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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 9 , ISSUE 1 (March 2016) - List of articles

STRUCTURAL INTERVENTION AT KENSINGTON PALACE 

Bartłomiej Gloger, MSc Eng. Arch./ Jan Rabiej, Prof. DSc PhD Eng. Arch.

In March 2012 Kensington Palace one of the most important historic building in the history of the British monarchy was reopened to the public by Queen Elisabeth II. Between 2010 and 2012 the palace has undergone a £12m redevelopment. Kensington Palace is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I listed building that has been a royal residence since the end of 17th century and holds rooms of special historic interest. However, over previous decades the palace attracted few visitors considering its(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-001

Published Online: 28-July-2018

THE WAYS OF ADJUSTING HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN TO THE NEEDS OF THE CHILD – THE EXAMPLE OF MEYER CHILDREN HOSPITAL IN FLORENCE, ITALY

Magdalena Jamrozik-Szatanek/ Łukasz Jamrozik-Szatanek

Designing child hospitals is a complex, multi-layered process. Research shows, the patients’ environment has influence on the process of treatment. The feelings of isolation, powerlessness, discomfort and stress can be exacerbated by a inadequate design. Currently, many hospitals are built around the world, in which the design should help process of treatment. One of them is the Meyer Hospital in Florence, Italy, which is an excellent example of an interesting, functional and surprising hospital(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-002

MODERNISM OR TRADITION IN LOW-TECHNOLOGY? A HUMANISTIC PERSPECTIVE ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF PAULINA WOJCIECHOWSKA

Marcin Mateusz Kołakowski

Low-tech is an important, but at the same time largely underestimated movement of contemporary architecture. The first part of this paper attempts to discuss the characteristics of this phenomenon in the context of the grand ideas of Modernism and demonstrate how important it is to define it. The existing definitions of low-tech presented in the second part of the article bear a significant downside as they only focus on the physical aspects of this movement, i.e. materials and methods of constr(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-003

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT AND DOWNTOWN REGENERATION – PERSPECTIVES FOR KATOWICE

Filip Piaścik/ Michał Stangel

The scope of the paper is to present the issues concerning the revitalization of an area situated in the centre of Katowice, where an academic quarter of the University of Silesia is emerging. Although this problem has been subject of numerous research works, workshops and competitions, the city of Katowice, despite many investments, has not managed to fully implement the revitalization of this area. Research activities indicated the deficiency in the integration of student functions. The surfac(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-005

THE DESIGN THINKING METHOD IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, PARTICULARLY FOR DESIGNING SENIOR HOMES

Joanna Tymkiewicz/ Maria Bielak-Zasadzka

Researches on designing homes for senior in the future implemented by the authors were presented in two articles. The first one is focused on the theoretical foundations. Paper explains what Design Thinking method is, discusses the state of research, objectives, substantiation of the selection of the topic, and modern trends in the design of senior homes. A continuation of this topic is article: SENIOR HOMES OF THE FUTURE IN THE EYES OF STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE. DIDACTIC EXPERIENCE FROM THE APPL(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-004

SENIOR HOMES OF THE FUTURE IN THE EYES OF STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE. DIDACTIC EXPERIENCE FROM THE APPLICATION OF THE DESIGN THINKING METHOD

Joanna Tymkiewicz/ Maria Bielak-Zasadzka

The paper is a continuation of the research topic presented in the paper: THE DESIGN THINKING METHOD IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, PARTICULARLY FOR DESIGNING SENIOR HOMES. The text is devoted to the presentation of the research and didactic project based on Design Thinking method, conducted with students of the Faculty of Architecture, Silesian University of Technology. This part consist of the following stages: definition of the problem to be solved, interdisciplinary work of student teams, brainsto(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-006

BUILDING HERITAGE IN THE ALTO DOURO WINE REGION, PORTUGAL – TABIQUE WALL NAILS CHARACTERIZATION

Rui Cardoso/ Jorge Pinto/ João Carlos Lanzinha

The Alto Douro Wine Region, a region located in the northeast of Portugal, presents an abundant building heritage which consists of tabique constructions, a vernacular construction technology. This technology uses raw materials such as stone, an earth-based material and wood, besides metal nail sensure the timber connections and the required structural safety. Previous research works have shown that most of the existing tabique buildings, in this region, present signs of marked deterioration and(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-007

INFLUENCE OF LOAD DIRECTION ON BEHAVIOUR AND MECHANICAL PARAMETERS OF CLAY-BRICK MASONRY WALLS UNDER CYCLIC COMPRESSION

Iwona Galman

The results of laboratory tests of masonry wallettes subjected to cyclic compression normal and parallel to bed joints are presented in this paper. The influence of the direction of loading on the σ = σ (ε) relationship and basic mechanical parameters was analysed. The paper also describes the modes of failure of the tested elements.  

