Damian Sala, M.Sc., Eng.


Recent publications
1.Kołakowski P., Mróz A., Sala D, Pawłowski P., Sekuła K., Świercz A., Investigation of dynamic response of a railway bridge equipped with a tailored SHM system, KEY ENGINEERING MATERIALS, ISSN: 1662-9795, DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.569-570.1068, Vol.569-570, pp.1068-1075, 2013
Abstract:

A railway bridge has been the object of investigation in the context of structural health monitoring (SHM). The current work is focused on utilization of experimental data for refining a numerical model of the structure as well as on tests of dynamic excitations using a controlled hydraulic shaker and passing trains. The numerical model has been matched to experimental measurements using experimental modal analysis - classical and operational. The tailored SHM system for monitoring of the bridge consists of 15 piezoelectric strain sensors taking advantage of wireless communication for data transfer. Experimental responses of the bridge collected by the SHM system are confronted with the ones produced by the FE numerical model of the bridge. The long-term objective of the investigation is to elaborate a method for assessment of structural condition and prediction of remaining lifetime of the bridge.

Keywords:

Bridge Monitoring, Experimental Measurements, Modal Analysis, Wireless SHM

Affiliations:
Kołakowski P.-IPPT PAN
Mróz A.-IPPT PAN
Sala D-IPPT PAN
Pawłowski P.-IPPT PAN
Sekuła K.-other affiliation
Świercz A.-IPPT PAN
2.Sala D., Pawłowski P., Kołakowski P., Świercz A., Sekuła K., Monimost – Integrated SHM system for railway truss bridges, KEY ENGINEERING MATERIALS, ISSN: 1662-9795, Vol.518, pp.211-216, 2012
Abstract:

A railway bridge has been the object of investigation since mid 2007 as a response to increasing interest in structural health monitoring (SHM) from Polish Railways. It is a typical 40 m long, steel truss structure spanning a channel in Nieporet near Warsaw. There is over 1500 similar bridges in the railway network in Poland. The integrated system consists of two components – weigh in motion (WIM) part for identification of train load and SHM part for assessing the state of the bridge. Two aspects of wireless transmission are considered – short range (in the vicinity of the bridge, 2.4GHz) and far range (from the bridge to the data analysis center, GSM). The system is designed to be energetically self-sufficient, batteries are recharged by solar panels. Both the subsystems use piezoelectric strain sensors. Numerical model of the bridge corresponds well to the experimental data and provides a good starting point for considering different scenarios of simulated damage in the structure.

Keywords:

SHM, Piezo sensors, Wireless transmission, Bridge dynamics, Railway infrastructure

Affiliations:
Sala D.-IPPT PAN
Pawłowski P.-IPPT PAN
Kołakowski P.-IPPT PAN
Świercz A.-IPPT PAN
Sekuła K.-other affiliation
3.Sala D., Motylewski J., Kołakowski P., Wireless Transmission System for a Railway Bridge subject to Structural Health Monitoring, DIAGNOSTYKA, ISSN: 1641-6414, Vol.50, No.2, pp.69-72, 2009

List of chapters in recent monographs
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Kołakowski P., Pawłowski P., Sala D., Sekuła K., Świercz A., Wiącek D., Wójcicki P., Monitorowanie obciążeń i stanu technicznego konstrukcji mostowych, rozdział: Dynamiczna waga kolejowa, IPPT Reports on Fundamental Technological Research, pp.55-84, 2014
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360
Sekuła K., Pawłowski P., Sala D., Kołakowski P., Świercz A., Wiącek D., Monitorowanie obciążeń i stanu technicznego konstrukcji mostowych, rozdział: Dynamiczna waga drogowa, IPPT Reports on Fundamental Technological Research, pp.21-54, 2014
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Kołakowski P., Mróz A., Orłowska A., Pawłowski P., Sala D., Sekuła K., Świercz A., Wiącek D., Wójcicki P., Monitorowanie obciążeń i stanu technicznego konstrukcji mostowych, rozdział: System monitorowania stalowego mostu kolejowego, IPPT Reports on Fundamental Technological Research, pp.85-108, 2014

Conference papers
1.Kołakowski P., Sekuła K., Pawłowski P., Sala D., Świercz A., Monitoring of Railway Traffic as a Part of Integrated SHM System, EWSHM 2012, 6th European workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 2012-07-03/07-06, Dresden (GE), Vol.2, pp.1395-1400, 2012
Abstract:

