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The aim of this paper is to determinate critical (tearing) force. This force is needed to be caused, for cannula and its securing fixation (in this case by tapes), to be torn out from patient’s body, (i.e. applications in medico-chirurgical branches). To determine this quantity, experimental approach was used, in which for more realistic approach real human cutis (skin) was used. Data acquired from this experiment may be later used in designing of a device for automatic winding of infusion tubes etc. Measurements were performed on porcine and human skin.

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The article describes the thermo-hydraulic analysis of a dry cask storage building that is used for the storage of depleted nuclear fuel to determine the viability of a buoyancy driven cooling system. The analysis is performed in the form of steady-state CFD simulations. The resulting temperature distributions are them evaluated based on required operation criteria.

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This paper focuses on architectural transformations of some post-industrial objects into sacral functions. The discussed works mainly relate to churches, chapels and parish houses of various Christian denominations, mainly Protestant. Such transformations provoke questions about the limits of acceptance for adaptation works in the context of objects associated with a religious cult. The doubts that arise are connected primarily with the theological-liturgical dimension, that means the interpretation of the sacrum space. As far as conservation work is concerned, the analysed examples confirm the thesis of high architectural potential inherent in post-industrial objects. They also show a wide spectrum of possible interferences in a given structure during the conversion process.

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This paper deals with a comparison of the classical belt friction formula, also called Euler-Eytelwein equation, with a detailed belt-cylinder interaction model. The belt friction is a typical pedagogical problem where the usage of equilibrium conditions is shown, but also have a practical usage, e.g. a heavy ship anchor pulling or a belt brake. The presented belt-cylinder interaction model is based on the absolute nodal coordinate formulation of beam finite elements with the consideration of nonlinear contact forces between a beam and a rigid cylinder.

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The landscape of Nowy Wiśnicz is a unique example of the preservation of Baroque cultural landscape. Changes in the manner in which the castle surroundings are used and a lack of care resulted in overgrown greenery which then began to interfere with precious spatial relations. The landscape currently requires intervention. Conservation has been protecting the site against investment plans. However, it must be integrated with active protection in the form of caring for the vast area in order to preserve the spatial meaning of the entire complex. A study of the exposure of the castle hill indicated further actions that are required for the landscape framework. With use of contemporary methods of a visual analysis, the main exposure links were identified. Two options of specific guidelines for land cover were then defined. These were considered with regard to the current state and then against the future state in the case of no intervention. These guidelines constitute the basis for further steps for the development and management of the surroundings of the castle hill.

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Many studies have observed that the mechanical properties of concrete made of recycled aggregate are worse than for concrete made of natural aggregate; this is mainly due to the mortar that is attached to the recycled aggregate. In literature, an equivalent mortar volume method in the manufacturing of recycled aggregate concrete has been proposed. This method treats the attached mortar as new mortar. The application of this method can reduce the use of natural materials while maintaining mechanical properties and eliminate the additional processes required for the production of recycled aggregates. The aim of this paper is to briefly describe the recent application of this method, present gaps in current research and anticipated directions for further research.

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This paper deals with wear of intramedullary milling cutters for the drilling of nail holes used for osteosynthesis of lower limbs long bones. After the physician’s complaints about the increasing resistance and total change of its properties that are caused by the reuse the instrument, we have designed a suitable methodology to verify and quantify this problem. The experiment was carried out on three types of milling cutters, differing in their diameter. Using statistical tests, we compared pressure force and torque before and after wear.

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The laboratory tower crane by INTECO is used in research and education of control engineering for mechatronics. Its modelling and control include several subsystems. The paper deals with identification of dynamic model of trolley motion along the jib and trolley position controller design, as well as design of compensator to damp payload oscillations in the direction along the jib. A thorough frequency domain analysis of obtained results is provided.

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The main goal of this work is to provide a composite alternative to an already existing beam which has top hat cross section. The main part of this work is focused on using the finite element method to solve the problem. Firstly, a duralumin version will be used to calibrate the computation, then the problem will be solved for different options of slightly adjusted geometry. The computation itself will include general static analysis as well as analysis of buckling.

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Continuous fiber fabrication technology, developed by Markforged and used in MarkTwo printers, allows using of reinforcing fibers, which improve mechanical properties of produced parts. The technology enables choosing of two fiber deposition strategies: isotropic fiber fill and concentric fiber fill. With the isotropic fiber fill, there is an option to set up various fiber angles in each layer. The article is focused on stress distribution analysis using FEM in a matrix and individual reinforcing fibers of specimens loaded to uniaxial tension. Main observed parameters are stresses in matrix and fiber and usage of the reinforcing material.