02 Chair of Machine Elements and Development Evaluation

Laboratory for Structure Evaluation LAVEK

topic: Comparison of conventional and step-stress accelerated fatigue-life testing of composite beams and/or rods (experiments combined with simulations)

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of continuum mechanics, basic knowledge of composites, basic knowldege of using software for 3D modelling and FE simulations.


 03 Chair of Power Engineering

L aboratory for Hydraulic Machines LVTS


1. Aerodynamics and thermodynamics in domestic clothes dryers

2. Measurement of water surface in turbulent flow


 06 Chair of Materials, Science and Technology

L aboratory for Welding LAVAR


1. Welding and weldability of materials

2. Bonding of composites and metals

3. Additive Technologies: Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing


08 Chair of Mechanics

L aboratory for Numerical Modelling and Simulation LNMS


1. Digital image correlation (DIC) and database set-up for material characterisation

Description: Conventional characterisation of mechanical properties of materials is performed by standardised mechanical testing. However, recent improvements in optical techniques enable the development of modern characterisation methods based on full-field strain measurements, also known as information-rich experiments. A large amount of data is used then to identify model parameters, used in numerical analyses of structures. Activities encompass mechanical testing using the DIC technique and the set-up of database for data processing. Preferred knowledge: programming and computer skills. Info: Laboratory for Numerical Modelling and Simulation.

2. Numerical modelling and FEM analyses

Description: A loaded structure's thermomechanical response is commonly analysed in a virtual environment. A large variety of mechanical problems can be treated similarly: the behaviour of mechanical parts, a response of tissues in biomechanics, etc. Activities consist of numerical modelling of various mechanical and/or thermal problems and performing Finite Element Analyses (FEA) using the corresponding software. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Abaqus or Ansys program. Info: Laboratory for Numerical Modelling and Simulation.


L aboratory for Dynamics of Machines and Structures LADISK


1. Mentor: prof. dr. Janko Slavič: Python open-source package development in the field of structural dynamics

Prior knowledge: basics of Python programming language, advanced knowledge of structural dynamics and signal processing

2. Mentor: i. prof. dr. Gregor Čepon: Structure health diagnostics using dynamics substructuring and machine learning approaches

Prior knowledge: basics of Python programming language, advanced knowledge of structural dynamics and machine leaning algorithms

3. Mentor: doc. dr. Martin Česnik: Crack propagation and heat generation of 3D printed polymer structures during vibration fatigue

Prior knowledge on: Structural dynamics, Programming (Python), Signal processing, Experimental methods


10 Chair of Optodynamics and Laser Applications

L aboratory for laser techniques LASTEH


1. Laser structuring of metal surfaces

2. Laser structuring of magnetorheological materials

3. Laser generation of ultrasound waves with acousto-optic lens and short laser pulses

4. Laser-assisted 3D printing of biomaterials

5. Development of demonstrator for Fourier optic principles


11 Chair of Tribology and Maintenance Systems

L aboratory for tribology and interface nanotechnology TINT


1. Tribology

2. Nanotechnologies


15 Chair of Engineering Design and Transportation Systems

L aboratory for Engineering Design LECAD


1. Heating of temporary plasma limiter in fusion reactor

2. Full blanket thermal model: Stationary cooling of the first wall of the fusion reactor at nominal thermal load

3. ToFu synthetic diagnostic module in SMITER

4. Inverse model of magnetic field of bolometers with machine learning

5. Benchmark TOKES in Lazarus

6. Mapping SMITER on MEMOS-U

7. JOREK Visualization in ParaView

8. JOREK Simplified Model

9. Massively accelerated visualisation of magneto-hydrodynamic simulations

10. Advanced Raysect Models

11. Heat current modelling in tokamak panels by the final volume method (HEAT)

12. Edge-banding plasma modelling in SOLPS-ITER GUI refresh


Laboratory for Material Handling and Machine Structures LASOK

topic: Design of special robotic gripper for robotic order picking


16 Chair of Modelling in Engineering Sciences and Medicine

Laboratory for Modelling Machine Elements and Structures LAMEK


1. Design and analysis of blast response equipment or structures

2. Design and analysis of protective equipment for motorcyclists

3. Design and analysis of roadside protective equipment

4. Injury assessment of humans in dynamic impact scenarios

5. Development and validation of FEM of helmet (bike, motorcycle, ski).

6. Material characterization of HDPE under high strain rates

7. Influence of the curb in the case of vehicle collision into the roadside barrier

8. When is a roadside safety barrier needed to be installed in front of the road sings

9. Numerical model of bone - screw interaction