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Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS

Research Institute
Prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Holnicki-Szulc
E-mail: holnicki@ippt.pan.pl

Dr hab. inż. Zbigniew Wołejsza
E-mail: zbigniew.wolejsza@gmail.com
Short description:

The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN) was established in 1954 and the main task of the Institute is to conduct high quality research in the areas which are the focus of the world’s science and technology.

The most important fields of the Institute’s expertise include theoretical and applied mechanics, theory of coupled mechanical and physical fields, theoretical and experimental mechanics of materials and structures, computational methods in mechanics, acoustoelectronics, and ultrasonic medical diagnostics. Extensive research is also conducted in several branches of fundamental science and technology, such as: physics and thermodynamics of continua; plasma physics; stochastic dynamics; fluid mechanics; laser beam interaction with metal surfaces, nanophotonics, applied mathematics, applied informatics, and bio- -informatics.

The Institute has an extensive experience in international co-operation particularly in the area of international Research and Technology Development projects (RTD). Great importance is attributed to various forms of co-operation with industry. Together with the results of scientific research, the Institute has developed a wide range of modern technologies.Today IPPT PAN employs over 140 scientists and researchers , including 48 professors and provides first-rate PhD education in contemporary technology, mechanics, acoustics, computing, and its advances related to biomedical applications, enhanced by internationalization, links with industry, and the encouragement of a discovery spirit.

Products & Services:
  • Adaptive damping of vibration
  • AIA (Adaptive Impact Absorption) systems
  • impact tests using a dropping device
  • SHM (Structural Health Monitoring) systems
  • Anchored heli-kites aerostat for tele-monitoring / communication
  • ADBAG - adaptive emergency landing pad
  • More info:
    The research agenda of Smart Technologies Department (www.smart.ippt.gov.pl) is concentrated, from two decades, on safety engineering (smart & safe), including:
  • so-called Structural Health Monitoring –SHM,
  • Adaptive Impact Absorption – AIA,
  • adaptive damping of vibration (so-called STABDYN).

  • The above research area generates a sequence of innovative, technological challenges in aerospace engineering. In particular, the following research problems (and their applications) are the subjects of various projects (NCN, NCBR, FNP, ESA, EU) undertaken by the STD research team:
  • stratospheric engineering based on helium aerostats HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellites),
  • helium capsules (dropping and climbing up) – Heli-Caps,
  • anchored heli-kites (Heli-Kites) and their applications,
  • adaptive landing gears ADBAG,
  • adaptive air-bags for emergency landing ADBAG,
  • dynamic stabilization of flexible, supporting structure response on the impact or harmonic excitations STABDYN,
  • prestressed, smart composites (COMPRESS) with electronics embedded.
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