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Reviewed Journal Articles
  • "Comprehensive Rollover Testing of Paratransit Buses", Cezary Bojanowski, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer. Manuscript submitted for consideration for publication in International Journal of Impact Engineering. July 10, 2010.
  • “Experimental Assessment of Dynamic Responses Induced in Concrete Bridges by Permit Vehicles”, Piotr Szurgott, Jerry W. Wekezer, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jeffrey Siervogel, and Marc Ansley. Manuscript approved by the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. In press.
  • “Example of Experimental Validation and Calibration of a Finite Element Model of a Heavy Vehicle”, Szurgott P., Kwaśniewski L., Wekezer J.W., Journal of KONES Powertrain and Transport, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 433-440, 2010.
  • “Crash and Safety Assessment Program for Paratransit Buses”, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jeff Siervogel, Cezary Bojanowski, Jerry W. Wekezer and Krzysztof Cichocki. Elsevier International Journal of Impact Engineering. DOI information: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2008.05.003, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 235-242, February 2009.
  • “Safety Assessment of Wheelchair Occupants in Paratransit Buses”, Cezary Bojanowski, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry Wekezer. International Journal of Human Modeling and Simulation. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 174-196, November 2008.
  • “Dynamic Response of a Highway Bridge Subjected to Moving Trucks”. Hongyi Li, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, pp. 439-448, Vol. 13, Issue 5, September – October 2008.
  • “Material and Structural Crashworthiness Characterization of Paratransit Buses”, Mark F. Horstemeyer, Hongyi Li, Jeff Siervogel, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Brian Christian, Garry Roufa. International Journal of Crashworthiness. pp. 509-520, Volume 12, Issue 5, 2007.
  • “Structural Response of Paratransit Buses in Rollover Accidents”. Krzysztof Cichocki, Jerry W. Wekezer. International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 217-225, 2007.
  • “Numerical Assessment of Dynamic Response of Highway Bridges Subjected to Heavy Vehicles”, Jerzy Malachowski, Hongyi Li, Jerry W. Wekezer, Leslaw Kwasniewski. Advances in Transportation Studies, An International Journal. Issue XII, Section B, pp. 47-58. July, 2007.
  • "Experimental Evaluation of Dynamic Effects for a Selected Highway Bridge", Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Garry Roufa, Hongyi Li, Jean Ducher, and Jerzy Malachowski. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Volume 20, No. 3, pp. 253-260, August 2006.
  • "Finite Element Analysis of Vehicle-Bridge Interaction" Leslaw Kwasniewski, Hongyi Li, Jerry W. Wekezer, Jerzy Malachowski. Elsevier Journal of Finite Elements in Analysis and Design. Available on line at www.sciencedirect.com. Hard copy: Vol. 42, Issue 11, pp. 950-959, July 2006.
  • "Crashworthiness Assessment of a Transit Bus", Leslaw Kwasniewski, Hongyi Li, Ravi Nimbalkar and Jerry W. Wekezer. International Journal of Impact Engineering. (Article also published online via ScienceDirect: http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0734743X05000709). Hard copy: Volume 32, Issue 5, pp. 883-888, May 2006.
  • "Assessment of Passenger Security in Paratransit Buses", Andrzej Morka, Leslaw Kwasniewski and Jerry W. Wekezer. Journal of Public Transportation, Special Issue: Transit Safety and Security, http://www.nctr.usf.edu/jpt/pdf/JPT%208-4S%20Morka.pdf, ISSN 1077-291X, Volume 8, No. 4, pp. 47-64, October 2005.
  • "Improvement of Highway Safety through Computational Mechanics", Krzysztof Cichocki, Leslaw Kwasniewski and Jerry W. Wekezer, Manuscript submitted for possible publication in the International Journal of Advances in Transportation Studies, In press, Issue V, April 2005.
  • "Crashworthiness Assessment of a Transit Bus", Leslaw Kwasniewski, Hongyi Li,Ravi Nimbalkar and Jerry W. Wekezer, Submitted for possible publication to the International Journal of Impact Engineering, manuscript reference number IJIE 1833, July 15, 2004.
  • "Simulation Research of Roadside Safety Appurtenances - Current Status and Possible Technology Transfer in Poland, Leszek Mikolajkow,Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Submitted to Drogownictwo (in Poland) for possible publication, 2005.
  • "Vehicle Trajectories Resulting from Traversing FDOT Street Curbs. Numerical Analysis and Experimental Verification", Krzysztof Cichocki, Jerry W. Wekezer, Advances in Transportation Studies, an International Journal,No.1, Vol. 1, Section B1, pp. 51-61. November 2003.
  • "Retrofit Analysis of Florida Beam-and-Post Reinforced Concrete Bridge Barriers", Jerry W. Wekezer, Ireneusz Kreja, Mussa Issa. Engineering Transactions, Journal of Polish Academy of Sciences, Vol.50, No.3, pp 105-129, 2002.
  • "Retrofit Analysis of Bridge Fender Systems", Rafal Wuttrich, Jerry W. Wekezer, Jack Toth, Nur Yazdani. ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 127, No. 6, pp. 327-333. November/December (2001).
