Research

The Faculty’s scientists and researchers are carrying out projects in the fields of technologies and humanities. There are approximately 100 academic and research staff working at the Faculty.

Close collaboration with business and industry means that the Faculty is providing R&D services for companies and organisations, and the state-of-the-art technological solutions and equipment are openly accessible to the industry partners.

 

Research areas

  1. Synthesis of zeolites and their use in cement systems
  2. Research of technologies and raw material of high-strength concrete
  3. Research of self-compacting concrete
  4. Research of physical characteristics of finishing agents of external thermal insulation systems with rendering
  1. Theory of continuous concrete pour technology for complex and solid monolithic structures
  2. Research of efficiency of construction investment projects
  3. Research of silicate finishing agents for facades of buildings
  4. Research of relevant technological, organisational and economic processes of construction oriented towards efficient performance of construction works
  5. Research of quality of covering concrete surface
  6. Research of air distribution methods and efficiency of ventilation systems
  7. Research of level of tightness of building partitions applying method of differential pressure
  8. Research of wind energy transformation to thermal energy for heating of the building
  1. Research of aesthetic, sociocultural and ecological potential of landscape and its components
  2. Research and modelling of patterns of townscape development
  3. Dendrological and landscape research of green areas
  4. Solutions for volume form in specific space
  1. Dynamic research of structures
  2. Research of strength and deformability of building structures
  3. Research of dynamics of interaction between structures and impact loads
  4. Effect of vibrations of elastic steel plate and condensable viscous liquid
  5. Analysis of stability issues of cyclic load under impact of slope and formulation of research tasks
  6. 6. Research of water filtration through concrete structures on clay surface
  1. Study of digital levelling methodology options in geoengineering research
  2. Research of kinetic energy and regulation of depth of river flow
  1. New high tech materials
  2. Smart environments and information technologies
  3. Technologies for sustainable development and energy
  4. Diagnostic and measurement technologies
  5. Sustainable growth and sustainable social development
 

Research groups

Research group Principal Investigator
Cultural and spatial environment prof. dr. Kęstutis Zaleckis
Building materials, structures and construction technologies prof. dr. Mindaugas Daukšys
Sustainable Energy in the Built Environment prof. dr. Fokaides, Paris A.
 

Defended dissertations

Below is the list of doctoral dissertations defended in the last three years by the young scientists working at the Faculty:

Author Research area Date Research tutor Name of Dissertation
Jurgita Černeckienė 02T 2017 09 15 Ždankus T. Investigation of Wind Energy Usage for Heating Buildings by Applying a Hydraulic System
Šarūnas Kelpša 02T 2017 03 09 Daukšys M. Steel Fibre Influence on Cracking and Stiffness of Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members
Evaldas Šerelis 02T 2016 04 01 Vaitkevičius V. Research of Structure, Properties and Technology of Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Albertas Klovas 02T 2016 04 01 Daukšys M. The Influence of Concrete Mixture’s Rheological Properties on Formed Monolithic Concrete Surface Quality and Its Evaluation
Mikšienė Gintarė 02T 2015 06 30 Bliūdžius R. Prediction of Service Life for External Thermal Insulation Composite System
Abromas Jonas 04T 2015 02 10 Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė J. Assessment of the Visual Impact of Wind Turbines on the Landscape
 

Research infrastructure and services

One of the most efficient ways of strengthening science-business integration is more intensive cooperation. Technological solutions created by the Faculty scientists, the Faculty’s database of best graduates, and other services are open for our partners from commercial and state organisations.

Research Centre for Building Materials and Construction (accredited by Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau) offers following services:

  • Expert assessment of technical condition of constructions
  • Development of concrete for particular use, modelling of structure and research
  • Accelerated/Non-accelerated measurement of alkaline corrosion in concrete
  • Detection of hidden defects in building structures (for example, wooden carcase under plaster and thermal insulation of frame houses)
  • Development and research of high-strength concrete
  • Research of non-autoclaved aerated concrete
  • Development) and research of geopolymer concrete
  • Research of synthesis of zeolites and their use in cement systems
  • Research of continuous concrete pour technology for complex and solid monolith structures
  • Research of construction of monolith reinforced concrete structures using climbing formwork
  • Assessment of technologies for installation of monolith concrete floor and its surfaces
  • Research of quality of finishing agents of various buildings and other building materials
  • Research of relevant technological, organisational and economic processes of construction oriented towards efficient performance of construction works
  • Preparation of expertise of building price (estimate calculations), organisation and technological projects
  • Introduction of innovative technological and organizational solutions in construction processes
  • Research of quality and defects of concrete finishing surface of monolith structures
  • Research of energy efficiency in buildings
  • Assessment of stability of hydro technical structures on clay surface
  • Assessment of stability of clay hillsides
  • Thermovisual research of buildings and engineering systems
  • Research of effectiveness of heating and ventilation systems
  • Development and research of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and technologies for their management
  • Calculation and designing of building structures. Analysis of strength and deformability of supporting building structures. Research of strengthening of supporting structures
  • Research and tests of mechanical characteristics of building structures
  • Dynamics of building structures and their systems. Research and analysis of dynamic issues of systems of building structures exposed to various impacts, identification of their conditions, assessment and forecasting
  • Research of fillers
  • Research of mortar
  • Research of concrete and its products
  • Research of masonry products
  • Research of paints
  • Research of timber
  • Research of influence of chemical and mineral additives to characteristics of cement products, research of utilisation of local industrial waste in cement systems
  • Development of composition for new generation concrete mixtures
  • Development and research of concrete for special use
  • Expert assessment of defects in structures and construction products. Research of quality of building materials
  • Introduction of innovative concrete mixtures in construction, development and studies of new building products, using local secondary raw materials
  • Analysis of space syntax of urbanised territories
  • Fractal analysis of urban structures
  • Development of composition for new generation concrete mixtures
  • Development and research of concrete for special use
  • Analysis and designing of buildings and territories according to CPTED
  • Criminal investigations and prevention via urban planning and design
  • Digital modelling of energy efficiency in building and its elements
  • Assessment of primer’s load bearing strength
  • Modelling and assessment of interaction of foundation and primer
  • Modelling and assessment of interaction of supporting structures and primer
  • Research and expert assessment of objects and territories of cultural heritage
  • Research and peer review of architecture and urban heritage

