Scientific Student Association (TDK)

Scientific Student Association (TDK)
Information about TDK – Scientific Student Association
Dear Civil Engineering student!
 
’TDK’ is a Hungarian acronym used for scientific student association. As TDK is a well established ’brand’ in Hungary, we will use this acronym also in the English text. 
 
We have 5 good reasons to start a ’TDK’:
1. You can gain useful knowledge that you will be able to use in practice.
2. Participation is considered as an advantage if you apply for a scholarship, grant or for a master's degree or phd programme.
3. The TDK paper can also contribute to the preparation of your thesis, and you can practice and enhance your presentation skills.
4. The best TDK papers will be selected for publication in the annual TDK Excerpts of the Faculty, which is a real scientific publication.
5. TDK can help kickstart your career, whether you are preparing for a scientific, design, or industrial job. Not only because it looks good on your CV, but also through the valuable professional experience and relationships gained during your research.
 
What exactly is TDK?
TDK stands for Scientific Student Association (Tudományos Diák Kör in Hungarian). The Hungarian name includes the term ’student group’ because earlier an instructor gathered a group of students and they did research and experiments together. This is no longer the case today, but now we have a TDK conference in November every year where students who think it is worth sacrificing time and energy for research show their results. The only restriction on the topic is that it should go beyond the compulsory university curriculum. The formal requirement is that it must include a paper and a presentation prepared by the student with the help of a consultant familiar with the topic. Successful papers and presentations at the Faculty TDK Conference can advance to the OTDK, which is a national competition for TDK research. More detailed information is available on the University TDK website.
 
If you are interested in TDK:
• Come to the next conference and listen to the presentations of other students. Here you will find the exact date.
• Check the suggested TDK topics, which you can filter by department or consultant.
• Read previous TDK papers. You can do this here.
• Find the consultant you like! All faculty members are happy to deal with students interested in TDK, and every department has a person responsible for TDK, you can find them here.
You can find information about the Faculty's Scientific Student Association on the BME institutional TDK website, and Bence Takács or Zsuzsa Szalay can provide further information.
 
Current topic proposals of the Faculty of Civil Engineering:
The following list is a sample from scientific topics that the faculty members consider to be relevant, interesting and suitable for student research. This list can be expanded with new topics as required. Interested students should contact the consultant and discuss the possibilities in person.
 
Title of Scientific Student Research Department Consultant(s) Suggested level
3D modeling from digital images with open-source software Department of Geodesy and Surveying Dr. SIKI Zoltán BSc level
Analysis of composite beams with large web openings Department of Structural Engineering Dr. KOVÁCS Nauzika MSc level
Analysis of composite cellular beams Department of Structural Engineering Dr. KOVÁCS Nauzika MSc level
Analysis of macroplastic transport in rivers Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. BARANYA Sándor, ERMILOV Alexander Anatol BSc level
Analysis of riverine habitats in fluctuating environment Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. BARANYA Sándor, FÜSTÖS Vivien junior (first year BSc) level
Analysis of ship induced wave patterns using airborne video Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering FLEIT Gábor, Dr. KRÁMER Tamás BSc level
Analysis of the effect of shrinkage clay on structural element Department of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Dr. SZENDEFY János, Dr. MAHLER András junior (first year BSc) level
Analysis of thin-walled members by numerical and analytical methods Department of Structural Mechanics Dr. ÁDÁNY Sándor BSc level
Comparison of different hydrological models Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering Dr. KOZMA Zsolt BSc level
Comparison of fan vault geometries from statics viewpoint Department of Structural Mechanics Dr. BAGI Katalin MSc level
Diurnal temperature stratification of shallow lakes under climate change Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. TORMA Péter BSc level
Drone photogrammetry in road construction Department of Geodesy and Surveying Dr. TAKÁCS Bence Géza BSc level
Engineering solutions to improve sediment balance of rivers Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. BARANYA Sándor BSc level
Exploring controls on rainfall-runoff events Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering NAGY Eszter Dóra junior (first year BSc) level
Exploring wind-induced water level fluctuations by converting them to audio. Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. KRÁMER Tamás BSc level
Flash-flood forecasting at small Hungarian catchments Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering NAGY Eszter Dóra BSc level
Freezing core sampling and CT analysis of the Danube riverbed Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering ERMILOV Alexander Anatol, Dr. BARANYA Sándor BSc level
Investigation of suspended sediment transport at the confluence of rivers with different sediment characteristics Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. BARANYA Sándor, POMÁZI Flóra BSc level
Load bearing capacity calculation of a thin steel plate element Department of Structural Mechanics Dr. BOJTÁR Imre BSc level
Low-cost RTK GNSS receivers Department of Geodesy and Surveying Dr. TAKÁCS Bence Géza BSc level
Modelling of plate buckling during welding Department of Structural Engineering Dr. KOLLÁR Dénes MSc level
Numerical modelling of biomechanical behavior of the muscles in the human cervical spine Department of Structural Mechanics Dr. BOJTÁR Imre MSc level
Occurrence and levels of organic micropollutants accross natural and engineered matrices Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering Dr. KARDOS Máté Krisztián MSc level
Parametric design of tensile structures Tartószerkezetek Mechanikája Tanszék MSc level
Simulation of compression strength test of wood specimens Department of Structural Mechanics Dr. LENGYEL András MSc level
Test Department of Construction Materials and Technologies Dr. SZALAY Zsuzsa BSc level
Timestep dependency of simulated surface rainfall runoff Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering Dr. KOZMA Zsolt, ÁCS Tamás BSc level
Turbulent mixing in shallow lakes Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. TORMA Péter BSc level
Validating soil parameters of the EU-SoilHydroGrids database through in-situ measurements Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering NAGY Eszter Dóra BSc level
Was Heyman right? Analysis of the sensitivity of masonry vaults to small modifications of their boundary conditions Department of Structural Mechanics Dr. BAGI Katalin MSc level
Water balance of large lakes in Hungary in the light of climate change Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. TORMA Péter, NAGY Eszter Dóra BSc level
Water level oscillations on the shores of Lake Balaton Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Dr. KRÁMER Tamás junior (first year BSc) level