dr inż. Bartłomiej Błachowski 

Doktorat
2005  Optymalne sterowanie drganiami masztów z odciągami
 585 
Ostatnie publikacje
1.  Błachowski B., Pnevmatikos N.^{♦}, Neural network based vibration control of seismically excited civil structures, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, ISSN: 05536626, DOI: 10.3311/PPci.11601, Vol.62, No.3, pp.620628, 2018 Streszczenie: This study proposes a neural network based vibration control system designed to attenuate structural vibrations induced by an earthquake. Classical feedback control algorithms are susceptible to parameter changes. For structures with uncertain parameters they can even cause instability problems. The proposed neural network based control system can identify the structural properties of the system and avoids the above mentioned problems. In the present study it is assumed that a full state of the structure is known, which means the at each floor horizontal displacements and rotations about the vertical axis are measured. Additionally, it is assumed the acceleration signal coming from the earthquake is also available. The proposed neural control strategy is compared with the classical linear quadratic regulator (LQR) not only in terms of displacement responses, but also required control forces. Moreover, the influence of different weighting matrices on performance of the proposed control strategy has been presented. Słowa kluczowe: vibration control, artificial neural networks, seismic excitation Afiliacje autorów:
 15p.  
2.  Błachowski B., An Y.^{♦}, Spencer Jr. B.F.^{♦}, Ou J.^{♦}, Axial strain accelerations approach for damage localization in statically determinate truss structures, ComputerAided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, ISSN: 10939687, DOI: 10.1111/mice.12258, Vol.32, No.4, pp.304318, 2017 Streszczenie: This work proposes an efficient and reliable method for damage localization in truss structures. The damage is localized on the basis of measured acceleration signals of the structure followed by simple statistical signal processing. It has three main advantages over many existing methods. Firstly, it can be directly applied to real engineering structures without the need of identifying modal parameters or solving any global optimization problem. Secondly, the proposed method has higher sensitivity to damage than some other frequently used methods and allows to localize damage as small as a few percents. Thirdly, it is a modelfree method, which does not require precise finite element model development or updating. Validation of the method has been conducted on numerical examples and laboratoryscale trusses. Two types of frequently used trusses have been selected for this study, namely Howe and Bailey trusses. The presented experimental validation of the method shows its efficiency and robustness for damage localization in truss structures. Słowa kluczowe: structural health monitoring, truss structures, damage detection Afiliacje autorów:
 45p.  
3.  An Y.^{♦}, Błachowski B., Zhong Y.^{♦}, Hołobut P., Ou J.^{♦}, Rankrevealing QR decomposition applied to damage localization in truss structures, STRUCTURAL CONTROL AND HEALTH MONITORING, ISSN: 15452255, DOI: 10.1002/stc.1849, Vol.24, No.2, pp.e1849115, 2017 Streszczenie: The purpose of this work is the development of an efficient and highsensitive damage localization technique for truss structures, based on the rankrevealing QR decomposition (RRQR) of the differenceofflexibility matrix. The method is an enhancement of the existing techniques of damage detection, which rely on the set of socalled damage locating vector (DLV). The advantages of the RRQR decompositionbased DLV (RRQRDLV) method are its less computational effort and high sensitivity to damage. Compared with the frequently used stochastic DLV (SDLV) method, RRQRDLV offers higher sensitivity to damage, which has been validated based on the presented numerical simulation. The effectiveness of the proposed RRQRDLV method is also illustrated with the experimental validation based on a laboratoryscale Bailey truss bridge model. The proposed method works under ambient excitation such as traffic excitation and wind excitation; therefore, it is promising for realtime damage monitoring of truss structures. Słowa kluczowe: damage localization, rankrevealing QR decomposition, damage sensitivity, truss structure, structural health monitoring Afiliacje autorów:
 35p.  
4.  Błachowski B.D., Tauzowski P., Lógó J.^{♦}, Modal Approximation Based Optimal Design of Dynamically Loaded Plastic Structures, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, ISSN: 05536626, DOI: 10.3311/PPci.11016, Vol.61, No.4, pp.987992, 2017 Streszczenie: The purpose of this study is to present an optimal design procedure for elastoplastic structures subjected to impact loading. The proposed method is based on mode approximation of the displacement field and assumption of constant acceleration of impacted structure during whole time of deformation process until the plastic displacement limit is reached. Derivation of the method begins with the application of the principle of conservation of linear momentum, followed by determination of inertial forces. The final stage of the method utilizes an optimization technique in order to find a minimum weight structure. Eventually, effectiveness and usefulness of the proposed method is demonstrated on the example of a planar truss structure subjected to dynamic loading caused by a mass impacting the structure with a given initial velocity. Słowa kluczowe: structural dynamics, optimal design, elastoplastic structures, shorttime dynamic loading Afiliacje autorów:
 15p.  
