The Department of Mechanical Engineering is part of the Faculty of Military Technology of the University of defence which is located in Brno. The department has eleven faculty members. Among them there are three full professors, three associated professors, and five assistant professors.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering guarantees the full-time and combined forms of study in Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes and the follow-up Master study in the area of “Materials and Technology of Special Industry”. A Ph. D. degree in the area of “Material and Technology of Special Industry” is offered as well.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is certified to educate foreign military and civilian professionals in engineering courses and also offers doctoral study programmes to foreign students. It is focused on the area of engineering and material science.
The department consists of two independent special groups.
The first one is the “Material Science, Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Mechanics Group” offering the education in areas of material engineering, industrial technologies, metrology, management of quality, engineering mechanics and stress analysis, elasticity and strength, machine elements, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. It provides civilian and military study programmes including doctoral study. Our Ph.D. students are graduated in the area of study “Material science”.
The second special group is the “Military Equipment Expertise Group”, which is focused on providing the education in areas of material engineering, engineering mechanics and stress analysis, elasticity and strength and machine elements. It provides civilian and military study programmes including doctoral study. Their Ph.D. students are graduated in the area of study “Material science”.
Research activities of the Material Science, Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Mechanics Group are focused on investigations of special surfaces created by plasma nitridation and PVD technologies, processes of fatigue of material of machine components and evaluation of mechanical properties after heat-treatment procedures. Other areas of research include surface quality after machining, evaluation of surface quality and engineering metrology, problems of applied thermodynamics, simulation in fluid mechanics.
Group of military technology expertise is focused on carrying out analysis of the chemical composition and mechanical testing of materials used mainly in the construction of military equipment, which was hit by accidents and to discover the causes of these accidents. It is also focused on the implementation of computer modeling of dynamic chassis tracked vehicles using the computing system Adams.
Recently, new modern laboratories have been launched and equipped. Two special technicians provide maintenance of laboratory facilities.
Recently new modern laboratories have been developed and equipped. Two special technical workers provide maintenance of laboratory facilities.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has established a partnership with industrial companies in the Czech Republic and abroad, it has become a recognised institution in the field of science and research. We closely cooperate with the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, research and development centres and civilian universities such as the Brno TU, CTU Prague, TU Pardubice, UJEP in Ústí nad Labem, TU Ostrava, TU Trenčín, SUT Bratislava from Czech and Slovak Republic and NTU of Singapore overseas. We have cooperated with many institutes in solving many scientific problems during research and development in the area of material engineering, wound ballistics, fluid mechanics or computational methods of stress analysis and dynamic simulation.
Specialists from the Department of Mechanical Engineering created professional expertises and analysis of vehicle elements during the investigation of traffic accidents military or civil vehicles, machines or mechanism generally. The faculty members of the Department of Mechanical Engineering regularly attend degree and doctoral boards of examiners. Our faculty members are permanent members of Scientific and Professional counsels of faculties and schools at other universities.