The main directions of the Institute's scientific and research works are located in the following thematic areas: statics and dynamics of engineering structures, analysis of numerical models of structures subjected to various types of loads; dynamics of buildings subjected to seismic (anti-seismic engineering) and paraseismic influences; building identification and testing and assessment of the impact of vibrations on buildings (as well as people and equipment in buildings) in connection with vibration measurements on objects in a natural scale; diagnostics and protection of the environment against paraseismic effects (vibroinsations, vibroinsulation barriers); dynamics of foundations for machines, bridges, tower structures and masts with lashings; statics and dynamics of industrial chimneys; analysis of structures subjected to wind load and testing of models in the wind tunnel; material rheology; static and strength issues of thin-walled structures; mechanics of destruction, propagation of cracks in centers with micro-damage; rock mass mechanics; soil (ground) consolidation; optimization issues in the mechanics of engineering structures; statics and dynamics of atypical materials (rubber, composites, etc.).

 

The most important scientific and research achievements in the last decade:

1. Implementation of research projects, including:

- Research project PB 2448/B/T02/2009/37

„Generalized optimization algorithms in structural design.”

Project manager: prof. dr hab. inż. Leszek Mikulski,

- Research project PB 0714/B/T02/2010/38

„Susceptible polymer joints in construction - a model view of innovative solutions for the needs of engineering practice.”

Project manager: dr inż. Arkadiusz Kwiecień,

- Research project PB 1967/B/T02/2011/40

„Model studies of aerodynamic interactions transmitted from various wind rotors to the tower of a wind power plant.”

Project manager: prof. dr hab. inż. Andrzej Flaga,

- GEKON1/02/214108/19/2014

„Dynamic management of transmission capacities of power grids using innovative measurement techniques.”

Project manager: prof. dr hab. inż. Andrzej Flaga,

- Equipment design 6396/IA/137/2014

Subsidy for investment in large research infrastructure. Extending the research potential of the Laboratory of Wind Engineering at the Cracow University of Technology.

2. Amendments to 2 standards: PN-85/B-02170 (new version PN-B-02170:2016-12) Evaluation of harmfulness of vibrations transmitted by the ground to buildings” and standard PN-88/B-02171 Assessment of the impact of vibrations on people in buildings (new version in print)

3. Research project included in the Operational Program: Innovative Economy (POIG.01.01.02-10-106/09-00) "Innovative measures and effective methods to improve the safety and durability of buildings and transport infrastructure in the sustainable development strategy", topic 1.7 "Methods of assessment and ensuring the required comfort for people staying in buildings and exposed to the impact of vibrations" (headed by prof. Janusz Kawecki)

4. Organization of national scientific conferences and preparation of grant applications under the operational program POIR among others Problems of Underground Communication in Krakow - March 2015; Engineering problems of restoration of old-town antique complexes - Rew-Inż. - April 2015; Scientific Conference Construction Infrastructure Mining - June 2015; Symposium Seismic and Paraseismic influences on buildings - November 2015

5. The prize Professor Bolesław Krupiński for the best article disseminating the experience of underground mines in the field of activities resulting in the improvement of mining safety and economic efficiency of mining for prof. Elżbieta Pilecka

6. System for monitoring the impact of vibrations on buildings and people staying in them within the dynamic zone of the 2nd Metro line in Warsaw,

7. Participation in the project of the underground Łódź Fabryczna station

8. Receiving the title of Honorary Professor of the Lublin University of Technology by prof. Andrzej Flaga

9. Development of guidelines, rules for taking into account the impact of vibrations on buildings and people staying in them, and ways to reduce vibrations for PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.

10. Establishment of the first Spin Off company at the Cracow University of technology: FlexAndRobust Systems Sp. z o.o., ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków (president: Prof. Arkadiusz Kwiecień)

11. The IV award of the Faculty of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the series of publications Polymeric Connectors Podatne for prof. Arkadiusz Kwiecień

12. KEN Award - KEN medal for prof. Bogumił Wrana

13. Honorable special distinction for many years of active cooperation with the editors of "Inżynieria i Budownictwa" for prof. Tadeusz Tatara

14. Distinction in the author's competition of articles distinguishing themselves with the subject matter and practical usefulness published in the pages of the journal Inżynieria i Budownictwo for prof. Tadeusz Tatara

15. Special prize PZITB (2012) for prof. Tadeusz Tatara

16. The "Ernest" statuette for prof. Krzysztof Stypuła granted in recognition of the Association of Engineers and Technicians of Communication of the Republic of Poland

17. Builder's award for prof. Krzysztof Stypuła for research in the field of object design including vibration effects

 

The Institute has:

- Accredited Laboratory for the Study of Deformations and Vibrations of Buildings equipped with specialized equipment for the registration and analysis of mechanical vibrations, for building research in a natural scale and on models,

- Wind Engineering Laboratory with a modern wind tunnel,

- highly qualified staff of specialists (including experts in the field of environmental protection and construction).