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prof. RNDr. Ludvík Kunz, CSc., dr. h. c.

Room423
Phone number+420 532 290 464
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Researcher IDF-7508-2014
Positionresearcher - High Cycle Fatigue Group, researcher - Advanced Metallic Materials and Metal Based Composites

Personal information
  • 1966-1970
    Study of physics of solid state, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University
  • 1968 – 1970
    Student-assistant, Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR
  • 1970 – 1973
    Research-assistant, Institute of Physics of Materials
  • 1973 – 1977
    Postgradual study in Institute of Physics of Materials , AS CR, scientific degree CSc.
  • Since 1977
    Researcher, Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR
  • 1994 – 2012
    Head of the Department of Mechanical Properties, Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR
  • 1989
    State viva, Masaryk University, RNDr.
  • 1997
    Habilitation at Žilina University
  • 2004
    Professor in Material Engineering, Žilina University
  • Since 2005
    Member of the Academic Assembly AS CR
  • 2005 – 2009
    Member of the Council for Sciences of AS CR
  • 2008
    Honorary doctorate, Žilina University
  • Since 2012
    Director of Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR

  • Scientific interest
    Fatigue of metallic materials, physical aspects of mechanical behavior of materials


    2020

    Fintová S., Kuběna I., Trško L., Horník V., Kunz L.: Fatigue behavior of AW7075 aluminum alloy in ultra-high cycle fatigue region. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 774 (2020) 138922

    Seitl S., Pokorný P., Miarka P., Klusák J., Kala Z., Kunz L.: Comparison of fatigue crack propagation behaviour in two steel grades S235, S355 and a steel from old crane way. MATEC Web Conf. 310 (2020) 34

    Fintová S., Kuběna I., Palán J., Mertová K., Duchek M., Hutař P., Pastorek F., Kunz L.: Influence of sandblasting and acid etching on fatigue properties of ultra-fine grained Ti grade 4 for dental implants. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 111 (2020) 104016



    2019

    Horník V., Fintová S., Šmíd M., Hutař P., Hrbáček K., Kunz L.: Fatigue properties of B1914 superalloy at high temperatures. Procedia Struct. Integr. 23 (2019) 191-196

    Horník V., Fintová S., Šmíd M., Hutař P., Hrbáček K., Kunz L.: Interaction of fatigue and creep in MAR-M 247 superalloy. Procedia Struct. Integr. 23 (2019) 197-202

    Seitl S., Miarka P., Pokorný P., Fintová S., Kunz L.: COMPARISON OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF OLD STEEL FROM TRUSS CRANE RUNWAY WITH S235 AND S355 GRADES. Trans. VSB TU Ostrava Ser. 19 (2019) 56-60



    2018

    Seitl S., Miarka P., Klusák J., Fintová S., Kunz L.: Comparison of the Fatigue Crack Propagation Rates in S355 J0 and S355 J2 Steel Grades. Key Eng. Mater. 784 (2018) 91-96

    Nicoletto G., Konečná R., Kunz L., Frkáň M.: Influence of as-built surface on fatigue strength and notch sensitivity of Ti6Al4V alloy produced by DMLS. MATEC Web Conf. 165 (2018) 02002



    2017

    Horník V., Šmíd M., Hutař P., Kunz L., Hrbáček K.: Interaction of Creep and High Cycle Fatigue of IN 713LC Superalloy. Solid State Phenom. 258 (2017) 595-598

    Konečná R., Kunz L., Pokorný P., Nicoletto G.: Fatigue Crack Growth and Threshold Behavior of DMLS Ti6Al4V. Solid State Phenom. 267 (2017) 157-161

    Konečná R., Kunz L., Bača A., Nicoletto G.: Resistance of direct metal laser sintered Ti6Al4V alloy against growth of fatigue cracks. Eng. Fract. Mech. 185 (2017) 82-91

    Fintová S., Arzaghi M., Kuběna I., Kunz L., Sarazin-Baudoux C.: Fatigue crack propagation in UFG Ti grade 4 processed by severe plastic deformation. Int. J. Fatigue 98 (2017) 187-194



    2016

    Konečná R., Kunz L., Nicoletto G., Bača A.: Long fatigue crack growth in Inconel 718 produced by selective laser melting. Int. J. Fatigue 92 (2016) 499-506

    Konečná R., Nicoletto G., Kunz L., Riva E.: The role of elevated temperature exposure on structural evolution and fatigue strength of eutectic AlSi12 alloys. Int. J. Fatigue 83 (2016) 24-35

    Šmíd M., Horník V., Hutař P., Hrbáček K., Kunz L.: High Cycle Fatigue Damage Mechanisms of MAR-M 247 Superalloy at High Temperatures. Trans. Indian Inst. Metals 69 (2016) 393-397

    Konečná R., Kunz L., Nicoletto G., Bača A.: Fatigue crack growth behavior of Inconel 718 produced by selective laser melting. Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale 10 (2016) 31-40

