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Rafał Burdzik

Professor
Silesian University of Technology

I am working as a professor in the Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering at Silesian University of Technology, Poland and as visiting lecturer at many European Universities. I am an author of several books and more than 400 scientific papers, and an editorial board member for several scientific journals and active member of numerous scientific associations, editorial boards and committees. I am an expert in transport, mechanical engineering, transport safety and environmental issues.

Biography

I am a professor in the Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering at Silesian University of Technology, Poland with more than 20 years of transport research experience.
Me research areas covers issues related to:
- the emission of vibrations and noise and their impact on humans and the environment, as well as the analysis of risk and safety, including epidemic.
- the development of innovative applications of vibroacoustic methods in transport.
- the perception and reaction of operators in transport, including multi-faceted research on the selection of variable message signs, analysis of the micro-sleep phenomenon and eye-tracking research.
- analysis of vehicle traffic energy consumption in terms of electromobility and environmental impacts. Development of a method for assessing the efficiency of transport processes as a PWOD method.

Examples of previously published books:
• “Identification of sources, propagation and structure of vibrations affecting men in means of transport based on the example of automotive vehicles”, JVE Lithuania
• “Automatic diagnosis of technical condition of shock absorbers mounted in passenger cars”, Silesian University of Technology, Poland.
• “Organization and conducting the process of servicing motor vehicles”, Nowa Era (publishing house), Poland.
• “Diagnosis of electric and electronic systems of motor vehicles”, Nowa Era (publishing house), Poland.
• “Diagnosing assemblies and components of motor vehicles”, Nowa Era (publishing house), Poland.
I am an author and co-author of several books (multi-language Polish, English, Czech) and more than 400 scientific papers, mostly in the area of transport engineering. More than 40 papers have been published in JCR indexed journals.
I have been involved in several special issues (Shock and Vibration, Complexity, Springer, Sensors). I am a member of a number of editorial boards of high level scientific journals and reviewer of high impact journals. I am well recognized expert in mechanical engineering focused on transport and vibroacoustics, transport safety and environmental issues. I am active member (or President) of numerous scientific associations, editorial boards and committees.
I have also received several awards from the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology and has been a member of the scientific committees of numerous conferences.
I am an expert of the Polish Accreditation Committee assessing and certifying Polish Universities in the scientific discipline of civil engineering and transport.
I have extensive research experience and managed numerous research projects, including those of an innovative and application nature.
I have been and I am an expert in the field of transport and technology in many companies and institutions

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    transport, mechanical engineering, transport safety and environmental issues
    An expert in the field of transport and technology in many companies and institutions

Personal Interests

    Family
    Technical innovation
    Impact in transport
    Safety and social responsibility in transport
    Sport
    Martial arts (trainer since 1999)

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Articles

Eksploatacja i NiezawodnoscVolume 16, Issue 3, 2014, Pages 458-464

Implementation of multidimensional identification of signal characteristics in the analysis of vibration properties of an automotive vehicle's floor panel


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by Eksploatacja i NiezawodnoscVolume 16, Issue 3, 2014, Pages 458-464
Authors: Rafał Burdzik
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

The article provides a proposal of software application of a method and an algorithm developed to identify signal characteristics in the analysis of vibration properties of an automotive vehicle's floor panel. Due to the complexity resulting from nonlinear and random nature of vibration phenomena in automotive vehicles, the analysis in question is multidimensional

International Journal of Non-Linear MechanicsVolume 91, 1 May 2017, Pages 170-180

Novel method for research on exposure to nonlinear vibration transferred by suspension of vehicle


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by International Journal of Non-Linear MechanicsVolume 91, 1 May 2017, Pages 170-180
Authors: Rafał Burdzik

The paper presents novel method for research on exposure to nonlinear vibration of passenger car suspension as nonlinear dynamical system. The paper addresses results of analysis of application of one of the time-frequency representation techniques to the identification of structure of vibration. The investigations conducted confirm considerable susceptibility to changes in the technical condition of shock absorber with regard to the assessment of human exposure to vibrations.

Applied AcousticsVolume 144, 15 January 2019, Pages 51-63

Multidimensional identification of resonances analysis of strongly nonstationary signals, case study: Diagnostic and condition monitoring of vehicle's suspension system


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by Applied AcousticsVolume 144, 15 January 2019, Pages 51-63
Authors: Rafał Burdzik

The paper presents novel methodology for multidimensional analysis of strongly nonstationary signals. This methodology contained the identification of working cycles, dedicated signal processing methods for each of identified segments of signal as time, frequency and TFR distributions of each signal segments. It allows to observe influence of increase of defects based on narrow and precise resonances windows.

