The publishing activities have accompanied the Institute since its establishment. The tasks of the Department include preparation and implementation of publishing plans in cooperation with the Editorial Committees of four journals and publishing series as well as preparation and preparation for printing of monographs and occasional publications.
Journals
Scientific journals presently published by IPPT PAN
 Archives of Acoustics
(Archiwum Akustyki)
ISSN: 01375075, eISSN: 2300262X
Editor in Chief: Andrzej Nowicki
Editorial Secretary: Eliza Jezierska (; )
 Archives of Mechanics
(Archiwum Mechaniki Stosowanej)
ISSN: 03732029
Editor in Chief: Henryk Petryk
Editorial Secretary: Bogusław Lempkowski (; )
 CAMES
(Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science)
ISSN: 22993649
Editor in Chief: Michał Kleiber, Co Editor in Chief: Tadeusz Burczyński
Editorial Secretary: Bogna MatuszewskaMunk (; )
 Engineering Transactions
(Rozprawy Inżynierskie)
ISSN: 0867888X eISSN: 24508071
Editor in Chief: Katarzyna KowalczykGajewska
Editorial Secretary: Izabela Mika (; )
Support contact:
Paweł Witkowski ()
Journals formerly published by IPPT PAN
 Journal of Technical Physics
(19592009, presently suspended)  Archives of Civil Engineering
(19602010, Archiwum Inżynierii Lądowej)
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Monographs / Book Series
Library of Applied Mechanics (published since 1956)
(Biblioteka Mechaniki Stosowanej)
Jan Rychlewski, “CEIIINOSSSTTUV”. Mathematical structure of elastic bodies
“The insightful essay of Professor Jan Rychlewski presented below was devised during his stay as a visiting professor at the Institute of Mechanical Problems in Moscow in 1983. It is devoted to the spectral analysis of symmetric fourthorder tensors – stiffness C and compliance S, describing the properties of linear elastic anisotropic materials. The presented general analysis has been divided into individual classes of material anisotropies, such as: full (triclinic) anisotropy, monoclinic, orthotropic, tetragonal, trigonal, cubic anisotropy, as well as transversal and full isotropy. […] J. Rychlewski’s monograph is a groundbreaking work. The subsequent known works on the same issue, i.e. the determination of the true elastic moduli and the corresponding eigentensors by M.M. Mehrabadi, S.C. Cowin […], and also by S. Sutcliffe […] were published much later, i.e. in 1990 and 1992, respectively. “ From the Preface by Prof. Zenon Mróz Chairman of the Editorial Committee Applied Mechanics Series The essay was translated from Russian and provided with extended commentary by Andrzej Ziółkowski, PhD, DSc. The book is available in two language versions – Polish and English.
Janina OstrowskaMaciejewska, The Phenomenological Mechanics of Continuous Media
(in Polish: Fenomenologiczna mechanika ośrodków ciągłych)

The scientific monograph "The Phenomenological Mechanics of Continuous Media" combines theoretical mechanics, physics and mathematics. The book includes sufficient information to describe the macroscopic motions of deformable bodies.
This monograph displays an innovative approach to describing and modelling anisotropic materials. It also includes many new conclusions from the Author's own works and her coauthors concerning the description of the elastic and plastic properties of anisotropic materials. The scientific findings concerning the structure of anisotropic materials have allowed to design modern, optimized structures by appropriately modifying technological processes, this allows to obtain the established mechanical properties of the final product.
The Author's extensive didactic experience has also contributed to the work, as she taught the subject for several decades at doctoral studies at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and other Polish universities.
Czesław Bajer, Bartłomiej Dyniewicz, Dominik Pisarski, Jacek M. Bajkowski, Vibration Control with Smart Materials

Elimination of vibration is the important task in the period of rapid technological development. Although theoretical basis was created many years ago, practical solutions are not sufficiently implemented. The vibration theory and the control theory are the base of our further considerations. The book is addressed to PhD students, researchers, as well as engineers. It covers the fields of control of structures in civil engineering and machinery engineering. We hope that in the book the reader will find the theoretical background of structural vibrations, optimal semiactive control strategies and examples of numerical simulations of real engineering structures. Nonclassical materials will deliver data that could be used in further research. The work was supported by the National Centre for Research and Development, Lider/26/40/L2/10/NCBiR/2011.
Janina OstrowskaMaciejewska, Katarzyna KowalczykGajewska, Tensor Calculus in Continuous Media Mechanics
(in Polish: Rachunek Tensorowy w Mechanice Ośrodków Ciągłych)

