Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Scientific research
The Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials conducts research in several fields of study:
Modelling and simulating materials’ phenomena and properties in the application to the development of materials design, including:
development of computer systems employing, among others, artificial intelligence methods for the selection of engineering materials in connection with the development of modelling of relationships between the chemical composition, structure, and technological properties parameters, as well as the use of engineering materials, employing artificial intelligence methods, for various technical and biomedical applications,
employment of numerical methods (Finite Elements Method, Artificial Intelligence) for modelling and simulation of processes occurring during heat and surface treatment, including determination of temperature field change, phase transformation and residual stress and change of mechanical properties of materials by the elastoplastic analysis during cooling
Forming structure and properties of surface layers and core of engineering materials, including:
structure and properties of engineering materials and development of technologies for producing surface layers in the contemporary and conventional processes, especially PVD, CVD, thermochemical treatment, laser treatment, electron-beam treatment, plasma sputtering, HVOF spraying, and duplex processes merging single processes for structure, as well as properties of surface layers formation, enabling the extension of product life and improvement of its competitiveness,
development of the forming technology of engineering materials structure and properties by investigation and employment of physical and chemical phenomena, phase transformation, as well as their integration in the contemporary technologies of materials processes,
Nanomaterials and amorphous materials, including:
development of technologies for producing nano-crystalline materials using the controlled thermal nano-crystallisation method, with methods of mechanical synthesis of alloys and mechanical crystallisation of metal glasses,
research in the field of design and technology of functional materials, including amorphous metal and nano-crystalline materials, as well as metal and polymer composites reinforced with metal amorphous and nano-crystalline materials.
Ceramic materials and those obtained with other unconventional methods, as well as tool materials for dry and high-speed cutting, including:
development of ceramic materials and composites based on polymer, metal, and ceramic matrices, along with their manufacturing techniques, making it possible to control their properties and shape, including the employment of shape memory effect and tool materials for dry cutting, by modifying contemporary technological processes of manufacture and application of anti-wear coatings,
improvement of powder injection technology (PIM and MIM – powder/metal injection moulding), in respect to manufacturing elements with complex shapes, relatively low weight and highly developed surfaces, to avoid plastic forming and machining in order to obtain economic and ecological effects.
Creep and/or corrosion resistant materials for automotive industry and power engineering, including:
development of new generation of steel and superalloys for boilers, conventional solid fuel and nuclear power engineering, as well as for high-pressure power engineering equipment and turbines, along with the investigation of structure degradation and wear processes of materials in working conditions, improving research methods and computer modelling of degradation and wear processes of materials
development of corrosion resistant materials to use in various industrial conditions, along with the improvement of structure and properties investigation methods, as well as the methodology of computer assisted selection of these materials.
optimisation of chemical composition of lightweight casting alloys and plastic forming, taking into consideration their required mechanical properties, as well as economic criteria, including the determination of solidification conditions for lightweight casting alloys and parameters of their succeeding heat treatment and resulting working properties, selection of thermomechanical treatment parameters for elements made from lightweight alloys manufactured with rheocasting and thixoforming methods and selection of chemical composition and solidification conditions for elements from lightweight alloys shaped using plastic forming methods, taking into consideration their further heat treatment
physical simulation of selected industrial processes of manufacturing and forming of lightweight alloys properties, in particular the analysis of phase transformations occurring during melting/solidifying processes, as well as heat, plastic, and thermomechanical treatment
introducing new generation of biomaterials, along with processes and equipment developed for them, which enables to extend the scope of medical operations and implanting artificial organs, to limit social range of disability, social diseases, and other ailments, as well as to extend human life with investigation of mechanical properties of biomaterials and medical materials, including the assessment of their resistance to pitting, crevice, stress, and fatigue corrosion in conditions of biomedical simulation in the environment of physiologic salines or other chemical environments,
investigating implants, medical instruments and products with surfaces modified using PVD/CVD methods, ion implantation, diffusion in oxides or with coatings from nano-crystalline carbon or bioceramics, along with the corrosion resistance investigation of coatings developed on the diagnostic and therapeutic equipment used in rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
The Institute of Technological Processes, Automation and Integrated Manufacturing System conducts research in the following fields of study:
Mechatronic, system control and machine design:
Production engineering and management, including:
Mechanics and dynamics of machinery:
The Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics conducts research in three main areas:
The main branches of research include:
The main areas of research of the Institute of Mechanics and Computational Engineering are:
Employees of the Department of Welding conduct research in a vast range of topics:
Associate Professor Andrzej Gruszczyk, PhD, DSc (email@example.com)
Professor Andrzej Klimpel PhD, DSc (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate Professor Krzysztof Luksa PhD, DSc (email@example.com)
Jacek Górka PhD, DSc (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Artur Czupryński PhD (email@example.com)
Aleksander Lisiecki PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Damian Janicki PhD (email@example.com)
Tomasz Kik PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Agnieszka Rzeźnikiewicz PhD (email@example.com)
Małgorzata Musztyfaga-Staszuk PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrzej St. Klimpel PhD (email@example.com)
Marcin Żuk MSc (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bernard Wyględacz MSc
Staff of the Institute of Fundamentals of Machinery Design specializes in the development and application of a variety of methods and computer techniques to solve such issues as:
diagnostics of machines and technological processes. This research is conducted using advanced measurement techniques of vibration and audio signals, thermal images, process variables, and using respective signal processing methods to develop software appropriate for current assessment of technical state, with the use of analytical or intelligent computation.
design and building of intelligent monitoring and extensive diagnostic systems. These systems take advantage of distributed measurement systems, including intelligent network of sensors, which gives the possibility of detection, localization and identification of faults in extensive systems.
support systems for design and construction of machines using CAD / CAM systems for acquisition, gathering and use of engineering knowledge. These activities focus on the development of general methodological issues, such as formal method of knowledge acquisition in the design and construction processes
design and construction of specialized robots, autonomous systems and vehicles, development of proper control systems to recognize the environment, communication and localization, as well as relevant data acquisition systems. The research area also comprises of smart solutions to reconfigure control systems consisting of behaviour-based controller adapted appropriately to the current technical condition of the robot.
The main area of research of the Department of Machine Technology is the design of machine tools, both as stand-alone processing units and process systems executing automated and complex machining procedures. Due to the fact that machine tools have complex designs and act as exploitation systems, where different types of devices have to work together, the scope of scientific knowledge necessary for proper construction and design of machine tools is very broad.
For this reason, the main criteria for selecting scientific topics suitable for exploration must be consistent with the following rules:
The selection of topics for research work, depending on the internal and external possibilities and individual interests, can be divided into the following groups:
The main fields of study of the Department of Foundry Engineering are:
Crystallization and Solidification of Alloys – analysis of the process for different metals, alloys and MMC composites, TDA method, inoculation, use of electromagnetic field and vibrations