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Prof. Dr. Slawomir Kedziora

Slawomir Kedziora

Associate professor in Mechanical engineering and design

Academic Area(s) Mechanical engineering
Research Topics Mechanical engineering, Finite element analysis, Design of machine elements, Applied mechanics
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine
Department Department of Engineering
Postal Address Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Campus Office L 015A
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 5590
Social Media & Blogs
Speaks English, Polish
Research Stays in Luxembourg, Poland

Slawomir KEDZIORA pursued his studies in applied mechanics at the Lodz University of Technology, where he was awarded a PhD degree in Applied Mechanics in the year 2000. His PhD thesis was titled “Ultimate Load Capacity of Orthotropic Thin-Walled Beams-Columns with Open and Closed Cross-Sections in the Elastic-Plastic Range”. He embarked on his career in the automotive industry as a Reliability Engineer in DELPHI, which was immediately followed by promotion as Senior Experimental Engineer in 2002. Later in 2008, he started working at EATON as an Engineering Specialist in Stress Engineering. In 2013, he was recruited as a Principal Engineer at DNV GL, an esteemed company with its domain in the marine industry.

His activities in the industry were primarily around Reliability and Stress Engineering, with a particular focus on the holistic design of mechanical and civil engineering elements and structures.

With the mammoth task of passing on the knowledge legacy to the forthcoming generations, he joined the University of Luxembourg as an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department under Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) during the year 2014.

Areas of expertise:

  • Research
  • New product development
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Numerical method in mechanics
  • 3D CAD
  • Design and validation
  • Design exploration
  • Additive manufacturing technology
  • Program management
  • Teaching

Last updated on: Thursday, 30 September 2021

Last updated on: 30 Sep 2021

PhD projects

(2014 - 2018), Optimisation Assisted Designing of Mechanical Elements for Direct Metal Laser Sintering, by Thanh Bình CAO.

The project mainly dealt with the optimisation assisted design methods investigations employed to develop mechanical elements for direct metal laser sintering (DLS). These developed elements have higher structural performance than those traditionally designed and were able to be practically produced.

(2018 - present), Korrelative Messtechnik im mikroskopischen Bereich unter Weltraumbedinungen by Mats Bremer
This research project aims to predict, measure and verify the thermal expansion and stress of earth satellite components under space conditions in a test chamber. For this purpose, a suitable measuring system for representing deformations in the micrometre range is to be developed and validated. Afterwards, design standards for optimal component design under space conditions will be derived from obtained results.

(2020 - present) Application of functionally graded lattice structures suitable for additive manufacturing in mechanical parts by Thierry Decker

The research project investigates the benefits of proper implementation of the functionally graded lattice structure for additive manufacturing in mechanical applications. The benefits are reducing noise, vibration, weight, and the improvement of strength and sustainability. The challenge is to design and produce the functionally gradated lattice structure itself. In addition, structural optimisation of these structures to get the most out of them is a more difficult task, particularly if a real complex mechanical part needs to be constructed, not only simple specimens.

Interreg Project


Lead partner: Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld - Trier University of Applied Sciences
Main partners: Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes – University of Applied Sciences, Trier University of Applied Sciences, University Luxembourg, Any-Shape.

Industrial partners:

Fritsch GmbH (D) • ZIGRO Werkzeug,- Vorrichtungs- und Maschinebau GmbH (D) • Ecoliance Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. (D) • ISFO GmbH (D) • IMG Innovations-Management GmbH (D) • Bösing Dental GmbH & Co KG (D) • RBB Aluminium-Profiltechnik AG (D) • GCL International Sarl (F) • IHK Saarland (D) • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern - TUK FBK - Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnik und Betriebsorganisation (D) • Schütz engineering PLT GmbH (D) • Sirris (B)

Project description:

Additive manufacturing for metallic parts (3D Metal Printing) gains importance with many process possibilities. The lack of a detailed overview of affordable 3D metal printing technologies and material properties in the function of the employed additive processes makes it difficult for SMEs (small and medium enterprises) to decide on the most economical manufacturing method for their business efficiently. The project ComPrintMetal3D: “Comparison of different 3D metal printing processes depending on the application” aims to evaluate 3D metal printing technologies and provide SMEs in the Greater Region and other interested stakeholders a guideline to educate on the best design and production options. Gathering 4 main partners, the project has a total budget of 1,498,451.78 euros for the period 2020-2022.

First, we will survey the state-of-the-art of the various existing technologies and compare them with each other. Some of them will be chosen and illustrate their applications through design optimisation and manufacturing process investigation using a real case study. A step-by-step guide will be provided and distributed to help companies make future decisions. Furthermore, the knowledge gained will be made available free to the public during the project.

Project cost: EUR 1,498,451.78

ERDF amount: 895 382,21 EUR

ERDF rate: 59.75%.

Last updated on: 30 Sep 2021

Lectures and Exercises

(2014 - present) Machine Design I, II and III, (2nd and 3rd year, bachelor programme).
(2014 - present) Machine Design (1st year, master programme).
(2014 - present) Machine Design Exercises (1st year, master programme).
(2014 - 2015) Design Construction Exercises (1st year, master in civil engineering, programme).


(2014 - present) Advanced Project/ Case Study (2nd year, master programme)

(2014 - present) Master and Bachelor Thesis.

Doctoral School

(2014 - present), supervision of projects.

(2014 - present), a member of many PhD thesis supervisory committees

(2016 - 2021), a coordinator of the doctoral school programme in Mechanical/ Electro and Communications Engineering.