The mechanics of continuous media, in connection with the development of modern technology and the emergence of new materials, is a field that is constantly evolving both in terms of the level of generalization of the conceptual apparatus and the application of various modern branches of mathematics, in particular advanced tools of tensor calculus. The material presented in the book allows students to study freely monographs and scientific works in this field. It is assumed that the reader has a basic understanding of linear algebra, mathematical analysis, analytical geometry, and differential geometry. Nevertheless, the issues belonging to these branches of mathematics, important from the point of view of tensor calculus, have also been presented, in order to constitute the material as a whole. It was limited to Euclidean tensors. More attention has been paid to space and planar tensors of the second, third and fourth order due to their important role in continuum mechanics. Isotropic and spectral distributions connected with those tensors for which such distributions exist are discussed. Due to the growing number of modern materials with anisotropic properties, much space has been devoted to the groups of tensor symmetries and tensor functions describing such materials. An important part of the book are the numerous tasks and solutions at the end of each chapter. They illustrate the use of tensor calculus to solve specific problems in mechanics.
The monograph is the result of both lectures and exercises on the subject fundamentals and applications of tensor calculus in the mechanics of continuous media, conducted by the Authors for many years at the IPPT PAN PhD Study, as well as their own scientific research on the description of elastic and plastic properties of anisotropic materials.
Michał Kleiber, Piotr Kowalczyk, Introduction to nonlinear thermomechanics of deformable bodies
(in Polish: Wprowadzenie do nieliniowej termomechaniki ciał odkształcalnych)

Conscious application of widely used CAD / CAM programs in the context of computational applications of structural mechanics and technological processes requires basic knowledge of nonlinear thermomechanics of deformable bodies. The textbook covers an introduction to this field of science in a continual way. It presents the basic concepts of the subject, the mathematical formulation of the equations of the problem, as well as the basics of approximate discrete formulations, which are the foundation of numerical methods for solving systems of differential equations. Despite the fact that the modern thermomechanics of deformable bodies, even in its first linear approximation, is a huge field and often deterring with its complicated mathematical apparatus, the authors tried to present the material in a manner accessible also to people who only know the basics of analytical mechanics and have no experience in the field of continuum mechanics. The argument is preceded by an introduction to the concepts of tensor calculus. The material is richly illustrated with exercises.
The text of the book was written during a onesemester lecture on the subject of the same title, conducted at the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Sciences of the Warsaw University of Technology for IT students and doctoral students of various specialties.
Czesław Bajer, The method of spacetime elements in the computation of the dynamics of structures
(in Polish: Metoda elementów czasoprzestrzennych w obliczeniach dynamiki konstrukcji)

The book describes computer methods of structural vibration analysis. A significant part of it is devoted to the method of spacetime elements in the displacement and velocity description. Basic assumptions, mathematical derivation of computational algorithms and numerous examples of solutions to elementary tasks and real engineering problems are presented. The issues of applications of nonstationary structure division into finite elements, adaptation of the spatial discretization grid, geometric and material nonlinearities, stability and accuracy of solutions as well as specific solutions of tasks described by differential equations with variable coefficients in relation to moving inertial loads were discussed. The content is supplemented by a description and evaluation of selected known and less known methods of integrating the structure dynamics digitized in the space of differential equations and meshless methods.
The book may be of interest to students and PhD students, structural engineers and researchers of selected dynamics.
Leszek Jarecki, Kinetic theory of nucleation in systems of orientable molecules
(in Polish: Kinetyczna teoria nukleacji w układach cząsteczek orientowalnych)

