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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Department/Institute:  Institute of Transport Technology and Designing
Contact person:          Ing. Jana Gavačová, PhD.
Contact:                    +421 904 610 656
e-mail:                       jana.gavacova@stuba.sk
web page:                  http://gekon.sjf.stuba.sk/


The Laboratory of Generative Design was established in 2013. The basic task of laboratory is research of new methods of vehicle and vehicle components development. In present time the activity of laboratory is focused on research in area of generative design, which represents new original design approach of products development in automotive industry.  The laboratory is equipped with software and hardware to comparable level with leading design offices of the world class car manufacturers. In present time laboratory has 11 DELL workstations with installed software Catia V5, V6 with relevant modules and extensions suitable for development and design of vehicles (Platform P3), IBM server for data backup and network connection of workstations, optical 3D scanning device with special software for recording and post processing of measured data, device with vacuum casting chamber with two heat ovens suitable for effective casting using silicone moulds.  The laboratory is also equipped with 3D FDM printer suitable for production of precise durable prototyping models, interactive board with auxiliary software and 2 notebooks.


Project ESF 26240220076   Industrial research into the methods and procedures in generative design and knowledge engineering in car development, OP VaV

Project 530577 – TEMPUS – 1 – 2012 – RS – TEMPUS – JPCR Improvement of product development studies in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project CEEPUS - CIII-RS-0304-06-1314 Technical Characteristics Researching of Modern Products in Machine Industry (Machine Design, Fluid Technics and Calculations) with the Purpose of Improvement Their Market Characteristics and Better Placement on the Market

Program to support young researchers Enhancement of possibilities of generative design in automotive industry and Application of generative design in automotive industry;

Projects VEGA 1/0301/12 and VEGA 1/0445/15.



GAVAČOVÁ, Jana - VEREŠ, Miroslav - GRZNÁR, Matúš. Computer aided generative design of automotive shaped components. In Acta Technica Corviniensis - Bulletin of Engineering [elektronický zdroj]. Tom 7, fasc. 2 (2014), online, p. 19-22. ISSN 2067-3809.

NEMČEKOVÁ, Miroslava. Generative model of spur gearing. In Annals of Faculty of Engineering Hunedoara - Journal of Engineering. Tom 12, fasc. 4 (2014), s. 231-234. ISSN 1584-2673.

GAVAČOVÁ, Jana - VEREŠ, Miroslav. Procedure for developing shaped models using the generative design method. In LEPŠÍK, P..Modern methods of construction design. 1st. ed. [S.l.] : Springer International Publishing, 2014, s. 435-441. ISBN 978-3-319-05202-1.

BUCHA, Jozef - GAVAČOVÁ, Jana - MILESICH, Tomáš. Application of skeleton method in interconnection of CAE programs used in vehicle design. In Scientific Proceedings Faculty of Mechanical Engineering STU Bratislava. Vol. 22, (2014), s. 15-21. ISSN 1338-1954.

GAVAČOVÁ, Jana. Generatívne konštruovanie prototypu vozidla s použitím Rapid Prototyping technológií. In 41. mezinárodní konference dopravních, manipulačních, stavebních a zemědělských strojů. 1. vyd. Technická univerzita : Liberec, 2015, S. 145-150. ISBN 978-80-7494-196-2.

BUCHA, Jozef - GAVAČOVÁ, Jana. Application of CAD skeleton method generative design of virtual vehicle. In KOD 2014. Proceedings : 8th international symposium  about Machine and Industrial Design in Mechanical Engineering. Balatonfüred, Hungary, 12-15 June 2014. Novi Sad : University of Novi Sad, 2014, s. 29-32. ISBN 978-86-7892-615-0.

BUCHA, Jozef - GAVAČOVÁ, Jana. Application of CAD skeleton method in process of design of virtual vehicle. In Transport means 2014 : proceedings of the 18th international conference. Kaunas, Lithuania, October 23-24, 2014. Kaunas : Kaunas University of Technology, 2014, S. 368-371. ISSN 2351-4604.

FORRAI, Michal. Opportunities for application of the generative engineering method in heavy machine design. In ERIN 2015 [elektronický zdroj] : 9th International conference for young researchers and PhD students, Monínec, ČR, 4.-6.5. 2015. 1. vyd. Praha : CTU publishing house, 2015, S. [5], USB kľúč. ISBN 978-80-01-05736-0.

GAVAČOVÁ, Jana - GRZNÁR, Matúš - ŽIŠKA, Ján - BELEJ, Peter. Practical procedure of a sport ship surface interpolation and its application. In Proceedings of CAD ´15 [elektronický zdroj] : 12th annual international CAD conference, London, 22-25 June, 2015. [S.l.] : CAD Solutions, 2015, S. 122-126, online.

GAVAČOVÁ, Jana - BUCHA, Jozef. Generative engineering design of vehicle prototype with aid of rapid prototyping technologies. In Proceedings of the 3rd international conference Mechanical engineering in XXI century : Niš, Srbsko, 17.-18.9. 2015. Niš : Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 2015, S. 141-144. ISBN 978-86-6055-072-1.

FORRAI, Michal - GULAN, Ladislav. Vývoj konštrukcií pracovných strojov s využitím princípov znalostného inžinierstva. In Stavební technika. Roč. 14, č. 2 (2015), s. 68-70. ISSN 1214-6188.

ŠMAHELOVÁ, Daniela - GULAN, Ladislav. Navrhovanie častí automobilu s využitím princípov generatívneho konštruovania. In Stavební technika. Roč. 14, č. 4 (2015), s. 48-50. ISSN 1214-6188.

FORRAI, Michal. Uplatnenie moderných konštrukčných metód pri návrhu mobilných pracovných strojov. In Magazín stavebné stroje a mechanizácia. Roč. 10, č. 1 (2015), s. 32-34. ISSN 1336-958X.

ŠMAHELOVÁ, Daniela. Príspevok ku generatívnemu navrhovaniu častí podvozka automobilu. In Magazín stavebné stroje a mechanizácia. Roč. 10, č. 2 (2015), s. 34-36. ISSN 1336-958X.



Company DYTRON SLOVAKIA s.r.o. – Co-researcher of project: Industrial research into the methods and procedures in generative design and knowledge engineering in car development

Faculty of Architecture, STU BA, Institute of Industrial Design, prof. akad. soch. Peter Paliatka

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, prof. Dr.sc. Siniša Kuzmanović

Laboratory DRIVE Institute of Automotive and Transport Engineering, University of Burgundy in Nevers, prof. Stéphane Fontaine



fig. 1– Workplace for research and products development

fig. 2 - Optical 3D scanning device

fig. 3 - 3D FDM printer, vacuum casting device