The PhD. study is focused on scientific research and creativity in various branches of mechanics of solid and flexible bodies and continua. Doctoral students gain a more profound knowledge especially in the analysis of motion, stress and strain, durability and failure prediction of mechanical and biomechanical systems subjected to static, thermal and dynamic loading. For solving these problems they use analytic, numerical and experimental methods.


By the end of their studies PhD. candidates gain a good theoretical basis and a thorough knowledge in one of the following specializations:

  • Kinematic and dynamic analysis and synthesis of mechanical systems applied especially to rotor systems, screw machines, rail vehicle components and nuclear power facilities.
  • Damage and failure of structures from classical and composite materials with focus on the analysis of the material characteristics influence and on the development of methods for the optimization of composite structures.
  • Continuum mechanics, mechanics of microstructures and biomechanics focused on modelling mechanical and physical interactions in multiphase structured media and on modelling living tissues at both cellular and macroscopic levels for selected human organs, depending on the load applied and on physiological conditions.


Graduate is able to independently follow and in practice to apply advanced mathematical and physical methods of modelling and simulation of complex mechanical and biomechanical systems. He/she is ready for creative technical and scientific work. Graduates find career opportunities especially in research and development centers in various industrial companies , in public research institutions (e.g., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), in higher education institutions and in medical research centers.