Achievements

Habilitation (DSc) monographs and doctoral dissertations in years 1997-2012:

  • Wojciech Karmowski, Theory-aided interpretation of experimental results in solid mechanics (in Polish), Monograph 251/1999, Seria Podstawowe Nauki Techniczne, Publishing House of Cracow University of Technology, Kraków 1999.
  • Jerzy Pamin, Gradient-enhanced continuum models: formulation, discretization and applications, Monograph 301/2004, Series Civil Enginnering, Publishing House of Cracow University of Technology, Kraków 2004.
  • Witold Cecot, Analysis of selected in-elastic problems by h-adaptive finite element method, Monograph 323/2005, Series Mechanics, Publishing House of Cracow University of Technology, Kraków 2005.
  • Ewa Pabisek, Hybrid systems integrating FEM and ANN for the analysis of selected problems of structural and materials mechanics, Monograph 369/2008, Series Civil Enginnering, Publishing House of Cracow University of Technology, Kraków 2008.
  • Marek Słoński, Bayesian machine learning in analysis of selected identification problems of mechanics of materials and structures, Monograph 473/2014, Series Civil Enginnering,Publishing House of Cracow University of Technology, 2014.
  • Andrzej Skrzat, Physically based reconstruction of residual stresses in a railroad vehicle wheel (in Polish), supervisor J. Orkisz, Technical University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów 1998.
  • Piotr Mika, Damage carrying capacity of viscoelastic spatial structures (in Polish), supervisor J. Białkiewicz, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice 2000.
  • Jacek Magiera, Hybrid experimental-numerical analysis of residual stresses in railroad rails (in Polish) , supervisor J. Orkisz, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2001.
  • Marek Słoński, Application of fuzzy modelling in planning of small water reservoirs systems in highland catchments (in Polish), supervisor J. Szczęsny, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2001.
  • Szymon Łukaszyk, Measurement metric, application examples in experimental mechanics (in Polish), supervisor W. Karmowski, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2002.
  • Aleksander Matuszak, Partial material replacement without stress redistribution in plane problems of elasticity (in Polish), supervisor Z. Waszczyszyn, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2003.
  • Jan Jaśkowiec, Integration of FEM and EFGM in two dimensional quasi--brittle crack growth analysis (in Polish), supervisor Cz. Cichoń, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2003.
  • Józef Krok, A'posteriori error estimation of the FEM/FDM and experimental results in mechanics (in Polish), supervisor J. Orkisz, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2004.
  • Łukasz Kaczmarczyk, Numerical analysis of multiscale problems in mechanics of heterogenous media (in Polish), supervisor Z. Waszczyszyn, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2006.
  • Agnieszka Krok, Analiza wybranych zagadnień mechaniki konstrukcji i materiałów za pomocą SSN i filtrów Kalmana, supervisor Z. Waszczyszyn, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2007.
  • Anna Stankiewicz, Numerical analysis of strain localization in one- and two-phase geomaterials, supervisor J. Pamin, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2007.
  • Magdalena Jakubek, Application of artificial neural networks to selected problems of experimental mechanics of materials and structures, supervisor Z. Waszczyszyn, Kraków 2008.
  • Piotr Pluciński, Numerical analysis of mechanical effects of rebar corrosion in concrete structures, supervisor Cz. Cichoń, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2008.
  • Adam Wosatko, Finite-element analysis of cracking in concrete using gradient damage-plasticity, supervisor J. Pamin, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2008.
  • Sławomir Milewski, Higher Order Approximation, provided by correction terms, in the Meshless Finite Difference Method - applications in mechanics, supervisor J. Orkisz, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2009.
  • Irena Jaworska, Generalization of the multipoint finite difference method for boundary value problems of mechanics, supervisor J. Orkisz, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2009.
  • Marta Serafin, Application of hp-adaptive finite element method to two-scale computation, supervisor W. Cecot, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2012.
  • Marek Klimczak, hp^2 numerical homogenization for non-periodic viscoelastic materials, supervisor W. Cecot, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2016. 
  • Magdalena German, Modelling of chloride corrosion and resultant fracture in RC elements, supervisor J. Pamin, Cracow Univ. of Technology, Kraków 2017. 


