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Name:

Pavel Kopecký

Degree:

Ing., Ph.D.

Current position:

Researcher at CTU Prague, research centre CIDEAS

Address:

CTU Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Building Structures, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6

Email:

pavel.kopecky@fsv.cvut.cz

Date of Birth:

11th February 1978

Citizenship:

Czech

Marital status :

married to Anežka (2007), no children


Education and occupation
2008: Ph.D., Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU Prague
2005 - ...: Researcher at CTU Prague, research centre CIDEAS

2003 - 2008: PhD student at CTU Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Building Structures. The thesis was defended on 26th June 2008 ("Hygro-thermal performance of earth-to-air heat exchangers: numerical model, analytical and experimental validation, measurements in-situ, design"). I carried out two study stays at DTU Lyngby and completed the following courses: Numerical Methods for Building Energy Technology (Carsten Rode), Ventilation and Climatic Systems (Arsen Melikov), PhD course on Integrated Design of Sustainable Buildings (Svend Svendsen).

1996 - 2002: Ing., Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU Prague, focus on Building Physics
1992 - 1996: Grammar school in Chomutov, (higher level in mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry)
Focus and professional interests

mathematical modeling ...

  • I dealt with earth-to-air heat exchangers in my thesis. It comprises the development of own hygro-thermal numerical model, analytical and experimental validation, development of a simplified dimensioning method.

  • Recently, having more time and energy after PhD defense, I dealt with controlled use of thermal mass (actively driven system) for short-term thermal storage, the idea utilizable e.g. for cooling of buildings. So far it comprises the development of air-to-mass heat exchanger model, analytical validation, integration of the developed model into simulation of a building.

  • I primarily use Matlab and Simulink for model development. Other useful software: HAMbase (hygro-thermal multizone model for building simulation), IBPT (a building physics toolbox in Simulink), IES (bundle of applications connected with building data model), Simlab (probability distribution functions for Monte Carlo method)

passive cooling...
  • "new" progressive techniques (phase-shifting, using phase-change materials, controlled active mass,...)

ventilation of low-energy and passive houses...

  • extensive monitoring of a simple earth-to-air heat exchanger connected with a mechanical ventilation system equipped with heat recovery for a timber structure family passive house (collaboration with ATREA s.r.o)

  • influence of ventilation on building microclimate

Publications
Languages
  • english - hopefully advanced
  • german - basics
Hobbies
  • running and orienteering, crosscountry biking, crosscountry skiing, rockclimbing