The monograph presents a kinetic theory of crystal nucleation in the systems of orientable particles basing on the original studies of the subject led in the last years in the Laboratory of Polymer Physics of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, which provide comprehensive formulation of the topic. The matter presented in the monograph answers the needs of formulation of a kinetic theory of nucleation under the external orienting fields. In particular, it may concern formation of oriented crystalline structure in polymers subjected to mechanical, hydrodynamic, electric or magnetic fields, where crystallization takes place under the conditions of molecular orientation. Fundamentals of the classical theory are not sufficient for such applications because they do not consider the effects of molecular asymmetry and orientation of the kinetic elements involved in the process. The examples may concern classical and aerodynamic melt spinning of fibres, electrospinning of nanofibres form crystallizing polymer melts where the nucleation and crystallization rate increase by orders of magnitude due to enhanced molecular orientation, and highly oriented polycrystalline structure is formed. The role of molecular asymmetry and orientation in the kinetics of crystal nucleation and texture formation in polymers during technological processes is a consequence of long orientation relaxation times being of the order of magnitude of the processing time.
A fundamental model element of the presented theory is a tolerance angle which defines a range of mutual orientations of the asymmetric kinetic elements allowing for association at thermal collisions. Introduction of molecular asymmetry, the tolerance angle, and orientability of the kinetic elements in the external fields opens several new problems in the kinetic theory of nucleation processes. The main mechanisms controlling nucleation kinetics in the systems of asymmetric elements, as well as the fundamentals of the process are presented and discussed considering the mechanism of thermal fluctuations. The proposed theory could find applications in the analysis of the development of oriented polycrystalline structure in systems under the external orienting fields.
In comparison to the classical approach, the configurational space in the presented nucleation theory in systems of asymmetric particles considers also the angular space of orientations of the kinetic elements, as well as the effects of finite rotational diffusion rate and limited tolerance angle in the kinetics of the association process. Thermodynamic potentials, association and dissociation rate constants modified by the effects of finite rotational diffusion, steadystate nucleation fluxes, as well as the thermodynamic and kinetic characteristics of the process in the external orienting fields, including also the effects of unsteady molecular orientation, are discussed. Example applications of the theory for the kinetics of crystal nucleation in polymers subjected to electric field or remaining under timevariable molecular orientation are presented.
Zbigniew L. Kowalewski, The phenomenon of creep of metals. Experiment and modeling
(in Polish: Zjawisko pełzania metali. Eksperyment i modelowanie)

The book presents issues related to the creep phenomenon, which develops mainly where there are longterm loads of the structure at elevated temperatures. Creep test techniques are discussed. Much space has been devoted to the characteristics of deformation mechanisms controlling the course of creep deformation and the mechanisms responsible for damage and destruction of typical construction materials as a result of its operation. The advantage of the book is a very rich set of practical examples of creep research conducted in domestic and foreign research centers on various categories of creep analysis. Particularly noteworthy is the discussion of a new trend in experimental creep tests, combining classic macroscopic creep tests with nondestructive and metallographic tests, in which one seeks mutual correlation of parameters obtained by destructive and nondestructive methods, characterizing the degree of degradation of metals and their alloys.
The proposed position is addressed both to engineers and technicians involved in the operation of devices and structural elements under longterm conditions of complex loads working at elevated temperature, as well as to research and teaching staff, whose area of interest is related to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of the creep process and modeling the course of the phenomenon. The book contains very valuable teaching material that can be used in lectures on the mechanics of solids.
The issues presented in the book are of great cognitive importance, especially utilitarian, because they are related to the safety of devices used in the energy, aviation, chemical and defense industries. Since the study identifies factors that have a direct impact on determining the necessary reserve period of safe operation of the supervised devices, its reading will contribute to a better preparation of engineers and technicians related to the operation of devices operating in the abovementioned industries.
Jacek Chrościelewski, Jerzy Makowski, Wojciech Pietraszkiewicz, Statics and dynamics of multiplane shells. Nonlinear finite element theory and method

The monograph is an attempt at a comprehensive presentation of the theory and numerical analysis of the tasks of statics, stability and dynamics of multibladed shell structures on the basis of a dynamically and kinematically rigorous, sixparameter shell model. Various types of geometric, kinematic and material irregularities are included, and the range of deformation and motion of the shell is arbitrarily large.
The publication was prepared under the research project No. 7 T07A 021 12, funded by the State Committee for Scientific Research.
Library of Acoustics and Ultrasound (published since 1972)
(Biblioteka Akustyki i Ultradźwięków)
Andrzej Nowicki, Ultrasonography – an introduction to imaginig and Doppler methods
(in Polish: Ultrasonografia – wprowadzenie do obrazowania i metod dopplerowskich)

