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Ph. D. Željko Šomođi, Part-time Professor

Department

Department of Fundamental Natural and Engineering sciences

 Personal data

  • Born in 1954 in Zagreb, Croatia, married, lives in Zagreb


 Web links

  • https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=192413


 Academic education

  • 1977. - graduate (dipl.ing.) from Faculty of mechanical engineering and naval architecture, University of Zagreb
  • 1982. - M.Sc. (eng.) from the same faculty with thesis Elasic-plastic analysis of circular cilindrical shells, mentor prof. Ivo Alfirević
  • 1998. - Ph.D. (eng) from the same faculty with dissertation Contribution to numerical elastic-plastic analysis of structural elements, mentor prof. Alfirević


 Employment and titles

  • Metal factory in Novska, Croatia, may-october 1977, engineer
  • Military academy of engineering of former Yugoslav army, Zagreb, 1977 - teaching assistant, 1982 lecturer, 1986 senior lecturer
  • Faculty of textile technology, University of Zagreb, 1993 - teaching assistant, 1998 senior assistant, 2002 assistant professor, 2007 associate professor, 2013 professor


 Scientific specialisation and research stays abroad

  • 1st aug.-30th oct. 1992 - University college of Swansea, Wales, Department of civil engineering


 Teaching activity

  • Mechanics - undergraduate study of Textile technology and engineering
  • Fundamentals of engineering - undergraduate study of Textile technology and engineering
  • Mechanisms in textile technology (optional) - undergraduate study of Textile technology and engineering
  • Textile mechanics - graduate study TTE
  • Composite materials - graduate study TTE
  • Mechanical material models(optional) - graduate study TTE
  • Numerical methods in textile engineering - doctoral study Textile science and engineering


 Mentorship

  • Mentor, four diploma works at former Faculty of military engineering, Zagreb, 1986-1990
  • Mentor, student paper: MAJA BIŽACA - FINITE ELEMENT ELASTIC HOMOGENISATION OF PERFORATED MEMBRANE, Rector prize
  • Co-mentor, dissertation: ANICA HURSA - NUMERICAL MODELING AND OPTIMISATION OF REINFORCEMENTS ON CLOTHES, 3.4.2008., reviewers: Dr. D. Rogale, Dr. Ž. Šomođi, Dr. J. Geršak, Dr. Z. Dragčević, Dr. J. Sorić


 Research activity

  • Engineering sciences, mechanical engineering, general mechanical engineering - structures


 Area of special research interest

  • Computational plasticity
  • Computational modeling and optimisation in textile mechanics


 Scientific-professional work

  • 2 books
  • 50 scientific research papers
  • 2 review papers
  • 7 professional expert papers


 List of key scientific papers

  • Šomođi, Željko; Rolich, Tomislav; Hursa, Anica; Zavec Pavlinić, Daniela: Micromechanical Tensile Model of Woven Fabric and Parameter Optimisation for Fit with KES Data, Textile Research Journal 80 (2010), 13; 1255-1264
  • Šomođi, Željko; Hursa, Anica; Rogale, Dubravko: A Minimisation Algorithm with Application to Optimal Design of Reinforcements in Textile and Garment, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology 19 (2007) 3/4, 159-166
  • Šomođi, Željko; Hursa, Anica; Rogale, Dubravko: Numerical Optimisation of Mechanical Reinforcements of Weak Spots in Textile and Garment, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology 17 (2005) 3/4, 200-208
  • Šomođi, Željko; Hursa, Anica; Rogale, Dubravko: Numerical Simulation of Textile Flexibility Testing, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 15 (2003) 3/4; 276-283
  • Nikolić, Gojko; Šomođi, Željko: Frozen textile workpieces - a step towards robotisation of clothing production, Österreichische Ingenieur- und Architekten-Zeitschrift, 147 (2001) 3; 92-95
  • Šomođi, Željko; Sorić, Jurica; Alfirević, Ivo: On the Increase of Accuracy in Numerical Modelling of Metal Plasticity, International Journal for Engineering Modelling, 12 (1999) 1-4; 53-59
  • Nikolić, Gojko; Šomođi, Željko; Agić, Ante: Numerical and Experimental on Mechanical Behaviour of Textile Frozen for Automated Manupulation, DAAAM International Scientific Book 2002, Katalinić, B. (ed.), DAAAM International, Vienna, 2002.
  • Nikolić, Gojko; Šomođi, Željko: Dynamic Model of Frictional Fabric Transport in a Sewing Machine, DAAAM International Scientific Book 2004, Katalinić, B. (ed.), DAAAM International, Vienna, 2004.
  • Šomođi, Željko; Rolich, Tomislav; Hursa Šajatović, Anica; Zavec Pavlinić, Daniela: An Improved Micromechanical Model of Woven Fabric for Tensile Simulation, Proceedings of 12th World Textile Conference AUTEX 2012, Mijović, Budimir et al. (ed.), Faculty of textile technology University of Zagreb, 2012.
  • Šomođi, Željko; Rolich, Tomislav; Hursa Šajatović, Anica: Numerical Analysis of Fabric Drape as Problem of Stable Postbuckling State, Proceedings of 11th World Textile Conference AUTEX 2011, Adolphe, Dominique; Schacher, Laurence (ed.), Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Ingenieurs Sud-Alsace, Mulhouse 2011.
  • Šomođi, Željko: An Improved Nonlinear Deformational Model of Woven Fabric in Biaxial Tension, Proceedings of the 5th International Textile, Clothing and Design Conference 2010 – Magic World of Textiles, Dragčević, Zvonko et al. (ed.), Faculty of textile technology University of Zagreb, 2010.


 University textbooks and other books

  • Šomođi, Ž.: Osnove tehničke mehanike (Fundamental engineering mechanics), Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 2011. ISBN 978-953-7105-31-0
  • Nikolić, G., Šomođi, Ž.: Zbirka zadataka iz mehanizama i automatizacije strojeva u odjevnoj tehnologiji (Collection of problems in mechanisms and automation in clothing machinery), Zrinski Čakovec, 1999. ISBN 953-155-048-4


 Projects (chief researcher)

  • Computational modeling in engineering analyses of textiles and garment (2007-2014, Ministry of science, 117-1171879-1899)


 Projects (collaborator)

  • Nonlinear analysis ot thin-walled structures, head of project prof. Ivo Alfirević, ( Ministry of science, 1991-1996)
  • Computational modeling of nonlinear deformation processes in thin-walled structures, head of project prof. Jurica Sorić, (Ministry of science, 1997-2000)
  • Production processes and design of clothes, head of project prof. Dubravko Rogale,(Ministry of science, 2000-2006)


 Research and development accomplishments

  • Auromated process of clothing production using frozen fabric (Nikolić, Rogale, Šomođi - PK20031024)


 Work in scientific and professional associations

  • Cratian Society of Mechanics , member of executive board


 Acknowledgments and rewards

  • University of Zagreb - 1976 - Rector prize for academic excellence
  • Faculty of mechanical engineering & naval architecture, Zagreb - 1977 - Faculty Medal

Ph. D. Željko Šomođi, Part-time Professor