytsyna, Maryan Mgr.

research worker 02/ 59309212
Hrytsyna, Olha Mgr., DrSc.

researcher 02/59309212
Repka, Miroslav Ing., PhD.

senior researcher 02/ 5930 9214
Sátor, Ladislav Ing., PhD.

senior researcher 02/ 5930 9216
Sládek, Vladimír Prof. RNDr., DrSc.

leading researcher 02/ 5930 9210; 02/ 5478 8662
Vrabec, Marián Ing.

research worker 02/ 5930 9263