  • "Static Finite Element Analysis of Bridge Fenders for Barge Impact", Claudia M. Wilson, Nur Yazdani, and Jerry W. Wekezer, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 90-95, August (2001).
  • "Performance Evaluation of Existing Bridge Fenders for a Ship Impact", Rafal Wuttrich, Jerry W. Wekezer, Nur Yazdani, Claudia Wilson. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 17 ?23, February (2001).
  • "Performance Problems and Structural Retrofit Analysis of Existing BCT Terminals", Jerry W. Wekezer, Rafal Wuttrich and Matthew Ramaley. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, August, Vol. 14 Issue 3, pp. 118-125, (2000).
  • "A Study on a Retrofit of the Breakaway Cable Terminal", Jerry W. Wekezer, Rafal Wuttrich, and Matthew Ramaley. International Journal of Crashworthiness, Woodhead Publishing, Vol 5. No. 4, pp. 405-416, (2000).
  • "Computer Simulation of Vehicle Crashes with Roadside Safety Barriers", Ireneusz Kreja, Leszek Mikolajkow, Jerry W. Wekezer. Drogownictwo (Journal of Highway Engineering, in Polish), Rok LV, ISSN 0012-6357, August, pp. 247-252, (2000).
  • "Finite Element Modeling of G2 Guardrail", Bart F. Hendricks and Jerzy W. Wekezer, Transportation Research Record, No. 1528: Highway and Facility Design. Current Research on Roadside Safety Features. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 130 - 137 (1996).
  • "An Approach to Computer Assisted Tutoring in Structural Analysis", Czeslaw J. Branicki and Jerzy W. Wekezer. Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Gdanskiej (Research Transactions of Gdansk Technical University), Civil Engineering Series, Vol. 50, No. 520, pp. 27 35, (1995).
  • "Buckling Strength of Wood Power Poles Using Finite Elements", A.B. Peabody and Jerzy W. Wekezer. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 120, No. 6, pp. 1893-1908, June (1994).
  • "Vehicle Impact Simulation", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Morton S. Oskard, Roger W. Logan and Edward Zywicz. Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 119, No. 4, July / August, pp. 598-617, (1993).
  • Authors' closure to "Plates on Elastic Foundation", David S. Chilton and Jerzy W. Wekezer. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 118, No. 5, May, pp. 1439-1440 (1992).
  • "Plates on Elastic Foundation", David S. Chilton and Jerzy W. Wekezer. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE. Technical note. Vol. 116, No. 11, November, pp. 3236 3241 (1990).
  • "PRISM Symbolic Matrix Interactive System For Teaching Structural Analysis", Czeslaw J. Branicki and Jerzy W. Wekezer. The International Journal of Applied Engineering Education, Vol.6, No.4, pp. 451 460 (1990).
  • "Vibrational Analysis of Thin Walled Bars of Open Cross Sections", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 115, No. 12, December, pp. 2965 2978 (1989).
  • "Degenerate Elements for Combined Flexural and Torsional Analysis of Thin Walled Structures", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Discussion on the paper by W. Kanok Nukulchai and M. Sivakumar, (Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 114, No. 3, 1988). Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 115, No. 9, September, pp. 2410 2412 (1989).
  • "Free Vibrations of Thin Walled Bars", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE, Vol. 113, No. 10, October , pp. 1441 1453 (1987).
  • Author's closure to "Instability of Thin Walled Bars", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 113, No. 8, August, p. 1256 (1987).
  • "Nonlinear Torsion of Thin Walled Bars of Variable, Open Cross Sections", Jerzy W. Wekezer. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. Vol. 27, No. 10, pp. 631 641 (1985).
  • "Instability of Thin Walled Bars", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE. Vol. III, No. 7, pp. 923 935 (1985).
  • "Elastic Torsion of Thin Walled Bars of Variable, Open Cross Sections", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Computers & Structures, an International Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 401 407 (1984).
  • "Analysis of Spatial Frame Systems With the Effects of Axial Forces on the Bending Deformations of Bars", Wojciech Pietraszkiewicz, Maciej Lidke, Jerzy W. Wekezer and Alfred Zmitrowicz, Rozprawy Inzynierskie Engineering Transactions, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 559 572 (1976).
  • "Statics of Thin Walled Bars of Variable, Open Cross Sections", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Rozprawy Inzynierskie Engineering Transactions, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 45 58 (1976).
  • "Dynamics of Thin Walled Bars of Variable, Open Cross Sections", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Rozprawy Inzynierskie Engineering Transactions, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 201 208 (1976).
  • "Torsion of a Thin Walled Bar with Variable Cross Sections", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Gdanskiej (Research Transaction of Gdansk Technical University), No. 204, p. 63 72 (1973).
  • "Stochastic Model of Shell Deviations in Cylindrical Tanks", Elzbieta Filipow, Jerzy W. Wekezer and Piotr Wilde. Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Slaskiej (Research Transaction of Silesia Technical University), No. 7, pp. 49 55 (1973).
