JEZDIK
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9.11.1889 Kladno/CR - 27.2.1967 Praha/CR
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Theodor Jezdik completed his civil engineering studies at the Czech Technical University CVUT of Prague in 1912. He worked then until 1928 on control and land reclamation structures of Czech rivers and at the Czech Regional Administration Board in Prague for the hydraulic power utilization department. From 1925 to 1928 he lectured also at the Economics Academy in Podebrady, after having submitted in 1921 his first PhD thesis on the effects of unsteady flows in hydraulics. In 1928 he received the second PhD title for a work on sluice designs. Jezdik was appointed in 1930 assistant professor of hydrology and river training, and was promoted in 1934 to full professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he acted also as Rector from 1955 to 1960. In 1952 he was elected academician and appointed first president of the Technical Section of the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences CSAV. He was in parallel a Member of the CSAV presidium. From 1953 to his death he was the acting vice-president of the Czech Technical Foundation.
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Jezdik was involved in hydrology and river regulation, and he participated in the construction of the Czechoslovakian dams in Slapy, Lipno and Orlik. He also prepared a technical dictionary and deduced formulae and elaborated tables to solve problems involving normal force and the bending moments of circular pipes affected by external loads, because computer programs were not yet available. Jezdik was an inspired teacher who combined his wide ranging theoretical knowledge with practical applications, first in hydrology and later in dam engineering and hydropower to which he devoted his career after 1934. He was awarded the Order of the Republic, a golden CSAV plaque of honor For meritious services rendered to science and humanity, and the Masaryk Labor Academy Prize.
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