General research characteristics

Research and Development in the Department of Mechanics and Mechatronics is carried out by three complementary divisions:

  1. Division of Mechatronics
  2. Division of Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  3. Division of Hydraulics and Pneumatics

A brief description of activity of the individual divisions is presented below. It is accompanied by recent most important publications’ contributors and the contact persons’ details. For more information please refer to the department website

Main research areas

Division of Mechatronics

  • Discrete modelling of controlled mechanical systems with the use of the mixed method
    of rigid and flexible finite elements
  • Optimal control at energy performance index of nonstationary and nonlinear systems
  • Theoretical and experimental modal analysis
  • Development of mechatronic design techniques
  • Vibration suppression during machining of conventional and hard-working materials
  • A supervision of production processes of high dimensional structures
  • Motion supervision of the wheeled mobile platforms following the desired as well as
    dynamically created trajectories
  • Biomechanics of the temporo-mandibular joint
  • Prediction of fatigue endurance of the vehicles


Krzysztof J. Kaliński, Marek A. Galewski, Michał Mazur, Marek Chodnicki

  1. Kaliński K.: The finite element method application to linear closed loop steady system vibration analysis. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 1997, 39, 3, 315-330.
  2. Kaliński K. J., Galewski M. A.: Chatter vibration surveillance by the optimal-linear spindle speed control. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 2011, 25, 1, 383-399.
  3. Chodnicki M., Kaliński K. J., Galewski M. A.: Vibration surveillance during milling of flexible details with the use of active optimal control. Journal of Low Frequency Noise Vibration and Active Control 2013, 32, 1&2, 145-156.
  4. Kaliński K. J., Galewski M. A., Mazur M. R.: High Speed Milling vibration surveillance with optimal spindle speed based on optimal speeds map. Key Engineering Materials 2014, 597, 125-130.
  5. Kaliński K. J., Chodnicki M., Mazur M. R., Galewski M. A.: Vibration surveillance system with variable stiffness holder for milling flexible details. W: Applied Non-Linear Dynamical Systems (Ed. J. Awrejcewicz). Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014, 175-184.

Contact: prof. Krzysztof J. Kaliński, full professor, email:


Division of Mechanics and Strength of Materials

  • Modelling and dynamic analysis of complex mechanical systems, like: offshore platforms and structures, ship propulsion systems, robots and manipulators
  • Modelling and dynamic analysis of biomechanical systems
  • Control and optimization of complex mechanical systems
  • Measurement and analysis of strength of materials and machine elements, and biomaterials


Edmund Wittbrodt, Krzysztof Lipiński, Wiktoria Wojnicz, Rafał Hein

  1. W. Wojnicz, B. Zagrodny, M. Ludwicki, J. Awrejcewicz, E. Wittbrodt, A two dimensional approach for modelling of pennate muscle behaviour - Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - 2017
  2. A. Grzeczka, M. Kłaczyński, E. Wittbrodt, T. Uhl, P. Kohut, Motion analysis of a kitesurfer employing a vision-based measurement system - Journal of Vibroengineering - 2016
  3. W. Wojnicz, H. Olszewski, K. Lipiński, E. Wittbrodt, Numerical Model of Femur Part - 2016
  4. W. Wojnicz, B. Zagrodny, M. Ludwicki, J. Awrejcewicz, E. Wittbrodt, Mathematical model of pennate muscle - 2015
  5. A. Grzeczka, P. Kohut, M. Kłaczyński, E. Wittbrodt, T. Uhl, Vision-based motion analysis of kitesurfer - Vibroengineering Procedia - 2015

Contact: prof. Edmund Wittbrodt, full professor, email:


Division of Hydraulics and Pneumatics

  • Satellite pumps and motors
  • High-pressure piston pumps with mechatronic displacement control
  • Hydro-mechanic drive systems
  • Operation of hydraulic systems in thermal shock conditions
  • Flow through capillary pipes and clearances
  • Compressibility of hydraulic fluids


Leszek Osiecki, Paweł Śliwiński, Ryszard Jasiński, Piotr Patrosz, Paweł Załuski

  1. Monograph: Osiecki L.: „Hydraulic axial machine commutation units” (in Polish), GUT, 2007,
  2. Osiecki L.:Volume efficiency loss caused by working fluid compressibility. Hidraulika a Pneumatika, Żilina 2002,
  3. Osiecki L.: Axial piston pump with cam-driven commutation unit. Hydraulika i Pneumatyka, Wrocław, 2003
  4. Osiecki L., Patrosz P., Zawistowski T., Landvogt B., Piechna J., Żyliński B.: Compensation of pressure peaks in PWK-type hydraulic pumps. Key Engineering Materials, 2012,
  5. Osiecki L., Patrosz P., Landvogt B., Piechna J., Zawistowski T., Żyliński B.: Simulation of fluid structure interaction in a novel design of high pressure axial piston pump. Archive of Mechanical Engineering, 2013,

Contact: dr Leszek Osiecki, DSc, email: