Ing. Patrik Zima, Ph.D.

Department:  Office of Research Support
Phone: (+420) 266053392
Room:  M2511
Location:  Main Building, Dolejškova 1402/5, Praha
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Publons (ResearcherID): I-2315-2014
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since 2016: Head of Office of Research Support
2005: Advanced school Fluid dynamics of cavitation and cavitating turbopumps (CISM, Udine, Italy)
2003: Ph.D., Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. thesis: Cavitation Rates and Bubble Dynamics in Gas-Contaminated Water
1998: Institute of Thermomechanics AS CR
1997: Graduate Assistant, University of Cincinnati, USA, College of Engineering, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
1995: Ing., Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
1994: Externship at FINA-Borealis, Antwerp, Belgium

Selected publications

Zima, P., Fürst, T., Sedlář, M., Komárek, M., Huzlík, R.: Determination of Frequencies of Oscillations of Cloud Cavitation on 2D Hydrofoil from High-Speed Camera Observations. J. Hydrodynamics, ser. B, Vol. 28, Issue 3, 2016, pp. 369–378,

Sedlář M., Krátký T., Zima, P.: Numerical Analysis of Unsteady Cavitating Flow around balancing Drum of Multistage Pump. Intl. J. Fluid Machinery and Systems, Vol. 9 (2016) No. 2, p. 119-128.

Sedlář, M., Zima, P., Komárek, M.: Numerical Prediction of Erosive Potential of Unsteady Cavitating Flow around Hydrofoil. Appl. Mech. and Mat., 2014, Vol. 565, pp. 156–163,

Zima, P., Sedlář, M.: Modeling bubble collapse aggressiveness in traveling bubble cavitation using bubble breakup model, Proc. 8th Intl. Symp. on Cavitation, CAV2012 – No. 209, August 13-16, 2012, Singapore, pp. 182-186.

Zima P., Maršík F.: Cavitation rates in water with dissolved gas and other impurities. J. Therm. Sci., Vol. 12 (2003), No. 2, 151-156, 170,


2020–2022EF18_054/0014697Strategic Management Development of the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
2020–2022EF18_053/0017555Mobility support for researchers from the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS part II
2018–2021EF16_027/0008500Mobility support for researchers from the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
2013–2015GA13-23550SExperimental research and mathematical modelling of unsteady phenomena induced by hydrodynamic cavitation
2010–2012GAP101/10/1428Collapse and fission mechanisms of ultrasonically excited cavitation bubbles near a solid boundary in Newtonian liquid
2007–2009GA101/07/1612The effect of physical properties of water on bubble nucleation and cavitation damage in pumps
2004–2006GP101/04/P108Validation of the generalized nucleation theory for water cavitation in hydrodynamic machines