September 17th / Oktober 5th 2020


Prof. Dr. Lukas Capek
Department of the Technologies and Structures, Technical University Liberec, Czech Republic

Dr. Capek is a researcher at the Department of Technologies and Structures, Technical University Liberec, Czech Republic. Dr. Capek is also the vice president of the Czech Society of Biomechanics. His research focuses on clinical biomechanics and applications of textile engineering in medicine. His research group has developed a diagnostic tool for the detection of primary stability of total hip replacements. He is the author of more than 40 publications relating to biomechanics. Dr. Capek also took part in two research fellowships: 2010 – Université de Franche-Comté (Besancon, France) and 2017 – Waikato University of Technology (Hamilton, New Zealand). 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Yordan Kyosev
Chair of Assembly Technology for Textile Products, ITM, TU Dresden, Germany

Prof. Kyosev has been Head of the Chair of Assembly Technology for Textile Products since 08/2019. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, published by SAGE (IF 0.814) and a main developer of the TexMind software for textile engineering development and simulation. He was a fellow at CDG e.V. (2000) and DAAD (2004); moreover, he obtained an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2005/2006). He is the author of 4 monographies, numerous book chapters as well as journal and conference papers.

The Doctoral School aims at providing fundamental knowledge to PhD students in the area of clothing technology.


Wednesday, September 17th 2020 – 8:30

Prof. Kyosev and Prof. Capek

Wednesday, September 17th 2020 – 9:00 – 11:00

Material Modelling
Prof. Capek

  • Phenomenological models in structural mechanics (Introduction: what is the model, linear versus non-linear, compressibility)
  • Identification of material parameters based on experimental data (based on measured data – monofilament or planar sample, identification in software Hyperfit)
  • Verification of material parameters by a finite element model (importing material parameters into MSC.MARC and verification by a uniaxial test) – The MSC.MARC is free for students use.
  • Home work with practical testing
  • Final online discussion

Wednesday, September 17th 2020 – 13:00 – 15:00

Doing Research and Publishing it
Prof. Kyosev

  • PhD vs MSc. vs BSc., how to find your topic
  • State-of-the-art research, literature reference managers
  • Why and where to publish, predatory journals, impact factors
  • Structure of research paper or thesis
  • Review Process, how to perform it, how to react to reviewers
  • Home work with tasks: to prepare a) structure of paper/thesis, b) literature review c) suitable journal) and d) to review one manuscript
  • Final discussion and presentation of the results with all participants

Monday, Oktober 5th 2020 – 09:30 – 11:30

Creating Numerical Models and Visualization
Prof. Kyosev

  • Visualization of equations
  • Errors, their visualization
  • Possible computational environments (Matlab & followers, Python, R)

Monday, Oktober 5th 2020 – 13:00 – 15:00

Final Discussion “Doing Research and Presentations”
Useful Tools for 2D and 3D Modelling
Prof. Kyosev & Team

  • Free Clothing Patterning Software
  • Free general purpose 3D Software
  • Creation of textile geometry for computations