5.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Effect of damaged circular flangebolted connections on behaviour of tall towers, modelled by multilevel substructuring, ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, ISSN: 01410296, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.12.018, Vol.111, pp.93103, 2016 Streszczenie: The paper deals with nonlinear analysis of a telecommunication tower with circular flangebolted connections (CFBCs). They are composed of two flanges, welded to the structural tubes, and then connected together with pretensioned bolts. A rigorous FEM analysis is performed for finding the connection stiffness in two cases. One deals with all bolts undamaged and the second one with one or more bolts broken. Słowa kluczowe: Bolted flange connection, Contact forces, Friction forces, Nonlinear FEM analysis, Substructuring, Telecommunication tower, Structural connection damage, Structural health monitoring Afiliacje autorów:
 35p.  
6.  An Y.^{♦}, Błachowski B., Ou J.^{♦}, A degree of dispersionbased damage localization method, STRUCTURAL CONTROL AND HEALTH MONITORING, ISSN: 15452255, DOI: 10.1002/stc.1760, Vol.23, pp.176192, 2016 Streszczenie: We present an efficient and robust damage localization method. Its applications therefore include defect location in shear buildings and beam structures. The proposed method is based on the knowledge of the difference of curvatures, computed for a structure before and after damage occurs. However, instead of using modal shapes for this purpose, as is frequently performed, the present method computes the curvature directly from acceleration signals, without identifying modal shapes of the structure. Additionally, the accelerations are subjected to averaging, which reduces measurement noise, and logarithm extraction, which renders the method independent of the amplitude of the loading impulse used for damage location. Another important feature of the method is that it does not require any calibration of numerical models, because it is solely based on measurement data. The presented method of damage location is illustrated with two examples, which involve experimental tests on laboratoryscale structures. The first example concerns defect location in a shearbuilding structure, and the second one in a spatially excited simply supported steel beam. Both cases confirm the effectiveness of the method, and its robustness to measurement noise. Słowa kluczowe: degree of dispersion, transient responsebased damage detection, robust damage localization, shear buildings, beam structures Afiliacje autorów:
 35p.  
7.  Pnevmatikos N.G.^{♦}, Błachowski B., Hatzigeorgiou G.D.^{♦}, Świercz A., Wavelet analysis based damage localization in steel frames with bolted connections, SMART STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS, ISSN: 17381584, DOI: 10.12989/sss.2016.18.6.1189, Vol.18, No.6, pp.11891202, 2016 Streszczenie: This paper describes an application of wavelet analysis for damage detection of a steel frame structure with bolted connections. The wavelet coefficients of the acceleration response for the healthy and loosened connection structure were calculated at each measurement point. The difference of the wavelet coefficients of the response of the healthy and loosened connection structure is selected as an indicator of the damage. At each node of structure the norm of the difference of the wavelet coefficients matrix is then calculated. The point for which the norm has the higher value is a candidate for location of the damage. The above procedure was experimentally verified on a laboratoryscale 2meterlong steel frame. The structure consists of 11 steel beams forming a fourbay frame, which is subjected to impact loads using a modal hammer. The accelerations are measured at 20 different locations on the frame, including joints and beam elements. Two states of the structure are considered: healthy and damaged one. The damage is introduced by means of loosening two out of three bolts at one of the frame connections. Calculating the norm of the difference of the wavelet coefficients matrix at each node the higher value was found to be at the same location where the bolts were loosened. The presented experiment showed the effectiveness of the wavelet approach to damage detection of frame structures assembled using bolted connections. Słowa kluczowe: complex bolted lap connection, frame structure, wavelet analysis, damage detection Afiliacje autorów:
 30p.  
8.  Błachowski B., Świercz A., Gutkiewicz P., Szelążek J., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Structural damage detectability using modal and ultrasonic approaches, MEASUREMENT, ISSN: 02632241, DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2016.02.033, Vol.85, pp.210221, 2016 Streszczenie: An experimental and analytical study of the relation between local defect, in a steel structure, and its higher frequencies and higher modes is discussed. The structure is a plane steel frame, assembled of beams, joined together with bolted connections. Removing some bolts from a given connection simulates the damage. In the experiment, an impulse force induced structural vibrations. Effects of vibrations were shown by data from gages, measuring accelerations with a high accuracy. From the data, it could be observed, that mode shapes, for the healthy and damaged structures didn’t show any differences for low frequencies. Only modes around thirteen showed significant gap between picks of Frequency Response Functions, for healthy and damaged frame. Moreover, looking at mode shapes, it could be observed that structural configuration may have some influence on defects to be observable. This aspect is discussed in a separate section. The experiment performed on the whole structure allows finding the place where the defect is localized. However, it can’t give detailed information on the defect itself, here defect of a bolt. For finding it, an ultrasonic measurement of pretensioning forces in bolts was applied. It allowed not only to determine stresses in the bolt, but also to verify, if in the process of assembling the structure was not prestressed. Słowa kluczowe: Detectable damages, Bolted connections, Experimental modal analysis, Ultrasonic measurements, Steel frames, Analytical dynamics Afiliacje autorów:
 30p.  
9.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Graph based discrete optimization in structural dynamics, BULLETIN OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: TECHNICAL SCIENCES, ISSN: 02397528, DOI: 10.2478/bpasts20140011, Vol.62, No.1, pp.91102, 2014 Streszczenie: In this study, a relatively simple method of discrete structural optimization with dynamic loads is presented. It is based on a tree graph, representing discrete values of the structural weight. In practical design, the number of such values may be very large. This is because they are equal to the combination numbers, arising from numbers of structural members and prefabricated elements. The starting point of the method is the weight obtained from continuous optimization, which is assumed to be the lower bound of all possible discrete weights. Applying the graph, it is possible to find a set of weights close to the continuous solution. The smallest of these values, fulfilling constraints, is assumed to be the discrete minimum weight solution. Constraints can be imposed on stresses, displacements and accelerations. The short outline of the method is presented in Sec. 2. The idea of discrete structural optimization by means of graphs. The knowledge needed to apply the method is limited to the FEM and graph representation. Słowa kluczowe: discrete structural optimization, combinatorial optimization, structural dynamics, stochastic loading, problem oriented optimization, graphs Afiliacje autorów:
 25p.  
10.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Minimum weight design of composite floors under human induced vibrations, Journal of Civil Engineering, Environment and Architecture, ISSN: 23005130, DOI: 10.7862/rb.2014.25, Vol.XXXI, No.61, pp.514, 2014 Streszczenie: The paper is concerned with a minimum weight design of composite floors subjected to dynamic loading, deriving from the rhythmic activity of a group of people. The floor structure consists of concrete slab cast, on thick trapezoidal deck, which is supported by a grid of steel beams. The structure is vibrationprone and exhibits a number of natural frequencies, which are within a range of loading function. Minimum weight design consists in assigning, from catalogues of prefabricated plates and beams appropriate elements assuring fulfillment of imposed constraints on displacements and accelerations. Applied, practical discrete optimization method is based on graph theory and finite element analysis. Efficiency of the proposed design is demonstrated in an example of realworld engineering structure. Słowa kluczowe: structural optimization, discrete optimization, structural vibrations, omposite floor structure Afiliacje autorów:
 5p.  
11.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, A hybrid continuousdiscrete approach to large discrete structural problem, STRUCTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION, ISSN: 1615147X, Vol.41, No.6, pp.965977, 2010 Streszczenie: Many optimum structural designs are based on searching for the best of all combinations, arising from the number of structural members, and parameters of listed rolled proﬁles. Even, in a relatively simple design, the number of such combinations is of an order higher than ten. All known methods of ﬁnding discrete minimum of structural weight require very large number of analyses often of an order of four. In this study, are relatively simple method of solving such problems is presented. It is based on a tree graph, representing discrete values of the structural volume. The structure can be subjected to multi static loadings with constraints imposed on displacements and stresses. The number of analyses, in the proposed algorithm, is limited to the order of two. The knowledge needed to apply the method is limited to FEM and graph representation. The paper is illustrated with two examples with numbers of combinations up to 42 to the power 38. Słowa kluczowe: Structural optimization, Problem oriented optimization, Discrete optimization, Combinatorial optimization, Graphs Afiliacje autorów:
 32p.  
12.  Błachowski B.D., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Discrete structural optimization by removing redundant material, ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION, ISSN: 0305215X, Vol.40, No.7, pp.685694, 2008 Streszczenie: A very simple method for ﬁnding the minimum weight of a structure designed from a list of available parameters is presented. The structure can be subjected to multiple loading conditions with constraints imposed on displacements, stresses and eigenfrequency. The method consists of a recursive removal of redundant material, starting from the heaviest structure. The number of analyses required is a factor of 10 to the power 2 less than for most stochastic methods. The knowledge needed for application of the method is limited to the ﬁniteelement method. Słowa kluczowe: structural optimization, combinatorial optimization, structural dynamics Afiliacje autorów:
 
