Search results for: structural mechanics

Polynomial Chaos Expansion in Bio and Structural Mechanics
PublicationThis thesis presents a probabilistic approach to modelling the mechanics of materials and structures where the modelled performance is influenced by uncertainty in the input parameters. The work is interdisciplinary and the methods described are applied to medical and civil engineering problems. The motivation for this work was the necessity of mechanicsbased approaches in the modelling and simulation of implants used in the repair...

A Generalized Framework Towards Structural Mechanics of Threelayered Composite Structures
PublicationThreelayered composite structures find a broad application. Increasingly, composites are being used whose layer thicknesses and material properties diverge strongly. In the perspective of structural mechanics, classical approaches to analysis fail at such extraordinary composites. Therefore, emphasis of the present approach is on arbitrary transverse shear rigidities and structural thicknesses of the individual layers. Therewith...

Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics
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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS
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International cooperation between Department of Structural Mechanics of Civil Engineering Department of Gdansk University of Technology and Département Mécanique Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille (former EUDIL) Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille.
PublicationW pracy przestawiono historię współpracy naukowej miedzy Wydz. Inż. Lad. Politechniki Gdańskiej i Wydziałem Mechanicznym Uniwersytetu w Lille (Francja). Podano najważniejsze publikacje, tytuły wspólnych prac dyplomowych i doktoratów realizowanych we współpracy. Przedstawiono na tym tle kierunki badań naukowych.

Agnieszka Tomaszewska dr hab. inż.
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Ireneusz Kreja dr hab. inż.
PeopleGraduated from the mathematical class at the Nicolaus Copernicus High School in Gdańsk (1974). Master of Sciences in Civil Engineering after studies at Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Poland (19741979). Since 1979 became an employee of GUT. In 1989 earned PhD degree in Civil Engineering (with grade "Summa cum Laude") from GUT. In 2008 obtained D. Sc. (Habilitation) degree in Civil Engineering (with grade "Summa cum Laude")...

Izabela Lubowiecka dr hab. inż.
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Paweł Kłosowski prof. dr hab. inż.
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Krzysztof Wilde prof. dr hab. inż.
PeopleKrzysztof Wilde (born January 11th, 1966 in Gdańsk) – expert in bridge structures, structural mechanics and diagnostics of civil structures. He conducted research on vibration reduction systems for bridges exposed to dynamic loads from winds and earthquakes. At present he is interested in the field of nondestructive testing of materials and structural health monitoring systems. Hi is author or coauthor of over 200 publications...

Marcin Kujawa dr hab. inż.
PeopleMarcin Kujawa ukończył studia na Wydziale Budownictwa Lądowego Politechniki Gdańskiej w 1999 roku, uzyskując stopień magistra inżyniera w specjalności mosty. Stopień naukowy doktora nauk technicznych w dziennie: budownictwo, pod kierunkiem profesora Czesława Szymczaka, uzyskał w 2007 roku na Wydziale Inżynierii Lądowej Politechniki Gdańskiej, broniąc pracę doktorską, pt.: Statyka i analiza wrażliwości rusztów zbudowanych z prętów...

Jarosław Górski dr hab. inż.
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Intramolecular transformation of an antifungal antibiotic nystatin A1 into its isomer, isonystatin A1  structural and molecular modeling studies
PublicationNystatin A1, a polyene macrolide antifungal antibiotic, in a slightly basic or acidic solution undergoes an intramolecular transformation, yielding a structural isomer, the translactonization product, isonystatin A1 with lactone ring diminished by two carbon atoms. Structural evidence is provided by advanced NMR and Mass Spectrometry (MS) studies. Molecular dynamics simulations and quantum mechanics calculations gave the insight...

Marcin Krajewski mgr inż.
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Karol Winkelmann dr inż.
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Krzysztof Żerdzicki dr inż.
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Katarzyna Szepietowska dr inż.
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Violetta KonopińskaZmysłowska dr inż.
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Marek Skowronek dr inż.
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Recent Developments in the Theory of Shells
PublicationThis book commemorates the 80th birthday of Prof. W. Pietraszkiewicz, a prominent specialist in the field of general shell theory. Reflecting Prof. Pietraszkiewicz’s focus, the respective papers address a range of current problems in the theory of shells. In addition, they present other structural mechanics problems involving dimensionreduced models. Lastly, several applications are discussed, including material models for such...

Recent Developments in the Theory of Shells
PublicationThis book commemorates the 80th birthday of Prof. W. Pietraszkiewicz, a prominent specialist in the field of general shell theory. Reflecting Prof. Pietraszkiewicz’s focus, the respective papers address a range of current problems in the theory of shells. In addition, they present other structural mechanics problems involving dimensionreduced models. Lastly, several applications are discussed, including material models for such...

