DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICS AND APPLIED COMPUTER SCIENCE
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Military University of Technology
00-908 Warsaw, Kaliskiego Street 2, Poland
phone: +48 261 83-98-49, fax: +48 261 83-93-55, e-mail: kmiis@wat.edu.pl




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  There are two computer labs in our Department:
  1. Jan Szmelter Laboratory of Computer Methods in Mechanics – LAB53
  2. Laboratory of Computer Methods in Mechanics – LAB57


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LAB57


Each laboratory consists of 22 PC student stations equipped with high-performance workstations as well as audio visual and sound equipment.

Both basic and advanced software, such as MSC (Patran, Nastran, Dytran, Marc), LS-DYNA, HyperWorks, MatLab, Solid Edge have been installed on each of the computers.

Innovative interactive whiteboards (InterWrite Board 1095) have been installed in LAB53 and LAB57. Interwrite Board whiteboard helps lectures to conduct any presentations, trainings and lectures. Its application in education gives a completely new meaning to the term “school classes”. Abandoning a traditional way of teaching makes students active and interested.


CLUSTERS

The Department owns two high performance computing clusters:

Dobrawa” computing cluster including:
  • 22 AMD 64-bit processors (384 cores)
  • 8 computing nodes each with 48 cores
  • RAM: 2,0 TBytes
  • HDD: 24 TBytes

Mieszko” computing cluster including:
  • 36 AMD 64-bit processors (176 cores)
  • 5 computing nodes each with - 24 cores
  • 3 computing nodes each with 16 cores
  • 1 węzeł obliczeniowy po 8 cores
  • RAN: 768 GBytes
  • HDD: 7 TBytes




Photo: ”DOBRAWA” and ”MIESZKO” computing clusters


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  Software

Numerical section of the Department is located in the main building of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (building no 62). Numerical simulations of mechanical phenomena are carried out using broad specialist software, for example:
LS-Dyna Software using MES for dynamics and rapid changing phenomena
MSC.Patran
MSC.Nastran
MSC.Edge
MSC.Marc
MSC.Dytran
Software produced by MSC.Software company (MacNeal Schwendler Corporation) providing a number of packages for engineering problems solution. MSC
Hyper Works HyperWorks is a software constituting a perfect tool for development and edition of finite element meshes, preparation of data for computations, a set of solvers for solution of a wide range of phenomena concerning structure design as well as tools for development and presentation of the results.. HyperWorks can be applied to strength analyses, structure optimization (at the stage of both a concept and verification) crash tests, dynamic analyses (multi-body), and simulations of the production processes (sheet metal forming, profiles extrusion, welding). It is compatible with most of the available solvers.
Solid Edge Parametric hybrid system CAD 3D operating on Microsoft Windows platform with a wide range of functionality designed for development of 3D parametric models of single elements, sets and preparation of complete drawing documentation.
MatLAB Computer software which is interactive environment for scientific and engineering computations and as well as for computer simulations.
Working Model Working Model system is a software based on numerical simulation method and designed for 2D (Working Model 2D) and 3D (Working Model 3D) analyses within the scope of kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms. This system is produced and developed by American company MSC Working Knowledge.

Office and work support software
  • MS Windows 7, 8, 10
  • MS Office 2007, 2010, 2013
  • Corel Draw X6,
  • FineReader 9.0,
  • Alligator Flash Designer 8.0.8,
  • others.

Moving with the Times, the Department team does their best to use the latest software in order to perform more effective work complied with European standards.

Additional software utilized in our Department are all sorts of integrated with special equipment presented below.

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  Experimental base

The Laboratory of Strength of Materials and Structures located in building No 34A is part of the Department of Mechanics and Applied Computer Studies. A laboratory located in this building is designed for the classes in Strength of Materials problems during which the future engineers are acquainted with the basic studies on materials, among the others, metals compression and tensile tests, determining stresses with the use of electroresistant method and bases of photo-elasticity. Almost two-year renovation of the Laboratory of Strength of Materials and Structures in building No 34A was completed in 2006. The Laboratory has been fitted with the highest class equipment designed for strength tests.