KTU Open Access Centre

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Research projects

International projects

CA COST Action CA15109 “European Cooperation for Statistics of Network Data Science (COSTNET)”
(2015 – 2020, doc. dr. Irina Matijošaitienė (KTU SAF), dr. Inga Stankevičė (KTU EVF))
COST TD1406 Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings
(2015 – 2019, prof. dr. A. Jurelionis, doc. dr. L. Šeduikytė)
COST TU1301 NORM for Building materials
(2013 – 2017,  prof. dr. D. Vaičiukynienė, doc. dr. R. Bistrickaitė)
FP7-PEOPLE POLARIS „Cultural and Natural Heritage in Arctic and Sub-Antarctic Regions for a Cross-Cultural and Sustainable Valorization Process and Tourism Development“.
(2013 – 2017, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Universitetas  Lapland universitetas Kauno technologijos universitetas)
COST TU1203 Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning
(2012 –2016, doc. dr. Irina Matijošaitienė (KTU), Vilius Velička (M.Romerio universitetas), dr. Inga Stankevičė (KTU)
COST TU1104 Smart Energy Regions
(2012 –2016, doc. dr. L. Šeduikytė, prof. dr. A. Jurelionis)
EC Life+ program Improving Energy Efficiency of Housing Stock: Impacts on Indoor Environmental Quality and Public Health in Europe(INSULATE)
(2010 –2015, doc.dr. D. Martuzevičius, Inžinerinės ekologijos katedra, doc. dr. L.Šeduikytė)
COST FP1407 Understanding wood modification through an integrated scientific and environmental impact approach (ModWoodLife)
(2017 – 2019, prof. dr. D. Vaičiukynienė, doc. dr. R. Bistrickaitė)
COST CA15202, Self-healing As prevention Repair of COncrete Structures,
(2016 –2020, doc.dr. E. Ivanauskas, doc.dr. A. Augonis)
NORDPLUS, Nordic BIM edu – Development of skills for Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Nordic countries higher education. Nordplus Higher Education programe. Kaunas University of Technology 2017-2018.

National projects

MOD17024 LMT Modernisation of Cities in Lithuania in 1960–1990 and Complex Investigation of Its Influence on Urbanism as Social Spatial Phenomena.

Project leader K. Zaleckis, research group at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture

In order to comprehend the history of Lithuanian urbanism, as well as for the sustainable future development of the cities, it is crucial to understand and to analyse using the advanced methods the past changes of Lithuanian cities and the patterns of functioning of urban structures determined by them. The period between 1960 and 1990 of the Soviet modernist urbanisation is of unquestionable importance in this regard, as it had radically changed urban territories, lifestyles, and imposed then new and different models of urban planning.
Moreover, these models are still viable in Lithuanian urbanism even after the restoration of the independence despite the different social, economic, and cultural context and without any scientific evaluation of their suitability for the present day. The aim of the project – to perform the complex analysis and evaluation of the changes of the social spatial genotype of the large Lithuanian cities determined by the modernist urbanisation of the Soviet era using the interdisciplinary theory of networks and mathematical network models as the main methodological tools – is
undoubtedly relevant. Without such analyses it is impossible to understand the development of Lithuanian cities, the peculiarities of their functioning and to solve the problems of their rehabilitation, improvement of quality of life etc. The project will encompass the collection, analysis and presentation in the GIS database of historical data, the development and application to three largest Lithuanian cities of the model of multimodal network and the evaluation of the transformations of the urban spatial structure genotypes in the period 1960–1990 and their significance in the context of urban development from 1939 until 2016. The project results would be significant for the urban history research and for the analysis of the peculiarities and patterns of functioning of the cities of the country, for the forecasting and management of their changes.

VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K-02-075 Management of Air Quality in Low-Energy Buildings (IAQSmart) (2012-10-01 – 2015-09-30 D. Martuzevičius (Faculty of Chemical Technology)
MTEPI-P-16042 Gyvybingos miestų bendruomenės: socialinių, ekonominių, valdysenos ir erdvinių veiksnių sąveika
(2016.03-2016.12, J.Sinkienė (Statybos ir architektūros fakultetas))

Institutional projects

MTEPI-P-15037 3D spausdintuvo technologija spausdinti statybos objektus iš betono
(2016.09-2017.03, V.Vaitkevičius (Statybos ir architektūros fakultetas))

 

Significant publications

Name
Fokaides, Paris A.; Jurelionis, Andrius; Gagytė, Laura; Kalogirou, Soteris A.. Mock target IR thermography for indoor air temperature measurement // Applied energy. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0306-2619. eISSN 1872-9118. 2016, vol. 164, p. 676-685. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.12.025. [Citav. rod.: 7.182 (2016, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 02T]
Nizevičienė, Dalia; Vaičiukynienė, Danutė; Vaitkevičius, Vitoldas; Rudžionis, Žymantas. Effects of waste fluid catalytic cracking on the properties of semi-hydrate phosphogyp // Journal of cleaner production. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0959-6526. eISSN 1879-1786. 2016, vol. 137, p. 150-156. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.037. [Citav. rod.: 5.715 (2016, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 05T,02T]
Balevičius, Robertas; Augonis, Mindaugas; Kliukas, Romualdas; Bistrickaitė, Rėda. An effective stiffness model for GFRP RC cracked flexural members // Composites Part B: Engineering. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 1359-8368. eISSN 1879-1069. 2016, Vol. 98, p. 415-433. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.05.050. [Citav. rod.: 4.727 (2016, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 02T]
Vaičiukynienė, Danutė; Kantautas, Aras; Vaitkevičius, Vitoldas; Jakevičius, Leonas; Rudžionis, Žymantas; Paškevičius, Mantas. Effects of ultrasonic treatment on zeolite NaA synthesized from by-product silica // Ultrasonics sonochemistry. Amsterdam : Elsevier. ISSN 1350-4177. eISSN 1873-2828. 2015, vol. 27, p. 515-521. DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2015.06.001. [Citav. rod.: 4.556 (2015, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 08T]
Jurelionis, Andrius; Gagytė, Laura; Šeduikytė, Lina; Prasauskas, Tadas; Čiužas, Darius; Martuzevičius, Dainius. Combined air heating and ventilation increases risk of personal exposure to airborne pollutants released at the floor level // Energy and buildings. Lausanne : Elsevier. ISSN 0378-7788. eISSN 1872-6178. 2016, vol. 116, p. 263-273. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.01.011. [Citav. rod.: 4.067 (2016, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 02T]
Kaunelienė, Violeta; Prasauskas, Tadas; Krugly, Edvinas; Stasiulaitienė, Inga; Čiužas, Darius; Šeduikytė, Lina; Martuzevičius, Dainius. Indoor air quality in low energy residential buildings in Lithuania // Building and environment. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0360-1323. eISSN 1873-684X. 2016, vol. 108, p. 63-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.018. [Citav. rod.: 4.053 (2016, SCIE)] [M.kr.:04T,02T]
Čiužas, Darius; Prasauskas, Tadas; Krugly, Edvinas; Sidaravičiūtė, Rūta; Jurelionis, Andrius; Šeduikytė, Lina; Kaunelienė, Violeta; Wierzbicka, Aneta; Martuzevičius, Dainius. Characterization of indoor aerosol temporal variations for the real-time management of indoor air quality // Atmospheric environment. Oxford : Pergamon-Elsevier Science. ISSN 1352-2310. eISSN 1873-2844. 2015, vol. 118, p. 107-117. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.07.044. [Citav. rod.: 3.459 (2015, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 02T]
Žvironaitė, Jadvyga; Grinys, Audrius; Ivanauskas, Ernestas; Kligys, Modestas. The sulfate resistance of various cementitious binders according to different performance indicators at Nordic countries conditions // Construction and building materials. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0950-0618. eISSN 1879-0526. 2016, Vol. 125, p. 361-368. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.08.061. [Citav. rod.: 3.169 (2016, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 02T,08T]
Abromas, Jonas; Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė, Jūratė; Ziemelniece, Aija. Visual impact assessment of wind turbines and their farms on landscape of Kretinga region (Lithuania) and Grobina townscape (Latvia) // Journal of environmental engineering and landscape management. Vilnius ; London : Technika ; Taylor & Francis. ISSN 1648-6897. eISSN 1822-4199. 2015, Vol. 23, iss. 1, p. 39-49. DOI: 10.3846/16486897.2014.919921. [Citav. rod.: 0.591 (2015, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 04T,03H]
Zaleckis, Kęstutis; Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė, Jūratė; Matijošaitienė, Irina. Using space syntax method and GISbased analysis for the spatial allocation of roadside rest areas // Transport. Vilnius ; London : Technika ; Taylor &Francis. ISSN 1648-4142. eISSN 1648-3480. 2015, vol. 30, iss. 2, p. 182-193. DOI: 10.3846/16484142.2015.1045026. [Citav. rod.: 0.594 (2015, SCIE)] [M.kr.: 03H]
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