Mateusz Sondej dr inż.
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Report for the Short Term Scientific Mission within COST Action FP1101: development of the infield sensor for estimation of fracture toughness and shear strength by measuring cutting forces
PublicationKnowledge on the fracture properties of materials is essential to assure structural integrity and proper design of mechanical connections in timber constructions. Measurement of this property is, however, a very challenging task. The linear fracture mechanics is usually used for its assessment assisted with experimental data acquired by means of various techniques, usually of destructive nature. The cutting force is an energetic...

Arch bridges under test loadings
PublicationThis paper illustrates experience in arch bridges test loadings of the research team of Department of Structural Mechanics and Bridge Structures from the Gdansk University of Technology. The presented calculations results constist the analysis of spatial construction schemes made using the finite elements method (FEM) and its comparison to the field studies. Arch bridges with the longest spans, visualisation of the computational...

Łukasz ŻmudaTrzebiatowski mgr inż.
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Łukasz Smakosz dr inż.
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Karol Grębowski dr inż.
PeopleKarol Grębowski (M.Sc.) works as an assistant at the Department of Technical Fundamentals of Architecture Design of the Faculty of Architecture at Gdansk University of Technology. His scientific research deals with dynamic phenomena occurring during the vibration of structures, bridges, and studies the design methodology of the elements forming passive protection system of the vehicles degraded by struck or explosion in the context...

A continual model of a damaged medium used for analyzing fatigue life of polycrystalline structural alloys under thermal–mechanical loading
PublicationThe main physical laws of thermal–plastic deformation and fatigue damage accumulation processes in polycrystalline structural alloys under various regimes of cyclic thermal–mechanical loading are considered. Within the framework of mechanics of damaged media, a mathematical model is developed that describes thermal–plastic deformation and fatigue damage accumulation processes under lowcycle loading. The model consists of three...

Numerical analysis and in situ tests of the Grot Rowecki Bridge in Warsaw
PublicationThe paper presents the FEM analysis of the reconstructed the GrotRowecki Bridge over Vistula river in Warsaw. The bridge has seven spans and consists of two independent structures with the longest spans of 120 m. After reconstruction the bridge is over 10 m wider. The numerical, nonlinear analysis has been conducted on a global and local FEM models. These models are defined so as they strictly comply with global structural bridge...

Anna Pestka mgr inż.
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Magdalena Oziębło dr inż.
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Krzysztof Jan Kaliński prof. dr hab. inż.
PeopleKrzysztof J. Kaliński completed his MSc study at Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) Faculty of Production Engineering (1980, result – get a first). He obtained PhD at GUT Faculty of Machine Building (1988, result – get a first), DSc at GUT Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (ME) (2002, result – get a first), and professor’s title – w 2013 r. In 2015 r. he became full professor.His research area includes: theoretical and applied...

Marcin Zmuda Trzebiatowski dr inż.
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Models of Structures in Didactics
PublicationThe final aim of teaching students subjects, such as structural mechanics, reinforced concrete, and steel structures is to teach them how structures work in a given building as well as to provide them with skills enabling them to calculate and design structures. The behavioral model of the structure, contrary to the architectural model, which focuses mainly on the external form of the building, shows workings from both the static...

AN ALTERNATIVE WAY OF DETERMINING MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD BY MEASURING CUTTING FORCES
PublicationThe cutting force is an energetic effect of splitting material, and might be therefore considered from a point of view of modern fracture mechanics. The dedicated mathematical model developed for description of the wood cutting has been developed here on the base of fracture theory, and includes work of separation (fracture toughness) in addition to the material plasticity and friction. The effect of the cutting edge dullness is...

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Experimental and numerical studies of guided wave damage detection in bars with structural discontinuities
PublicationPraca dotyczy analizy propagacji fal podłużnych i poprzecznych w elementach prętowych z nieciągłościami strukturalnymi. Symulacje numeryczne przeprowadzone przy zastosowaniu metody elementów spektralnych zostały porównane z wynikami badań eksperymentalnych dla pręta w stanie nienaruszonym oraz dla prętów z rysą, spawem oraz dodatkową masą.

Theoretical and experimental assessment of parameters for the nonlinear viscoelastic model of structural pounding
PublicationZjawisko zderzeń pomiędzy sąsiednimi konstrukcjami budowlanymi podczas trzęsień ziemi jest w ostatnim czasie intensywnie badane z wykorzystaniem różnych modeli numerycznych siły zderzenia w czasie kontaktu. Wyniki badań eksperymentalnych pokazują, iż nieliniowy model lepkosprężysty jest najdokładniejszy wśród modeli stosowanych do analizy. Model ten zdefiniowany jest poprzez dwa parametry: liczbę tłumienia zderzenia oraz parametr...