Shock and Vibration Volume 2016, 2016, Article number 8457605

Shock and vibration in transportation engineering (Editorial)


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by Shock and Vibration Volume 2016, 2016, Article number 8457605
Authors: Minvydas Ragulskis, Luis Munoz, Rafał Burdzik, Julia I. Real, Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, and Radosław Zimroz

The papers of this special issue focus on such topics as the damping of vibration, active and semiactive suspensions, vibration phenomena in transportation mechanisms, torsional oscillations, traffic noise and vibration, vibration response characteristics of transport engineering objects (bridges and tunnels), and application of signal processing for various purposes (diagnostics and fault identification).

Complexity Volume 2018, 2018, Article number 4020729

Fault Identification, Diagnosis, and Prognostics Based on Complex Signal Analysis (Editorial)


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by Complexity Volume 2018, 2018, Article number 4020729
Authors: Ragulskis, M., Lu, C., Cao, M., Song, G., Burdzik, R.

This special issue titled “Fault Identification, Diagnosis, and Prognostics Based on Complex Signal Analysis” is a truly interdisciplinary issue. Manuscripts published in this special issue do represent such diverse fields as mechanical engineering, aviation engineering and technology, electric and electronic engineering, statistics, and so on. The geography of authors spans over three continents, Asia, Europe, and America. A total of 18 manuscripts were published in this issue

Journal of Vibroengineering Volume 15, Issue 4, 2013, Pages 2114-2123

Research on the influence of engine rotational speed to the vibration penetration into the driver via feet - multidimensional analysis


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by Journal of Vibroengineering Volume 15, Issue 4, 2013, Pages 2114-2123
Authors: Rafał Burdzik

The manuscript provides a discussion on the studies and analysis of influence of engine rotational speed to the vibration penetration into the driver via feet. For the driving safety and comfort it is very important what kind and values of vibration are transferred to car body. The experiments were conducted on the car vehicle which was placed on the special test racks. It allows to lessen the road roughens impact on the suspension and the car body.

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Volume 1032, 2020, Pages 63-73

Study of the Microsleep in Public Transport Drivers


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Volume 1032, 2020, Pages 63-73
Authors: Burdzik, R., Celiński, I., Młyńczak, J.

The article elaborates upon a study of the phenomenon of microsleep in drivers operating means of collective public transport on a regular basis. Results of the studies, subsequently processed in statistical terms, were used to formulate operational conclusions concerning the microsleep phenomenon and to define specific recommendations for drivers of means of collective public transport based on such grounds.

Sensors, vol. 21, 2021

Sensing Technology and Data Interpretation in Machine Diagnosis and Systems Condition Monitoring


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by Sensors, vol. 21, 2021
Authors: Rafal Burdzik, Minvydas Ragulskis, Maosen Cao, Radosław Zimroz, Chaari Fakher, Łukasz Konieczny

This Special Issue focus on recent attempts in development of sensors and sensing technology due to novel possibilities in machine diagnosis and systems condition monitoring to underline this new knowledge and application, especially for the trend in smart machines and systems with self-diagnosis properties. An example of this is the concept of smart cities and intelligent systems, which is trending worldwide.

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Volume 1032, 2020, Pages 74-83

Comparison of Energy Consumption of Short and Long City Buses in Terms of Assessing the Needs for e-Mobility


Published: Apr 17, 2021 by Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Volume 1032, 2020, Pages 74-83
Authors: Burdzik, R., Konieczny, Ł., Jaworski, R., Laskowski, D., Polak, R.

The article presents the results of simulation studies, the aim of which was to compare comparative energy consumption of short and long city buses in terms of assessing the needs for e-mobility. The methodology for calculating energy consumption and determination of the required engine power presented in the article enables dedicated analyzes depending on driving profiles and specific bus parameters.

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Epidemic Risk Analysis and Assessment in Transport Services: COVID-19 and Other

Published: Apr 17, 2021

This book presents a complete methodology for assessing the hazards, and probability and risks of viral transmission on transport services, using as a detailed example the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic

Epidemic Risk Analysis and Assessment in Transport Services: COVID-19 - book

Published: Apr 17, 2021

This book presents a complete methodology for assessing the hazards, and probability and risks of viral transmission on transport services, using as a detailed example the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic