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Ing. Oldřich Ševeček, Ph.D.

Phone number+420 532 290 335
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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.


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., 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


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

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


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., 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


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


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

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.: 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