As a noninvasive diagnostic method, ultrasound has an established position in medicine: appreciated by patients and doctors, improved by engineers, it is also noticed by economists, as the market value of ultrasound equipment is estimated at 27 billion dollars in 2016. A new book by prof. Andrzej Nowicki is a consequence of the book "Ultrasounds in medicine" published by IPPT PAN in 2010 by the same author.
The monograph discusses the theoretical basis of ultrasound and Doppler imaging methods of blood flow measurement and their application in medical diagnostics. The book is divided into two parts. Part I contains eight chapters and covers the material of lectures on the basics of ultrasound conducted by the author as part of ultrasound courses at the Roztocze School of Ultrasound in Zamość. This part of the book is aimed at doctors who perform ultrasound examinations as well as medical students.
Part II of the book covers the more difficult issues related to the physics of ultrasound and contains 9 chapters. This part is aimed at engineers and physicists involved in the analysis and processing of ultrasonic signals, the design and testing of ultrasound devices, and at students choosing to specialize in ultrasound or biomedical engineering.
The book contains three appendices. Appendices 1 and 2 introduce the reader to the decibel scale and the SI units of measurement used. The third appendix provides a comprehensive glossary of terms used in the ultrasound literature.
Library of Scientists’ Reflection (published since 2015)
(Biblioteka Refleksji Naukowej)
Michał Kleiber, Wise Poland, Agreeable Europe, Solidary World
Continuously expanding knowledge and innovation for the common good  the basis for the sustainable future
(in Polish: Mądra Polska, zgodna Europa, solidarny świat. Stale poszerzana wiedza i innowacje na rzecz dobra wspólnego podstawami stabilnej przyszłości)

The book is a collection of several dozen articles published by the author and abridged texts of his speeches delivered at conferences in Poland and abroad in the last few years. The common denominator is an attempt to describe the problems and challenges that the society faces in the light of national and international conflicts and crises, with particular emphasis on the role of education, scientific research and innovative implementation of new technologies and their influence on shaping public opinion. The presented texts are an expression of the Author's belief in the possibility of continuing stable socioeconomic development both in Poland and in the world despite many existing and constantly emerging new problems. The main message of the book is the author's conviction that the key element in facing current challenges is the effective use of the achievements of science and technology for the benefit of the wisely understood common good.
Gwidon Szefer, Notes of a wanderer on the roads of mechanics. Life with interesting people
(in Polish: Zapiski wędrowca po drogach mechaniki. Życie z ciekawymi ludźmi)

The book is an incredibly interesting autobiography with many digressions on various topics, including descriptions of Professor Gwidon Szefer's travels to several scientific centres around the world over the last 60 years. Professor Szefer's high scientific standing has been confirmed by invitations to participate in the work of such prestigious organisations as IUTAM and GAMM.
Professor Gwidon Szefer is one of the most eminent Polish mechanical engineers. He graduated from the Building Technical Secondary School in Bytom (he was born a Silesian), nevertheless his studies and later work were carried out at the Cracow University of Technology, which he graduated in 1957. At the age of 31 he was already a postdoctoral researcher! To this day he is a lecturer at doctoral studies at the Cracow University of Technology.
Witold Gutkowski, Life in interesting times: about the war and the Warsaw Uprising, about life in the Polish People

The book is written by an indigenous Varsovian born in Żoliborz, a scout of the Gray Ranks, a participant in the Warsaw Uprising, a prisoner of German POW camps, and finally a soldier of the 2nd Polish Army Corps, General Władysław Anders. As a soldier of His Majesty George VI, he passed the (Polish) secondary schoolleaving examination. On December 8, 1947, he returned home in Warsaw after more than three years. He studied at the Wawelberg School and the Warsaw University of Technology. Doctorate and habilitation resulted in oneyear lectures in the USA. Since 1963, he worked at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The book published by IPPT PAN crowned the 90th anniversary of the Professor's birth in 2018.
Michał Kleiber, Wise Poland
(in Polish: Mądra Polska)

The book is a systematic collection of selected publications by the author from 2010–2015. The common denominator of all texts is the role of knowledge in the socioeconomic development of Poland. The issue of our country catching up with the most developed Western European countries and catching up with them in terms of living standards is a task for the present and next generation of Poles. Building a knowledgebased economy provides a chance to perform this task in the next 20–40 years. "Wise Poland" contains a huge amount of information in various fields that we should – as a society – use in the public debate on the directions of development and the future of the Polish state.
Kazimierz Sobczyk, On the meanders of life and stochasticity – optimisticly. An autobiographical story
(in Polish: O meandrach życia i stochastyce – optymistycznie. Opowieść autobiograficzna)

The book shows the life path of Professor Kazimierz Sobczyk – a mathematician specializing in stochastics: how from a small village in the Kielce Province (now: Świętokrzyskie) one could reach the position of a professor of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and leading American universities: Notre Dame University, Illinois State University in Urbana – Champaign. For young people planning their path, the socalled scientific career book by prof. Sobczyk can be a valuable inspiration, and perhaps also a recipe for choosing the right path, although a sober/clearheaded assessment of one's own abilities and possibilities is one of the necessary conditions, which can also be read between the lines of this biography.
Engineering Mechanics (under the auspices of the Mechanics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
(Mechanika Techniczna)
Biomechanics, edited by Romuald Będziński

