AdMaS Centre – Development of Advanced Structures and Technologies

Development of advanced structures and technologies.

The main objective of the programme is the design of progressive building structures and technologies in terms of enhanced reliability, durability and economy throughout their life cycle. The design of structures will be based on so-called integrated structural design, which not only takes into account material characteristics, but also the parameters of the structure in the design phase (including an assessment of the location conditions) as well as through the successive phases of realization, operation, repair, rebuilding (reconstruction, modernization and reinforcing) and liquidation.

The research programme consists of three cooperating research groups:

  1. Structures and traffic structures
  2. EGAR – Environment and Geo (geotechnics and geodesy) Applied technological Research (applied research in environmental technologies, geotechnics and geodesy)
  3. Mathematical modelling with water

We offer the following:

  • Verification of structural systems 
  • Experimental verification of building structure properties, using:
    - destructive and nondestructive testing methods
    - the field of diagnostics of materials and structures
    - modern simulation methods, which enable a significant reduction in numbers of simulations
  • Theoretical verification of building structure properties using analytical or numerical solutions using the finite element method
  • Performing calculations and simulations:
- mathematical modelling of structural details, elements and parts
- simulation of structural stress using experimental data
-  simulation of extreme stress on structural elements
-  statistical simulation and evaluation
-  modelling technological processes
-  processing  measurements “in situ”
-  geographical modelling
  • Development and validation of new methodologies:
    - for verifying practical applications of field and laboratory measurements in the area of geotechnical survey methods and diagnostics of construction foundation conditions (including mathematical modelling), whether in terms of designing constructions or in terms of their rehabilitation and life-span analysis
    - for measuring the thermal and microclimatic properties of buildings and partial sections of constructions (including their properties in relation to both internal and external conditions) with the aim of designing construction methodologies and production technologies for construction parts in order particularly to achieve optimal energy and other parameters of the constructions.
    - for measuring and modelling traffic flow, emissions and noise pollution, transport modelling, in risk analyses in the field of crowd evacuation dynamics when fire spreads in closed premises.
    - improvement and application of an integrated methodology for the comprehensive analysis of the elements of cement composites.
  • Designing structures using interdisciplinary approaches:
    - simulation methods
    - optimization of structure design (deterministic and stochastic approaches)
    - designing structures with extreme mechanical, thermal, humidity and radiation loads
    - development and use of materials with defined functionality
    - development and verification of practical applications in field and laboratory measurements
    - designing methodologies for construction and production technologies
  • Experimental verification of the short-term and long-term behaviour of structures with an option for their static and/or dynamic loading in the course of tests during the process of the dynamic or thermal loading of structures
  • An opportunity to use geodetic, photogrammetric and metrological support for construction activities and research:
    - surveying building structures and natural objects
    - creating three-dimensional models from aerial and ground sensors
    - determining absolute location in space of building structures and other objects
    - monitoring short-term/long-term changes to building structures using global and navigation satellite systems (GNSS - GALILEO, GPS, GLONASS)
  • In the sphere of water management we offer the following:
    - new modern technologies for the clean-up of waste water and treatment of drinking water
    - optimizing the operation of wastewater treatment plants and water treatment plants
    - verification and development of control elements in wastewater sewerage and the distribution of drinking water
    - modelling drinking water quality across its distribution (including risk analyses)
    - optimizing the above-mentioned technologies in terms of low energy consumption
    - development and verification of new methodologies and technologies for utilizing energy from waste water, waste and sludge produced in the waste water treatment process.
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