doc. RNDr. Libor Čermák, CSc. 
 
Education and academic qualification
 1973, graduated mathematician, Masaryk university Brno, Faculty of science, branch mathematics
 1975, RNDr., Masaryk university Brno, Faculty of science, branch numerical methods
 1982, CSc., VUT Brno, branch mathematics and physics sciences
 1987, doc., VUT Brno, branch numerical methods

Career overview
 19731983, specialist worker, OVC VUT Brno
 19831990, research worker, OVC VUT Brno
 1990to date, docent, Institute of mathematics, FSI VUT Brno

Pedagogic activities
 BSC study programme: Mathematics, Numerical methods
 MSC study programme, study branch Mathematical Engineering: Numerical methods, Mathematical methods in fluid dynamics
 MSC Thesis: Numerical methods solving various technical problems
 Doctoral study programme: Numerical methods

Scientific activities
 Numerical solution of partial differential equations, especially the finite element method, applied to various engineering problems.

Projects
 Grant Agency of the Czech Republic: 201/95/1557 Mathematical Modelling of Engineering problems (199596, coworker)
 Grant Agency of the Czech Republic: 201/97/0153 Mathematical Modelling of some nonlinear problems in Continuum Mechanics (199799, coworker)
 Grant Agency of the Czech Republic: 201/00/0557 Mathematical modelling of some problems in Continuum mechanics (20002002, coworker)

