An innovative feature or need for the proposed measures

Taking the present solutions, organisational procedures, level of scientific researches and applicable achievements in TUO as a point of reference, three categories of innovations and needs for the proposed measures can be distinguished.

Organisational innovations and needs (examples):

*   Newly appointed co-ordinator, members of the Executive Committee and well defined structure of CESTI will better integrate particular units at TUO and will ensure efficient realisation of all of the proposed packages of measures. For the first time, the activity of CESTI will be monitored by the International and National Advisory Boards and evaluated by the European Commission.

bullet.gif - 311 Bytes   The assembly of the Scientific Committees taking part in the conferences organised by TUO will include foreign experts on a larger scale than before and also more papers will be delivered in English.

*   Each paper submitted to the conferences will be included for the meeting schedule and printed in Scientific Papers of the TUO on the condition that it will receive at least one or two positive reviews of the leading experts.

*   The planned conferences and summer schools will be an opportunity to organise information events on FP6, exhibitions on energy saving fatigue test facilities made by TUO and also dissemination of activities and CESTI achievements.

*   Seminars on Structural Integrity at TUO taking place on every Wednesday will be free of charge and open for representatives of  the local industry and SMEs who are interested in the subject.

*   Qualifying the best candidates for summer schools, practical training and study visits, missions to conferences or workshops will made by open competition.

Scientific innovation and needs (examples):

*   New algorithms design reliable components of machines and civil engineering structures under multiaxial service (random) loading based on experimentally identified mechanisms of fatigue, damage and fracture of materials will be disseminated.

*   Original approach towards energy description of material fatigue properties with newly defined at TUO parameter and  with regard to random loading will be propagated.

*   On the lectures during seminars, summer schools, PhD and post-graduate studies, theoretical basis (difficult problems) connected with generalisation of multiaxial fatigue failure criteria to random loading will be discussed in a detailed manner.

*   The application of Global Position Systems in the measurements of vibrations of large scale engineering structures e.g. industrial chimneys will be shown.

*   Monitoring and damage identification through dynamic measurements of civil engineering structures, particularly reinforced concrete bridges will be demonstrated.

*   Upgrading performance and durability of locally originating civil engineering materials will be shown.

Appliqué innovations and needs (examples):

*   Patented energy saving fatigue stands for material tests under cyclic, variable amplitude, random, proportional and non-proportional combined bending with torsion will be demonstrated.

*   Fatigue tests of the specimen under random loading on the strength machine with a newly designed closed loop control system and control of energy parameter (strain energy density) will be presented for the first time.

*   General requirements and procedures for the assessment of existing structures based on principles of structural reliability and consequences of failure will be disseminated.

*   Rehabilitation strategy of Existing Building and Modern Techniques will be disseminated.

*   Unique experimental data from fatigue tests of materials under biaxial random loading will be disseminated.

*   Definition and procedure of determining the fatigue limit of materials and machine elements under random loading  will be presented for the first time.

*   General requirements and procedures for the assessment of existing structures based on principles of structural reliability and consequences of failure will be disseminated.

*    Rehabilitation strategy of Existing Buildings and Modern Techniques will be dissiminated.

*   Identification methods of dynamic will be applied in expert appraisements of newly designed high-voltage disconnectors (ABB – Zwan LódŸ), (PL) .

*   The advanced dynamic analyses and wave propagation problems will be applied in mitigation of rock burst induced vibrations of building in the vicinity of copper mines of Lubin region (PL).

*   Modern thermomechanical methods in mitigation of building material damage after floods will be applied.

*   Waste products in newly designed enhanced composite, civil engineering materials will be applied.