| American|| Aerospace Engineering|
| 20 August 1956 (age 60)
Koło, Poland (1956-08-20) |
2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
Kazimierz Nowaczyk, Wacław Berczyński, Antoni Macierewicz, Boguslaw Wolniewicz
Wiesław Kazimierz Binienda (born 20 August 1956 in Koło, Poland) is a Polish-American scientist, PhD, and professor at the University of Akron.
Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, is a Professor and chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Akron.
Dr. Binienda was the lead scientist who questioned and then investigated the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash. His findings were in direct contradiction to the official reports published by Russian government. Similarly the research of Professor Binienda also contradicted the official report of Polish government of then Prime Minister Donald Tusk who was criticized  for handling of the investigation and who's government was openly hostile towards the methodical scientific findings of Professor Binienda. Subsequently Polish government reversed its position and under the government of President Andrzej Duda a new investigation have been initiated and advise of Professor Binienda played the key role in the direction of the new investigation .
Dr. Binienda and his wife Maria Szonert-Binienda are also involved in research and education about war crimes committed by Soviet Army against Polish soldiers in Katyn massacre
Professor Binienda research includes impact simulation, fracture and damage of advanced composite materials, explicit and implicit finite element mechanics, smart materials, structural design and optimization, characterization and constitutive equation development for ceramic matrix, metal matrix and polymer matrix composites. He received the 2002 College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award in recognition of his research accomplishments. He has authored or co-authored 2 books, 46 journal papers and 73 conference publications and 70 presentations.
Wiesław Binienda Wikipedia
Binienda received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 1987, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 1985, and his M.S. in Motor Vehicles and Heavy Duty Machines from Warsaw Technical University in 1980.
Binienda is also involved in research projects with NASA.Professor and Chair Civil Engineering Department University of Akron 
Expert of the Steering Committee of US President Council of Advisrs of Science under Advanced Manufacturing Initiative AMP 
Member of Supercomputing Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center 
Member of Resource Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center
Member of Software Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center
Analysis of the Polish Governmental Plane Crash in Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010
Status Report on Smolensk Crash
High Velocity Impact on Composite Structures (Laminates, Braided Fabrics and Composites)
Characterization of Aging Influence on Braided Composites
Fracture mechanics and damage growth in composite materials
Stress and deformation analysis in FRP, MMC, BMC and rubber composite materials
Filament winding process development and analysis
Explicit FEA of Composite Structures – Impact Perforation Analysis
Nano-coating processing and analysis
Application of Advanced Composites for Retrofitting of Concrete Structures
Functionally Graded Layers Analysis
Research Facilities and Research Group
High Velocity Impact Lab (Gas Gun; Aramis System; Shearography Vacuum Chamber for NDE, Aging Chamber, MTS, etc.)
Computing software (ABAQUS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, PATRAN etc.)
NASA PublicationsW.K. Binienda, D.N. Robinson, S.M. Arnold and P.A. Bartolotta, "A Creep Model for Metallic Composites Based on Matrix Testing: Application to Kanthal Composites," NASA TM 103172, 1989.
D.N. Robinson, W.K. Binienda and M. Miti-Kavuma, "Creep and Creep Rupture of Strongly Reinforced Metallic Composites," NASA TR 185286, 1989.
W.K. Binienda, S.M. Arnold and H.Q Tan, "Calculation of Stress Intensity Factors in an Isotropic Multi-C racked Plate: Part I – Theoretical Development," NASA TM 1 05766, 1992.S.M. Arnold, W.K. Binienda, H.Q. Tan and M.H. Xu, "Calculation of Stress Intensity Factors in an Isotropic Multi-Cracked Plate: Part II – Symbolic/Numeric Implementation," NASA TM 105823, 1992.
W.K. Binienda and S.M. Arnold, "Driving Force Analysis in an Infinite Anisotropic Plate with Multiple Crack Interactions," NASA TM 106838, January 1995.
Other PublicationsMixed-Mode Fracture of Uniaxial Fiber Reinforced Composites, Defense Technical Information Center 1987 (współautorzy: A. S. Wang, E. S. Reddy, Y. Zhong)
A Comprehensive Study on Damage Tolerance Properties of Notched Composite Laminates, Defense Technical Information Center 1988 (współautorzy: A. S. Wang, E. S. Reddy, U. Zhong)
Frictionless Contact of Multilayered Composite Half Planes Containing Layers With Complex Eigenvalues, NASA Lewis Research Center 1997 (współautorzy: Wang Zhang, Marek-Jerzy Pindera)
Analysis of an Interface Crack for a Functionally Graded Strip Sandwiched Between Two Homogeneous Layers of Finite Thickness, NASA Lewis Research Center 1999 (współautor: N. I. Shbeeb)
Analysis of Multiple Cracks in an Infinite Functionally Graded Plate, NASA Lewis Research Center 1999 (współautorzy: N. I. Shbeeb, K. L. Kreider)
Composite Materials and Analysis Techniques for Aerospace Application, ASCE, Aerospace Division 2002 (współautor: Marek-Jerzy Pindera)
Advanced Materials and Structures in Civil and Aerospace Engineering, ASCE 2005
Earth and Space 2006 – Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, ASCE 2006 (red., współredaktorzy: R. B. Malla, A. K. Maji)
Impact Mechanics of Composite Materials for Aerospace Application, ASCE 2008 (współautor: Pizhong Qiao)
Earth and Space 2008 – Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, ASCE 2008 (red.)
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers; Fellow)
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering)
Member of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Collaborator's Program
Computational Mechanics (The University of Akron)
"Analiza numeryczna i efekty badań katastrofy smoleńskiej – wykład prof. Wiesława Biniendy na Uniwersytecie Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie". Gazeta Polska VD (in Polish). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
TelewizjaTrwamPL (1 February 2012). "Analiza katastrofy smoleńskiej – wywiad z prof. Wiesławem Biniendą" (in Polish). Youtube. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
"Flying under the radar". University of Akron. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
Mangels, John (29 April 2012). "University of Akron engineering professor raises doubts about jet crash that killed Poland's president". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 20 August 2016.