Achievements of Institute L-5 and Division L-6 in last years:

  • Professor J. Orkisz is the author of Part III (p. 335-432) on Finite Difference Method in the Handbook of Computational Solid Mechanics: Survey and Comparison of Contemporary Methods , M. Kleiber (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998. Professor Z. Waszczyszyn wrote Chapter 7 in Part II (p. 253-333) on Stability Problems and Methods of Analysis of Nonlinear FEM Equations in the same book.
  • Since 1996 Professor Z. Waszczyszyna has been coordinating an inter-university colloquium on Applications of artificial neural networks and soft methods in civil engineering. The research group has been composed of about 30 participants from Cracow University of Technology and 6 other universities (in Zielona Góra, Technical in Rzeszów, Wrocław, Gliwice and Białystok, and Pedagogical in Cracow). The activity of the group resulted in many publications (including 3 monographs, about 20 review papers and over 40 contributed journal papers) and scientific career advancements (1 professor nomination, 3 habilitation (DSc) degrees, 8 doctoral degrees, many MSc titles). The success of the school can also be measured by 14 research grants from the Committee for Scientific Research and by awarding the so-called FNP Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science to Professor Z. Waszczyszyn in 2001. He was also the coordinator and lecturer within CISM Advanced School on Neural Networks in Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Udine, Italy in 1998, and also one of lecturers within CISM Advanced School on Parameter Identification of Materials and Structures, Udine, 2003.
  • On May 25, 2001 Professor Z. Waszczyszyn was granted the honoris causa doctorate of Budapest University of Technology and Economics for his achievements in research and international scientific cooperation. In years 1995-2007 Professor Z. Waszczyszyn has been the chairman of the Structural Mechanics Division (since 2004 called Division of Structural and Material Mechanics) of the Committee on Civil Engineering and Hydroengineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2000 he represented Division IV of PAS during the Polish Science Days in Helsinki, Finland. Moreover, in 2003 he delivered a series of lectures in Vienna on invitation by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
  • Scientific and industrial cooperation of Division L-6 with Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, US Department of Transportation, Cambridge, USA. Research projects on the Development of Advanced Methods for Theoretical Prediction of Shakedown Stress States and Physically Based Enhancement of Experimental Data, contracted by the Volpe Center, have been carried out since 1995.
  • Development and testing of an original theoretical-numerical residual stress analysis method in elastic plastic bodies subject to cyclic loads and innovative application of this method to effectively analyze residual states in railroad rails and railroad vehicle wheels. Development and testing of original physically based approximation methods (global-local and global methods) and application of these +methods to analyze (smoothen) data measured in experimental mechanics (including experimental-numerical analysis of residual stresses in railroad rails and railroad vehicle wheels) and estimate a'posteriori errors in numerical solution of boundary problems (FEM, FDM).
  • Professors J. Orkisz and Z. Waszczyszyn organized many minisymposia within International Congresses (including WCCM V, Vienna 2002, MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, MA 2003 and 2005, WCCM VI, Beijing 2004, 8th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin 2005, ECCM-2006, Lisbon 2006). Institute L-5 and Division L-6 were the main organizers of the Second European Conference on Computational Mechanics ECCM-2001, June 26-29, 2001, which gathered at CUT over 500 specialists in the field (Z. Waszczyszyn was the chairman of the congress and co-editor of the proceedings together with J. Pamin, the scientific secretary). On June 30 - July 02, 2005 Institute L-5 organized the International Symposium on Neural Networks and Soft Computing in Structural Engineering NNSC-2005, one of thematic conferences of ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences). Z. Waszczyszyn was the chairman and M. Słoński the secretary of the conference.
  • On April 28, 2000 President of Poland nominated Cz. Cichoń full professor of technical sciences. In 2000 Dr. J. Pamin was granted the first award of the Committe on Mechanics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for a set of works published by the age of 35. In 2003 he received the fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 2005 Prof. Z. Waszczyszyn and Dr. J. Pamin were granted individual awards of the Minister of National Education and Sport for outstanding scientific achievements. During the 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics WCCM 2006 in Los Angeles Prof. Z. Waszczyszyn was distinguished by the International Association for Computational Mechanics with the title IACM Fellow.