Dr. Petr Pelech

Phone:  +49(0) 30 20372 511
Fax:  +49(0) 30 20372 303
Email:  petr.pelech(at)wias-berlin.de
ORCID:   0000-0002-2271-7147  

Scientific interests

I have done my reasearch mainly in the area of the calculus of variations, partial differential equations, and continuum thermodynamics.

In particular, I have been studying rate-independent processes in solids with the focus on inelastic behaviour of materials in a large-strain regime. The works have addressed on one side the proper notion of a weak solution and the question of its existence (stress has been put on variational mathods), on the other thermodynamic consistency of the model under consideration, building mainly on the concept of generalized standard solid.

More recently, I have started to investigate gradient flows in Banach spaces, to larger extend using the minimizing movement scheme, and to study their limiting behaviour for various time scales.

Last but not least, I have been also interested in GENERIC (General Equation for Nom-Equilibrium Reversible-Irreversible Coupling), focusing mainly on modeling of complex, visco-elasto-plastic fluid-solids, and mathematical analysis of static models in Peridynamics, a nonlocal theory of the mechanics of solids.

Publications and Preprints

  1. Martin Horák, Martin Kružík, Petr Pelech, Anja SchlömerkemperGradient polyconvexity and modeling of shape memory alloysVariational Views in Mechanics.10.1007/978-3-030-90051-9_5WIAS Preprint No. 2851.
  2. Petr Pelech, Karel Tůma, Michal Pavelka, Martin Šípka, Martin SýkoraOn compatibility of the Natural configuration framework with GENERIC: Derivation of anisotropic rate-type modelsJ. Non-New. Fluid Mech.10.1016/j.jnnfm.2022.104808WIAS Preprint No. 2856arXiv:2010.06903.
  3. Elisa Davoli, Martin Kružík, Petr PelechSeparately Global Solutions to Rate-Independent Processes in Large-Strain InelasticityNonlinear Analysis.10.1016/j.na.2021.112668arXiv:2008.02244.
  4. Martin Kružík, Petr Pelech, Anja SchlömerkemperGradient Polyconvexity in Evolutionary Models of Shape-Memory AlloysJ. Optim. Theory Appl.1842020. 10.1007/s10957-019-01489-9arXiv:1807.09855.
  5. Petr PelechThe peridynamic stress tensors and the non-local to local passageZ. Angew. Math. Mech.2019. 10.1002/zamm.201800010  arXiv:1711.08445.


PELECH, Petr. Variational Methods in Thermomechanics of Solids. Praha, 2020. Dizertační práce. Univerzita Karlova, Matematicko-fyzikální fakulta. Vedoucí práce Kružík, Martin. (Charles Univerzity Digital Repository)

Short CV

Since Oct 2020 Member of the research group Partial Differential Equations at the Weierstrass Institute.
Sep 2020 Doctoral defense at Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.
Advisor: Doc. Martin Kružík;
Oct 2014 – Sep 2016 Studies M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling at Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Oct 2011 – Sep 2014 Studies B.Sc. Mathematics at Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Last modified: 2021-08-06 by Petr Pelech