  • "Finite Torsion of a Double Symmetric Thin Walled Bar with Variable I Cross Sections", Piotr Wilde and Jerzy W. Wekezer. Rozprawy Inzynierskie Engineering Transactions, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 137 150 (1973).
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Contributions to Published Books
  • "Blast Explosion Assessment on Building Structures". Andrzej Morka, Jerry W. Wekezer, Tadeusz Niezgoda. Vol. III, Chapter 13, pp. 247-258 in "Numerical Analyses in Selected Mechanical Problems" (in Polish). Editor: Tadeusz Niezgoda. Military University of Technology, ISBN 978-83-89399-44-1, Warsaw, 2007.
  • "Finite Element Applications to Thin Walled Structures." Invited contribution: Chapter 2: "A Thin Walled Bar Element as a Special Case of a Shell with Internal Constraints", pp. 41 62, Jerzy W. Wekezer. Edited by John W. Bull. Elsevier Applied Science Publishers Ltd., London New York, 1990.
  • "The Problems on Structural Mechanics." Czeslaw J. Branicki, Tadeusz Chmielewski, Edmund Melerski, Miroslaw Skowronek, Jerzy W. Wekezer, Technical University of Gdansk Press, 112 pp, 1976.
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Reviewed Proceedings and Symposia Articles
  • "Dynamic Response of Reinforced Concrete Bridges due to Heavy Vehicles", Eduardo Taft, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerzy W. Wekezer. Invited keynote paper for a mini-symposium of the International Conference of Computer Methods in Mechanics, CMM 2011, Warsaw, Poland, May 9-12, 2011.
  • "Failure of Paratransit Bus Structures under Dynamic Loading", Bronislaw Gepner, Christopher Rawl, Jerry W. Wekezer and Leslaw Kwasniewski. Abstract number 3, submitted for possible publication and presentation at the International Conference on Computational Modeling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures - CFRAC 2011, Barcelona, Spain, June 6-8, 2011.
  • "Dynamic Load Allowance for Reinforced Concrete Bridges", Jerry W. Wekezer, Eduardo Taft, abstract submitted for possible publication and presentation at the 3rd ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on "Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2011)", Corfu, Greece, May 26-28, 2011.
  • "Comparison of ECE-R66 and FMVSS 220 Tests for a selected Paratransit Bus", Bronislaw Gepner, Christopher Rawl, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Cezary Bojanowski and Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper number 11-1802 approved for presentation at the 90-th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 23-27, 2011.
  • "Dynamic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Bridges", Sharnie Earle, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Piotr Szurgott, Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper 1387, Session MS5. Complete paper on CD. Conference program, pages 60 and 96. IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics. Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering. Paris, France, May 16-21, 2010.
  • "Virtual Rollover Testing of a Paratransit Bus". Cezary Bojanowski, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jeff Siervogel, Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper number 10-3578 presented as a poster at the 89-th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Full paper included on a distributed CD. Washington, D.C. January 10-14, 2010.
  • "Experimental Assessment of Dynamic Interaction Between a Heavy Vehicle and a Reinforced Concrete Bridge". Piotr Szurgott, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer. MES 2009, XI Conference "FEM in Support of Analysis, Design and Manufacturing. Poland. October 2009.
  • "Experimental Validation of a Finite Element Model of a Heavy Vehicle". Piotr Szurgott, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer. MES 2009, XI Conference "FEM in Support of Analysis, Design and Manufacturing. Poland. October 2009.
  • "Dynamic Interaction Between Heavy Vehicles and Speed Bumps". Piotr Szurgott, Leslaw Kwasniewski, and Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper presented at the 23rd European Conference on Modeling and Simulation Madrid, Spain. Published in the Conference Proceedings, pp. 585 591. ISBN 0-9553018-8-2, CD: 0-9553018-9-0. June 912, 2009.
  • "Florida Standard for Crashworthiness and Safety Evaluation of Paratransit Buses". Cezary Bojanowski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Leslaw Kwasniewski and Jerzy Kownacki. Paper Number 09-0299-O, distributed to conference attendees on CDs. 21st International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, Stuttgart, Germany, June 1518, 2009.
  • "Effect of Speed Bumps on Dynamic Behavior of a Heavy Vehicle". Piotr Szurgott, Marc Ansley, Leslaw Kwasniewski, and Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper No. 09-3537 presented on a poster session at the 86-th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January, 2009.
  • "Assessment of Passenger Safety in Paratransit Buses". Cezary Bojanowski, Jeff Siervogel, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer, International ICRASH2008 Conference, abstract No. 2008-017-presented. Kyoto, Japan, July 22-25, 2008.
  • "Performance of a Paratransit Bus Structure During Rollover Tests". Cezary Bojanowski, Jeff Siervogel, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper No. 08-0983 presented to the Paratransit Committee AP060, session 520, Final Program, page 130. 85-th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January 13-17, 2008.
  • "Application of FEM for Crash and Safety Assessment of Buses". Jerzy Kownacki, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Invited keynote paper. 10-th Annual Conference "FEM Programs in Support of Analysis, Design and Manufacturing", edited by Tadeusz Niezgoda. Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, November 13-16, 2007.
