Wiącek Joanna

Wiącek Joanna

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PhD Wiącek Joanna
Room: B127
E-mail: j.sykut@ipan.lublin.pl
Phone: (81) 744 50 61 w. 181

Department and laboratory

Department: Department of Physical Properties of Plant Materials

Laboratory: Laboratory of Mechanics of Granular Materials


Research interests:

  • Mechanical properties of granular plant materials
  • Discrete element modelling of mechanical processes in granular materials

Other information

Education (dates, degrees, universities):

  • 2004    MSc in Physics
    Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland
    MSc thesis: “Tempearture dependence of nuclear shell energies”
  • 2008    PhD in Agricultural Sciences (Agronomy-Agrophysics)
    Institute of Agrophysics PAS, Lublin, Poland
    Dissertation: “Modeling of quasi-static effects in grain bedding using discrete element


  • The Polish Society of Agrophysics


  1. 2020, Calibration of discrete-element-method model parameters of bulk wheat for storage, Biosystems Engineering, 200: 298-314; DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2020.10.010
  2. 2019, A DEM study of relationship between mechanical strength and friction and adhesive parameters of agglomerates composed of plant materials, 9th International Granulation Workshop, Lozanna, Switzerland, 26-28.06.2019 ,
  3. 2020, Friction and Shear Properties of Pine Biomass and Pellets, Materials, 13(16), 3567, str. 1-15, DOI: 10.3390/ma13163567
  4. 2020, Structural and Micromechanical Properties of Ternary Granular Packings: Effect of Particle Size Ratio and Number Fraction of Particle Size Classes, Materials, 13(2):339, str. 1-19, DOI: 10.3390/ma13020339
  5. 2020, Discrete Element Method Modelling of the Diametral Compression of Starch Agglomerates, Materials, 13(4). 392, str1-22, DOI: 10.3390/ma13040932
  6. 2019, Compressibility and pressure distribution in a deposit of spherical particles under cyclic uniaxial confined compression, International Congress on Particle Technology PARTEC 2019, 9-11.04.2019 r. Nuremberg, Deutchland,
  7. 2019, Friction of wheat on corrugated steel. Experiments and Discrete Element Method modelling. DEM 8, 8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, The Netherlands, 21-26.06.2019, str. 196
  8. 2019, Formation and diametral compression of starch tablets: experiment and DEM simulations, International Congress on Particle Technology PARTEC 2019, 9-11.04.2019 r. Nuremberg, Deutchland,
  9. 2019, DEM modelling of diametral compression test of starch agglomerates, 4th Polish Congress of Mechanics, PCM-CMM, Kraków, Poland, 8-12.06.2019,
  10. 2019, A DEM study of relationschip between mechanical strength and geometrical parameters of agglomerates composed of plant materials, 9th International Granulation Workshop 2019, Lousanne, Switzerland,
  11. 2019, Two-dimensional particle shapes modelling for DEM simulations in engineering: a review, Granular Matter, str. 1-19, DOI: 10.1007/s10035-019-0935-1
  12. 2019, DEM analysis of the flow and friction of spherical particles in steel silos with corrugated walls, Powder Technology, 355, str. 425-437, DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2019.07.072
  13. 2019, Tensile strength of pressure-agglomerated potato starch determined via diametral compression test: Discrete element method simulations and experiments, Biosystems Engineering, 183, str. 95-109, DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2019.04.019
  14. 2019, Mechanical characteristics of pine biomass of different sizes and shapes, European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 77((4), str. 593-608, DOI: 0.1007/s00107-019-01415-w
  15. 2018, Effect of trimodality on structural and mechanical properties of granular packings with different particle size ratios and particle size fractions, 41st Solid Mechanics Conference (SolMech) Warszawa, 27-31.08.2018 r., str. 186-187
  16. 2018, Numerical analysis of compression mechanics of granular packings with various number of particle size fractions, 2-nd Workshop on Porous Media, Olsztyn, 28-30.06.2018 r., str. 54
  17. 2018, Outflow of mixtures of spheres and cylinders through horizontal orifices. Experimental and DEM simulations, 12th International Conference on Agrophysics: Soil, Plant & Climate, Lublin 17-19.09.2018 r., str. 160
  18. 2018, Discrete Element Method modelling of diametral compression of starch tablets, 12th International Conference on Agrophysics: Soil, Plant & Climate, Lublin 17-19.09.2018 r., str. 61
  19. 2018, Selection of material for X-ray tomography analysis and DEM simulations: comparison between granular materials of biological and non-biological origins, Granular Matter, 20(38): 1-14
  20. 2018, Effect of the particle size ratio on the structural properties of granular mixtures with discrete particle size distribution, Granular Matter, 20:31, DOI: 0.1007/s10035-018-0800-7
  21. 2018, Effect of aspect ratio on the mechanical behavior of packings of spheroids, Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 501: 1-11
  22. 2018, Effect of number of granulometric fractions on structure and micromechanics of compressed granular packings, Particuology, 39: 88-95
  23. 2018, Numerical analysis of compression mechanics of highly polydisperse granular mixtures with different PSD-s, Granular Matter, 20:17; DOI: 10.1007/s10035-018-0788-z
  24. 2017, Discrete Element Method for engineering application: modelling of granular materials transported on conveyor belt, 2nd International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science CMES, Lublin, Poland, 23-25.11.2017,