    Šmíd M., Hutař P., Horník V., Hrbáček K., Kunz L.: Stage I fatigue cracking in MAR-M 247 superalloy at elevated temperatures. Procedia Struct. Integr. 2 (2016) 3585-3592

    Bača A., Konečná R., Nicoletto G., Kunz L.: Influence of build direction on the fatigue behaviour of Ti6Al4V alloy produced by direct metal laser sintering. Materials Today: Proceedings 3 (2016) 921-924



    2015

    Fintová S., Kunz L.: Fatigue properties of magnesium alloy AZ91 processed by severe plastic deformation. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 42 (2015) 219-228

    Šmíd M., Fintová S., Kunz L., Hutař P., Hrbáček K.: Prediction of maximum casting defect size in MAR-M 247 alloy processed by hot isostatic pressing. Materials Engineering - Materialove inzinierstvo 2 (2015) 25-32



    2014

    Fintová S., Pantělejev L., Kunz L.: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ultrafine-Grained Magnesium AZ91 Alloy. Mater. Sci. Forum 782 (2014) 384-389

    Kunz L., Fintová S.: Initiation of fatigue cracks in ultrafine-grained materials in high-cycle fatigue region. Procedia Eng. 74 (2014) 2-5

    Kunz L., Fintová S.: Fatigue behaviour of AZ91 magnesium alloy in as-cast and severe plastic deformed conditions. Adv. Mater. Res. 891-892 (2014) 397-402

    Kunz L., Lukáš P., Navrátilová L.: Strain localization and fatigue crack initiation in ultrafine-grained copper in high- and giga-cycle region. Int. J. Fatigue 58 (2014) 202-208

    Konečná R., Nicoletto G., Kunz L., Svoboda M., Bača A.: Fatigue strength degradation of AlSi12CuNiMg alloy due to high temperature exposure: a structural investigation. Procedia Eng. 74 (2014) 43-46

    Šmíd M., Kunz L., Hutař P., Hrbáček K.: High cycle fatigue of nickel-based superalloy MAR-M 247 at high temperatures. Procedia Eng. 74 (2014) 329-332

    Fintová S., Kunz L.: Initiation of fatigue cracks in AZ91 Mg alloy processed by ECAP. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 63 (2014) 012159

    Fintová S., Kunz L.: Cyclic plastic behavior and fatigue life of AZ91 alloy in as-cast and ultra-fine grained state. Materials Engineering - Materialove inzinierstvo 21 (2014) 109-115



    2012

    Kunz L., Lukáš P., Konečná R., Fintová S.: Casting defects and high temperature fatigue life of IN 713LC superalloy. Int. J. Fatigue 41 (2012) 47-51

    Kunz L., Lukáš P., Klusák J.: Fatigue Strength of Weathering Steel. Mater. Sci. 18 (2012) 18-22



    2011

    Pantělejev L., Man O., Kunz L.: Microstructural stability of ultrafine grained copper at elevated temperature. Acta Metall. Slovaca 17 (2011) 158-162

    Kunz L., Lukáš P., Konečná R.: Combined cycle fatigue of Ni-base superalloy. Key Eng. Mater. 465 (2011) 523-526

    Bubenko L., Konečná R., Kunz L., Nicoletto G.: Fatigue crack propagation within the austempered ductile iron microstructure. Acta Metall. Slovaca 17 (2011) 18-25

    Vlk M., Kunz L., Rozlívka L.: Únavové vlastnosti patinující oceli. Konstrukce 4 (2011) 75-79

    Kunz L., Lukáš P., Pantělejev L., Man O.: Stability of Microstructure of Ultrafine-Grained Copper Under Fatigue and Thermal Exposition. Strain 47 (2011) 476-482

    Wang Q., Du Z., Liu X., Kunz L.: Fatigue Property and Fatigue Cracks of Ultra-fine Grained Copper. Mater. Sci. Forum 682 (2011) 231-237

    Lukáš P., Kunz L., Navrátilová L., Bokůvka O.: Fatigue damage of ultrafine-grain copper in very-high cycle fatigue region. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 528 (2011) 7036-7040

    Kunz L., Lukáš P., Pantělejev L., Man O.: Stability of ultrafine-grained structure of copper under fatigue. Procedia Eng. 10 (2011) 201-206

    Number of ProjectName
    FV30219 3D print of implants for treating of a damaged skeleton, especially the human pelvis
    RVO 68081723 Long-term conceptual development of research organizations
    GA ČR P108/10/2001 Cyclic plastic deformation and fatigue properties of ultrafine-grained materials
    FT-TA4/023 Research and development of mechanical properties of the materials used for new types of turbochargers ...
    1QS200410502 Properties of engineering materials under development applicable in the near future in traffic, medicine and power generating industry
    106/05/2112 High-cycle fatigue of Ni-base superalloys at high mean stresses
    1P05ME804 Fatigue behaviour of ultra fine-grained Copper and Magnesium alloy materials
    IBS2041001 Degradation of properties and lifetime assessment of engineering materials under mechanical loading