  • "Numerical Study of a Roll-over Test of a Paratransit Bus". Jeff Siervogel, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Cezary Bojanowski and Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper approved for presentation and publication at the XV Polish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian Conference "Theoretical Foundations of Civil Engineering". Warsaw, Poland, May 14-16, 2007.
  • "Laboratory Testing Program for F.E. Crash Analyses of Paratransit Buses", Hongyi Li, Jeff Siervogel, Cezary Bojanowski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Jerzy Kownacki, and Leslaw Kwasniewski. Paper approved for presentation and publication at the 20th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV), Lyon, France, June 18-21, 2007.
  • "Structural Response of Paratransit Buses in Rollover Accidents", Krzysztof Cichocki and Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper presented and distributed on a CD. ICrash2006 - International Crashworthiness Conference, Athens, Greece, July 4-7, 2006.
  • "Computer Aided Analysis of a Hybrid III Dummy Positioned on a Manual Wheelchair". Les?aw Kwa?niewski, Cezary Bojanowski, Jerry W. Wekezer. XIV Polish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian Conference "Theoretical Foundations of Civil Engineering". Paper presented and published in the Conference Transactions. Warsaw-Vilnius, pp. 169-178. June 26-28, 2006.
  • "Development of Finite Element Models of Heavy Vehicles". Jerry W. Wekezer, Hongyi Li, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerzy Malachowski, 9th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions. Program and the Book of Abstracts, pp 31-32. Full paper on CD. Penn State, College Station, June 18-22, 2006.
  • "Analytical Damage Assessment of Pipelines Due to H.E. Material Detonation", Jerzy Ma?achowski, Tadeusz Niezgoda, Jerry W. Wekezer. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Thermal Engineering Theory and Applications. Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, pp. 1-4, January 3-6, 2006.
  • "Modeling of Interaction between Blast Explosion and a Building Structure". Andrzej Morka, Jerry W. Wekezer. IX Conference on FE Programs in Support of Analysis, Design and Manufacturing. Conference Proceedings, pp. 385-393, Gizycko, Poland, October 19-22, 2005.
  • "Finite Element Analysis of Vehicle - Bridge Interaction Using LS-DYNA", Leslaw Kwasniewski, Hongyi Li,Jerry W. Wekezer, Jerzy Malachowski. Abstract submitted for possible publication and presentation at Twelve International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14,2005.
  • "Numerical Analysis of Highway Bridge Response Subjected to Different Loading Conditions", Hongyi Li, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerzy Malachowski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Abstract submitted for presentation and publication in conference proceedings, International Congress on Computer Methods in Mechanics, CMM-2005, Czestochowa, Poland. June 21-24, 2005.
  • "Computational Mechanics as an Effective Tool for Analysis of Bridge Dynamics", Leslaw Kwasniewski, Hongyi Li,Jerry W. Wekezer, XXII Conference on Structural Failures, Szczecin-Miedzyzdroje, Poland. Paper submitted for presentation and publication, May 17-20,2005.
  • "Analytical Damage Assessment of Pipeline due to H.E.Material Detonation", Jerzy Malachowski, Tadeusz Niezgoda, Jerry W. Wekezer, International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering. International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering. Abstract approved for publication and presentation. Santorini, Greece, May 25-28, 2005.
  • "Analysis of Kinetic Energy Transfer to the Target During Impact of the Antitank Projectiles", Andrzej Morka, Jerry W. Wekezer. Second International Conference on Computational Ballistics. Abstract submitted for possible publication and presentation. Cordoba, Spain, May 18-20, 2005.
  • "Evaluation of Dynamic Impact Factor for a Florida Highway Bridge by Experiment and Finite Element Method", Hongyi Li, Leslaw Kwansniewski, Jerzy Malachowski, Jerry W. Wekezer and Jean Ducher. 82nd Transportation Research Board Annunal Meeting, Washington,DC. Paper# 05-0871, January 2005.
  • "Bus Structures Subjected to High Explosive Detonation", Andrzej Morka, Jerry W. Wekezer. NATO International Seminar on Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Classified abstracts distribution on CDs. Madrid, Spain, October 18-19, 2004.
  • "Experimental Evaluation of Dynamic Impact Factor for Florida Bridges Subjected to Moving Vehicles", Hongyi Li, Leslaw Kwasniewki, Jerzy Malachowski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Jean Ducher. Invited keynote presentation. Twelfth Polish-Ukrainian Conference "Theoretical Foundations of Civil Engineering", Conference Proceedings, Vol.I, pp. 279-288. Warsaw, Poland, June 28-30, 2004.
  • "Crashworthiness Assessment of a Transit Bus", Leslaw Kwasniewski, Hongyi Li, Ravi Nimbalkar, Jerry W. Wekezer, International Symposium "Crashworthiness of Light-Weight Automotive Structures", Book of Abstracts, Hard copy: Page 89, CD: Page 101, Trondheim, Norway, June 17-18, 2004.
