Over his lifetime Olek published close to six hundred papers. Clearly, not all of them can be summarised below please click here for a full list of his publications. Here, only the most significant contributions that led to advances to the field of finite elements are cited and it has been further necessary to select only the most prominent paper within particular research areas.

From a chronological aspect, his published works are remarkable in terms of the rate at which they appeared. For a full nine years after the receipt of his Ph.D. he produced only one paper (1), that one derived from his thesis! In the next five years (1954-59) he wrote ten papers and then eleven in the next two years (1960-61). Beyond 1970, and well past his formal retirement in 1988, he produced on the order of fifteen papers per year.

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