Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Kala, Ph.D.

Employer:  Brno University of Technology   
Faculty of Civil EngineeringInstitute of Structural Mechanics,  Veveri Str. 95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Phone: +420-5-41147382, e-mail 
CV  OrciD  Scopus ID  ResearchGate  Publons   h-index(WOS): 22  h-index(Scopus): 27
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Latest articles in peer-reviewed journals, free pdf:

2022
 Jindra, D.; Kala, Z.; Kala, J. Flexural Buckling of Stainless Steel CHS Columns: Reliability Analysis Utilizing FEM Simulations. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2022, 188, 107002   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2021.107002

2021
 Kala, Z. New Importance Measures Based on Failure Probability in Global Sensitivity Analysis of Reliability. Mathematics 2021, 9(19), 2425   https://doi.org/10.3390/math9192425
 Kala, Z. Global Sensitivity Analysis Based on Entropy: From Differential Entropy to Alternative Measures. Entropy 2021, 23(6), 778   https://doi.org/10.3390/e23060778
 Jindra, D.; Kala, Z.; Kala, J. Validation of Stainless-Steel CHS Columns Finite Element Models. Materials 2021, 14(7), 1785   https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071785
 Kala, Z. Global Sensitivity Analysis of Quantiles: New Importance Measure Based on Superquantiles and Subquantiles. Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 263   https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020263

2020
 Kala, Z. Quantile-based Versus Sobol Sensitivity Analysis in Limit State Design. Structures 2020, 28, 2424-2430   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.10.037 
 Kala, Z. From Probabilistic to Quantile-Oriented Sensitivity Analysis: New Indices of Design Quantiles. Symmetry 2020, 12(10), 1720   https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12101720
 Kala, Z. Sensitivity Analysis in Probabilistic Structural Design: A Comparison of Selected Techniques. Sustainability 2020, 12(11), 4788    https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114788

2019
 Kala, Z. Global Sensitivity Analysis of Reliability of Structural Bridge System. Engineering Structures 2019, 194, 36-45   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.05.045
 Jönsson, J.; Müller, M.S.; Gamst, C.; Valeš, J.; Kala, Z. Investigation of European Flexural and Lateral Torsional Buckling Interaction. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2019, 156, 105-121   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.01.026
 Kala, Z. Estimating Probability of Fatigue Failure of Steel Structures. Acta et Commentationes Universitatis Tartuensis de Mathematica 2019, 23(2), 245-254   https://doi.org/10.12697/ACUTM.2019.23.21
 Kala, Z. Quantile-oriented Global Sensitivity Analysis of Design Resistance. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2019, 25(4), 297-305   https://doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2019.9627

2018
 Kala, Z.; Valeš, J. Imperfection Sensitivity Analysis of Steel Columns at Ultimate Limit State. Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering 2018, 18(4), 1207-1218   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acme.2018.01.009
 Štefaňák, J.; Kala, Z.; Miča, L.; Norkus, A. Global Sensitivity Analysis for Transformation of Hoek-Brown Failure Criterion for Rock Mass. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2018, 24(5), 390-398   https://doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2018.5194

2017
 Kala, Z.; Valeš, J. Global Sensitivity Analysis of Lateral-torsional Buckling Resistance Based on Finite Element Simulations. Engineering Structures 2017, 134, 37-47   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.12.032
 Kala, Z.; Valeš, J.; Jönsson, J. Random Fields of Initial Out of Straightness Leading to Column Buckling. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2017, 23(7), 902-913   https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2017.1341957
 Kala, Z.; Valeš, J. Sensitivity Assessment and Lateral-torsional Buckling Design of I-beams using Solid Finite Elements. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2017, 139, 110-122   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.09.014
 Chalmovský, J.; Štefaňák, J.; Miča, L.; Kala, Z.; Skuodis, Š.; Norkus, A. Žilioniené, D. Statistical-numerical Analysis for Pullout Tests of Ground Anchors. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering 2017, 12(3), 145-153   http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/bjrbe.2017.17