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-008

TEMPERATURE IN THE ADHESIVE LAYER OF EXTERNALLY BONDED COMPOSITE REINFORCEMENT HEATED BY THE SUN

Rafał Krzywoń

The paper describes the measurements of temperature growth in different types of the epoxy adhesive bonding external strengthening. A total of six types of models were tested: CFRP sheet and strip, two SRP tapes adhered to the concrete sample, CFRP strip and SRP tape on a timber sample. Changes in temperature were investigated during the summer in the southern Poland. The maximum measured temperatures for all models exceeded regarded as safe temperature limit of 45°C. The highest recorded adhesi(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-009

STATISTICAL VERIFICATION OF THE REVERBERATION TIME MODELS IN SMALL BOX ROOMS

Artur Nowoświat/ Marcelina Olechowska

The paper presents the results of measurements and theoretical calculations for little room models. Five room models have been prepared for analysis and they were placed in a chamber adopted as reverberationless. Measurements of reverberation time in these rooms were made in two variants; first in isotropic sound field, the second in the field disturbed by elements made of mineral wool. Then for all models in both variants theoretical calculations were made by means of three models: Neubeauer’s,(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-015

PERTURBATION NUMBERS – EVALUATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE UNCERTAINTY OF PARAMETERS ON UNIDIRECTIONAL TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN A PLATE  

Agnieszka Winkler-Skalna

This paper describes the issue of unidirectional temperature distribution in a plate with the assumption of perturbations in the problem parameters. The new algebraic perturbation system is proposed as a possible alternative to the traditional I-order perturbation methods. A calculation example is presented to compare the classical solution of a problem with that using perturbation numbers. The investigation of a possibility to apply the new algebraic system using a simple example represents an (..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-010

USE OF BIOLOGICAL METHODS FOR REMOVAL OF H2S FROM BIOGAS IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS – A REVIEW

Krzysztof Barbusiński/ Katarzyna Kalemba

Biogas is produced during anaerobic digestion of organic substances by a consortium of microorganisms. Biogas consists mainly of methane (CH4 ) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Other gases such as dinitrogen (N2), water vapour (H2 O), ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other sulfur compounds could also be found therein. Biogas produced by waste biomass has been recognized as one of the most important alternative energy sources in the recent years. In order to be used as a source of energy to gen(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-011

RESEARCH ON THE CULTIVATION OF NITRIFYING BACTERIA AND POSSIBILITY OF THE BIOMASS STORAGE

Magdalena DOMAŃSKA/ Kamila HAMAL/ Małgorzata FRĄSZCZAK/ Janusz ŁOMOTOWSKI

The efficiency of nitrification has a great influence on the effect of removing nitrogen from wastewater. Problems with the process are associated with reducing the age of activated sludge, lower temperatures of wastewater in aeration chambers, rapid changes in the amount and composition of wastewater containing toxic substances or inhibiting the oxidation of ammonia nitrogen. The research concerned the possibility of cultivation and storage of the nitrifying bacteria biomass, which could be add(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-012

INVESTIGATION OF FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY AND ACTIVATED SLUDGE CONDITION USING BIOLOG® SYSTEM

Justyna Michalska/ Danuta Wojcieszyńska/ Izabela Greń

Activated sludge method dominates among the currently used biological wastewater treatment systems. The dynamic development of this technology implies need for research, most of which are carried out in laboratory conditions. Biolog system seems to be an effective tool that allows a quick assessment of microbial activity of activated sludge. The aim of this study was to verify Biolog® EcoPlates’ usage for comparing the functional and metabolic diversity of activated and excess sludge microbial c(..)

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-013

THE USE OF LOW-CALORIFIC VALUE GASES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEERING

Wojciech Uchman/ Sebastian Werle

The use of low-calorific value gases is a way to gaseous fuels supply diversification. LCV gases present an application potential in various technologies e.g. reburning process. The experimental investigation of the reburning process in small scale coal-fired boiler using sewage sludge-derived syngas was carried out. The influence of the LCV gas stream on the nitrogen oxides emission reduction was analyzed. The emission reduction reached almost 30% with 11% gas share in thermal input.  

DOI: 10.21307/acee-2016-014

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