Agnieszka Bicz

Agnieszka Bicz
PBP OPTEL Sp. o.o. · R&D

PhD Mechanical Engineering. Welding. Non destructive testing. MSc. Electronics. Computer-Based Control Systems.

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Introduction
Agnieszka Bicz is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering, Welding, Non-Destructive Testing and Electronic Engineer of Faculty of Electronics, Computer-based Control Systems at the Technical University in Wroclaw. Since 1993 she works at the R&D Laboratory of OPTEL Sp. z o.o. where she is developing advanced industrial and laboratory systems for quality control (for non-destructive testing) and support of technological processes, based on ultrasonic technology.
Additional affiliations
August 1993 - present
Independent Researcher
Position
  • CTO at PBP Optel Sp. z o.o.
Education
July 2016 - January 2019
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering
October 1995 - June 2000

Publications

Publications (15)
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This paper presents a correlative method for the real-time measurement of quality characteristics of propanated biomethane for pipeline injection according to the European and Swedish regulations. The target quality properties (superior calorific value and Wobbe index) were predicted by the developed regression model based on the measurement of a s...
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The article demonstrates an effective solution for ultrasonic quality monitoring of transmission and drive components of motor vehicles, joined using an innovative method called magnetically impelled arc butt welding (MIAB). The major challenge was the application of ultrasonic technology for quick and reliable testing of thin-walled components wit...
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This paper presents a correlative method for the real-time measurement of quality characteristics of propanated biomethane for pipeline injection according to the European and Swedish regulations. The target quality properties (superior calorific value and Wobbe index) were predicted by the developed regression model based on the measurement of a s...
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This paper presents a correlative method for the real-time measurement of quality characteristics of propanated biomethane for pipeline injection according to the European and Swedish regulations. The target quality properties (superior calorific value and Wobbe index) were predicted by the developed regression model based on the measurement of a s...
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The paper describes finger reader, that generates the picture of the fingerprint using the principle of acoustic holography and ultrasonic waves travelling parallel to the sensor surface. The idea realized in this unit allows the creation of devices based on thin plates with different sizes, able to replace typical touch screens, even of quite larg...
Patent
Sposób kontroli jakości połączeń elementów o kołowym przekroju zgrzanych doczołowe łukiem wirującym, zwłaszcza połączeń cienkościennych elementów rurowych w postaci półosi i wałów napędowych z końcówkami roboczymi w postaci wałów krótkich czy przegubów, w którym ocenę jakościową połączenia dokonuje się na podstawie analizy fali ultradźwiękowej któr...
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The article presents the design methodology of automated set-up being used for the quality control evaluation of car drive shafts. The transmission elements were characterized, quanti ed and then the speci c objectives of a solution were de ned. The boundary conditions were also de ned. The various prototypes were designed, analyzed and compared in...
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The paper describes the application of critically refracted longitudinal ultrasonic subsurface waves (LCR, known also as lateral, creeping or head waves) for nondestructive flaw detection in friction welding or MAIB welded thin walled pipe shaped parts. Theory and practical laboratory and industrial applications are presented. Keywords: ultrasonic...
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W artykule zaprezentowano współczesne metody kontroli ultradźwiękowej elementów o przekrojach rurowych łączonych różnymi metodami spawalniczymi. Dla wybranych rozwiązań technologicznych przedstawiono zastosowanie wybranych prezentacji sygnałów ultradźwiękowych w różnych aplikacjach przemysłowych, głównie zautomatyzowanych. Ponadto przedstawiono ist...
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This paper describes finger reader, that generates a fingerprint image using ultrasonic waves travelling parallel to the sensor surface in concert with the principle of acoustic holography. The idea realized in this unit allows for the creation of devices based on thin plates of varying sizes, from smaller than a postage stamp, to the largest live...
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A new instrument for precise measurements of velocity of sound in gases was developed and tested. The instrument implements improved velocity of sound measuring technique based on time-of-flight measurement of ultrasonic pulses. The instrument was developed primarily for conducting measurements in natural gas, it can operate in wide ranges of natur...
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The article presents currently used ultrasonic tests of elements having tubular cross-sections, joined by means of various welding methods. In addition, the article discusses various ultrasonic signals in industrial (primarily automatic) applications in relation to selected technological solutions as well as presents existing industrial stations fo...
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This paper describes the design of an ultrasound camera which has a resolution of 0.1mm. The camera allows the observation of the near surface structures of solid objects and is suitable for the finger ridge pattern imaging (i.e., pattern which is reflected in a fingerprint). The device can be used for a biometric identification of individuals (for...
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This paper describes the design of an ultrasonic camera which has the resolution of 0.1 mm. The camera allows the observation of the near surface structures of solid objects and is suitable for the finger ridge pattern imaging (i.e. pattern which is reflected in a fingerprint). The devices can be used for a biometric identification of individuals (...

Projects

Projects (3)
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The criteria and methodology for determining the quality of MIABwelded joints
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More and more industrial sectors are demanding high performance composite materials to face new challenges demanded by the transport sector. Carbon and glass fibre unidirectional continuous tape reinforced composites are one of the most promising options. It would be reasonable to expect that the manufacturing methods to obtain composite parts made of this hybrid material will be capable to tailor-made and optimize even more the advantageous properties given by the tapes nature. However, at the moment, these technologies are not mature enough for a full industrial implementation. Main existing barriers are related to the high consumption of resources, lower rates of automation, high production of defective and the subsequent growth of the manufacturing costs. FORTAPE aims to solve these drawbacks through the development of an efficient and optimized integrated system for the manufacturing of complex parts based on unidirectional fibre tapes for its application in the automotive and aeronautical industry, with the minimum use of materials and energy. To achieve this objective, three main routes for fibre impregnation will be researched to manufacture the unidirectional carbon and glass fibre tapes: novel heating up technologies, melted supercritical fluid-aided thermoplastic polymers and fluidized bed of powders. Novel combination of process-machine approaches will be applied in overmoulding and in-situ consolidation to manufacture the composite parts for the targeted sectors. Novel mathematical modelling and computational simulation concepts will be developed to support the structural optimization and the failure prevention and new instrumentation strategies for process control will be implemented for the selection of the best process. The FORTAPE consortium, led by CTAG, gathers 10 partners from 5 different European countries, and covers the whole value chain needed to develop new composite technologies with efficient use of materials and energy.
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The main goal of the project is to develop an innovative UltraGasQ Technology for express control and real-time measurement of quality of natural gas and respective prototype of measuring instrument. The novel instrument will have distinctive competitive advantages relevant for a wide range of end-users (from private households to gas-grid operators and industry) – real-time & autonomous measurements of specific quality characteristics with sufficient accuracy at low capital and maintenance costs.