General information

The Institute for Computational Civil Engineering (L-5) was established on March 1, 2006 from former Institute of Computer Methods in Civil Engineering (L-5) and Division of Computational Methods in Mechanics (L-6) according to the decision of the Senate of Cracow University of Technology of January 20, 2006.

Structure of Institute L-5
First, the new Institute was composed of the following cooperating units:

  • Division of Computer Analysis of Structures (L-51)
  • Division of Computer Science Applications (L-52)
  • Division of Computational Methods in Mechanics (L-53)
  • Laboratory of Computer Aided Calculations (L-54)
  • Administration

Since Oct. 1, 2015 the Institute is composed of the following units:

  • Division of Computer Science Applications in Engineering (L-51)
  • Chair of Computational Methods in Mechanics (L-52)
  • Technical Support and Administration

Expertise and research fields

  • Modelling and discretization methods
  • Artificial intelligence, especially neural networks
  • Mechanics of materials and structures
  • Theory and implementation of inverse methods using experimental data
  • Concepts of software generation, pre- and post-processing
  • CAD/CAE algorithms and software, computer graphics applications in engineering

Offer of cooperation
Institute L-5 can provide the knowledge about constructing physical, mathematical and computational models of real-world phenomena, including engineering problems. Its employees possess experience in generating new and integrating existing software which can be used for practical simulations of complex processes.

The main field of expertise is mechanics of structures and materials, however the range of interests goes beyond mechanics and typical problems. In particular, the Institute is ready to contract the following applied research: effective analysis of linear and nonlinear (initial) boundary value problems using modern computational methods, verification and interpretation of experimental results considering theoretical aspects of measurements, theoretical-numerical estimation of residual stresses in metal structures under cyclic loads, numerical determination of stress and deformation in materials with microstructure.

The Institute cooperates  industrial partners Datacomp i Robobat.