Dr Giulio Alfano

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Senior Lecturer in Computational Mechanics and MSc Course Director (Advanced Mechanical Engineering)

Room: H108
Brunel University
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 267062
Email: giulio.alfano@brunel.ac.uk
Web: Personal Website

Summary

Academic Career

  • Lecturer in Computational Mechanics. School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University , from 2006.
  • Lecturer in ‘Structural Mechanics’ (in Italian ‘Scienza delle Costruzioni’). University of Naples ‘Federico II’, 2001-2006.
  • Research Associate, Imperial College , Department of Aeronautics, 1998-2001.
  • Research Associate, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, 1997.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, September 1997.
  • 5-year degree in Civil Engineering (summa cum laude), University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Italy, 1993.

Research and Teaching

Research Interests

  • Cohesive-zone models (accounting for friction, elastic-damage and visco-plasticity) for the analysis of interface problems.
  • Advanced solution procedures for nonlinear structural analysis.
  • Computational plasticity.
  • Numerical analysis of RC beams retrofitted with FRP.
  • Nonlinear analysis of RC structures

Teaching

Strength of Materials, Structural Mechanics, Computational Mechanics (mainly linear and nonlinear FEM), Space Mechanics, Vehicle Dynamics

Publications

Publications

Journal Papers

(2013) Musto, M. and Alfano, G., A novel rate-dependent cohesive-zone model combining damage and visco-elasticity, Computers and Structures 118 126- 133 Download publication

(2013) Edmans, BD., Alfano, G. and Bahai, H., Nonlinear multi-scale homogenization with different structural models at different scales, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 94 (4) : 355- 373

(2011) Serpieri, R. and Alfano, G., Bond-slip analysis via a thermodynamically consistent interface model combining interlocking, damage and friction, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 85 (2) : 164- 186

(2007) Alfano, G., Marmo, F. and Rosati, L., An unconditionally convergent algorithm for the evaluation of the ultimate limit state of RC sections subject to axial force and biaxial bending, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 72 (8) : 924- 963 Download publication

(2006) Alfano, G. and Sacco, E., Combining interface damage and friction in a cohesive-zone model, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 68 (5) : 542- 582 Download publication

(2006) Alfano, G., Marfia, S. and Sacco, E., A cohesive damage-friction interface model accounting for water pressure effect on crack propagation, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 196 (1-3) : 192- 209

(2006) Alfano, G., On the influence of the shape of the interface law on the application of cohesive-zone models, Composites Science and Technology 66 (6) : 723- 730

(2003) Alfano, G. and Crisfield, MA., Solution strategies for the delamination analysis based on a combination of local-control arc-length and line searches, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 58 (7) : 999- 1048 Download publication

(2002) Crisfield, MA. and Alfano, G., Adaptive hierarchical enrichment for delamination fracture using a decohesive zone model, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 54 (9) : 1369- 1390 Download publication

(2001) Alfano, G. and Crisfield, MA., Finite element interface models for the delamination analysis of laminated composites: mechanical and computational issues, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 50 (7) : 1701- 1736 Download publication

(2001) Qui, Y., Crisfield, MA. and Alfano, G., An interface element formulation for the simulation of delamination with buckling, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 68 (16) : 1755- 1776

(2001) Alfano, G., De Angelis, F. and Rosati, L., General solution procedures in elasto/viscoplasticity, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 190 (39) : 5123- 5147

(2001) Alfano, G., Auricchio, F., Rosati, L. and Sacco, E., MITC finite elements for laminated composite plates, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 50 (3) : 707- 738 Download publication

(2000) Alfano, G., Rosati, L. and Valoroso, N., A numerical strategy for finite element analysis of no-tension materials, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 48 (3) : 317- 350 Download publication

(1999) Alfano, G., Rosati, L. and Valoroso, N., A tangent-secant approach to rate-independent elastoplasticity: formulations and computational issues, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 179 (3-4) : 379- 405

(1998) Alfano, G., Rosati, L. and Valoroso, N., A displacement-like finite element model for J2 elastoplasticity: Variational formulation and finite-step solution, 155 (3-4) : 325- 358

(1998) Alfano, G. and Rosati, L., A general approach to the evaluation of consistent tangent operators for rate-independent elastoplasticity, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 167 (1-2) : 75- 89

(1996) Alfano, G., Marotti de Sciarra, F. and Rosati, L., Automatic analysis of multicell thin-walled sections, Computers and Structures 59 (4) : 641- 655

(1996) Alfano, G. and Marotti de Sciarra, F., Mixed finite element formulations and related limitation principles: a general treatment, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 138 (1-4) : 105- 130

Conference Papers

(2009) Alfano, G., Cohesive-zone models for the analysis of fatigue crack growth in adhesive joints and laminated composites, UK National Conference on Computational Mechanics in Engineering

(2009) Edmans, B., Bahtui, A., Alfano, G. and Bahai, H., Multiscale computational analysis of flexible marine risers, UK National Conference on Computational Mechanics in Engineering

(2007) Bahtui, A., Bahai, H. and Alfano, G., A finite element analysis for unbonded flexible risers under torsion, 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering

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