13.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Dyskretna optymalizacja konstrukcji sterowana zmiennymi stanu, MODELOWANIE INŻYNIERSKIE, ISSN: 1896771X, Vol.36, pp.2734, 2008 Streszczenie: A very simple discrete optimization algorithm for minimum structural weight is presented. The main idea consists in assigning initial crosssections to a given structure, and then searching for its least stressed elements. In the second stage of the algorithm, the crosssection of the element with minimum stress is reduced to the next catalogue entry. Such reduction of crosssections is continued until imposed bounds are met. The presented algorithm was positively tested on example configurations with complexity of 10 to the power 10 and 30 to the power 8 combinations. Słowa kluczowe: discrete optimization, truss structures Afiliacje autorów:
 
14.  Błachowski B.D., Model based predictive control of guyed mast vibration, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS, ISSN: 14292955, Vol.45, No.2, pp.405423, 2007 Streszczenie: The purpose of this work is to present an algorithm for optimal vibration control of guyed masts and an example of its application to a numerical simulation. The objective of the proposed control system is to minimize amplitudes of transverse vibrations of the top of a mast induced by wind pressure acting on the structure. Control forces are assumed to be physically realized through changes of tension in guy cables, supporting the mast. The only required measurements are velocities of guy cables at the anchorpoints. On the basis of those, a complete state of deformation of the structure is obtained by using the Kalman ﬁlter. The Davenport spectral density function is adopted as a model of the stochastic action of the wind. Słowa kluczowe: structural vibrations, vibration control, guyed masts, wind ﬂuctuations Afiliacje autorów:
 
15.  Błachowski B., Identyfikacja obciążeń dynamicznych przy ograniczonej liczbie czujników, MODELOWANIE INŻYNIERSKIE, ISSN: 1896771X, Vol.33, pp.1926, 2007 Streszczenie: In the paper two methods of realtime load identification are proposed. The first one is based on information about frequency characteristics of loading, while the second one uses only information about deformation of structure. Theoretical considerations are illustrated by numerical calculations on a example of simply supported beam. Słowa kluczowe: load identification, limited number of sensors Afiliacje autorów:

Lista rozdziałów w ostatnich monografiach
1. 197  Jankowski Ł., Sekuła K., Błachowski B.D., Wikło M., HolnickiSzulc J., Smart technologies for safety engineering, rozdział: Dynamic load monitoring, Wiley, HolnickiSzulc J. (Ed.), pp.105151, 2008 
Prace konferencyjne
1.  Blachowski B., Tauzowski P., Lógó J.^{♦}, ElastoPlastic Topology Optimization Under Stochastic Loading Conditions, EngOpt, 6th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 20180917/0919, Lizbona (PT), DOI: 10.1007/9783319977737_7, pp.7079, 2018 Streszczenie: Optimal topologies obtained for structures subjected to deterministic loading can be sensitive to loading variations in terms of both magnitude and direction. Therefore, in this study we consider problem of topology optimization for structures subjected to probabilistic loading. The proposed method applies basic findings from probability theory, which allow to transform the original problem of topology optimization under single probabilistic loading into analogous problem of topology optimization under multiple deterministic loading cases. After recalling the theoretical background of the method,’ its effectiveness is demonstrated on an examples of cantilever structure subjected to horizontally oriented load with randomly varying angle of action. Słowa kluczowe: Topology optimization, Stochastic load, Elastoplastic FE analysis Afiliacje autorów:
 
2.  Błachowski B., Świercz A., Jankowski Ł., Virtual Distortion Method based optimal sensor placement for damage identification, ISMA 2018, The Leuven Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, 20180917/0919, Leuven (BE), pp.36893698, 2018 Streszczenie: The paper presents a novel method for sensor placement optimized towards effective identification of structural damages. The derivation of the method is based on the concept of virtual distortions together with information provided by a set of strain gauges. Then, a gradient oriented optimization is applied to identify sensor locations, which are the most sensitive to potential damage scenarios. Steepest descent method is utilized to determine the optimal values of the objective function. Additionally, dependence of the method on the applied excitation signal is discussed. Finally, effectiveness of the proposed methodology is demonstrated on an example of optimal search for sensor placement on a 6bay planar truss structure. Afiliacje autorów:
 
