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Ing. Oldřich Ševeček, Ph.D.

Phone number+420 532 290 336
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Researcher IDF-8238-2013
Positionresearcher - Brittle Fracture Group

Personal information
Education and academic qualification
  • 2004, Ing, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, BUT, Applied Mechanics (Engineering mechanics)
  • 2009, Ph.D., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, BUT, Engineering Mechanics
Career overview
  • 01.02.2008 - 30.09.2010 Škoda-Auto, a.s., Mladá Boleslav, FEM Specialist - Crash simulations
  • 01.10.2010 - 30.04.2012 Materials Center Leoben, Forschung GmbH, Austria, Research worker - FEM simulations
  • 01.05.2012 - present Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, assistant professor, researcher

Scientific interest
  • FEM based simulations of the material failure.
  • Analytical-numerical description of the brittle fracture (ceramic materials).
  • Modelling of the laminated materials – with isotropic or anisotropic layers, and calculation of their behaviour under the residual stresses and mechanical loading; modelling of the crack propagation within these laminates.
  • Modelling of multilayer systems – ceramic-metal used in the LTCC components and study of their behaviour under the operating conditions.


Chlup Z., Drdlík D., Hadraba H., Ševeček O., Šiška F., Erhart J., Maca K.: Temperature effect on elastic and fracture behaviour of lead-free piezoceramic BaTiO3. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 43 (2023) 1509-1522


Ševeček O., Bertolla L., Chlup Z., Řehořek L., Majer Z., Marcián P., Kotoul M.: Modelling of cracking of the ceramic foam specimen with a central notch under the tensile load. Theor. Appl. Fract. Mech. 100 (2019) 242-250

Tofel P., Machů Z., Chlup Z., Hadraba H., Drdlík D., Ševeček O., Majer Z., Holcman V., Hadaš Z.: Novel layered architecture based on Al2O3/ZrO2/BaTiO3 for SMART piezoceramic electromechanical converters. The European Physical Journal Special Topics 228 (2019) 1575-1588


Ševeček O., Majer Z., Marcián P., Bertolla L., Kotoul M.: Computational Analysis of Crack-Like Defects Influence on the Open Cell Ceramic Foam Tensile Strength. Key Eng. Mater. 774 (2018) 271-276

Bertolla L., Chlup Z., Tatarko P., Hanzel O., Ševeček O., Roupcová P., Dlouhý I.: Preparation and characterization of novel environmentally friendly Al2O3/SiO2/CaO ceramic foams. Ceram. Int. 44 (2018) 19063-19069

Masini A., Šiška F., Ševeček O., Chlup Z., Dlouhý I.: Elastic properties of multi-layered ceramic systems for SOCs, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. J. Appl. Ceram. Technol. 15 (2018) 370-379


Boccaccini D., Ševeček O., Frandsen H., Dlouhý I., Molin S., Charlas B., Hjelm J., Cannio M., Hendriksen P.: Determination of the bonding strength in solid oxide fuel cells´ interfaces by Schwickerath crack initiation test. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 37 (2017) 3565-3578

Kotoul M., Skalka P., Ševeček O., Bertolla L., Mertens J., Marcián P., Chawla N.: Crack bridging modelling in Bioglass (R) based scaffolds reinforced by poly-vinyl alcohol/microfibrillated cellulose composite coating. Mech. Mater. 110 (2017) 16-28

Ševeček O., Majer Z., Bertolla L., Chlup Z., Kotoul M.: Fracture-Mechanics Behaviour of Ceramic Foam with Macroscopic Stress Concentrator upon the Tensile Test. Key Eng. Mater. 754 (2017) 99-102


Boccaccini D., Ševeček O., Frandsen H., Dlouhý I., Molin S., Cannio M., Hjelm J., Hendriksen P.: Investigation of thebonding strength and bonding mechanisms of SOFCs interconnector-electrode interfaces. Mater. Lett. 162 (2016) 250-253


Klusák J., Hrstka M., Profant T., Krepl O., Ševeček O., Kotoul M.: The influence of the first non-singular stress terms on crack initiation direction in an orthotropic bi-material plate. Theor. Appl. Fract. Mech. 71 (2014) 67-75

Profant T., Klusák J., Ševeček O., Kotoul M., Hrstka M., Marcián P.: An effect of the first non-singular term of the Williams asymptotic expansion to the stability of the bi-material orthotropic notch. Key Eng. Mater. 592-593 (2014) 745-748


Profant T., Klusák J., Ševeček O., Kotoul M.: On the direction of a crack initiated from an orthotropic bi-material notch composed of materials with non-uniform fracture mechanics properties. Key Eng. Mater. 525-526 (2013) 545-548

Profant T., Klusák J., Ševeček O., Hrstka M., Kotoul M.: An energetic criterion for a micro-crack of finite length initiated in orthotropic bi-material notches. Eng. Fract. Mech. 110 (2013) 396-409


Klusák J., Profant T., Ševeček O., Kotoul M.: Crack propagation from bi-material notches - matched asymptotic procedure. Key Eng. Mater. 488-489 (2012) 416-419