Ing. Jiří Plešek, CSc.
Current employment and roles
- (since 2024) Member of the Expert Panel on Energy Transition and Sustainable Future for the National Priorities for Oriented Research of the Czech Republic
- (since 2021) Member of the Academic Council of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chairman of the Council for Strategy AV21 of the CAS
- (since 2017) Member of the Board of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
- (since 2015) Chairman of the Committee for Energy Research of the CAS
- (since 2021) Chairman of the Council for Cooperation of the CAS with the Business and Application Sphere
- (since 2021) Chairman of the Institute Board of the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
- (since 2021) Deputy Director of the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
- (since 2021) Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the CAS
- (since 2021) Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Computer Science of the CAS
- (since 2021) Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS
- (since 2021) Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CARDAM s.r.o.
- (since 2018) Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Research Centre Řež
- (since 2012) Member of the Doctoral Board, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia
- (since 2016) Member of the National Innovation Platform - Mechanical Engineering, Power Generation and Distribution
- (since 2017) Member of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Physics of the CAS
- (since 2017) Member of the Main Board of the Czech Society for Mechanics
- (since 2017) Member of the Competitiveness Council of the Central Bohemia Region
- (since 2017) Member of the Regional Standing Conference of the Central Bohemia Region
- (since 2018) Member of the Coordination Council of the Minister of Transport for Space Activities
- (since 2019) Member of the WG for Research, Development and Innovation Strategy in the field of Energy and Raw Materials, Ministry of Industry and Trade
- (since 2022) Member of the National Hydrogen Council
- (since 2022) Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Science, Czech Technical University in Prague
- (since 2022) Member of the Scientific and Technical Council of Czechatom a.s.
- (since 2023) Member of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the CAS
- (since 2023) Member of the Council of the Applications Development and Commercialization Programme (PRAK) of the CAS (from 2023)
Previous employment and roles
- 2013–2021: Director of the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
- 2015–2021: Coordinator of the Research Programme Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage of Strategy AV21
- 2007–2012: Deputy Director of the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
- 2003–2007: Head of Dept. D4 - Impact and Waves in Solids
- 1999–2000: Institute of Physics of the CAS, Prague, part-time employment
- 1997: research scientist, Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
- 1993–1997: structural engineer, VAMET Ltd., BIC CTU Prague
- 1992: Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, part-time employment
- 1984–1993: researcher, SVUSS, Prague – Bechovice
Education
- 1992: CSc. (equivalent of Ph.D.) – Modelling of thermo-elasto-plastic behaviour of materials and application in FEM
- 1984: Dipl.-Ing. in Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
Memberships in scientific societies
Selected publications
- Parma, S., Červ, J., Adámek, V., Plešek, J.: Secular equations for Rayleigh waves in 2D anisotropic media – transition from the implicit to explicit representation. Int. J. Appl. Mech., 14(6), 2250058, 2022.
- Mračko, M., Kober, J., Kolman, R., Převorovský, Z., Tkachuk, A., Plešek, J.: Finite element method based computational time reversal in elastodynamics: Refocusing, reconstruction and its numerical sensitivity. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 189, pp. 163-192, 2021.
- Štefan, J., Parma, S., Marek, R., Plešek, J., Ciocanel, C., Feigenbaum, H.: Overview of an experimental program for development of yield surfaces tracing method. Appl. Sci., 11, 7606, 2021.
- Mračko, M., Kober, J., Kolman, R., Převorovský, Z., Tkachuk, A., Plešek, J.: Finite element method based computational time reversal in elastodynamics: refocusing, reconstruction and its numerical sensitivity. Math. Comp. Simul., 189, pp. 163-190, 2020
- Kopačka, J., Gabriel, D., Kolman, R., Plešek, J.: A large deformation frictionless contact treatment in NURBS-based isogeometric analysis. In: Comput. Exp. Meth. Struct., 11, Advances in Computational Coupling and Contact Mechanics, pp. 109-144, 2018.
- Parma, S., Plešek, J., Marek, R., Hrubý, Z., Feigenbaum, H.P., Dafalias, Y.F.: Calibration of a simple directional distortional hardening model for metal plasticity. Int. J. Sol. Struct., 143, pp. 113-124, 2018.
- Cimrman, R., Novák, M.,Kolman, R., Tůma, M., Plešek, J., Vackář, J.: Convergence study of isogeometric analysis based on Bézier extraction in electronic structure calculations. Appl. Math. Comp., 319, pp. 138-152, 2018.
