Even though concrete and its major component cement are generally traditional materials, their properties can still be improved.

All building experts know twisted wire ropes. And they also know that these ropes cannot be stressed by flexion. A research team from the Faculty of Civil Engineering has developed a new solution for maintaining constant strength even under high flexion and high dynamic stress.

The correct cooling of metal surfaces in the manufacturing of semi-finished products is not that easy. It requires finding a suitable type of nozzle while setting the correct flow rate and nozzle distance from the surface to be cooled. In addition, an important role is also played by the material and the shape of the cooled surface. Nevertheless, finding the optimal parameters for a specific cooling section is quite a complicated science. At the Brno University of Technology, this issue is being studied by the Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Laboratory. Up until now, they have been trying to adjust the amount of falling water by varying types of nozzle and their distribution around the cooled surface. This time, however, they have tackled the problem a little differently.

Brickware is perceived as a technical matter, but its starting materials are natural. Scientists from the Brno University of Technology focused on reducing the effects of their imperfections on the final product.

This grout is a new technical solution with a variable modulus of elasticity. It has been advantageously designed in particular for the renovation of sandstone masonry, specifically tunnel masonry.

Metal cutting is based on precision material finishing. However, what do you do if the tool deviates from the set coordinates when removing a chip? The error may be in the accuracy of the spindle run. But how do you check it?