Stanislaw Pietruszczak
Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering

The research areas include Geomechanics, Structural Mechanics as well as some aspects of Biomechanics. The key topics are as follows:

Geomechanics: Modelling of inelastic response of geomaterials (soils, rocks, etc.); application to numerical analysis of geotechnical structures. Description of inherent and induced anisotropy through incorporation of some tensorial functions reflecting the evolution of material microstructure. Modelling of the chemo-mechanical interaction in rocks / soils. Description of localized deformation in dry and saturated soils (vz. an enhanced embedded discontinuity approach).

Structural Mechanics: Modelling of mechanical properties of masonry and reinforced concrete. Numerical analysis of damage propagation in concrete structures, including nuclear containment structures. Assessment of seismic stability of masonry structures. Modelling of the mechanical effects of alkali-aggregate reaction in hydraulic structures.

Biomechanics: Description of aging and functional adaptation of bone. Evaluation of risk of fracture of bones; modelling of bone-implant interaction.
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