Walerian Szyszkowski

     Walerian Szyszkowski  M.Sc., Ph.D., P. Eng

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience

    M.Sc., Ph.D. (Warsaw), P.Eng.

    Specialization: Computational Mechanics, Finite Elements, Optimization, Optimal Control of Flexible Structures, Time-Dependent Materials, Holographic Interferometry

    Current and Past Projects

    1. Optimal Active Vibration Attenuation
    2. Vibration Attenuation by Mass Reconfiguration
    3. FEM simulations in Biomechanics
    4. Modeling and Simulation of MEMS
    5. Structural Analysis and Optimization of Large Plastic Tanks
    6. Dynamics of a Satellite Boom with Self-locking Joints
    7. The Fiber-Matrix Interaction of Composites under Thermal Cycles
    8. Integration of Structural Optimization and Optimal Control in Design of Flexible Manipulators
    9. Structural Analysis and Optimization of Large Plastic Tanks
    10. Holographic Interferometry for Strain/Stress Measurements

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Woods, S. and Szyszkowski, W. (2012). Optimal maneuvers for underactuated linear systems: Controlling gantry crane operations, Coupled Numerical Methods in Engineering Analysis, . (Submitted)
    • Armin, A., Fotouhi, R. and Szyszkowski, W. (2012). A Numerical Approach for Mechanics of Soil-tool Interaction, Soil and Tillage System, . (Submitted)
    • Moazed, R., Fotouhi, R. and Szyszkowski, W. (2012). Out-of-plane behavior and FE modeling of a T-joint connection of thin-walled square tubes, Thin-walled structures, 51(Feb), 87-98. Available online at: http://doi:10.1016/j.tws.2011.09.002
    • Sharbati, E. and Szyszkowski, W. (2011). A new FEM approach for analysis of beams with relative movements of masses, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 47(9), 1047-1057.
    • Moazed, R., Fotouhi, R., Szyszkowski, W. and Bitner, D.V. (2010). Welded T-joint connections of square thin-walled tubes under a multi-axial state of stress, Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 45, 629-646. Available online at: http://DOI: 10.1243/03093247JSA609
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Cai, W. (2010). Immobilization of a large animal for imaging purposes, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics,, 7(2), 143-151.
    • Woods, S. and Szyszkowski, W. (2009). Analysis and simulation of optimal vibration attenuation for underactuated systems, AIAA Journal, 47(12), 2821-2835.
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Sharbati, E. (2009). On the FEM simulation of mechanical systems with controlled relative movements of members, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 45, 730-742.
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Dhotre, N. (2009). A procedure for solving under-actuated optimal attenuation of vibrations by means of symbolic operators, Journal of Vibrations and Control, 15(5), 739-771.
    • Moazed, R., Szyszkowski, W. and Fotouhi, R. (2009). The in-plane behaviour and FE modeling of a T-joint connection of thin-walled square tubes, Thin-Walled Structures, 47(6-7), 816-825. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2009.01.006
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Dhotre, N. (2009). A procedure for solving under-actuated optimal attenuation of vibrations by means of symbolic operators, Journal of Vibration and Control, 15(5), 739-771.
    • Woods, S. and Szyszkowski, W. (2009). Simulating Active Vibration Attenuation in Underactuated Spatial Structures, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 32(4), 1246-1253.
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Woods, S. (2008). On point-to-point maneuvers of under-actuated manipulators, Transactions on Control System Technology, . (Submitted)
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Baweja, M. (2007). The FEM optimization of active vibration control in structures by solving the corresponding two-point-boundary-value problem, Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 34, 1-12. Available online at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/1615-147X
    • Hill, D., Szyszkowski, W. and Bodatchev, E. (2006). On Modelling and Computer Simulation of an Electro-Thermally Driven Cascaded Nickel Micro-Actuators, Sensors and Actuators,, 126, 253-263.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Amini, M., Lanovaz, J., Szyszkowski, W. and Johnston, J. (2012). Stiffness of the proximal tibial bone in osteoarthritic conditions: a parametric simulation study, Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6-9, Paper No. 320/44.
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Wei, C. (2012). Mechanical Immobilization of Large Animals for Imaging Purposes, 5th International Mechanical Engineering Forum 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, June 20-23, Paper No. 80, 912-926.
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Hill, D. (2010). Structural Charakterization of Electro-thermally Driven Micro-Actuators with Immeasurable Temperature-dependent Material Characterictics, Computational Methods and Experimentals XV, Tallin, Estonia, July 25-28, 339-351.
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Sharbati, E. (2009). A New Procedure for the FE Analysis of Mechanical Systems Controlled by Relative Motion of Members, 5th ICCES International Symposium on Meshless & Other Novel Computational Methods, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 31- September 2, Paper No. ICML20090730050, (2 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Woods, S. (2009). Vibration Attenuation of Structures Modeled by Finite Elements, 5th ICCES International Symposium on Meshless & Other Novel Computational Methods, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 31- September 2, Paper No. ICML20090730051, (2 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Woods, S. (2009). Optimal Actuators for Vibrations Attenuation in Spatial Structures, 8th Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Lisbon, Portugal,, June 1-5, (10 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Sharbati, E. and Szyszkowski, W. (2009). On the FEM simulation of mechanical systems with controlled relative movements of memebers, CANCAM2009, Halifax, June 1-5, (2 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Hill, D. (2009). Integration of the FE Method and Experimental Measurements to simulate Electro-Thermally Driven Micro-Actuators with Temperature-dependent Material Characteristics, ICCES09, Phuket, Thailand, April 5-9, (2 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Woods, S. and Szyszkowski, W. (2008). Simulating Active Vibration Attenuation in Underactuated Spatial Structures, 12th AJAA-ISSMO Multidiscplinary Analysis and Optimization Conf, Victoria, BC, Canada, September 2-5, Paper No. 6076, (19 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Wei, C. and Szyszkowski, W. (2007). On Immobilizing Large Animals for Imaging Purposes, Medical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation, Saskatoon, SK, August 26-30, Paper No. P8.
    • Woods, S. and Szyszkowski, W. (2007). Optimal vibration attenuation of under-actuated spatial structures, 21th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics - CANCAM2007, Toronto, ON, June 3-7, (2 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Szyszkowski, W. and Dhotre, N. (2007). A procedure to simulate optimal attenuation of elastic vibrations for under-actuated problems, 7th Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Seoul, Korea,, May 21--25, Paper No. A0102, (10 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Alogarsamy, N., Chapman, L.D., Szyszkowski, W., Zhong, Z. and Parham, C. (2006). Preliminary Studies and Mechanical Support Design of Analizer for Diffraction Enhanced Imaging, 29th Canadian Medical and Biological Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 1-3, (4 pages).
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Nagarajan, A., Chapman, D., Szyszkowski, W. and Zhong, Z. (2005). An analyser for a Diffraction Enhanced Imaging System, Health 2020 Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 21-22.
    • Alogarsamy, N., Chapman, L.D., Szyszkowski, W. and Zhong, Z. (2005). Improving Mechanical Support of Diffractive Crystals for Diffraction Enhanced Imaging, 8th CLS Users Meeting, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 18-20.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, Advanced Computational Mechanics, Extension of FEM to Simulating Active Vibration Control of Elastic Structures, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Advanced Computational Mechanics, Extension of FEM to Simulating Active Vibration Control of Elastic Structures, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Advanced Computational Mechanics, Extension of FEM to Simulating Active Vibration Control of Elastic Structures, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Advanced Computational Mechanics, Extension of Finite Element Methods to Some Inverse Problems, NSERC, Bridge Funding.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Advanced Computational Methods, Simulation, and Optimization of Complex Structural Systems and Mechanisms, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • GE125.3 - Engineering Mechanics II
    • ME318.3 - Laboratory I
    • ME328.3 - Laboratory II
    • ME418.3 - Laboratory III
    • ME450.3 - Finite Element Analysis
    • ME495.6 - Design Project