Supervised courses:
Publications:
 BAJKO, J.; ČERMÁK, L.; JÍCHA, M.:
High order finite point method for the solution to the sound propagation problems,
COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, Vol.280, (2014), No.10, pp.157175, ISSN 00457825, Elsevier
journal article
 BAJKO, J.; ČERMÁK, L.; JÍCHA, M.; HARTMANN, M.:
Meshfree method for computational aeroacoustics using LEE for the solution of noise propagation,
ParticleBased Methods III. Fundamentals and Applications, pp.752763, ISBN 9788494153181, (2013), Artes Gráficas Torres S.A.
conference paper
akce: III International Conference on ParticleBased Methods. Fundamentals and Applications, Particles 2013., Stuttgart, 18.09.201320.09.2013
 ZAPOMĚL, J.; FERFECKI, P.; ČERMÁK, L.:
A computational method for determination of a frequency response characteristic of flexibly supported rigid rotors attenuated by short magnetorheological squeeze film dampers,
Applied andComputational Mechanics, Vol.5, (2011), No.1, pp.101110, ISSN 1802680X
journal article
 POCHYLÝ, F.; ČERMÁK, L.; RUDOLF, P.; HABÁN, V.; KOUTNÍK, J.:
Assessment of the steady swirling flow stability using amplitudefrequency characteristic,
Proceedings of the 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems  part I., pp.2534, ISBN 9788021439474, (2009)
conference paper
akce: 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Brno, 14.10.200916.10.2009
 ZAPOMĚL, J.; ČERMÁK, L.; POCHYLÝ, F.:
A computational investigation of vibration of stationary and rotating structures submerged in a liquid,
Applied andComputational Mechanics, pp.177186, ISSN 1802680X
journal article
List of publications at Portal BUT
 ZAPOMĚL, J.; FERFECKI, P.; ČERMÁK, L.:
A computational method for determination of a frequency response characteristic of flexibly supported rigid rotors attenuated by short magnetorheological squeeze film dampers,
Applied andComputational Mechanics, Vol.5, (2011), No.1, pp.101110, ISSN 1802680X
journal article
Lateral vibration of rotors can be significantly reduced by inserting the damping elements between the shaft and the casing. The theoretical analysis, confirmed by computational simulations, shows that to achieve the optimum compromise between attenuation of the oscillation amplitude and magnitude of the forces transmitted through the coupling elements between the rotor and the stationary part, the damping effect must be controllable. For this purpose, the squeeze film dampers lubricated by magnetorheological fluid can be applied. The damping effect is controlled by the change of intensity of the magnetic field in the lubricating film. This article presents a procedure developed for investigation of the steady state response of rigid rotors coupled with the casing by flexible elements and short magnetorheological dampers. Their lateral vibration is governed by nonlinear (due to the damping forces) equations of motion. The steady state solution is obtained by application of a collocation method, which arrives at solving a set of nonlinear algebraic equations. The pressure distribution in the oil film is described by a Reynolds equation modified for the case of short dampers and Bingham fluid. Components of the damping force are calculated by integration of the pressure distribution around the circumference and along the length of the damper. The developed procedure makes possible to determine the steady state response of rotors excited by their unbalance, to determine magnitude of the forces transmitted through the coupling elements in the supports into the stationary part and is intended for proposing the control of the damping effect to achieve optimum performance of the dampers.
 Pochylý František, Malenovský Eduard, Čermák Libor:
Analysis of the dynamic behavior of squeeze film dampers using a finite element method
The dynamic behavior of hydrodynamic dampers was analyzed. Our solution is based on the Lagrange transformation of Navier Stokes and continuity equations, assuming small vibrations of the structure. A real compressible liquid with a new model for the bulk modulus of the second viscosity was assumed. The numerical solution is based on a finite element method, and new equations of hydrodynamics corresponding to equations of the dynamics of elastic structure were derived. For the detailed analysis of long squeeze film dampers (plane deformation) a custom MATLAB program was developed. The analogy of hydrodynamics and dynamics of elastic structure allowed the comparison of the results for the displacements and pressure field with those obtained from ANSYS.
 POCHYLÝ, F.; RUDOLF, P.; HABÁN, V.; ČERMÁK, L.:
A note on influence of velocity field on stability of the flow in axisymmetric domain with focus on origin of the cavitating vortex rope,
Proceedings of the 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems  part II, pp.625631, ISBN 9788021439474, (2009)
conference paper
akce: 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Brno, 14.10.200916.10.2009
Swirling flow is very susceptible to instabilities, which often manifested by appearance of concentrated vertical structure  vortex rope. Basic analysis of the swirling fluid flow in a cylindrical domain is presented in the paper. Aim of the paper is to show relations between velocity components and coupling between velocity and pressure field leading to a cavitating vortex rope.
 POCHYLÝ, F.; ČERMÁK, L.; RUDOLF, P.; HABÁN, V.; KOUTNÍK, J.:
Assessment of the steady swirling flow stability using amplitudefrequency characteristic,
Proceedings of the 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems  part I., pp.2534, ISBN 9788021439474, (2009)
conference paper
akce: 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Brno, 14.10.200916.10.2009
Paper presents description of the methodology for assessing swirling flow stability. In contrast to current approach, CFD is only used supplying of the steady velocity field. Rest of the analysis is done by solution of the eigen value problem, which is formed by linearized Euler equations. Numerical procedure based on spectral element method in combination with forced oscillations solution enables to determine a set of eigen frequencies of the swirling liquid. Presented method is a fast tool to assess stability of the draft tube flow for different inlet velocity boundary conditions or different draft tube shapes.
 ZAPOMĚL, J.; ČERMÁK, L.; POCHYLÝ, F.:
A computational investigation of vibration of stationary and rotating structures submerged in a liquid,
Applied andComputational Mechanics, pp.177186, ISSN 1802680X
journal article
The article is devoted to the numerical modelling of the structurefluid interaction of a solid body submerged in a fluid. It is supposed that the submerged body is absolutely rigid and that the pressure distribution in the liquid can be described by the Laplace euquation in 2D domain.The space discretization in the liquid is carried out in two ways. The first approach is based on the finite element method in the physical domain with a moving boundary (between body and liquid). The second method transforms the physical domain with moving boundary to the fixed reference domain and the transformed Laplace problem is then solved by the finite difference method. The time discretization is realized by the backward Euler method. The applicability of both approaches is verified by numerical tests.