Research and expert activities of the Department are focused on the material engineering, Finite Element Method (FEM), Mechanics of materials, reliability and diagnostics of materials. Research is being conducted within the framework of projects and programmes of
  • Research Centre of Rail Vehicles
  • GA ČR Czech science Foundation
  • Development programs of FRVŠ
  • Development programs of MŠMT
  • Other projects.
Research in the department may be broadly divided into these areas
  • dynamic contact of metalic parts (ie. “wheel-rail” contact problem),
  • material research in the field of transport means and infrastructure,
  • fatigue strength and working life of transport means and infrastructure parts,
  • FEM analyses of thin-wall structures.