Last updated on: 30 Sep 2021

Claude Wolf and Slawomir Kedziora created Fab@Uni in 2012 in response to the growing interest in 3D printing techniques (additive manufacturing). The motto of the lab facility was to build a facility for research and teaching, which focused on design optimisation of components for additive manufacturing and demonstration of additive manufacturing to students at the University of Luxembourg. Since its establishment, the lab has been growing, helping us educate junior engineers and prepare them for professional life in industry and academia.

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Last updated on: 01 Oct 2021

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See detailAnalysis of residual stress relaxation of aluminum alloys EN AW 6061/-82 T6 under cyclic loading
Repplinger, Christian; Sellen, Stephan; Kedziora, Slawomir; Zürbes, Arno; Maas, Stefan

in Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures (2021)

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Soliman, Ahmed Abdelsalam Mohamed; Kedziora, Slawomir; Kelm, Jens; Gerich, Torsten; Maas, Stefan

Poster (2021, September)

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See detailInvestigating the influence of personalized musculoskeletal models on the calculated muscles and joints forces
Soliman, Ahmed Abdelsalam Mohamed; Kedziora, Slawomir; Kelm, Jens; Gerich, Torsten; Maas, Stefan

Poster (2021, July)

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See detailDesigning an early failure indicator channel for an in-tank hydrogen valve via a fatigue-based approach
Cao, Thanh Binh; Kedziora, Slawomir; Sellen, Stephan; Maas, Stefan; Repplinger, Christian

in Journal of Computational Design and Engineering (2020)

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See detailOptimization assisted redesigning a structure of a hydrogen valve: the redesign process and numerical evaluations
Cao, Thanh Binh; Kedziora, Slawomir; Sellen, Stephan; Repplinger, Christian

in International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (2020)

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See detailPractical Implementation of Functionally Graded Lattice Structures in a Bicycle Crank Arm
Decker, Thierry; Kedziora, Slawomir; Wolf, Claude

in 850th International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering and Management (2020, November 25)

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See detailOptimum Autofrettage Pressure of Hydrogen Valve Using Finite Element and Fatigue Analysis
Kedziora, Slawomir; Cao, Thanh Binh

in Engineering (2020), 12(01), 1--24

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See detailNumerical determination and experimental verification of the optimum autofrettage pressure for a complex aluminium high-pressure valve to foster crack closure
Repplinger, Christian; Sellen, Stephan; Kedziora, Slawomir; Zürbes, Arno; Cao, Thanh Binh; Maas, Stefan

in Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures (2020)

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See detailNumerical Assessment of two Implants for Pubic Ramus Fracture of human Pelvis applying Normal Gait loading
Ricci, Pierre-Louis; Gerich, Torsten; Kelm, Jens; Kedziora, Slawomir; Soliman, Ahmed Abdelsalam Mohamed; Maas, Stefan

Poster (2020, October)

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See detailInnovative designs of an in-tank hydrogen valve towards direct metal laser sintering compatibility and fatigue life enhancement
Cao, Thanh Binh; Kedziora, Slawomir

in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (2019)

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See detailThe Buckling and Post-Buckling of Steel C-Columns in Elevated Temperature
Czechowski, Leszek; Kedziora, Slawomir; Kolakowsk, Zbigniew

in Materials (2019), 13(74), 1-12

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See detailDesign of continuously variable bicycle transmission
Kolb, Jean; Kedziora, Slawomir

Report (2019)

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See detailMaterials, valves and sealing gaskets for high pressure applications
Repplinger, Christian; Sellen, Stephan; Kedziora, Slawomir; Zürbes, Arno; Maas, Stefan

Poster (2019)

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See detailConcrete-Filled Steel Tubular (CFTS) Columns Subjected to Eccentric Compressive Load
KEDZIORA, SLAWOMIR; Anwaar, Muhammad Omer

in AIP Conference Proceedings (2018, November 15)

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See detailDetermination of the optimum autofrettage pressure for a complex aluminum valve body
Repplinger, Christian; Sellen, Stephan; Kedziora, Slawomir; Zürbes, Arno; Cao, Thanh Binh; Maas, Stefan

Scientific Conference (2018)

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See detailUpcycling polymers: a revolutionary approach to promoting the circular economy
Wolf, Claude; Kedziora, Slawomir

in Impact (2018), 2018(Number 9), 103-1053

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Cao, Thanh Binh; Kedziora, Slawomir

in International Journal of Mechanical Engineering (2017), 6(3), 39-50

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See detailNumerical comparative study of five currently used implants for high tibial osteotomy: realistic loading including muscle forces versus simplified experimental loading
Diffo Kaze, Arnaud; Maas, Stefan; Kedziora, Slawomir; Belsey, James; Haupert; Wolf, Claude; Hoffmann, Alexander; Pape, Dietrich

in Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (2017), 5(28),

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See detailOptimal design of cap screw thread runout for transversal and axial loads
Kedziora, Slawomir

in Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering (2017), 6(1),

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See detailApplication of structural topology optimisation for planetary carrier design
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See detailAir centre structure of automotive heat exchangers in view of its post-buckling behaviour
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See detailDesign of Automotive Road Racing Rim with Aid of Topology Optimization
Martin, Laurent; Kedziora, Slawomir

Report (2016)

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See detailZastosowanie ANSYS i ANSYS Workbench w procesie projektowania obudów skrzyń biegów
Kedziora, Slawomir; Michalski, Przemysław

Scientific Conference (2013, April)

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See detailHeat exchanger mounting bracket
Jamil, Ben Hamida; Kedziora, Slawomir; Frank, Leitch; Brian, Coyle; Robert, Gmerek

Patent (2011)

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See detailDevelopment Process for a Charge Air Cooler to Meet Modern Requirements
Puillandre, Youen; Kedziora, Slawomir; Mailliet-Bestel, Damienne; Cowell, Tim

in White, Peter (Ed.) Vehicle thermal management systems : VTMS 8 (2007)

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