"Biomechanika" is the next  number XII  volume of the series Mechanika Techniczna published under the auspices of the Committee of Mechanics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Biomechanics includes elements of biology and physics, plays an important role both in describing the world around us and in the development of treatment methods. Describing and identifying biological structures, it uses tools known from physics, mathematics and computer science, thanks to which the foundations for the development of many fields, including technology, are created. Within biomechanics, new concepts are emerging, relating not only to the treatment process, but also to the development of innovative structures and the creation of new, more complex descriptions of mechanical processes.
In this book, compiled by 13 authors (representing research centers throughout Poland) with various specialties  engineers, doctors and physicists  only some fragments of the basics of biomechanics have been collected, enabling the identification and description of biological structures and the mechanisms of their operation. Experiences of numerous foreign and domestic centers as well as own, including the application of mechanics, especially in surgery, including orthopedic and traumatological surgery, are presented. In addition to the basics of engineering biomechanics, the book covers the application of numerical and experimental methods, micromechanics of biological fluids, modeling and analysis of thermal phenomena as well as biomechanical systems (including motion simulation). It also covers the issues of optimization, constitutive equations and functional adaptation of bone, as well as the problems of biomechanics in conservative dentistry and a description of the use of robots and manipulators in medicine.
IPPT Reports on Fundamental Technological Research (published since 1967)
(Prace IPPT)
EditorinChief: Daria JóźwiakNiedźwiedzka, PhD, DSc, Enghttp://reports.ippt.pan.pl/
Dominik Kukla, Nondestructive methods in assessment of damage development in structural materials operated under service loads
(in Polish: Metody nieniszczące w ocenie rozwoju uszkodzenia materiałów konstrukcyjnych w warunkach obciążeń eksploatacyjnych)

The work concerns the application of eddy current and other nondestructive methods for identification of local changes in the structure of material due to the development of damage under fatigue conditions. For selected, metallic structural engineering materials (steels, nickel and aluminum alloys) subjected to cyclic alternating loads, the quantitative characteristics of damage development were presented and described on the basis of the evolution of deformation components in subsequent load cycles. Along with the fatigue tests, a number of nondestructive diagnostic methods were used to assess the possibility of locating the fatigue failure initiation process in various materials. The proposed research procedures of the eddy current method, supported by optical techniques, allowed not only for earlystage identification of fatigue damage development areas but also to monitor the degradation process of specimens, up to their failure.
Trends in Mechanics of Materials (published since 1996)
(Współczesne Trendy w Mechanice Materiałów)
Wojciech Nasalski, Optical Beams at Dielectric Interfaces  fundamentals

The book presents a detailed and comprehensive theoretical treatment of interactions of narrow optical beams with abrupt planar discontinuities of dielectric media. While the focus is on the problem of beams at a single linear dielectric interface, examples of nonlinear interfaces and stratified media are also discussed. The method of analysis relies mainly on the notion of firstorder and secondorder effects of beam nonspecular reflection and transmission, beam reflection, transmission and scattering matrices and crosspolarization coupling of beam field components. The content of this book follows closely author’s recent publications in this field. The contribution of other authors to this topic is commented as well in each successive section of this book.
New Publications of IPPT PAN
Jan Rychlewski, “CEIIINOSSSTTUV”. Mathematical structure of elastic bodies

“The insightful essay of Professor Jan Rychlewski presented below was devised during his stay as a visiting professor at the Institute of Mechanical Problems in Moscow in 1983. It is devoted to the spectral analysis of symmetric fourthorder tensors – stiffness C and compliance S, describing the properties of linear elastic anisotropic materials. The presented general analysis has been divided into individual classes of material anisotropies, such as: full (triclinic) anisotropy, monoclinic, orthotropic, tetragonal, trigonal, cubic anisotropy, as well as transversal and full isotropy. […] J. Rychlewski’s monograph is a groundbreaking work. The subsequent known works on the same issue, i.e. the determination of the true elastic moduli and the corresponding eigentensors by M.M. Mehrabadi, S.C. Cowin […], and also by S. Sutcliffe […] were published much later, i.e. in 1990 and 1992, respectively. “ From the Preface by Prof. Zenon Mróz Chairman of the Editorial Committee Applied Mechanics Series The essay was translated from Russian and provided with extended commentary by Andrzej Ziółkowski, PhD, DSc. The book is available in two language versions – Polish and English.
Contact:
Bogna MatuszewskaMunk
email:
tel.: +48 22 826 60 22