In the last years one can observe an increasing interest in structural health monitoring (SHM) from Polish Railways. There are several hundreds of steel truss bridges of various spans and similar topologies in Polish railway infrastructure. One of them, located over a canal in Nieporęt near Warsaw with span of 40m became an object of investigation and implementation of an integrated SHM system. The system consists of two components – weigh in motion (WIM) part for identification of train load and SHM part for assessing the bridge state. The WIM module supplies load data required for SHM inverse analyses, however it can operate as an independent system for monitoring of railway traffic providing information about axle loads and rolling stock identification. Many in-situ installations of SHM systems suffer from a troublesome and time- consuming way of data acquisition via standard cables. In order to facilitate data collection related with this way of acquisition, an alternative solution of wireless transmission of the measured data from the field to analysis centre is proposed. Two aspects of wireless transmission are considered – short range (in the vicinity of the bridge) and far range (from the bridge to the centre of analysis). This paper takes up the practical issue of design and implementation of the integrated SHM system for truss steel railway bridge with a special insight into the monitoring of railway traffic.

Keywords:

Structural Health Monitoring, monitoring of steel railway bridges

Affiliations:
Kołakowski P.-IPPT PAN
Sekuła K.-other affiliation
Pawłowski P.-IPPT PAN
Sala D.-IPPT PAN
Świercz A.-IPPT PAN
2.Kołakowski P., Sala D., Pawłowski P., Świercz A., Sekuła K., Implementation of SHM system for a railway truss bridge, EURODYN 2011, 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2011-07-04/07-06, Leuven (BE), pp.1-5, 2011
Abstract:

In the last years one can observe an increasing interest in structural health monitoring (SHM) from Polish Railways. There are several hundreds of steel truss bridges of various spans and similar topologies in Polish railway infrastructure. One of them, located over a canal in Nieporęt near Warsaw with span of 40m became an object of investigation and implementation of an integrated SHM system.
The system consists of two components – weigh in motion (WIM) part for identification of train load and SHM part for assessing the bridge state. The WIM module supplies load data required for SHM inverse analyses, however it can operate as an independent system for monitoring of railway traffic providing information about axle loads and rolling stock identification.
Many in-situ installations of SHM systems suffer from a troublesome and time-consuming way of data acquisition via standard cables. In order to facilitate data collection related with this way of acquisition, an alternative solution of wireless transmission of the measured data from the field to analysis centre is proposed. Two aspects of wireless transmission are considered – short range (in the vicinity of the bridge) and far range (from the bridge to the centre of analysis).
This paper takes up the practical issue of design and implementation of the integrated SHM system for truss steel railway bridge with a special insight into the monitoring of railway traffic.

Keywords:

SHM systems, monitoring of railway bridges

Affiliations:
Kołakowski P.-IPPT PAN
Sala D.-IPPT PAN
Pawłowski P.-IPPT PAN
Świercz A.-IPPT PAN
Sekuła K.-IPPT PAN
3.Sala D., Kołakowski P., Precise detection of leak in closed-loop water distribution networks at steady-state flow, 11th Workshop on Smart Diagnostics of Structures, 2010-10-18/10-20, Kraków (PL), pp.1-8, 2010
4.Sala D., Pawłowski P., Kołakowski P., Wireless transmission system dedicated to SHM of railway infrastructure, EWSHM 2010, 5th European workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 2010-06-29/07-02, Sorrento (IT), pp.659-664, 2010
Abstract:

In-situ measurements collected with standard cabling suffer from the serious disadvantage of no automation, which implies frequent visits to the monitored structure in order to gather the requested data. For minimizing the man effort involved, a system of wireless transmission (WT) of in-situ collected data has been proposed. Principal ideas of such system should be pretty universal in a number of applications related to structural health monitoring (SHM). However each WT system should be customized for a specific application to provide the best performance. The proposed WT system is dedicated to rail traffic monitoring and SHM of railway bridges. The idea is to design smart sensors to be mounted on the bridge and equipped with electronic modules for short-range wireless transfer of SHM data. The far-range wireless transfer from the local bridge unit to a remote analysis centre will be performed using the GSM technology.

Keywords:

SHM, monitoring of railway bridges

Affiliations:
Sala D.-IPPT PAN
Pawłowski P.-IPPT PAN
Kołakowski P.-IPPT PAN

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pdf
391629
2010-06-25
BUP 01/12
2012-01-02
Kołakowski P., Sala D., Holnicki-Szulc J.
Sposób wykrywania wycieków w sieci dystrybucji do transportu cieczy
PL, Adaptronica Sp. z o.o.
218470
WUP 12/14
2014-12-31
387115
2009-01-24
BUP 16/10
2009-01-24
Kołakowski P., Sala D., Sekuła K., Świercz A.
Sposób monitorowania konstrukcji kratownicowej mostu i układ do monitorowania konstrukcji kratownicowej mostu
PL, Adaptronica Sp z o.o.
218294
WUP 11/14
2014-11-28