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
E-mail: Borek.Patzak (at) fsv.cvut.cz

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.

Current Research:

  • development of open source, general purpose, multiphysics, object-oriented finite element code OOFEM.
  • dynamic load balancing on heterogeneous parallel architectures
  • principal investigator of research projects supported by Czech Science Foundation GACR:
    • 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:
    Integrated Computational Materials Engineering expert group (ICMEg), project number 606711, 2013-2015.
    Multiscale Modelling Platform: Smart design of nano-enabled products in green technologies (MMP), project number 604279, 2014-2016.
  • 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 (www.tailorcrete.com).

Other fields of interest:

  • Numerical methods in mechanics, particularly adaptive techniques and constitutive modeling of quasibrittle materials.
  • High performance computing and software development - object oriented and parallel programming.

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.

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

Selected Publications:

  • M. Horák, B. Patzák, and M. Jirásek. On design of element evaluators in OOFEM. Advances in Engineering Software, 72(0):193 -- 202, 2014. Special Issue dedicated to Professor Zdeněk Bittnar on the occasion of his Seventieth Birthday: Part 2.
  • 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.
  • D. Rypl and B. Patzák. From the finite element analysis to the isogeometric analysis in an object oriented computing environment. Advances in Engineering Software, 44(1):116 -- 125, 2012.
  • R. Chamrová and B. Patzák. Object-oriented programming and the extended finite-element method. Engineering and Computational Mechanics, 163(EM4):271--278, 2010.
  • 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:

I have been developing this free, object-oriented, multiphysics, parallel finite element code since 1997. Visit its homepage at www.oofem.org or check out its features. OOFEM is released under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
Multi-Physics Integration Framework (MuPIF) is an integration framework, that will facilitate the implementation of multi-physic and multi-level simulations, built from independently developed components. The principal role of the framework is to steer individual components (applications) and to provide high-level data-exchange services. 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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