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The University of Žilina was established on October 1, 1953 as the College of Railways in Prague. In 1959 the institution changed its name to the University of Transport and moved to Žilina. As a result of the increasing role of communications within the curriculum and research orientation of the University, the name was amended to the University of Transport and Communications in 1980.Following wide-ranging changes at the beginning of the nineties, it was renamed again to the University of Žilina pursuant to the law passed by the Slovak National Council on November 20, 1996. This change reflected the University’s educational restructuring, which is based on effective theoretical and professional preparation, communications skills, use of information telecommunication technologies, marketing, economics and law emphasizing the future demands of customers.The University of Žilina is the only university located in the northwest region of the Slovak Republic. In terms of professional profile, the University is unique in Slovakia as it has a long tradition of providing education in the fields of transport and communications. Furthermore, during the last period of development the University became an educational institution with a broad profile in many areas of science, technology, economics, management, and recently, educational and natural science.The University enjoys a very close cooperation with transport, telecommunication and industrial companies as well as public and private institutions across the region and country. Further, the University contributes to the technological and operational development of transport and telecommunication systems, networks and services as the main conditions for the future economic, and the social development of the Slovak Republic.The University of Žilina provides education at all three levels of higher education both in full-time and part-time forms . Finally, all of the University’s faculties provide a supplementary course of pedagogical studies for students and graduates.Over the last 57 years more than 52 000 students have graduated from the University; 1662 of them have been awarded the Ph.D. degree.The University has established contacts with many universities abroad. Professors and research workers at the University participate in international educational and research projects. These include the European Union projects TEMPUS, COPERNICUS, COST, LLP/ERASMUS, Leonardo da Vinci, than CEEPUS, National Scholarship Programme, DAAD. The academic staffs are actively involved in cooperations within the EU´s 6 th and 7 th Framework programmes.The University envisages an establishment and gradual development of new courses and curricula reflecting advances in science and technology. Development of lifelong learning and continuing education programmes will become one of the main tasks in the near future. Continuing and distance education at the University will focus on the demands and requirements of Slovak industry and the public and social sectors of services. Wikipedia.

Cubonova N.,University of Zilina
Manufacturing Technology | Year: 2013

Introduction into problems - the present CAD/CAM systems integrate part modelling and engineering design, proposal of technological documentation in the form of NC programs and operational management of production within a one computer system. Their utilization allows the programmer to create machining technology, to define the tool paths and to generate NC programs for very complex shape parts [7]. Final product of CAM system is CL Data files, which include all the steps of toolpaths and technological process. If we want to connect the information produced by the CAM system with the concrete CNC machine, we need to use NC postprocessor. Generator of postprocessors to help users faster creates the specific postprocessor. Universal postprocessor does not exist. Unfortunately, it is necessary to create and to program it for each machine separately. This paper presents a use of the software tool "Constructor of postprocessors", by the creation of postprocessor in CAD/CAM system Edgecam. Postprocessor was developed for turning machine EMCO Concept Turn 55 with control system SIEMENS 840D at the Department of Automation and Production Systems (DAPS) Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. © 2013 Published by Manufacturing Technology. Source

Zitan P.,University of Zilina
Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements | Year: 2011

The aim of this work is to show how the collocation method may be used for the approximate solution of Poisson problems on planar domains with a smooth boundary in a stable and efficient way. The most important aspect of this work consists in the use of approximate Fekete points recently developed by Sommariva and Vianello. Numerical experiments concerning the collocation solution of Poisson problems defined on the unit disc and an eccentric annulus with the homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions are presented. Two sets of trial functions, consisting of algebraic polynomials, satisfying and not satisfying the prescribed boundary conditions are considered. As the presented results show, these easily computable collocation points, giving well-conditioned collocation matrices, open new horizons for the collocation solution of elliptic partial differential equations considered on planar and higher-dimensional domains. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Human capital has currently represented significant production input for economies and companies as well. The need for investment is more intense in connection with the massive introduction of science and technology achievement into life and the need for constant innovation. Investments in human capital are made of the funds being invested in education, training, safety and security, health and etc. However, it is mostly the investment in education. Whether the subject of investment is a state, an individual or company, for the investment to be effective, it is necessary to place the identification and analysis of educational needs first. The purpose of this paper is to point out the importance of identification of the educational needs in company conditions, the methods of effective implementation, the accompanying problems and measures to prevent them. Source

Melcer J.,University of Zilina
Applied Mechanics and Materials | Year: 2014

The paper is dedicated to describing of experimental processes and experimental technique needed for realization of experimental tests of a bridge. The dynamic loading test was carried out on the monitored bridge. The time courses of bridge vertical displacements were registered. The power spectral densities of obtained records were used for determination of the basic natural frequency. The experimentally obtained results were compared with numerically obtained ones. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Source

Vasko A.,University of Zilina
Materials Today: Proceedings | Year: 2016

The evaluation of shape factor (circularity) is a subject of interest in many fields of applications such as medicine and industrial processes. The shape factor plays an important role in materials science as a way to understand the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties of technical materials. The paper deals with measurement of shape factor of graphitic particles with the aim to understand the influence of microstructure (especially shape of graphite) on mechanical properties of graphitic cast irons. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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