Strata Mechanics Research InstitutePolish Academy of Sciences

The focus of the scientific activity of the Strata Mechanics Research Institute is basic, cognitive, and applied research. In large part, it is still related to the current scientific issues concerning mining, especially in the field of mining safety engineering and the impact of mining activity on the natural environment.

Strata Mechanics Research InstitutePolish Academy of Sciences

The Institute is constantly developing measurement methods, and, being in possession of some unique equipment, is also carrying out experimental research in laboratories and on real objects, as well as numerical experiments. The knowledge gained thereby, together with unique measuring devices and highly qualified staff, made it possible to establish the Calibration Laboratory for Ventilation Measuring Instruments, which, in 2008, received the accreditation no. AP 118.

Strata Mechanics Research InstitutePolish Academy of Sciences

The Institute’s scope of research includes some problems that so far have not been satisfactorily solved, such as the methods of controlling rocks nad gas outbursts, methods of forecasting the process of ventilation in complex network structures and in the porous medium, or investigating the physical properties of rocks with fluid-filled pores.
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INSA Haut de FranceSystem for positioning of thermoanemometers and example of application for air velocity analysis in a mine gallery

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Key achievements of the Laboratory are the following:

  • Thermal wawes anemometry
  • Developing method of temperature compensation of thermoanemometers readings
  • Innovative bridgeless constant temperature anemometer
  • Digital constant temperature thermoanemometer system
  • Novelty bridge constant temperature system with temperature compensation
  • Innovative solutions of thermoanemometric measuring equipment
  • Design thermoanemometric sensors

The Laboratory pursues two main research areas: one of them concerns the presence of gases in porous media, with special emphasis put on gasogeodynamic phenomena; the other is connected with the stereological analysis understood as a method of the quantitative description of the geometrical structure of materials, and rocks in particular.

Major research areas include:

  • investigation of physical properties of rocks,
  • measurements of rock strata deformations in situ,
  • impacts of underground mining operation on the surface,
  • numerical modelling,
  • model testing on a loose media.

The subject matters of research conducted in Mine Ventilation Laboratory are related to unsteady states of gas and air flows in the mine ventilation network.

Our offer

We invite you to get acquainted with the range of services and solutions currently offered by the Strata Mechanics Research Institute, including a wide variety of measurement devices designed and fabricated in our laboratories and a range of services related to ventilation measurements and expert’s opinions, stereological and endurance analyses of rocks. Other services available at our Institute include calibration of measurement devices in an accredited calibration laboratory.