    2010-2011

    • ME229.3 - Engineering Design
    • ME318.3 - Laboratory I
    • ME328.3 - Laboratory II
    • ME418.3 - Laboratory III
    • ME450.3 - Finite Element Analysis
    • ME495.6 - Design Project

    2009-2010

    • ME229.3 - Engineering Design
    • ME318.3 - Laboratory I
    • ME418.3 - Laboratory III
    • ME450.3 - Finite Element Analysis
    • ME463.3 - Structural Analysis
    • ME495.6 - Design Project
    • ME858.3 - Mech of Thin Walled Structures

    2008-2009

    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Eng. Laboratory I
    • ME450.3 - Finite Element Analysis
    • ME495.6 - Industrial Design Project

    2007-2008

    • ME229.3 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Eng. Laboratory I
    • ME323.3 - Mechanics of Materials II
    • ME328.3 - Mechanical Eng. Laboratory II
    • ME450.3 - Finite Element Analysis
    • ME493.3 - Machine Design 2
    • ME495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME855.3 - Structural Design Optimization

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • FEM Simulations in Biomechanics
    • FEM simulations of compliant mechanisms and MEMS
    • Optimal active attenuation of vibrations
    • Optimal Control of Flexible Manipulators
    • Structural Optimization for Dynamic Responses and Stability

    2010-2011

    • FEM simulation of compliant mechanisms and MEMS
    • FEM Simulations in Biomechanics
    • Optimal active attenuation of vibrations
    • Optimal Control of Flexible Manipulators
    • Structural Optimization for Dynamic Responses and Stability

    2009-2010

    • FEM simulation of compliant mechanisms and MEMS
    • FEM Simulations in Biomechanics
    • Mechanics of Constraining Large Animals
    • Optimal active attenuation of vibrations
    • Optimal Control of Flexible Manipulators
    • Structural Optimization for Dynamic Responses and Stability

    2008-2009

    • FEM simulation of compliant mechanisms and MEMS
    • Mechanics of Constraining Large Animals
    • Optimal active attenuation of vibrations
    • Optimal Control of Flexible Manipulators
    • Structural Optimization for Dynamic Responses and Stability

    2007-2008

    • FEM simulation of compliant mechanisms and MEMS
    • Mechanics of Constraining Large Animals
    • Optimal active attenuation of vibrations
    • Optimal Control of Flexible Manipulators
    • Structural Optimization for Dynamic Responses and Stability