  • "Finite Element Analysis of a Transit Bus", Hongyi Li, Ravi Nimbalkar, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer. Structures under Shock and Impact VIII, Wessex Institute of Technology, WIT Press, Eighth International Conference on Structures under Shock and Impact, SUSI VIII, pp. 397-406. Crete, Greece, March 2004.
  • "Analysis of a Bus Structure under Explosion Loading", Andrzej Morka, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer, First International Conference on Design and Analysis of protective Structures against Impact/Impulsive/Shock Loads, DAPSIL, Conference Proceedings, Section 3: Protection from Terrorist Attack, pp. 147-158. Tokyo, Japan, December 15-19, 2003.
  • "Numerical Analysis and Experimental Verification of Vehicle Trajectories", Jerry W. Wekezer, Krzysztof Cichocki, 7-th International Conference on Mechanical and Physical Behavior of Materials under Impact Loadfing, Porto, Portugal. Presented and Published in conference proceedings. EDP Science, Journal of Physics IV, France, Vol. 110, pp. 377-382, September 8-12, 2003.
  • "Numerical Analysis and Experimental Verification of Vehicle Trajectories", Krzysztof Cichocki, Jerry W. Wekezer. 15-th International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics (CMM-2003), Wisla, Poland. Abstract in conference proceedings, pp.101-103, full version of the paper on CD, June 3-6, 2003
  • "Finite Element Analysis of a Transit Bus", Hongyi Li, Ravi Nimbalkar, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Eleventh International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements (CMEM 2003), Halkidiki, Greece. Presented and approved for publication in conference proceedings. May 12-14, 2003.
  • "Crashworthiness Assessment of a Bridge Fender due to Barge Impact", Jerry W. Wekezer, Rafal Wuttrich, Leslaw Kwasniewski, XXI Conference on Structural Failures, Szczecin-Miedzyzdroje, Poland. Conferences proceedings, pp. 613-620, May 20-23, 2003.
  • "Crashworthiness, Safety and Computational Mechanics", Jerry W. Wekezer, Leslaw Kwasniewski, 7th International Mechanical Engineering Congress UDLAP, Puebla, Mexico. Invited keynote address, February 6-8, 2003.
  • "Crashworthiness and Safety Analyses in Highway Transportation", Jerry W. Wekezer, Leslaw Kwasniewski. Tenth Polish-Ukrainian Conference theoretical Foundations of Civil Engineering. Invited keynote address. Conference proceedings, No. 10, Vol.1, pp. 481- 490, Warsaw, Poland, June 24-28, 2002.
  • "Development of Finite Element Model for Ford Eldorado Transit Bus", Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerry W. Wekezer, Hongyi Li. Tenth Polish-Ukrainian Conference theoretical Foundations of Civil Engineering? Conference proceedings, No. 10, Vol.1, pp. 255-268 Warsaw, Poland, June 24-28, 2002.
  • "Reverse Engineering of a Transit Bus for F.E. Crashworthiness Assessment", Jerry W. Wekezer and Leslaw Kwasniewski, 7-th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions, Conference proceedings, pp. 505-512, Delft, the Netherlands, June 16-20, 2002.
  • "Computer Analysis of Vehicle Trajectories", Jerry W. Wekezer, Krzysztof Cichocki, Proceedings of 21th Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Orlando, USA, pp. 121-129, May 2002.
  • "Application of LS-DYNA in Numerical Analysis of Vehicle Trajectories", Jerry W. Wekezer, Krzysztof Cichocki. Proceedings of 7th International LS-DYNA Users Conference 2002, Dearborn, USA, pp. 5.33-5.40, May 2002.
  • "Non-linear Analysis of Trajectories of Vehicles Traversing Street Curbs", Rafal Wuttrich, Jack Toth, Jerry W. Wekezer and Florian Apitz, First M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, MA, (abstract on C.D. and presentation), June 12-15, 2001.
  • "Investigation of Bridge Fenders for Ship Impact", Nur Yazdani, Jerry W. Wekezer, Claudia Wilson, and Rafal Wuttrich. Presented at the 2000 ASCE Structures Congress, Philadelphia, PA, May 2000.
  • "Computer Analysis of Impacts Between Motor Vehicles and Roadsisde Barriers", Tomasz Kosacki, Leszek Mikolajkow, Jerry W. Wekezer. Congress applications of Simulation and Virtual Techniques in National Defense, Safety, Transportation, Medicine and Education, Lodz, Poland, November 7, 2000.
  • "Finite Element Modeling in Analysis and Retrofit of Bridge Fender Systems", Rafal Wuttrich, Jerry W. Wekezer and Nur Yazdani. Second International ICrash 2000 International Crashworthiness Conference, London, England, Conference Proceedings, pp. 237-243, September 6-8, 2000.
  • "Computer Simulation of Full-Scale Crash Tests for Roadside Safety Structures", Ireneusz Kreja, Leszek Mikolajkow, Jerry W. Wekezer, IV Conference on Road Traffic Safety Problems in Roads and Bridges, Pultusk, Poland, Conference Proceedings, pp. 213-225. May 24-26, 2000.
