Dr.sc. Zdenko Tonković, Professor



Research Topics:

Numerical Modeling of Damage in Heterogeneous Materials Using Strain Gradient Theory

Strain Gradient Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials

Advanced numerical methods

Development of Fatigue Analysis Procedure for Wind Turbine Components

Finite Element Method (FEM)

Homogenization-based Multiscale Modelling of Deformation Processes in Heterogeneous Materials

Multiscale Atomistic/Continuum Coupling Methods

Numerical Modelling and Experiments of Creep Fracture Behaviour of Polyethylene for Gas Pipes Applications

Numerical and Experimental Modelling of Fatigue Behaviour of Nodular Cast Iron for Wind Turbine Applications

Numerical and Experimntal Modelling of Cortical Bone Nonlinear Behaviour



Research Projects:

Title: Multiscale Numerical Modelling and Experimental Investigation of Ageing Processes in Sintered Structural Components - MultiSintAge - PZS-2019-02-4177
Principal Investigator: Zdenko Tonković
Source:co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund
Period:11/2019 - 04/2023

Title: Title: Zaštita cjelovitosti konstrukcija u energetici i transportu - ZaCjel - KK.01.1.1.04.0056, (Protection of Structural Integrity in Energy and Transport)
Principal Investigator: Zdenko Tonković
Source: co-financed by the European Union from the European Structural and Investment Funds
Period:04/2020 - 04/2023

Title: Development of SHM systems for slender structures
Principal Investigator: Tomislav Jarak
My function: Researcher
Source: Unity Through Knowledge Fund
Period: 09/2019 -

Title: Multiscale Numerical Modeling of Material Deformation Responses from Macro- to Nanolevel (2516) - MNumMacroNano
Principal Investigator: Jurica Sorić
My function: Researcher
Source: Croatian Science Foundation
Period: 2014 - 2018

Title: Center of Excellence for Structural Health - CEEStructHealth
Principal Investigator: Zdenko Tonković
Source: co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development fund (ERDF)
Period: 2013 - 2015

Title: Development of Fatigue Analysis Procedure for Wind Turbine Components
Principal Investigator: Zdenko Tonković
Source: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, in collaboration with Končar−Institut za elektrotehniku, Zagreb
Period: 2009 – 2013

Title: Damage Modeling and Safety of Structures
Principal Investigator: Zdenko Tonković
Source: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic Croatia
Period: 2007 – 2014

Title: Aluminium Welding - Aluminium Ship Hull
Principal Investigator: Darko Bandula
My function: Researcher
Source: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, in collaboration with Brodarskim institutom, Zagreb
Period: 2005 – 2007

Title: Numerical Modeling of Nonlinear Deformation Processes
Principal Investigator: Jurica Sorić
My function: Researcher
Source: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia
Period: 2002 – 2007