The faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague is one of the largest schools providing civil engineering education worldwide. Over the years, graduates from the school have created engineering works which have laid grounds for the school's famous historical tradition. Keeping with the tradition of excellence, today's graduates exhibit a high quality of engineering craftsmanship and skills. The academic community comprises approximately 5500 students and 400 teaching and research staff. The Department of Mechanics is active in teaching and research of concrete and composite materials, as well as numerical methods in mechanics. This development ranges from micro-scale material models to macro scale models involving complex multi-physics phenomena at different scales. The experimental facilities complement the numerical simulations and provide valuable validation and verification data. The department is actively developing and maintaining several open-source simulation tools that have been accepted by research community worldwide. At present, the research effort is being devoted to development of efficient, multi-platform, and distributed integration tool (MuPIF),allowing to combine independent, single-physics simulation tools to complex multi-physics simulation model. This development is necessary to develop Virtual Concrete Laboratory, allowing to design concrete with desired properties. The numerical multi-scale modeling and concept of software integration are the key ingredients in our vision for the future.
The role of CTU in ICMEg mainly is to contribute their experience in the generation and operation of simulation platform structures by adapting their experiences from modeling of concrete to the modeling of metallic alloys. CTU will further establish and maintain the Wikipedia entry for ICMEg. Part B: Coordination and Support Action (Coordinating)