  • "Crashworthiness of Bridge Fenders Impacted by a Barge", Rafal Wuttrich, Jerry W. Wekezer, Nur Yazdani and Jack Toth. Program and Summaries of Presentations, pp. 18 and 75 (also on CD). Chair of the Session on Impact Dynamics and Crashworthiness (pp. 6 and 18). Fourteenth ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference EM2000, Austin, Texas, May 21-24, 2000.
  • "Computer Assisted Teaching of Structural Analysis for Civil Engineering Students", Czeslaw J. Branicki, Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper on a CD, pp. 1- 10. VI International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 14 -16, 2000.
  • "LS-DYNA Analysis and Retrofit of Bridge Fender Systems", Rafal Wuttrich, Jerry W. Wekezer, Nur Yazdani, Jack Toth. Paper on a CD. TRANSPO 2000, Orlando, Florida, April 16-19, 2000.
  • "Finite Element Analysis of Existing BCT Terminals", Jerry W. Wekezer and Ireneusz Kreja. International Conference Vehicle. Infrastructure Interaction VI, Zakopane, Poland. Book of Abstracts. September 26 - October 1, 1999.
  • "Design Flows and Structural Retrofit Analysis of Existing BCT Terminals", Jerry W. Wekezer, Rafal Wuttrich, Matthew Ramaley, Malcolm Ray. IJ Crash'98, International Crashworhiness Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, Conference Proceedings, pp. 531- 542. September 9-11, 1998.
  • "Computer Impact Simulation in Retrofit Analysis of Concrete Bridge Barriers", Chris Gilbert, Ireneusz Kreja, Jerry W. Wekezer. 12th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference. LaJolla, CA, May 17 ?20, Conference Proceedings, pp. 150 - 153, 1998.
  • "Application of High Performance Computation Mechanics in Improving Roadside Safety Structures", Jerry W. Wekezer, Rafal Wuttrich. Manuscript presented and published in conference proceedings. 6th HBCU and OMI Annual Symposium, Ocean City, Maryland, April 28-29, 1998.
  • "Crash Impact Analysis of the G2 Guardrail: a Validation Study", O. Sean Martin, Jerry W. Wekezer. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Congress, Washington, D.C., January 1998.
  • "Computer Impact Simulations in Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Barriers", Ireneusz Kreja, Leszek Mikolajkow, Jerry W. Wekezer. Conference "Bridges for the Twenty First Century", Gdansk-Jurata, Poland, September 3-5. Conference proceedings, pp. 126, 383-391, 1997.
  • "Finite Element Models of Roadside Safety Structures", Jerry W. Wekezer, Chris Gilbert. McNU'97: Book of Abstracts, p. 1001. The 1997 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Summer Meeting, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, June 29 - July 2, (1997).
  • "Crashworthiness of Roadside Safety Structures", Jerry W. Wekezer, Sean O. Martin, Ireneusz Kreja. 30th International Symposium on Automotive Technology & Automation (ISATA). KEYNOTE SPEECH for the Road and Safety Conference. Conference Proceedings, pp. 53-60. Florence, Italy, June 16 - 19, (1997).
  • "Impact Simulation of the 820C Vehicle with G2 Guardrail", Bart F. Hendricks, O. Sean Martin, Jerry W. Wekezer. Proceedings of the FHWA Vehicle Crash Analysis Conference in Washington, D.C., July 8 ?9, 1996. Publication No. FHWA-RD-96-212, pp. 129-147, April (1997).
  • "Finite Element Modeling of the G2 Guardrail", Bart F. Hendricks, Jerzy W. Wekezer. 1996 ASCE Florida Section Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, September 12 - 14, 1996. Conference Proceedings, paper A-10, (1996).
  • "COAST, Educational Program for Teaching Structural Analysis", Czeslaw J. Branicki, Jerzy W. Wekezer. Proceedings of the 12th Structures Congress in Atlanta, GA, April 24 - 28, Vol I, pp. 327 - 332. (1994).
  • "Computer Simulations of Vehicle Impacts", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the 14-th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics CANCAM '93, May 30 - June 4, Kingston, Ontario. Vol. I, pp. 279 - 280, (1993).
  • "Stability of Thin-Walled Beams", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the Tenth ASCE Structures Congress in San Antonio, Texas, April 13-16, pp. 768-771, (1992).
  • "Computer Aided Structural Analysis", Czeslaw J. Branicki, Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the ASCE Tenth Conference on Electronic Computations, April 29 May 1, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 114-121, (1991).
  • "Modeling of Floating Ice Sheets", David S. Chilton, Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the Sixth International Cold Regions Engineering Specialty Conference, Hanover, N.H., February 26 28. Published by ASCE, pp. 629-637, (1991).
  • "Symbolic Interpretive Program for Matrix Calculations", Czeslaw J. Branicki, Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the Seventh Canadian Conference on Engineering Education, June 27 28, Toronto, Canada, pp. 146 154, (1990).
  • "Interactive Matrix Subroutine System for Personal Computers", Czeslaw J. Branicki, Jerzy W. Wekezer. Proceedings of the 1990 IMSL User Group North America Conference, Monterey, California, May 9 11, Section C 12, pp. 1 11, (1990).
