4.4.1929 Bohumín/CR - 4.1.2005 Praha/CR
Jaroslav Skalička was born in Moravia. After having completed his civil engineering studies at the Moscow Institute, he started in 1955 as an assistant at the Institute of Hydraulic Structures of the Technical University in Brno VUT. He obtained his PhD title in 1964 on the topic of Dependence of local losses on the Reynolds number, and in 1966 he was awarded the title of Reader. He founded at VUT the Laboratory for Aerodynamic Modeling for hydraulic structures which amongst others carried out research for the design of power stations in Romania and Brazil.
After the collapse of the "Prague Spring" in 1968 he was forced to leave VUT and started work in the research section of the Water Research Institute in Prague VUV. Here again, he was instrumental in designing and equipping a new aerodynamic laboratory, which contributed to the investigation and the design of hydraulic projects in Czechoslovakia and abroad. The results of his research were published in the VUV series Práce a štúdie. In 1987 Skalička was appointed head of the river engineering Department of VUV, a post which he occupied until his retirement, although even after this he contributed actively to recent investigations on aerodynamic models of the barrages which were proposed for the improvement of the navigability of the Elbe River at its downstream reach of the Czech Republic.
Cabelka, J., Gabriel, P., Skalička, J. (1988). Matematicke a fyzikální modelovani v hydrotechnice 2. Praha.
Libý, J. (2005). Zemrel doc. Jaroslav Skalička, CSc. VTEI. Vodohospodarske technickoekonomicke informace (2): 1-2, also in Vodní Hospodařství 55: 1-2.
Novak, P. (2005). Jaroslav Skalička. Personal communication. P Skalička, J. (1965). Hydraulicke ztraty skriticich organech na potrubi a jejich zavislost na reylodsove cisle. Knižnice odborných a vědeckých spisůvysokého učení technického v Brně4(1): 57-63.
Skalička, J. (1976). Vyvoj rychlostniho pole za skupinou sit. Práce a štúdie 143. VUV: Praha. Skalička, J. (1979). Tlakove proudeni tekutiny v segmentovych obloucich. Práce a štúdie 152. VUV: Praha.
Skalička, J., Horeni, P. (1985). Ustalene tlakove proudeni v potrubi s oblouky. Práce a štúdie
164. VUV: Praha.
Skalička, J., Snederfler, P. (1991). Virovy regulator prutoku. Práce a štúdie 182. VUV: Praha.

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