Paweł Kudela
Paweł Kudela
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    O4/Z1 - Zakład Mechaniki Struktur Inteligentnych
    Tytuł/Stopień Naukowy:
    dr hab. inż.
    Profesor IMP PAN
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  • Dane osobiste

    Dr Pawel Kudela was born in 1979 in Wadowice - Karol Wojtyla's city - who is much better known to all as Pope John Paul II. He studied computer mechanics at the Cracov University of Technology in years 1999-2004. In 2004 he obtained a master degree from the Department of Civil Engineering with specialization in the Computer Mechanics. In 2005 he started working at the Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery in Gdansk as a young research assistant. In 2009 he obtained a Ph.D. title in Mechanics from the same Institute and his Ph.D. thesis was awarded by the Head of the Institute Prof J. Mikielewicz. In 2016 he obtained habilitation degree.

    Scientific interests

    • Elastic wave propagation modelling using Spectral Element Method
    • Damage modelling
    • Parallel GPU computation
    • Signal processing and enhancement of damage visualisation for Non-destructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring
    • Mechanics of composite structures
    • Metamaterials
    • Acoustic lenses and Lamb wave focusing


    1999-2004 Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland

    • Department: Civil Engineering
    • Specialisation: Computer Mechanics
    • MSc (9.12.2004)

    2005-now Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Gdansk, Poland

    • PhD thesis: Damage detection in selected composite elements by the elastic wave propagation method, supervisor: Prof. Wiesław Ostachowicz
    • Dr of technical sciences in the field of mechanics (2.04.2009)
    • Habilitation (8.12.2016)

    Professional experience

    2005-now Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery

    • Research assistant
    • Postdoctoral research assistant (from 1.05.2009)
    • Collaboration with Boeing R&T Europe (contracted research in years 2008-2010)
    • Visiting Scholar in Structures and Composites Laboratory at Stanford University (2011/2012)

    International Projects

    • ARTIMA: Aircraft reliability through intelligent materials application, 2005-2008, , European Commission , FP6, contractor.
    • EUROCORES: Smart sensing for structural health monitoring, European Science Foundation, 2006-2009, contractor.
    • ENCOMB: Extended Non-Destructive Testing for Composite Bonds, 2010-2014, European Commission, FP7, contractor.

    Top 10 publications

    1. P. Kudela, M. Krawczuk, W. Ostachowicz, Wave propagation modelling in 1D structures using spectral finite elements, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 300(1-2), 88-100, 2007 (IF: 2.593, Cited: 92).
    2. P. Kudela, A. Zak, M. Krawczuk, W. Ostachowicz, Modelling of wave propagation in composite plates using the time domain spectral element method, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 302(4-5), 728-745, 2007 (IF: 2.593, Cited: 79).
    3. P. Kudela, W. Ostachowicz, A. Zak, Damage detection in composite plates with embedded PZT transducers, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 22(6), 1327-1335, 2008 (IF: 4.116, Cited: 56).
    4. W. Ostachowicz, P. Kudela, P. Malinowski, T. Wandowski, Damage localisation in plate-like structures based on PZT sensors, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 23(6), 1805-1829, 2009 (IF: 4.116, Cited: 84).
    5. W. Ostachowicz, M. Radzienski, P. Kudela, 50th Anniversary Article: Comparison Studies of Full Wavefield Signal Processing for Crack Detection, Strain, 50(4), 275-291, 2014 (IF: 1.694, Cited: 15).
    6. P. Kudela, M. Radzienski, W. Ostachowicz, Identification of cracks in thin-walled structures by means of wavenumber filtering, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 50-51, 456-466, 2015 (IF: 4.116, Cited: 36).
    7. P. Kudela, Parallel implementation of Spectral Element Method for Lamb wave propagation modeling, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 106(6), 413-429, 2016 (IF: 2.162, Cited: 7).
    8. Z. Yang, M. Radzienski, P. Kudela, W. Ostachowicz, Two-dimensional modal curvature estimation via Fourier spectral method for damage detection, Composite Structures, 148, 155-167, 2016 (IF: 3.858, Cited: 22).
    9. Z. Yang, M. Radzienski, P. Kudela, W. Ostachowicz, Fourier spectral-based model curvature analysis and its application to damage detection in beams, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 84, 763-781, 2017 (IF: 4.116, Cited: 15).
    10. L. De Marchi, A. Marzani, J. Moll, P. Kudela, M. Radzieński, W. Ostachowicz, A pulse coding and decoding strategy to perform Lamb wave inspections using simultaneously multiple actuators, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 91, 111–121, 2017 (IF: 4.116, Cited: 4).

    Research monograph

    W. Ostachowicz, P. Kudela, M. Krawczuk, A. Zak, Guided Waves in Structures for SHM: The Time-Domain Spectral Element Method, John Wiley & Sons, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0-470-97983-9 (Cited: 71).

    Book chapters

    1. W. Ostachowicz, P. Kudela, Elastic waves for damage detection in structures, Chapter in: New Trends in Vibration Based Structural Health Monitoring, Deraemaeker A., Worden K. (eds), Springer, Vienna, New York, p. 247-300, 2010, ISBN 978–3–7091–0398–2.
    2. C. Dan, P. Kudela,  Temperature Compensation Methods for Elastic Wave Based SHM, Chapter in: Recent Progress in Flow Control for Practical Flows, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2017, ISBN 978-3-319-50567-1.

    Accomplished courses

    • 21-25 June 2010, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, Wave Propagation in Linear and Nonlinear Periodic Media: Analysis and Applications;
    • 21-25 April 2008, The University of Sheffield, UK, Advanced Lecture Series on Structural Health Monitoring
    • 10-14 October 2005, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, Dynamic Methods for Damage Detection in Structures

    Engagement with External Organisations; Membership of Research Networks

    • 2017-now: Associated Member, Computational Methods and Optimization Section of the Mechanics Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.
    • Visiting scholar at University of Bologna, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, 2013 (one week).
    • 1-year contracted research for Boeing Research & Technology Europe with headquarters in Madrid, Spain, 2008-2009.

    Review of articles for international journals

    1. Structural Health Monitoring – an International Journal
    2. Smart Materials and Structures
    3. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
    4. Journal of Sound and Vibration
    5. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
    6. Journal of Composite Materials
    7. Science and Engineering of Composite Materials
    8. Applied Mathematical Modelling
    9. Advances in Engineering Software
    10. International Journal of Solids and Structures
    11. International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration
    12. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures
    13. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal
    14. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation
    15. Sensors

    Prizes, Awards and Fellowships

    • Outstanding Reviewer for Smart Materials & Structures, 2016.
    • Team member awarded First Place of the Dragon-STAR Innovation Award, 2015.
    • 1-year postdoctoral scholarship at Stanford University, USA, founded by the Foundation for Polish Science in the frame of KOLUMB program, 2011–2012.
    • 1-year scholarship founded by the Foundation for Polish Science, 2010.
    • 1-year scholarship founded by the Foundation for Polish Science, 2009.
    • III degree award in nationwide prof. Szmelter’s competition for work of technical mechanics, 2007.


    • Co-author of  polish patent PL211916B1 entitled "Method and device for damage localisation in structural elements"
    • Co-author of European patent EP2485026 (A1) “Structural Health Monitoring System” submitted by Boeing R&T Europe.
    • Co-author of polish patent W.122756 „Matrix for damage localisation in structures”