  • "Modal Analysis of Thin Walled Bars", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Numerical Methods in Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Switzerland, September 11 15, Computational Mechanics Publications, 1989, Southampton Boston, Vol. 2, pp. 339 344, (1989).
  • "Vibrational Analysis of Thin Walled Bars with Open Cross Sections", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the Twelfth Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics CANCAM '89. May 28 June 2, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, pp. 342 343, (1989).
  • "Stability of Thin Walled Beams", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the Twentieth Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation. May 4 5, pp. 799 803, (1989).
  • "Geometric Nonlinearities of Thin Walled Bars of Variable, Open Cross Sections", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the New Orleans Structures Congress on New Development in Structural Analysis, September 15 18, Abstracts, p. 188, (1986).
  • "Free Vibrations of Thin Walled Bars", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the Seventeenth Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, April 24 25, Vol. 17, Part 2, pp. 699 703 (1986).
  • "Large Torsion of Thin Walled Bar of Variable Cross Section", Jerzy W. Wekezer, Proceedings of the Sixteenth Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, April 25 26, Vol. 16, part 5, pp. 1795 1799, (1985).
  • "Effects of Axial Forces on Flexural Deformations of 3 D Frames", Wojciech Pietraszkiewicz, Jerzy W. Wekezer, Maciej Lidke, Alfred Zmitrowicz, Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Computer Methods in Structural Mechanics, November 25 26, pp. 165 166 (1975).
  • "Numerical Analysis of Torsion of Thin Walled Bar of Variable Cross Section", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Proceedings of the National Conference on Computer Methods in Structural Mechanics, May 17 19, Poznan, Poland, pp. 6 7, (1973).
  • "A Stochastic Model of Shell Deviations in Cylindrical Tanks." Elzbieta Filipow, Jerzy W. Wekezer, Piotr Wilde, Proceedings of the Conference on Statistical Theory of Machines, January 22 29, Szczyrk, Poland, pp. 49 55, (1973).
  • "A Stochastic Simulation of Mid Surfaces of Cylindrical Tanks." Piotr Wilde, Jerzy W. Wekezer, Conference on Theory and Design of Steel Tanks and Pipelines. September 11 16, Mielno, Poland; not published, (1972).
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Recent Engineering Reports
  • "Investigation of Impact Factors for FDOT Bridges", Jerry W. Wekezer, Eduardo Taft, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Sharnie Earle. Sponsor: FDOT. FDOT contract numbers: BDK83, Task Work Order: 977-03, FSU project No. 025159 and 025160. Draft, December 2010.
  • "Best Practice Guidelines for Construction of Paratransit Buses", Jerry Wekezer, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Cezary Bojanowski, Jeff Siervogel, Chris Rawl, Bronislaw Gepner. Sponsor: FDOT. FDOT contract No. BDK83-943-04, FSU Project No. 027096, Final report, 47 pages, August 2010.
  • "Crashworthiness Assessment of Paratransit Buses". Jerry Wekezer, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Cezary Bojanowski, Jeff Siervogel, Chris Rawl, Bronislaw Gepner. Sponsor: Florida DOT. FDOT contract No. BDD30, FSU project 018679, 218 pages, October 2009
  • "Investigation of Impact Factors for Permit Vehicles". Jerry W. Wekezer, Piotr Szurgott, Leslaw Kwasniewski and Jeff Siervogel. Contract numbers: BD543 (FDOT) and 022555 (FSU), 244 pages, December 2008.
  • "Structural Integrity and Safety of Public Transit Buses", Jerry W. Wekezer, Krzysztof Cichocki, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jeff Siervogel. Contract numbers: DO38756 (FDOT) and 014309 (FSU), 124 pages, December 2005.
  • "Analytical and Experimental Evaluation of Existing Florida DOT Bridges", Jerry W. Wekezer, Hongyi Li, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Jerzy Malachowski. Contract numbers: BD493 (FDOT) and 6120 594 39 (FSU), pp. 125 + appendices, December 2004 (first draft).
  • "Energy Absorbing Armor Mounting for Light-Weight Army Vehicles", Jerry W. Wekezer, Andrzej Morka, Ravi Nimbalkar. Army Research Laboratory. ARL No. DAAD 17-03-C-0001, FAMU No. 37-1902-162, pp. 147 + appendices, August 2004.
  • "Vehicle Trajectories Resulting from Traversing FDOT Street Curbs". Jerry W. Wekezer, Krzysztof Cichocki, Alfred Nkunga. Contract No. B-C 352 (FDOT) and 6120-561-39 (FSU). pp. 244 + appendices, January 2003.
  • "Crashworthiness and Safety of Public Transit Buses", Jerry W. Wekezer, Leslaw Kwasniewski, Hongyi Li and Ravi Nimbalkar. Final Report. Contract No. B-C 160 (FDOT) and 6120 554 39 (FSU). 210 pp., December 2002.