- Kopačka, J., Tkachuk, A., Gabriel, D., Kolman, R., Bischoff, M., Plešek, J.: On stability and reflection-transmission analysis of the bipenalty method in contact-impact problems: a one-dimensional, homogeneous case study. Int. J. Numer Meth. Engrg., 113, pp. 1607-1629, 2018.
- Kloc, L., Sklenička, V., Dymáček, P., Plešek, J.: New creep constitutive equation for finite element modelling including transient effects. Mech. Mater., 119, pp. 49-55, 2018.
- Pařík, P., Plešek, J.: On the implementation of a direct solver for large finite element problems. Adv. Engng. Software, 113, pp. 2-6, 2017.
- Kolman, R., Okrouhlík, M., Berezovski, A., Gabriel, D., Kopačka, J., Plešek, J.: B-spline based finite element method in one-dimensional discontinuous elastic wave propagation. Appl. Math. Modelling, 46, pp. 382-395, 2017.
- Červ, J., Adámek, V., Valeš, F., Gabriel, D., Plešek, J.: Wave motion in a thick cylindrical rod undergoing longitudinal impact. J. Wave Motion, 66, pp. 88-105, 2016.
- Kolman, R., Plešek, J., Červ, J., Okrouhlík, M., Pařík, P.: Temporal-spatial dispersion and stability analysis of finite element method in explicit elastodynamics. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engrg., 106, pp. 113-128, 2016.
- Kopačka, J., Gabriel, D., Plešek, J., Ulbin, M.: Assessment of methods for computing the closest point projection, penetration and gap functions in contact problems. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engrg., 105, pp. 803-833, 2016.
- Marek, R., Plešek, J., Hrubý, Z., Parma, S., Feigenbaum, H.P., Dafalias, Y.F.: Numerical implementation of a model with directional distortional hardening. ASCE J. Eng. Mech., 141, No. 12, 04015048 (10 pages), 2015.
- Kolman, R., Sorokin, S., Bastl, B., Kopačka, J., Plešek, J.: Isogeometric analysis of free vibration of simple shaped elastic samples. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 137, No. 4., pp. 2089-2100, 2015.
- Kolman, R., Plešek, J., Okrouhlík, M.: Complex wavenumber Fourier analysis of the B-spline based finite element method. J. Wave Motion, 51, No. 2, pp. 348–359, 2014.
- Červ, J., Plešek, J.: Implicit and explicit secular equations for Rayleigh waves in two-dimensional anisotropic media. J. Wave Motion, 50, pp1105-1117, 2013.
- Kolman, R., Plešek, J., Okrouhlík, M., Gabriel, D.: Grid dispersion analysis of plane square biquadratic serendipity finite elements in transient elastodynamics. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engrg., 96, No.1, pp.1-28, 2013.
- Feigenbaum, H.P. Dugdale, J., Dafalias, Y.F., Kourousis, K.I., Plešek, J.: Multiaxial ratcheting with advanced kinematic and directional distortional hardening rules. Int. J. Sol. Struct., 49, pp. 3063-3076, 2012.
- Gabriel, D., Plešek, J., Kolman, R., Valeš, F.: Dispersion of elastic waves in the contact-impact problem of a long cylinder. J. Comp. Appl. Math., 234, pp. 1930-1936, 2010.
- Plešek, J., Feigenbaum, H.P., Dafalias, Y.F.: Convexity of yield surfaces with directional distortional hardening. ASCE J. Eng. Mech., 136, No. 4, pp. 477-484, 2010.
Lectures
Continuum Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
Grants
2019–2021 | GA19-03282S | Influence of Complex Loading Modes on Lifetime of Machine Parts Made by Additive Manufacturing |
2019–2022 | LTAUSA18199 | Advanced phenomenological models of plasticity and phase transformations in modern engineering materials |
2017–2019 | GA17-12925S | Strength of materials and mechanical components based on iron: Multi-scale approach |
2015–2017 | GA15-20666S | Advanced phenomenological models of plasticity and their application to life assesment of machine components |
2014–2016 | LH - KONTAKT II | Development, validation and implementation of metal plasticity constitutive models with kinematic and directional distortional hardening |
2010–2012 | ME10024 | |
2009–2013 | GA101/09/1630 | Numerical solution to steady-state and transient wave dispersion in mechanical systems on different scales |
2006–2008 | GA101/06/0914 | Computational finite elasto-plasticity and its application in metal forming processes |
2006–2009 | IAA100100637 | Real-space pseudopotencial finite-element method for electronic structure and total energy calculation of non-periodic systems |
2003–2005 | GA101/03/0331 | Simulations of fatique crack propagation under complex service conditions |
1999–2001 | GA101/99/0834 | |