Prof. Ing. Břetislav Teplý, CSc. FEng.


Personal data:

·         Name: Teplý,

·         First name: Břetislav

·         Birth date: October 4,1933

·         Birth place: Hodonín, Czech Republic

·         Nationality: Czech

·         Address: Brno University of Technology (BUT), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Chemistry Žižkova 17, 662 37 Brno, Czech Republic

·         Phone: +42-5-41147642, fax: +42-5-41147667

·         E-mail:

·         Home address: Luční 17,  616 00 Brno



·         Dipl. Ing., 1956, Civil Engineering, Technical University (TU) of Brno

·         CSc.(PhD.),1970, TU of Brno


Professional Positions:

·         Consulting engineer (1956 -1961)

·         Assistant Professor (1961-1978), TU Brno

·         Associate Professor (1978 -1995), TU of Brno

·         Professor (May 1995 - August 2000), BUT Brno

·         Head of Department of Structural Mechanics (1990-99), BUT Brno

·         Senior Researcher (1999-2001 Dept of Structural Mechanics, from 2002 Department of Chemistry and      2005-2011 Research centre CIDEAS)


Research Interests:

·         Modelling of concrete degradation

·         Service life prediction

·         Structural safety and reliability

·         Risk analysis



·         RILEM (1998 till present; Technical Committee CIB W080/RILEM TC140 – Life Time Methodologies, 1998-2012)

·         IABSE (1992- 2004)

·         IALCCE (since 2011)

·         Technical Committee of Czech Standard Institute “Reliability and Actions on Structures” (TN 38, 1994-2006)

·         Polish-Slovak-Czech Committee for Civil Engineering (Polish Academy of Science)

·         Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic (since 2004)

·         Czech Institute of Civil Engineers;

·         Czech Society for Mechanics.


Visiting positions:

·         University of Wales, Swansea, UK (October 1969 - June 1970),

·         TU Leipzig, Germany (February 1981).


Granted projects:

·         GA/CR 103/93/2037 "Analysis and Predictions of Life Expectancy of Structures" (1993 - 95)

·         PR 96018 "Support of active presentation on Reliability of structures" (1996)

·         GA/CR 103/97/K003 "Material models for concrete for the assessment of severe accidents in nuclear industry" (1997-02, part: Reliability and modelling)

·         GA/CR 103/97/0074 "Shear effect in, and their impact on, the deformation and stress states on thin wall plated structures" (1997-99)

·         GA/CR 103/00/0603 "Risk assessment of structures the loss of load-bearing capacity and serviceability of thin-walled structures”" (2000-2002).

·         Network PeBBu  (representative for Domain 1; 2003-2005)

·         Centre for integrated design of advanced structures – CIDEAS (2005-2011, responsible for stream 1.1, leader of team CHE).


Co-investigator (selected projects):

·         GA/CR 103/95/0781 "Prediction of concrete carbonation" (1995 - 6)

·         Progressive, reliable and durale structures. Project MSM 0021630519 (2007-2012, main investigator Prof. P. Štěpánek)

·         Stochastic modeling of subsoil-structure interaction (2008-2011, GA 103/08/0752, main investigator Prof. Novák (STM).

·         Simulation SW tools for virtual testing of concrete structures for reliability and service life (2011-2013), TAČR, main investigator Prof. Novák (STM).



Publications (selected)

·         Zienkiewicz, O.C., Parekh, C.J., Teply, B.: Three-dimensional analysis of buildings composed of floor and wall panels. Proc Instnt Civ. Engrs, 1971, 49, 319-332

·         Teplý, B., Novák, D. - Consequence of Uncertainty of Input Data on Engineering Software Reliability. Software of Engineering Workstations, Vol. 5,1988, pp. 33 - 4,

·         Novák, D., Teplý, B. - Estimation of Structural Failure Probability. European Conference on New Advances in Computational Structural Mechanics, Giens, France, 1991,

·         Teplý, B., Rovnaníková, P., Keršner, Z. - Probability Analysis of Carbonation Effect in RC Cross-sections. Int. RILEM Conference on "Failure of Concrete Structures", Štrbské Pleso, Slovak Republic, June 1993, pp. 80 - 3,

·         Teplý, B., Keršner, Z., Rovnaníková, P. - Estimation of Remaining Service Life of PC Beams. CONCREEP 93, Barcelona, August 1993, pp. 629 - 33,

·         Novák, D., Teplý, B., Shirashi, N. - Sensitivity Analysis of Structures: A Review. Int. Conf. CIVIL COMP'93, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1993, 201- 7,

·         Teplý, B., Keršner, Z., Novák, D. - Probabilistic modelling of damage of concrete caused by carbonation. U. S. - Czech Workshop on Damage of Concrete, Prague, 1994,

·         Teplý, B., Keršner, Z., Novák, D. - Sensitivity study of BP - KX and B3 creep and shrinkage models. Materials and Structures, 29, 1996, 500-505

·         Keršner, Z., Teplý, B., Novák, D. - Uncertainty in Service Life Prediction Based on Carbonation of Concrete. Conference on the Durability of Building Materials and Components, Stockholm, Sweden, May 1996,

·         Keršner, Z., Rovnaníková; P., Teplý, B. - Modelling of Concrete Carbonation in Presence of Mortar Coating - a Probabilistic Approach. Conference Concrete in the Service of Mankind, Dundee, June 1996.

·         Teplý, B., Rovnaníková, P., Keršner, Z., Novák, D.: Structural Life-time prediction: Two case studies, 2nd International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions CONSEC´98, Norway, 1998.

·         Novák, D., Teplý, B., Keršner, Z.: The role of Latin Hypercube Sampling method in reliability engineering. Structural Safety and Reliability, edit. Shiraishi, Shinozuka & Wen, Balkema, Rotterdam, 1998.

·         Keršner, Z., Novák, D., Teplý, B. & Rusina, R.: Modelling of deterioration of concrete structures by stochastic finite element method, ibid., 1998.

·         Lawanwisut,  W.,  Novák, D.,  Teplý, B. Reliability Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams:

Deterioration, Sensitivity and Spatial Variability Aspect Structural Safety and Reliability, Structural Safety and Reliability, Corotis et al. (eds),  Swets & Zeitinger, 2001.  

·         Stewart, M. G.,  Teplý, B.,  Králová, H.   The Effect of Spatial Variability of Ambient Carbon Dioxide Concentrations on Carbonation of RC Structures, 9th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Brisbane,  Australia, 2002, paper  No 246 ( CD Rom )

·         Teplý, B., Keršner, Z. a Rovnaníková, P. Risk analysis using Factor method. International Workshop on Management of Durability in the Building Process, CIB Workshop, Milano, 2003, Proceedings – CD, paper No.28

·         Teplý, B., Kala, J., Kala, Z., Škaloud, M.:  Ultimate Load of Steel Plate Girder. International Journal of Materials & Structural Reliability, Vol.2, No1 (2004), p.35-40

·         B. Teplý, Z. Keršner, P. Rovnaník, M. Chromá: Durability vs. Reliability of RC Structures, 10DBMC, Lyon, France, 2005, CD (TT4-42),

·         Teplý, B.: Limit states yesterday, today and tomorrow. Staveb obzor 7/2005, s 193-6 (in Czech)

·         Teplý, B., Matesová, D., Chromá, M., Rovnaník, P. 2007. Stochastic degradation models for durability limit state evaluation. In Proc. of 3rd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·         Teplý, B., Chromá, M. and Rovnaník, P. "Durability assessment of concrete structures: Reinforcement depassivation due to carbonation", Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, (first published on 04 February 2008).

·         Teplý, B.: New trend in design of concrete structures: Performance-based approach. Proceedings of 4CCC „Concrete engineering in urban development“ (eds. J. Radič, J. Bleiziffer), Opatia, Croatia, 2008, p. 325-330.

·         Podroužek, J., Novák, D., Teplý, B.: Modeling of Environmental Effects on Bridge Components: Possibilities of Cellular Programming. H. Uemo (eds): ACRI 2008, LNCS 5191, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008, pp.379-384

·         Novák, D., Teplý, B., Podroužek, J., Chromá, M.: Degradation modelling of bridge components based on cellular automata.  Proc. Bridge Maintenence, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics (eds. Koh& Frangopol), Seul, South Korea, 2008, p. 2565-2572.

·         Vořechovská, D., Chromá, M., Podroužek, J., Rovnaníková, P. and Teplý, B. (2009), “Modelling of Chloride Concentration Effect on Reinforcement Corrosion”, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 24, 446-458.

·         Teplý B., Chromá M., Rovnaník P. Durability assessment of concrete structures: reinforcement depassivation due to carbonation. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Volume 6, Issue 3 June 2010 , pages 317 – 327.

·         Dita Vořechovská, Břetislav Teplý and Markéta Chromá: Probabilistic Assessment of Concrete Structure Durability under Reinforcement Corrosion Attack. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities ASCE, 2010, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 571-579.

·         fib Bulletin 62 (2012). Structural concrete – textbook on behavior, design and performance. Volume 5 (Section 5.19, pp. 380-408).                       

·         Teplý, B.: Jak lze chápat ekonomickou výhodnost u veřejné zakázky? Stavebnictví, 6- 7/2012, 48-50.

·         Teplý, B. & Vořechovská, D. Reinforcement corrosion: Limit states, reliability and modelling. Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, 2012,Vol. 10: 353-362.

·          Teplý, B. Interrelation between Service Life, Reliability Index, and Costs of Concrete Structures Subjected to Aggressive Exposure. J. Perform. Constr. Facil. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000476.

·         Novák, D., Vořechovský, M., Teplý, B.: FReET: Software for the statistical and reliability analysis of engineering problems and FReET-D: Degradation Module. Advances in Engineering Software (2013).

·         Teplý, B.: Stavební inženýr a veřejné zakázky aktuálně.  Stavebnictví 6/2013.