Brno Ph.D. Talent

Monika Středulová

Reduced order homogenized model of concrete mechanical behavior

Lector: doc. Ing. Jan Eliáš, Ph.D.

Institution: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Field: Structures and Traffic Constructions


About the project

We aim to develop new methods / improve existing methods for mathematical modelling of large structures made of concrete - buildings, bridges etc. The ultimate goal is to develop formulations which will be precise, yet computationally inexpensive so they could be used in everyday design practice. They should allow more optimized and effective design of structures in general, saving resources in the process.


Why science?

Because it's the perfect combination: you learn constantly (the moment you understand a phenomena is priceless!), you may choose the project you want to focus on (to believe that your project may actually benefit society on a larger scale is also quite nice), you may even choose the people you work with (imagine having a perfect boss) and you have endless possibilities of international cooperation. I guess the question should be: Why not science?


What do I like most about Brno

I love its 'green' parts. The parks to walk your dog, which are surrounded by streets where there is a small cafe in literally ever second building. Where there are plenty of people outside, just living. The atmosphere of Brno during summer is amazing.