  25. 2017, Discharge of spheres, cylinders and their mixtures from cylindrical bin. Experiments and DEM simulations, 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, Spain, 1-5.10.2017,
  26. 2018, Characterization of shear behaviour in consolidated granular biomass, Powder Technology, 327: 120-127
  27. 2017, Breaking tester for examining strength of consolidated starch, International Agrophysics, Vol. 31(2): 251-258
  28. 2017, Effect of particle size ratio and contribution of particle size fractions on micromechanics of uniaxially compressed binary sphere mixtures, Granular Matter, Vol. 19 (34), DOI: 10.1007/s10035-017-0719-4
  29. 2016, Generacja złóż wirtualnych Metodą Elementów Dyskretnych, Granularne Ośrodki Porowate,
  30. 2017, Effective elastic properties and pressure distribution in bidisperse granular packings: DEM simulations and experiment, Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 2(7): 271-280
  31. 2016, Geometrical parameters of binary granular mixtures with size ratio and volume fraction: experiments and DEM simulations, Granular Matter, 18(42): 1-10
  32. 2017, Mechanical and combustion properties of sawdust-straw pellets blended in different proportions, Fuel Processing Technology, 156: 366-375
  33. 2016, Metoda Elementów Dyskretnych MED, 1st Workshop on Porous Media. Olsztyn, 1-3.07.2016 r. ,
  34. 2016, Pressure distribution in an assembly of wooden cylinders with various aspect ratios under uniaxial confined compression, Granular Matter, 18(2): 1-8
  35. 2016, Representative elementary volume analysis of polydisperse granular packings using discrete element method, Particuology, 27: 88-94
  36. 2015, Uniaxial compression testing and DEM simulations of binary mixtures of spherical particles., 2015
  37. 2015, Geometrical and mechanical Representative Elementary Volumes for polydisperse granular materials., 2015
  38. 2014, Microstructure and micromechanics of polydisperse granular materials: Effect of the shape of particle size distribution., Powder Technology, 2014, 268237-243
  39. 2014, Effect of particle polydispersity on micromechanical properties and energy dissipation in granular mixtures., Particuology, 2014, 1691-99
  40. 2014, Effect of particle size distribution on micro- and macromechanical response of granular packings under compression., International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2014, 514189-4195
  41. 2014, Influence of the method of representing shape of oblong particle on results of DEM simulations of uniaxial compression of granular assembly., 2014, No.-162
  42. 2014, Influence of shape of particle size distribution on mechanics of uniaxially compressed granular packings., 2014
  43. 2013, Oddziaływania w materiałach sypkich, 2013
  44. 2013, Effect of particie size distribution on the energy dissipation and mechanical response of packings of spheres under compressive loading, 2013
  45. 2013, Właściwości mechaniczne biomasy ziarnistej i włóknistej wykorzystywanej na cele energetyczne i do zakiszania, 2013
  46. 2013, DEM simulations of the frictional and frictionless polydisperse packings of the spheres under uniaxial compression, 2013, 715-725
  47. 2013, Effect of particle size distribution on the energy dissipation and mechanical response of packings of spheres under compressive loading, 2013, 118-118
  48. 2013, Effect of cohesion on the mechanical properties of polydisperse granular beddings, 2013, 69-69
  49. 2013, Experiment and DEM modelling of powder slip-stick effect, 2013, 63-63
  50. 2012, Influence of grain shape and intergranular friction on material behavior in uniaxial compression: Experimental and DEM modeling., Powder Technology, 2012, 217435-442
  51. 2012, Experimental and numerical determination of representative elementary volume for granular plant materials., Granular Matter, 2012, 14449-456
  52. 2012, Modelowanie metodą elementów dyskretnych procesów mechanicznych w ośrodkach rozdrobnionych, 2012, 88-89
  53. 2012, Experimental and numerical studies on uniaxial compression behavior of slightly oblong particles at crossover from Quasi-2D to 3D, 2012
  54. 2012, Magia materiałów sypkich, 2012
  55. 2012, Energia fal, 2012
  56. 2011, Variability of intergranular friction and its role in DEM simulation of direct shear of an assemmbly of rapeseeds., International Agrophysics, 2011, 25(4): 361-368
  57. 2011, Moisture-dependent physical properties of rapeseed – experimental and DEM modeling, International Agrophysics, 2011, 25(1): 59-65
  58. 2011, Mechanical properties of granular agro-materials. Continuum and discrete approach., Acta Agrophysica Rozprawy i Monografie EN, 2011, 190(1): 1-152
  59. 2011, Wpływ szerokości próbki i kształtu cząstek na charakterystyki jednoosiowego ściskania złoża materiału sypkiego., Acta Agrophysica, 2011, 18(2): 399-408
  60. 2010, Simulation of the packing structure, load distribution and flow pattern in a 2-dimensional model silo using discrete element method, 2010
  61. 2009, Metoda wyznaczania współczynnika tarcia pomiędzy dwoma metalowymi i organicznymi obiektami., Acta Agrophysica, 2009, 167, Vol. 13(2), 407-418
  62. 2009, Discontinuity, non-homogeneity and anisotropy in granular media., Annual Report Polish Academy of Sciences, 2009, 67-68
  63. 2009, Wpływ właściwości fizycznych granul na sypkość proszków spożywczych., 2009
  64. 2009, Modelowanie elementarnych oddziaływań w obszarze kontaktu ziaren., 2009
  65. 2008, Modelowanie elementarnych oddziaływań w obszarze kontaktu ziaren., 2008
  66. 2008, Wpływ właściwości fizycznych granul na sypkość proszków spożywczych., 2008
  67. 2008, Influence of particle size variability on mechanical and geometrical properties of granular system., 2008