3.  Ortiz A.R.^{♦}, Błachowski B., Hołobut P., Franco J.M.^{♦}, Marulanda J.^{♦}, Thomson P.^{♦}, Modeling and Measurement of a Pedestrian’s CenterofMass Trajectory, 35th IMAC, XXXV International Modal Analysis Conference, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2017, 20170130/0202, Garden Grove, CA. (US), DOI: 10.1007/9783319547770_20, pp.159167, 2017 Streszczenie: This paper presents the measurement and model updating of a pedestrian’s center of mass trajectory. A mathematical model proposed by the authors is updated using the actual trajectory of a pedestrian. The mathematical model is based on the principle that a human’s control capability tries to maintain balance with respect to the pedestrian’s center of mass (CoM), independently of the surface type. In this research, the human is considered as a mass point concentrated at CoM. The parameters of the models are updated using experimental identification of the human walking trajectory on a rigid surface. The proposed measurement technique uses a depth sensor, which enable skeletal tracking of the pedestrian walking on rigid or flexible structures. Experiments were performed using a mobile platform with the timeofflight commercial camera Microsoft Kinect for Windows 2.0. The velocity of the mobile platform is set to maintain a 1 m separation from the pedestrian in order to provide high resolution. The results of the measurement technique allowed the identification of the human’s CoM trajectory. The results of the model updating process present the probability density function of the parameters which could be used for modeling the CoM’s trajectory of the pedestrian. Słowa kluczowe: Humanstructure interaction, Pedestrian’s trajectory, Humaninduced vibrations, MS Kinect sensor Afiliacje autorów:
 
4.  Błachowski B., Hołobut P., Ortiz A.^{♦}, Caicedo J.M.^{♦}, Simple humanstructure interaction model of walking on a flexible surface, ISMA 2016 / USD 2016, International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering / International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics, 20160919/0921, Leuven (BE), pp.559570, 2016 Streszczenie: We present a new humanstructure interaction (HSI) model of walking on a flexible surface. A human is considered as a mass point, located at the body’s center of mass (COM). The mass moves along a predefined trajectory, which deforms together with the surface on which the human walks. The forces of motion, equal to the sum of inertial and gravitational forces acting on the mass, are transfered to the surface at prescribed foot positions. The motion of the surface is described using a few selected mode shapes, corresponding damping ratios, and natural frequencies. The equations of motion of the system are timedependent and discontinuous. They can be written in the form of the second order differential equations of structural dynamics, but with the righthand forcing dependent on the deformation of the surface. We present a numerical example of a human walking on a long beam structure. The motion of the beam is described by three mode shapes, representing its vertical, lateral, and torsional deflections. Słowa kluczowe: Human induced vibrations, Dynamics of bridges, Human walking model Afiliacje autorów:
 
5.  Błachowski B., An Y.^{♦}, Spencer Jr. B.F.^{♦}, Substructurelevel based method for damage quantification in determinant trusses, ISMA 2016 / USD 2016, International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering / International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics, 20160919/0921, Leuven (BE), pp.32833294, 2016 Streszczenie: The purpose of this study is to introduce a new method of damage quantification for truss structures. Its advantage is that it can be directly applied to engineering structures without identifying modal parameters or solving a global optimization problem. The damage is localized and quantified based only on measured acceleration signals, distributed across the structure. Moreover, the method is implemented in a decentralized way rather than a centralized one; that is, for quantification of damage in a given substructure, only a small subset of sensors is considered. The method possesses higher sensitivity to damage than other frequently used methods such as Damage Locating Vectors. Validation of the method has been conducted on a numerical example and a laboratoryscale model of a truss bridge, showing its efficiency and robustness. Słowa kluczowe: structural health monitoring, damage detection, truss structures Afiliacje autorów:
 
6.  Błachowski B., Świercz A., Pnevmatikos N.^{♦}, Experimental verification of damage location techniques for frame structures assembled using bolted connections, COMPDYN 2015, 5th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 20150525/0527, Crete Island (GR), pp.C1511112, 2015 Streszczenie: This work is focused on experimental verification of existing techniques for localization of a loosened bolted connection. To this end, a laboratoryscale 2meterlong steel frame is used. The structure consists of 11 steel beams forming a fourbay frame, which is subjected to impact loads using a modal hammer. The accelerations are measured at 20 different locations on the frame, including joints and beam elements. Two states of the structure are considered: a healthy and a damaged one. The damage is introduced by means of loosening two out of three bolts at one of the frame connections. Experimental modal analysis reveals that the loosened bolts in the connection cause a shift only in some of the frame’s natural frequencies, while the others remain insensitive to the damage. Słowa kluczowe: bolted lap connection, frame structure, experimental modal analysis, damage location Afiliacje autorów:
 
