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Applied Mechanics/ Dynamics/ Vibrations/Lift Technology

1997 …2023

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Hayder Al-Jelawy; Engineering 

Modelling of Fluid Structure Interactions and Flow Induced Vibration phenomena to Predict and Control the Dynamic Behaviour of High-speed Vertical Transportation Systems.

Ricky Chan; Engineering

Non-standard Lift Traffic Patterns and their Energy Benchmarking Parameters by Modeling and Simulation

Thomas Ehrl; Engineering

Design for Ride Quality - Knowledge Transfer of Advanced Dynamics of Passenger Transportation Systems in Buildings for a Multi-cultural/Multi-discipline R&D Environment

Ayodeji Olamide; Engineering

Condition monitoring and fatigue life of pipeline girth welds

Philip Quainoo; Engineering

A revision to European Building Code EN1991 for static and dynamic roof loading by volcanic ash.


Stefan Kaczmarczyk is Professor of Applied Mechanics and Postgraduate Programme Leader for Lift Engineering. His expertise is in in te area of applied dynamics, vibrations, multibody dynamics and vertical transportation systems. He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings in these fields. Prof Kaczmarczyk is a Chartered Engineer, elected Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Applied Dynamics


Mutlibody Systems Dynamics

Vertical Transportation Systems

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Silesian Technical University

PhD, Non-Stationary Responses of Hoisting Cables with Slowly Varying Length, University of KwaZulu-Natal


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Nonlinear Vibrations
  • Lift /Elevator Engineering


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