2016
 Kala, Z. Global Sensitivity Analysis in Stability Problems of Steel Frame Structures. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2016, 22(3), 417-424   http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2015.1073618

2015
 Kala, Z. Sensitivity and Reliability Analyses of Lateral-torsional Buckling Resistance of Steel Beams. Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering 2015, 15(4), 1098-1107   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acme.2015.03.007
 Kala, Z. Reliability Analysis of the Lateral Torsional Buckling Resistance and the Ultimate Limit State of Steel Beams with Random Imperfections. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2015, 21(7), 902-911   http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2014.971130
 Antuchevičiene, J.; Kala, Z.; Marzouk, M.; Vaidogas, E.R. Solving Civil Engineering Problems by Means of Fuzzy and Stochastic MCDM Methods: Current State and Future Research. Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2015, 2015, 362579   https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/362579
 Antuchevičiene, J.; Kala, Z.; Marzouk, M.; Vaidogas, E.R. Decision Making Methods and Applications in Civil Engineering. Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2015, 2015, 160569   https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/160569

2012
 Kala, Z. Geometrically Non-linear Finite Element Reliability Analysis of Steel Plane Frames With Initial Imperfections. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2012, 18(1), 81-90   https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2012.655306
 Gottvald, J.; Kala, Z. Sensitivity Analysis of Tangential Digging Forces of the Bucket Wheel Excavator SchRs 1320 for Different Terraces. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2012, 18(5), 609-620   https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2012.719836

2011
 Kala, Z. Sensitivity Analysis of Steel Plane Frames with Initial Imperfections. Engineering Structures 2011, 33(8), 2342-2349   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2011.04.007
 Kala, Z. Sensitivity Analysis of Stability Problems of Steel Plane Frames. Thin-Walled Structures 2011, 49(5), 645-651   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2010.09.006

2010
 Kala, Z.; Puklický, L.; Omishore, A.; Karmazínová, M.; Melcher, J. Stability Problems of Steel-Concrete Members Composed of High Strength Materials. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2010, 16(3), 352-362   https://doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2010.40

2009
 Kala, Z. Sensitivity Assessment of Steel Members under Compression. Engineering Structures 2009, 31(6), 1344-1348   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2008.04.001
 Kala, Z.; Melcher, J.; Puklický, L. Material and Geometrical Characteristics of Structural Steels Based on Statistical Analysis of Metallurgical Products. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2009, 15(3), 299-307   https://doi.org/10.3846/1392-3730.2009.15.299-307
 Melcher, J.; Škaloud, M.; Kala, Z.; Karmazínová, M. Sensitivity and Statistical Analysis within the Elaboration of Steel Plated Girder Resistance. Advanced Steel Construction 2009, 5(2), 120-126  
 Karmazínová, M.; Melcher, J.; Kala, Z. Design of Expansion Anchors to Concrete Based on Results of Experimental Verification. Advanced Steel Construction 2009, 5(4), 390-405  

2008
 Kala, Z. Fuzzy Probability Analysis of the Fatigue Resistance of Steel Structural Members under Bending. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 2008, 14(1), 67-72   https://doi.org/10.3846/1392-3730.2008.14.67-72

2007
 Kala, Z. Stability Problems of Steel Structures in the Presence of Stochastic and Fuzzy Uncertainty. Thin-Walled Structures 2007, 45, 861-865   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2007.08.007

2005
 Kala, Z. Sensitivity Analysis of the Stability Problems of Thin-walled Structures. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2005, 61(3), 415-422   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2004.08.005

2004
 Melcher, J.; Kala, Z.; Holický, M.; Fajkus, M.; Rozlívka, L. Design Characteristics of Structural Steels Based on Statistical Analysis of Metallurgical Products. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2004, 60(3-5), 795-808   https://doi.org/10.1016/S0143-974X(03)00144-5

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