The main directions of scientific and research work:
The scientific and research activity of the Chair of Reinforced Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Structures L-1 is mainly related to the experimental research of structural members (often in a natural scale) and building materials. The research is aimed at verifying the computational models and material properties, which is an essential element of technical and technological progress.
The scientific and research work is carried out as: our own research, statutory activity, and as grants and research work for the industry. It covers a wide range of issues, including:
- basics of engineering methods for designing reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete and masonry structures;
- experimental and numerical analysis of reinforced concrete columns made of high-strength concrete and reinforced concrete beams with high-strength steel reinforcement;
- use of FRP materials in concrete structures;
- experimental and numerical analysis of reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures under fire conditions,
- multi-field issues in the analysis of concrete structures, modelling of environmental interactions (alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete);
- numerical modelling of load-bearing capacity and deformability of concrete structures, analysis of the scale effect;
- verification of the performance of reinforcing bars in terms of adhesion of steel to concrete by means of a pull-out test;
- non-destructive and semi-destructive methods of identifying the mechanical properties of masonry elements in existing buildings;
- models and analyses of historic masonry structures and methods of their strengthening;
- analysis of changes in the temperature of hardening concrete in semi-massive and massive reinforced concrete structures;
- analysis of the crack risk and maturing concrete cracking;
- analysis of imposed strains, residual and imposed stresses in semi-massive and massive reinforced concrete structures;
- theoretical models of corrosion progress in structural members, together with their verification;
- models of work of the anchorage zone of prestressing tendons and their calibration;
- alternative methods of prestressing concrete elements;
- modern techniques for measuring various physical quantities in laboratory conditions and in real objects;
- Structural Health Monitoring in terms of static and dynamic measurements.
Major research projects:
No. 1/2014/GPK, reference No. PK A-4/118/2014/P: “Research on the development of methods of conservation, protection and strengthening of structures of objects, their finishing elements and the subgrade, with regard to the statics and physics of building structures located on the premises of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim”, 2014-2016.
POIG.01.01.02-106/09-01, Innovative measures and effective methods of improving the safety and durability of building structures and transport infrastructure in the sustainable development strategy “Thematic Package PT 3.2: Modelling of environmental impacts (sulphate corrosion, alkali-aggregate reaction, increased temperature) and mechanical influences on cementitious matrix materials - material point level and structural member level”, EU (01/04/2010 - 30/06/2014), project manager - professor Andrzej Winnicki.
Grant of the National Science Centre - N506 235437, “Load capacity and deformability of two-directionally eccentrically compressed slender reinforced concrete columns made of high-strength concretes”, 2009-2012, project manager – professor Andrzej Winnicki, project contractor - Krzysztof Koziński, PhD.
No. 04-0009-04/2008 “The application of unbonded tendons to the construction of precast concrete cylindrical tanks for liquid and prestressed concrete pavements”. National Centre for Research and Development, Nowogrodzka 47a, 00-695 Warsaw. Grant manager - professor Andrzej Seruga, project contractors: dr. Rafał Szydłowski, DSc, and dr. Mariusz Zych, DSc, prof. of CUT.
“Development of Service Quality for Air Transport Infrastructure”; DATIF-EUREKA project No. E!3366; 2004/07. The project was conducted by several research centres. Grant manager - professor W. Czeczuła. Project manager – professor Andrzej Seruga. The task was to develop a technology for the execution of airfield pavements from prestressed concrete.