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Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment

Silesian University of Technology

Subject: Architecture , Civil Engineering , Engineering, Environmental

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ISSN: 1899-0142

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THE EFFECTS OF DEAD LOADS IN CANTILEVER CONCRETING BRIDGES
SELECTED ANALYSIS OF ENERGY-SAVING KINDERGARTEN IN ZŁOTY POTOK – COMMUNE OF JANOW, ALONG WITH ITS USAGE EVALUATION. A CASE STUDY
BEAUTY OF HISTORIC URBAN CENTRES – EVOLUTION IN CONSERVATION THEORY
INNOVATIVE STEEL FIBERS AND THEIR EFFECT ON FIBER DISTRIBUTION IN BEAMS - EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS

VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 2 (Aug 2019) - List of articles

IMAGE BEYOND THE FORM. REPRESENTING PERCEPTION OF URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Vincenzo BAGNOLO/ Andrea MANCA

Abstract Perception, awareness and appreciation of the built environment are essential skills in urban representation and design. Among the different perceptual dimensions, the visual, or more precisely the visual-aesthetic dimension is the field that better expresses its potential in representation. The study, in an analytical-applicative perspective, addresses the reading of the relationship between forms and uses, symbols and meanings of an urban public space characterized by a recent transfo(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-018

COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN FOR THE PRESERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF HISTORICAL HERITAGE. A PREFABRICATED COVERING PROTOTYPE FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN RURAL CONTEXT

Marco Giorgio BEVILACQUA/ Filippo IARDELLA/ Marco PALAZZUOLI/ Rodrigo Rubio CUADRADO

Abstract In Italy, many archaeological sites in peri-urban and rural areas are in a deep state of neglect, with unprotected remains and no prospects of enhancement. The paper shows the results of a study aimed at developing a parametric prototype of a prefabricated coverage, to be adapted to various conditions. The Roman Domus of the Acropolis of Populonia in the archaeological park of Baratti and Populonia in Tuscany was chosen as case study. The prototype was parametrically realized using heur(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-019

FIRE SAFETY IN THE BUILT-ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY IN A RESIDENTIAL FACILITY

Mohammad B. HAMIDA/ Mohammad A. HASSANAIN

Abstract In light of the spread of residential fires worldwide, this paper aims to identify the current fire safety code requirements for providing the minimum level of safety in residential facilities, hence, mitigating the risk of fire occurrence. The paper also presents the findings of a case study to demonstrate the compliance level of a sample residential facility, with code requirements. The case study building is composed of three floors and a basement. It can accommodate 214 persons. It (..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-020

THE IMPORTANCE OF COLOUR AND TEXTURE IN THE DESIGN OF RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS, WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON KITCHENS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE

Joanna KASZUBA/ Karolina SOBCZYŃSKA

Abstract People with visual impairments make up a very large part of society. Elderly people, as well as children and young people, are affected by sight impairments that sometimes continue until they lose their sight. These people should be facilitated as to their functioning in the environment through appropriate space design. It is reasonable and advisable to adapt the living quarters in particular to meet their needs. In this study, the authors investigated the preferences for colours and te(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-021

RURAL LANDSCAPES OF THE 20TH CENTURY: FROM KNOWLEDGE TO PRESERVATION

Stefania LANDI

Abstract During the 20th Century, rural landscapes underwent rapid transformations as a result – among many factors – of mechanization of agriculture and the introduction of new means of transportation: rural territories, indeed, started being signed by new railway lines and agro-industrial facilities, necessary for the storage and distribution of an increasing amount of agricultural products. This is particularly evident in Europe for the landscapes of grain production, as well as in North and (..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-022

TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN SERBIAN 21ST CENTURY ARCHITECTURE – THE NATURAL, STRUCTURAL MATERIALS’ IMPACT ON THE HUMAN BEING

Predrag MILOŠEVIĆ/ Vladimir MILOŠEVIĆ/ Grigor MILOŠEVIĆ

Abstract The aim of this paper is to illustrate what is happening at present in Serbia through the analysis of traditional Serbian construction, i.e. the technique and the conditions under which it was created. However, as the reality of the subject is quite cruel in today's time, this paper seeks to show the value of the principles on which traditional architecture rests, primarily through the use of natural materials in construction. The reason for this is the inextricable link between man and(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-023

GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL MAPS. TRACES OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHEOLOGY IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN SECTOR OF THE CITY OF CAGLIARI. (SARDINIA, ITALY)

