Renowned computer simulation expert visits Regional Institute of Technology

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Professor Marko Nagode from the University of Ljubljana visited the Regional Institute of Technology of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, where he presented his latest research and projects

The Regional Institute of Technology (RTI) has recently been playing host to Professor Marko Nagode from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. In addition to discussions about cooperation, he visited the laboratories accompanied by Miloslav Kepka, Director of RTI, and Pavel Žlábek, Director of laboratories.

Professor Nagode learned about some of the research projects that RTI is currently working on, especially involving the use of additive technology in the production of complex metal components, which was presented by Head of the Laboratory of Metal Additive Manufacturing, Miroslav Zetek. Karel Ráž presented computer simulation and printing of plastic and composite parts at the Laboratory of Virtual Prototyping, and Miloslav Kepka Jr. presented the possibilities of increasing the operational fatigue life of welded joints. At the end of the meeting, Professor Nagode presented not only the results of his research at various companies (LMS, Siemens, Texas Institute of Science), but also his own REBMIX system, which can be used to model stress or stress spectra, predicting its dispersion and extrapolation. It can also be used for thermographic image analysis or digital image correlation processing.

“Professor Marko Nagode is a renowned expert who has conducted numerous research projects on the strength and fatigue life of structures. He is an absolute world leader in the field of thermomechanical fatigue of materials. We deal with similar issues at RTI, so we were able to discuss our findings and inspire each other. We are also working towards establishing cooperation in the form of a joint international research project, concluded Miloslav Kepka, Director of RTI.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Eva Krauzová

22. 09. 2021