The most valuable devices in The Laboratory of Strength of Materials and Constructions
  • INSTRON 8802 HIGH STIFFNESS 250KN DYNAMIC TESTING SYSTEM:
    - Axial Servohydraulic Dynamic Two Column Load Frame
    - Maximum Fatigue-rated Capacity ± 250 kN (56250 lbf)
    - Maximum Daylight Crosshead To Platen: 2375mm
    - Width between columns 664mm
    - Dynacell, Dynamic Load Cell ± 250 kN (56250 lbf)
    - Labyrinth Bearing Actuator ± 250 kN (56250 lbf) Force ± 125mm Stroke
    - Model 3521-048 Hydraulic Power Unit - 48 l/min (12.7 GPM) nominal flow at 207 Bar (3000 psi)

    Instron
    Photo: Universal strength machine INSTRON 8802

  • INSTRON 1200kN

    - Model 1200kN hydraulic Universal Testing Machine
    - Capacity: 1200 kN (270 000 lbs)
    - Maximum Vertical Test Space: 2911 mm (115 in)
    - Horizontal test Space: 876 mm (34.5 in)
    - Table dimensions: 1876 mm (34.5 in) W × 915 (36 in) D
    - Actuator Stroke 610 mm (24 in)
    - Maximum Speed: 200 mm/min (3.9 in/min)

    Instron
    Photo: Universal strength machine SATEC 1200 kN

  • CNC Milling Machine type BFN 1050
    - Traverse Path (X x Y x Z): 1000 x 500 x 300 mm
    - Fixed Bridge Structure with Moving Table
    - Digital Servo Drives and Precision Ball Screws
    - Clearanceless Linear Guides
    - 7 kW, 24000 rpm Spindle
    - Tool Changer
    - Cabin
    - Automatic Correction of Tool Length
    - Spray-Mist Coolant System
    - Spindle Revolution and Feed rate Control Knobs on Desktop
    - Control System with Dynamic Vector Analysis (High Speed Machining)

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    Photo: Milling machine CNC

  • WAFO CNC Lathe Type TMK 36
    - Swing over Bed: 360 mm
    - Swing over Cross Slide: 180 mm
    - Distance Between Centers: 1000 mm
    - Spindle Bore: 40 mm
    - Fast Feed at X and Y axis: 8 and 10 m/min, respectively
    - Drive: Digital Servo Drives and Screw-Rolling Transmissions
    - Tool Chuck: 6-Position Capstan Head
    - Motor Power: 5.5 kW,
    - Spindle Speed: up to 2,500 rpm, Stepless Controlled
    - Lathe Chuck: Hydraulic 3-Jaw Chuck, Diameter of 200 mm
    - Tailstock: Hydraulic
    - Control System: CNC FANUC 0i-Mate with Manual Guide 0i Overlay

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    Photo: Lathe CNC

  • SC 6000 ThermoVision Camera
    - Resolution: 640 × 512
    - Full Frame Rate: up to 125 frames per second
    - Pixel Bit Depth: 14 bit
    - Control and Data Output: Gigabit Ethernet

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    Photo: Thermovision camera

  • SkyScan 1172 Desktop X-ray Microtomograph (Micro-CT):
    - X-ray Source: Sealed Microfocus X-ray Tube, 20-100 kV, 10W
    - X-Ray Detector: 12-bit Digital Cooled CCD
    - Resolution: 5 μm
    - Maximum Object Size : 68 mm
    - Options: Tension, Compression, Cooling

    mikrograf
    Photo: Microgram

  • ESAM Traveller Plus Measuring Bridge:
    - Strain Measurements using Strain Gauges in Quarter, Half and Full Bridge Configuration – up to 24 Channels
    - Displacement Measurements using Displacement Transducers
    - Recording of Voltage and Current Signals from other Transducers

    mostek
    Photo: Strain gange bridge

  • ESAM Traveller CF Measuring Bridge
    - Strain Measurements in Quarter, Half and Full Bridge Configuration – up to 16 Channels
    - 16-bit A/D Converter for each Channel
    - Built-in PCM-Encoder for telemetry
    - USB 2.0 for Data Transfer and Setup Commands to/from Computer
    - 1 GB Flash Memory type CF
    - LCD Display and Front Plate Keyboard to Setup and Measurements without using Computer

    mostek
    Photo: Strain gange bridge

  • Vision Research Phantom v12 High-Speed Camera
    - Maximum Resolution: 1280 × 800
    - Maximum Frame Rate at Maximum Resolution: 6315 frames per second
    - Pixel Bit Depth: 12 bitów
    - Minimum Exposure Time: 1 μs
    - DRAM Memory: 8 GB
    - Control and Data Output: Gigabit Ethernet
    - Video Uutput: PAL, NTSC, Component

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    Photo: ”High-speed camera”

  • EXAscan Handheld Laser Scanner:
    - Self Positioning: Based on Markes
    - Measurement: 25,000 points per second
    - Resolution in X, Y and Z axis: 0.05 mm
    - Accuracy: up to 0.04 mm

    laser
    Photo: ”Handheld laser”

The great achievement of the Department team is the own construction of an impact hammer of 18kNm impact energy.


laser
Photo: The impact hammer launching ceremony


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