  • "Advancements in Modeling of Vehicle Trajectories Resulting From Traversing Florida DOT Curbs", Rafal Wuttrich and Jerry W. Wekezer. Interim Report No. 2 of Project BC352, 6120-561-39.
  • "Vehicle Trajectories Resulting from Traversing FDOT Street Curbs", Jerry W. Wekezer, Jack Toth, Florian Apitz, Rafal Wuttrich, William Leunde, Interim Report Submitted to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), 157 pp., Contract No: BC352, 6120-561-39, August 2001.
  • "Investigation of Fender Systems for Vessel Impacts", Nur Yazdani, Jerry W. Wekezer, Claudia Wilson, Rafal Wuttrich, Final report WPI No. 510846 submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation, 132 pp., July 2000.
  • "Structural Modifications of Existing BCT Guardrail Terminals",Jerry W. Wekezer, Matthew Ramaley, Rafal Wuttrich, Project No. WPI-0510652, Final report submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation, 197 pp. + Appendix. March 31, 1999.
  • "Conceptual Analysis of an Aesthetic Bridge Barrier", Jerry W. Wekezer, Ireneusz Kreja, Christopher Gilbert, Project No. WPI-5010750, Final report submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation, 152 pp. + Appendix. July 30, 1997.
  • "Analysis of Dynamic Stress Fields in Pavement and Transportation Infrastructure", Jerry W. Wekezer, Kamal Tawfiq, Lisa Spainhour, Primus Mtenga, Year end progress report for the NSF HRD-9550687 project. 188 pp. February 1997.
  • "Finite Element Modeling of Motor Vehicles. Protocol for developing INGRID Data Input Decks for DYNA3D Computer Code? Jerzy W. Wekezer. Publication No. FHWA-RD-94-153. Final Report prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, pp.92 February 5, 1995.
  • "Finite Element and Closed Form Analysis", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Final Report prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Pavements Division, pp. 30, August 13, 1993.
  • "Deicer Tests Using a Walk-in Cold Chamber", Jerzy W. Wekezer. Final Report prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Materials Division, pp. 5. November 9, 1993.
  • "PRISM - PRogram Interpreting Symbolic Matrix operations". Instruction Manual. Czeslaw J. Branicki and Jerzy W. Wekezer. Federal Highway Administration, pp. 115, October 1992.
  • "Tutorials in PRISM. Matrix Operation Computer Program for Research and Development in Structural Analysis". Czeslaw J. Branicki and Jerzy W. Wekezer. Federal Highway Administration, pp. 119, November 1992.
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Thesis and Graduate Projects Supervised
  • Eduardo Taft, "Dynamic Interaction Between heavy Vehicles and Highway bridges". Master of Science Thesis, defended October 29, 2010.
  • Christopher Rawl, "Impact Performance of Steel Connections Used in Paratransit Buses". Master of Science Thesis, defended October 29, 2010.
  • Sharnie Earle, "Evaluation of Dynamic load Allowance Factors for Reinforced Concrete Highway Bridges". Master of Science Thesis. defended April 1, 2010.
  • Cezary Bojanowski, "Verification, Validation and Optimization of Finite Element Model of Bus Structure for Rollover Test". Ph.D. dissertation. May 13, 2009.
  • Hongyi Li, "Dynamic Response of Highway Bridges Subjected to Heavy Vehicles", Ph.D. dissertation, April 2005.
  • Ravi Nimbalkar, "Finite Element Modeling of a Transit Bus", M.S. thesis, 186 pp., defended November 10, 2003.
  • Alfred Nkunga, "Non-linear Finite Element Analysis of Vehicle Trajectories", M.S. thesis, 247 pp., defended July 17, 2003.
  • Rafal Wuttrich, "Advancements in Modeling of Vehicle Trajectories Resulting from Traversing Florida DOT Curb", M.S. project, 27 pp. + Appendix, defended August 2001.
  • Florian Apitz, "Finite Element Modeling in Vehicle Dynamics", M.S. thesis, 157 pp., defended April 19, 2001.
  • William Leunde, "Techniques for the Development of the Finite Element Model of a Public Transportation Bus", M.S. thesis, 149 pp, defended April 9, 2001.
  • Sean O. Martin, "Analysis and Validation of 2000P Impacting G-2 Guardrail", M.S. project, 43 pp + Appendix, defended March, 22, 1999.
  • Chris Gilbert, "Vehicle Impact Simulation Utilizing Computational Finite Element Methods? M.S. thesis, 291 pp. FSU degree awarded: Spring 1997.
  • Bart F. Hendricks, "Finite Element Modeling of the G2 Guardrail", M.S. thesis, 116 pp. April 30, 1996.
  • Allen B. Peabody, P.E., "Buckling Strength of Electric Transmission and Distribution Poles Using Finite Elements". M.S. graduate research project. Current position: Associate Engineer, Dryden & LaRue, Inc, Anchorage, AK. May 1993.
  • David Chilton, P.E., "Plates on Elastic Foundation," MS Thesis, pp. 20 + Appendix, by David S. Current position: Senior Engineer, CH2M HILL, Anchorage, AK. May 9, 1989.
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