Lecture: Magnetohydrodynamics in metallurgical processes using electric currents

Magnetohydrodynamics in metallurgical processes using electric currents held by Assoc. Prof. Abdellah Kharicha 27 October at 10:00 AM in D3, room number 204 In metallurgy, electric currents are applied for heating, melting, and for promoting electrochemical mass transfer. The currents are passed through low conductivity media such as a salt, slags, or plasmas to generate high Joule heating intensity. Typical processes are electric arc furnaces,

Cooling via polymeric hollow fibres brought BUT a special award from the MSV committee

Millimetre-wide polymer hollow fibres used as cooling channels in a heat exchanger have earned Brno University of Technology a special award from the Gold Medal Committee. The award was presented to researchers from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at a gala on 4 October. Small polymer hollow fibres can serve as cooling channels for the heat exchanger. The ones shown at the International Engineering Fair

Lecture: Theory of Fluid Flows Applied to Spray Cooling and Turbulent Flows

The lecture will take place on Monday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m. in the large meeting room on the 4th floor of D5. Interested staff and students are welcome. Professor Lee is involved in the LTAUSA19053 project entitled: “Principles of water-air mixture design and use in industrial applications”. Taewoo Lee is an associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in the School for Engineering of


Michal Pohanka won the On-Your-Own-Power Challenge.

Michal Pohanka from the Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Laboratory was the absolute winner of the Employee Challenge On-Your-Own-Power (“Na vlastní pohon”). He cycled an incredible 1,028.6 kilometres to and from work. A total of 48 colleagues from 13 FME institutes and departments took part in the challenge during May. The event aimed to promote the idea of eco-friendly transport by bike, on foot or


Battery Thermal Management Systems? We are in!

According to International Energy Agency, the global electric car stock hit the 10 million mark, a 43% increase over 2019, representing a 1% stock share, after a decade of rapid growth. One of the biggest challenges of e-automobility is battery thermal management. Temperature level, profile, and uniformity impact the electrochemical reactions substantially. Therefore, battery system performance, safety, and lifespan. Reliability and longevity are critical factors

Open Doors

Please accept our invitation to the Doors Open Day in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Laboratory. It will be held on February 17 2022. Whom do we seek? Students who are interested in doing scientific research. Graduates of technical disciplines who are interested in creating a topic for doctoral studies and working with us on new projects. Research fields where we keep the world level:

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Lipka awarded Alan Strunga for his master’s thesis

Alan Strunga, a PhD student in the Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Laboratory, was awarded by Lipka, one of the oldest and largest educational organizations for environmental training in Czechia. He placed 3rd in the competition for the best master's thesis. Strunga studied how much the Brno population comes into contact with pesticide residues. The methods developed in his work are now routinely used with

Jan Boháček became associate professor

Jan Boháček finished his habilitation and became associate professor this month. Jan Boháček operates in the field of heat transfer. Mainly, he focuses on CFD simulations. His habilitation is called ‘Simulation and Modeling of Horizontal Centrifugal Casting’. The habilitation thesis is a logical outcome of Boháček’s research activities at the Chair of Simulation and Modeling of Metallurgical Processes at Montanuniversitaet Leoben between the years 2010

Lecture: Possibilities and Limits of Simulation of Continuous Casting

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering invites to the lecture: Possibilities and Limits of Simulation of Continuous Casting held by Dr. Alexander Vakhrushev 20 October at 10:00 AM in D5 416f Dr. Alexander Vakhrushev studied applied mathematics at Izhevsk State Technical University (Russia). After the graduation in 2001 he did his PhD at the Institute of the Applied Mechanics (Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences), defending