Ing. Patrik Zima, Ph.D.

Phone +420 266 053 392 E-mail Room M2511 Department Office of Research Support Position Head of Office of Research Support Research area hydrodynamic cavitation, bubble dynamics Personal webpage
Curriculum vitae
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,

2020-2022 18_054/0014697Strategic Management Development of the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
2018-2021 EF16_027/0008500Mobility support for researchers from the Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS
2013-2015 GA13-23550SExperimental research and mathematical modelling of unsteady phenomena induced by hydrodynamic cavitation
2010-2012 GAP101/10/1428Collapse and fission mechanisms of ultrasonically excited cavitation bubbles near a solid boundary in Newtonian liquid
2007-2009 GA101/07/1612The effect of physical properties of water on bubble nucleation and cavitation damage in pumps
2004-2006 GP101/04/P108Validation of the generalized nucleation theory for water cavitation in hydrodynamic machines

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