Andrea PIRINU

The contribution proposed is a part of a research aimed at the definition of methodologies for the analysis and representation of the landscape of Sardinia, with particular reference to one of its most important and characteristic versions: the landscape of the wetlands. The history of the city of Cagliari is strongly linked to the sea and the lagoons, elements that constituted the authentic “settlement principle” where the lagoons, in particular, were sources of decisive resources as well as fo(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-024

MULTI-VARIABLE OPTIMIZATION MODELS FOR BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN USING ENERGYPLUS SIMULATION AND METAHEURISTIC ALGORITHMS

Krzysztof GRYGIEREK/ Joanna FERDYN-GRYGIEREK

Abstract The paper presents the method of optimal design of the building envelope. The influence of four types of windows, their size, building orientation, insulation of external walls, ceiling to unheated attic and ground floor on the life cycle costs in a single-family building in Polish climate conditions is analyzed. The optimization procedure is developed by means of the coupling between MATLAB and EnergyPlus. The results using three metaheuristic methods: genetic algorithms, particle swar(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-025

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE MICROWAVE OVEN IN THE GEOTECHNICAL LABORATORY

Małgorzata JASTRZĘBSKA

Abstract The main purpose of the paper is to present the usefulness of microwave ovens in the everyday work of geotechnical laboratories. Microwave ovens are commonly used to determine soil moisture and to dry soils that are too moist for other laboratory tests. The activities related to the above processes are not standarized in the majority of countries. The only available guidelines are based on the research projects. For the purpose of this particular research 345 tests have been conducted f(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-026

THE PRELIMINARY UNIAXIAL COMPRESSION BEHAVIOR OF CORRUGATED COLD FORMED STEEL MEMBERS

Mahmut KILIÇ/ Mahyar MAALI/ Abdulkadir Cüneyt AYDIN

Abstract The modern basic civil engineering concept is to design simplistic structures, by using innovative brand new manufacturing and assemblage concepts. As a result of this concept, arch type steel plates are used like the corrugated coatings. The main purpose of this work is to describe the Roll Form Machine (RFM) technology as used for the structures, especially for the roofs. Cold formed arch type steel structures may be fast and simple. These types of structures were used for temporary b(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-027

EX-ANTE ANALYSIS MODEL OF THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY REGULATIONS

Elzbieta BRONIEWICZ

Abstract The paper aims to develop a model of ex-ante cost-effectiveness analysis for regulations applied in environmental policy. The experience gained so far in applying cost-effectiveness analysis on an ex-post and ex-ante basis has been analysed. Major problems have been identified in the practical application of the ex-ante cost-effectiveness analysis in non-investment activities. On this basis, a model for the ex-ante cost-effectiveness analysis was proposed. The developed theoretical mode(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-028

ENERGY EFFICIENCY ECONOMICS OF CONVERSION OF BIOGAS FROM THE FERMENTATION OF SEWAGE SLUDGE TO BIOMETHANE AS A FUEL FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES

Józef CIUŁA/ Krzysztof GASKA/ Łukasz ILJUCZONEK/ Agnieszka GENEROWICZ/ Viktor KOVAL

Abstract The paper presents the analysis of efficiency and energy economics potential applicability of biomethane as an alternative fuel for powering company owned motor vehicles and public transport vehicles produced by the conversion of surplus biogas generated in municipal sewage treatment plants. Biogas produced at municipal wastewater treatment plants in the process of anaerobic fermentation of sewage sludge is a source of renewable energy used for energy generation. Currently in Poland, th(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-029

REMOVAL OF HARDNESS IN WASTEWATER EFFLUENT USING MEMBRANE FILTRATION

Mariusz DUDZIAK/ Edyta KUDLEK

Abstract The effluents from urban wastewater treatment plant are characterized by high concentrations of both calcium and magnesium salts which contribute to the hardness of this particular water flux. It applies primarily to places where the distribution systems draw water from underground sources. Using hard water, for instance, in households causes the domestic wastewater to be hard as well. The hardness of wastewater is not a normative indicator. However, it is an important scientific aspect(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-030

ADDITIONAL INSULATION MATERIALS IN A WINDOW FRAME: EXPERIMENTAL AND CFD ANALYSES

Piotr KOPER/ Marta JANKOWSKA

Abstract During our research, we tested how addition of insulating material inside a PCV window profile affects improvement of its thermal insulation. The tested insulation types were: PIR board, aerogel mat, and 3D printed additional profiles. The analysis of the heat flux passing through the window frame was carried out using the authors’ methodics, based on measurements of the temperature distribution in operating conditions and CDF simulations. The heat flux passing through the profile is ca(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ACEE-2019-031

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