7.  Błachowski B.D., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Wiśniewski P., Reduced order model of circular flangebolted connection and its application to dynamic substructuring of telecommunication towers, COMPDYN 2015, 5th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 20150525/0527, Crete Island (GR), pp.C1504112, 2015 Streszczenie: The paper deals with a nonlinear analysis of a tall tower, with Circular Flange Bolted Connections (CFBC), in which friction and contact effects are taken into account. Due to these nonlinearities, a detailed dynamic model of the whole structure would lead to very complex computational problem, unable for practical solutions. To overcome these difficulties a reduced order model of CFBC is proposed. Such a model enables the simulation of the whole tower including nonlinearities in connections. The paper is illustrated with an example of model reduction and dynamic calculations for a contemporary telecommunication tower. The tower is assembled of 4 truss segments, of triangular cross section, interconnected with CFBCs. Finally, the influence of the number of modes, included in the reduced order model, on the accuracy and computational effect, is discussed. Słowa kluczowe: Reduced order modeling, Circular flangebolted connections, Dynamic substructuring, Nonlinear contact and friction effects, Telecommunication towers Afiliacje autorów:
 
8.  An Y.^{♦}, Błachowski B., Ou J.^{♦}, Numerical study on LDL^{T} decompositionbased damage locating vector method for truss structures, PLSE 2015, Second International Conference on Performancebased and Lifecycle Structural Engineering, 20151209/1211, Brisbane (AU), pp.256260, 2015 Streszczenie: Realtime structural health monitoring is very important for truss structures especially those having largespans. In recent years, many methods have been proposed for damage monitoring of truss structures. However, damage sensitivity of these methods is still required to be improved. In this work an efficient damage localization technique for truss structures is proposed, which is based on the LDLT decomposition of the flexibility difference matrix and the Damage Locating Vectors (DLV) method. Compared with the present Stochastic DLV (SDLV) method, the proposed method is modified in two ways. First of all, the way of calculating the damage locating vectors is modified by using LDLT decomposition instead of Singular Value Decomposition. Secondly, in order to compute the flexibility, the mass matrix which is obtained from the finite element model is used to massnormalize mode shapes identified from ambient excitations. As a result, the proposed LDLTDLV method has a higher sensitivity to damage for different types of truss members. The effectiveness of the proposed LDLTDLV method is validated with the numerical example of a laboratoryscale Bailey truss bridge. Słowa kluczowe: Damage localization, damage localization, LDLTDLV method, truss structure, structural health monitoring Afiliacje autorów:
 
9.  Ruiz Sandoval Hernández M.E.^{♦}, Błachowski B., Spencer Jr. B.F.^{♦}, Uso de sensores inalámbricos en la obtención de parámetros modales, XVIII Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Estructural, 20121031/1103, Acapulco (MX), pp.110, 2012 Streszczenie: This article presents the implementation of wireless sensors in obtaining modal parameters. The Imote2 platform is used. This is an open platform developed by Intel. The application example is a simply supported wooden plate. It explains how to use the Imote2 sensor and how to extract modal information from the raw data. Słowa kluczowe: wireless sensors, modal analysis Afiliacje autorów:
 
10.  Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Błachowski B., Revised assumptions for monitoring and control of 3D lattice structures, 11th PanAmerican Congress of Applied Mechanics, 20100104/0108, Paraná (BR), pp.PAC036659, 2010 Streszczenie: A successful structural monitoring and control systems should be able to discern critical events, scan frequencies and dynamic ranges. This, in turn, requires that models, applied in these systems, are as close as possible to real structural behavior. Many structures, among them, electricity transmission towers, windmills, radio and TV masts, bridges and parabolic dishes, concentrating solar energy, are build as trusses. All of them are subjected dynamic loadings coming, mostly from wind gusts, water waves and thermal activity of sun. The paper is revising assumptions, commonly made for trusses. The main assumption made is that systems of rods are pin joint. Such structures don’t exist, in real engineering design. All, above, mentioned structures are made with rigid or flexible joints. The “pin joint” assumption was made for static analyses. It stated that if joint displacements caused by rod bending can be neglected, comparing with displacements caused by rod elongations, the structural system can be considered as pin joint. As it is commonly known, such cases occur when some necessary conditions joining number of joints and hinges are fulfilled. The “pin joint”, static assumptions has been, without any formal justification, taken for granted in dynamics. Simple examples presented in the paper show that “pin joint” assumption can lead to considerable errors. The paper is illustrated with two numerical examples (simple 2 bar structure and 25 bar transmission tower). Presented examples allowing to compare results of different assumptions applied for structural elements connections. Słowa kluczowe: lattice structures, monitoring, control, structural dynamics Afiliacje autorów:
 
11.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W., Optimal vibration control of guyed masts, ICTAM XXI, 21st International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 20040815/0821, Warszawa (PL), pp.SM310457, 2004 Streszczenie: Topics considered in this paper include: dynamic properties of the mast and nonlinearities present in the problem, linearized equations governing guyed mast motion, conditions of stability, contollability and observability. Control forces are exerted by an anchored mechanism in such a way, that they change tension in guy cables. A control algorithm ensuring robust optimal control is also proposed. Finally, the paper is veriﬁed by a numerical simulation of a vibration control process. Słowa kluczowe: guyed mast, vibration control Afiliacje autorów:

Abstrakty konferencyjne
1.  Blachowski B., Tauzowski P., Logo J.^{♦}, Topology optimization of elastoplastic structures: Stress intensity driven formulation and functororiented implementation, CST2018, The Thirteenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology 2018, 20180904/0906, Sitges, Barcelona (ES), No.0090, pp.13, 2018 Streszczenie: This study is devoted to a practical method for topology optimization of elastoplastic structures subjected to stress constraints. Instead of the classical compliance minimization problem the aim of this work is to find a minimum weight structure, which is able to carry given load and the corresponding stresses do not exceed an allowable limit. The general form of the problem is based on the classical limit design formulations of plasticity. The proposed method finds optimal structure in an iterative way using only stress intensity distribution and doesn’t require computing of any gradients or sensitivities. Słowa kluczowe: topology optimization, minimumweight design, functororiented programming, stress constraints Afiliacje autorów:
 
2.  Tauzowski P., Blachowski B., Lógó J.^{♦}, FunctorOriented Finite Element Programming with Application to Structural Topology Optimization, SolMech 2018, 41st SOLID MECHANICS CONFERENCE, 20180827/0831, Warszawa (PL), No.P076, pp.490491, 2018 Streszczenie: The subject of this study is an efficient approach to the development of a finite element framework, which is intended to be used for solving a variety of problems in computational solid mechanics. One of such problems, recently becoming an active field of research, is topology optimization of structures made of elasticplastic materials. For finding the optimal topology of real, practical and complex structures the knowledge of a number of numerical algorithms is required, to mention a few: modification of finite element meshes, aggregation of tangent stiffness matrices, or direct and iterative solvers. The classical computer implementation of the original Classical Optimality Criteria method (COC) of the topology optimization problem given by Bendsoe and Sigmund is relatively simple and contains 99 lines of code in the MATLAB language. However, it assumes that there exists only a single loading case, single displacement (compliance) constraint, the material is linearly elastic and the optimal topology can be found using the socalled Solid Isotropic Material with Penalization (SIMP) algorithm, which is based on the original COC method. In reality, engineers face a slightly different problem. They need to find the topology of a minimum weight structure subjected to multiple loading cases, made of an elastoplastic material, and with a limit on stresses. The above mentioned SIMP approach may not lead to an optimal solution. Słowa kluczowe: functororiented programming, topology optimization, elastoplastic FE analysis Afiliacje autorów:
 
3.  Ostrowski M., Blachowski B., Jankowski L., Pisarski D., SemiActive Control of Mechanical Energy Transport Between Vibrational Modes , SolMech 2018, 41st SOLID MECHANICS CONFERENCE, 20180827/0831, Warszawa (PL), No.P136, pp.408409, 2018 Streszczenie: The vibration attenuation problem has been solved using many different methods, some of which involve the use of advanced control algorithms. The topic of harvesting the energy of structural vibrations is less explored. For that reason, this contribution studies the problem of conversion of mechanical energy of vibrations. The paper presents a method of semiactive control, which is applied to dynamically transfer the vibration energy into a selected vibration mode. The target mode is selected in such a way that the amount of energy that can be recovered during the vibration process is maximized. In other words, switching between two modes is not intended to dissipate the energy of vibrations, but rather to maximize the energyharvesting potential of the overall system. The concept will be illustrated using an example of a simple frame structure, in which semiactively controlled lockable joints modify the modal properties of the structure. Słowa kluczowe: semiactive control, lockable joints, energyharvesting Afiliacje autorów:
 
4.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W., Lagrangian dynamics based approach for 3D modelling of human gait, CMM2017, 22nd International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics, 20170913/0916, Lublin (PL), pp.MS0933MS0934, 2017 Streszczenie: The purpose of this study is the mechanism of the spatial movement of a human during walking. The human is considered to be a rigid body with six degrees of freedom, and its mobility is reduced by two constraints. One of the constraints is related to an assumption of constant length of the leg, foot of which is moving along given straight line. The second constraint corresponds to an assumption that human’s centre of mass can move only in vertical plane. The dynamic model of the mechanism is built under above assumptions connected to the human gait kinematics. Then, kinetic energy function is derived. In the next step of the study the muscle force in the stance leg, together with its potential, is discussed. It is assumed that this force is piecewiselinear, which can be reasonably approximated by a cubic polynomial. For that purpose a smoothing procedure is proposed and finally with the aid of the Lagrange function dynamic equations for the 3D human gait are formulated. The last part of the paper is devoted to the numerical solution of obtained nonlinear equations, arising from the Lagrange procedure. Słowa kluczowe: human walking, gait analysis, lagrangian dynamics Afiliacje autorów:
 
5.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Wiśniewski P., Dynamic substructuring approach for human induced vibration of a suspension footbridge, PCMCMM 2015, 3rd Polish Congress of Mechanics and 21st Computer Methods in Mechanics, 20150908/0911, Gdańsk (PL), pp.307308, 2015 Streszczenie: A substructuring method for the prediction of the dynamic response of footbridges subjected to loadings induced by a pedestrian is presented. The dynamic system is composed of two independent subsystems. The first one is the model of the suspension footbridge, and the second one is the model of a pedestrian. The former is obtained using the standard finite element method, while the latter is created by applying a twostep identification approach. The first step is an inverse kinematics based on an experimental human motion analysis. The second one relies on Proper Orthogonal Decomposition extracting a number of most important modes, describing the motion of the pedestrian. The presented methodology will be demonstrated by a numerical example of the pedestrianfootbridge interaction. Słowa kluczowe: dynamic substructuring, humanstructure interaction, suspension footbridges Afiliacje autorów:
 
6.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W.^{♦}, Discrete optimization of structures subjected to dynamic loads using graph representation, CMM 2011, 19th International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics, 20110509/0512, Warszawa (PL), pp.05412, 2011 Streszczenie: A relatively simple method of finding discrete minimum structural weight is proposed. It is based on a tree graph, representing discrete values of the structural volume. In the proposed method, the number of analyses is limited to the order of two. The paper is illustrated with an example containing up to 42 to the power 38 combinations. Słowa kluczowe: structural optimization, problem oriented optimization, discrete optimization, combinatorial optimization, graphs, structural static and dynamic analyses, time domain, frequency domain Afiliacje autorów:
 
7.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W., Verification of assumptions in dynamics of lattice structures, SolMech 2010, 37th Solid Mechanics Conference, 20100906/0910, Warszawa (PL), pp.284285, 2010 Streszczenie: The paper is illustrated with numerical examples of two bar and 25 bar tower structures. Results of different assumptions, applied to the structural elements connections are discussed. Słowa kluczowe: Transmission towers, monitoring of structures Afiliacje autorów:
 
8.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W., A Hybrid ContinuousDiscrete Approach to Large Discrete Structural Optimization Problems, SolMech 2008, 36th Solid Mechanics Conference, 20080909/0912, Gdańsk (PL), pp.368369, 2008 Streszczenie: In this study, the idea of removing redundant material is enhanced by combining the continuous and discrete solutions. At the end of the paper, several numerical examples, with numbers of combinations up to 308 are presented and their effectiveness is validated. Słowa kluczowe: discrete optimization, removing redundant material Afiliacje autorów:
 
9.  Błachowski B., Gutkowski W., Vibration control of masts with tendons, SolMech 2002, 34th Solid Mechanics Conference, 20020902/0907, Zakopane (PL), 2002 Streszczenie: The objective of this paper is a numerical simulation of vibration control of a mast supported by tendons. This problem requires knowledge from many different disciplines such as multibody dynamics, control theory and numerical methods. Słowa kluczowe: vibration control, wind disturbances Afiliacje autorów:

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