Department of Strength of Materials and Computational Mechanics

     Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
     Silesian University of Technology

44-100 Gliwice, ul. Konarskiego 18a
   tel. +48 32 2371204, fax +48 32 2371282
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From September 1, 2012
Department of Strength of Materials and Computational Mechanics
Institute of Computational Mechanics and Engineering
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Department of Strength of Materials and Computational Mechanics came into being on 1997.
The Department consist of four divisions:

  • Division of the Intelligent Computing Systems
    (The Head of Division is Prof. Tadeusz Burczyński)
  • Division of the Numerical Methods in Thermomechanics and Biomedics Engineering
    (The Head of Division is Prof. Ewa Majchrzak)
  • Division of the Computational Methods in Strength of Materials
    (The Head of Division is Prof. Piotr Fedeliński)
  • Division of the Computer and Experimental Biomechanic
    (The Head of Division is Prof. Antoni John)

Department staff consists of 30 persons including 28 research workers.
The Head of Department is prof. Tadeusz Burczynski.

Main research fields of the Department are:

  • solid mechanics
  • mechanics of continuum
  • termomechanics
  • parallel computing in mechanics
  • computational mechanics computer science techniques in mechanical engineering and computational material science
  • biomechanics
  • multiscale modelling
  • inverse problems in mechanics
  • optimization of system and processes
  • modeling of physical processes
  • strength of strucrural elements in linear, non-linear and dynamic problems
  • development and applications of BEM and FEM
  • computer methods in termomechanics
  • sensitivity analisis and methods of topology and shape optimization
  • identification of internal defects
  • numerical modelling of systems in stochastic and fuzzy uncertain conditions
  • computer methods in static and dynamic fracture mechanics
  • modelling of heat and mass diffusion
  • moving boundary problems
  • thermodynamics of foundry processes
  • computer simulation of technological processes
  • biomechanical models of bone and muscle systems
  • modelling of heat and mass transfer in biomechanics

Our offer regards to experimental tests of strength of materials, structural and machine components. The experimental tests are performed on the professional equipment:

  • Tensile testing machine - ZWICK SMZ050/TH3S (max. load 50KN)
  • Universal testing machine - MTS (static and cyclic loads)
  • Extensometer systems - HBM MGCplus, LMS Scadas Mobile
  • Video extensometers cameras (CCD 1280x1024 )
  • Thermovision camera
    more details (in polish)

From many years department cooperates with industry corporations (see examples - in polish). We have a lot of expirience in computer analysis of structures:

  • static and dynamic analysis
  • linear and nonlinear (plasticity, large strains) problems
  • fatigue and crack propagation
  • thermal strength
  • computer analysis of solidification and crystalization processes
  • design and optimization of structures using gradient, evolutionary and other methods
    (example numerical simulation)

Department for Strength of Materials and Computational Mechanics makes well-equiped lecture halls and laboratories available to students.
We have modern computer cluster and we have possibility to use supercomputers:
Cray X1E, ICM Warsaw University of Technology, SGI Ice i IBM BladeCenter, Cracow University of Technology).


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