Structural response of existing spatial truss roof construction based on Cosserat rod theory
PublicationPaper presents the application of the Cosserat rod theory and newly developed associated finite elements code as the tools that support in the expertdesigning engineering practice. Mechanical principles of the 3D spatially curved rods, dynamics (statics) laws, principle of virtual work are discussed. Corresponding FEM approach with interpolation and accumulation techniques of state variables are shown that enable the formulation...

Nonlinear finite element modeling of vibration control of plane rodtype structural members with integrated piezoelectric patches
PublicationThis paper addresses modeling and finite element analysis of the transient largeamplitude vibration response of thin rodtype structures (e.g., plane curved beams, arches, ring shells) and its control by integrated piezoelectric layers. A geometrically nonlinear finite beam element for the analysis of piezolaminated structures is developed that is based on the Bernoulli hypothesis and the assumptions of small strains and finite...

Geometry optimization of steroid sulfatase inhibitors  the influence on the free binding energy with STS
PublicationIn the paper we review the application of two techniques (molecular mechanics and quantum mechanics) to study the influence of geometry optimization of the steroid sulfatase inhibitors on the values of descriptors coded their chemical structure and their free binding energy with the STS protein. We selected 22 STSinhibitors and compared their structures optimized with MM+, PM7 and DFT B3LYP/6–31++G* approaches considering separately...

EH36 steel for shipbuilding  fracture documentation for CTOD test (plate thicnkness 50mm), a0/W = 0.6
Open Research DataThe basic method of ductility designation of structural steels is the Charpy impact test. The test consists of a single strike of the specimen using a Charpy pendulum. Its result is the value of work necessary to break a specimen at a test temperature. Despite its many advantages, such as its short implementation time and low costs, it has its disadvantages,...

EH36 steel for shipbuilding  tensile test record
Open Research DataThe basic method of ductility designation of structural steels is the Charpy impact test. The test consists of a single strike of the specimen using a Charpy pendulum. Its result is the value of work necessary to break a specimen at a test temperature. Despite its many advantages, such as its short implementation time and low costs, it has its disadvantages,...

EH36 steel for shipbuilding  fracture documentation for CTOD test (plate thicnkness 50mm), a0/W = 0.5
Open Research DataThe basic method of ductility designation of structural steels is the Charpy impact test. The test consists of a single strike of the specimen using a Charpy pendulum. Its result is the value of work necessary to break a specimen at a test temperature. Despite its many advantages, such as its short implementation time and low costs, it has its disadvantages,...

EH36 steel for shipbuilding (plate thicnkness 50mm)  CMOD  force record, a0/W = 0.6
Open Research DataThe basic method of ductility designation of structural steels is the Charpy impact test. The test consists of a single strike of the specimen using a Charpy pendulum. Its result is the value of work necessary to break a specimen at a test temperature. Despite its many advantages, such as its short implementation time and low costs, it has its disadvantages,...

EH36 steel for shipbuilding (plate thicnkness 50 mm)  CMOD  force record, a0/W = 0.5
Open Research DataThe basic method of ductility designation of structural steels is the Charpy impact test. The test consists of a single strike of the specimen using a Charpy pendulum. Its result is the value of work necessary to break a specimen at a test temperature. Despite its many advantages, such as its short implementation time and low costs, it has its disadvantages,...

EH36 steel for shipbuilding (plate thicnkness 30 mm)  CMOD  force record, a0/W = 0.5
Open Research DataThe basic method of ductility designation of structural steels is the Charpy impact test. The test consists of a single strike of the specimen using a Charpy pendulum. Its result is the value of work necessary to break a specimen at a test temperature. Despite its many advantages, such as its short implementation time and low costs, it has its disadvantages,...

Surface effects of network materials based on strain gradient homogenized media
PublicationThe asymptotic homogenization of periodic network materials modeled as beam networks is pursued in this contribution, accounting for surface effects arising from the presence of a thin coating on the surface of the structural beam elements of the network. Cauchy and second gradient effective continua are considered and enhanced by the consideration of surface effects. The asymptotic homogenization technique is here extended to...

Behaviour of Colliding MultiStorey Buildings under Earthquake Excitation Considering SoilStructure Interaction
PublicationThis paper investigates the coupled effect of the supporting soil flexibility and pounding between neighbouring, insufficiently separated buildings under earthquake excitation. Two adjacent threestorey structures, modelled as inelastic lumped mass systems with different structural characteristics, have been considered in the study. The models have been excited using the time history of the Kobe earthquake of 1995. A nonlinear...

Selected local stability problems of channel section flanges made of aluminium alloys
PublicationThe paper addresses the issue of local buckling of compressed flanges of coldformed thinwalled channel columns and beams with nonstandard flanges composed of aluminium alloys. The material behaviour follows the Ramberg–Osgood law. It should be noted that the proposed solution may be also applied for other materials, for example: stainless steel, carbon steel. The paper is motivated by an increasing interest in nonstandard coldformed...