Bořek Patzák

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Office Mail Address:
Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Mechanics
Thákurova 7, 166 29 Praha 6, Czech Republic

Phone: +42-02-24354501 | Fax: +42-02-24310775
E-mail: Borek.Patzak (at)

Professional CV:

  • 1993 graduated from Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, specialization in Structural Design & Transportation Engineering.
  • 1997 defended doctoral dissertation thesis "Material models for concrete" at Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 1997-2000 assistant professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Structural Mechanics.
  • 2000-2002 research engineer at EPFL, ENAC, Laboratory of Structural and Continuum Mechanics (LSC) in Lausanne. I worked with Milan Jirásek on a project on adaptive techniques for strain-softening materials.
  • 2002-2010 associate professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanics.
  • since 2010 professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanics.
  • since 2018 vice-dean for Science and Research, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

Current Research:

  • Design and development of scientific simulation tools, see list of my software projects.
  • Principal investigator of research projects supported by Czech Science Foundation GACR:
    • Process modeling for 3D printing and other additive technologies, project no. 20-20096S, 2020-2022.
    • Multiscale modeling of early age concrete, project no.: 16-20008S, 2016-2018.
    • Multi-scale casting simulations of fresh concrete, project no.: 13-23584S, 2013-2015.
    • MuPIF - a Multi-Physic Integration Framework, project no.:P105/10/1402, 2010-2012.
    • Algorithms for Representation of Moving Boundaries, project no.:103/06/1845, 2006-2008.
  • EU funded projects:
    • Musicode: An experimentally-validated multi-scale materials, process and device modelling & design platform enabling non-expert access to open innovation in the Organic and Large Area Electronics Industry, project number 953187, 2021-202024.
    • Composelector: Multi-scale Composite Material Selection Platform with a Seamless Integration of Materials Models and Multidisciplinary Design Framework, project number 721105, 2017-2021.
    • MMP: Multiscale Modelling Platform: Smart design of nano-enabled products in green technologies, project number 604279, 2014-2016.
    • ICMEg: Integrated Computational Materials Engineering expert group, project number 606711, 2013-2016.
  • Research team member of the MSM 6840770003 project:
    "Algorithms for Computer Simulation and Application in Engineering" (Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic).
  • Research team member of the TailorCrete EU project (

Research interests:

  • Numerical methods in mechanics, particularly adaptive techniques and constitutive modeling of quasibrittle materials.
  • Desing of semantic based simulation platforms
  • High performance computing and software development - high performance computing, load-balancing, object oriented design.

Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities: I am always looking for capable and highly motivated students (undergraduate and graduate) with backgrounds and interests in math, engineering, finite element method, and computer science to join my research program. Please contact me to discuss current opportunities.

OOFEM course for Ph.D. students, engineers interested in simulation and researchers to allow them to quickly acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to employ OOFEM. More details here.

Check the link to OOFEM gallery illustrating some of my results.

Selected Publications:

  • Edita Dvořáková and Bořek Patzák. Isogeometric bernoulli beam element with an exact representation of concentrated loadings. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 361:112745, 2019.
  • F. Kolařík, B. Patzák, and J. Zeman. Computational homogenization of fresh concrete flow around reinforcing bars. Computers and Structures, 207:37 -- 49, 2018.
  • Martin Horák, Bořek Patzák, and Jan Novák. An isogeometric extension of trefftz method for elastostatics in two dimensions. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 0(1-15), 2018.
  • F. Kolařík and B. Patzák. Implementation of a 3d vof tracking algorithm based on binary space-partitioning. Acta Polytechnica, 57(2):105 -- 115, 2017.
  • F. Kolařík, B. Patzák, and L.N. Thrane. Modeling of fiber orientation in viscous fluid flow with application to self-compacting concrete. Computers and Structures, 154:91 -- 100, 2015.
  • B. Patzák, D. Rypl, and J. Kruis. Mupif – a distributed multi-physics integration tool. Advances in Engineering Software, 60–61(0):89 -- 97, 2013.
  • B. Patzák and D. Rypl. Object-oriented, parallel finite element framework with dynamic load balancing. Advances in Engineering Software, 47(1):35 -- 50, 2012.
  • B. Patzák and Z. Bittnar. Modeling of fresh concrete flow. Computers and Structures, 87(15-16):962--969, 2009.
  • B. Patzák and M. Jirásek. Adaptive resolution of localized damage in quasibrittle materials. Journal of Engineering Mechanics Division ASCE, 130:720--732, 2004.
  • B. Patzák and M. Jirásek. Process zone resolution by extended finite elements. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 70(7-8):837--1097, May 2003.
  • M. Jirásek and B. Patzák. Consistent tangent stiffness for nonlocal damage models. Computers and Structures, 80(14-15):1279--1293, June 2002.
  • B. Patzák and Z. Bittnar. Design of object oriented finite element code. Advances in Engineering Software, 32(10-11):759--767, 2001.
Complete list of my publications

Software Library:

OOFEM I have been developing this free, object-oriented, multiphysics, parallel finite element code since 1997. Visit its homepage at or check out its features. OOFEM is released under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
MuPIF Multi-Physics Integration Framework (MuPIF) is an open source distributed integration framework, that will facilitate the implementation of multi-physic and multi-level simulations, built from independently developed components. The design supports various coupling strategies, discretization techniques, and also the distributed applications. License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
EduBeam Educational project with the aim to develop simple and easy to use code for structural analysis of beam structures. The main goal is to provide a platform for students to extend. Students can utilize their knowledge, learn simple and efficient programming in Python, and contribute to this project. EduBeam is released under GNU General Public License (GPL).
You can check my ohloh profile for a record of my open source contributions. Ohloh profile for Bořek Patzák

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