Composites, advanced and complex materials

Development of constitutive models for multi-phase damage induced by chemical and physical phenomena, and of viscoplastic models for the simulation of hot rolling processes. Micro-mechanics of porous fiber reinforced visco-elastic-plastic composites and brittle polycrystals. Development of constitutive models for anisotropic biological materials and complex materials, such as liquid crystals, functionally graded materials, biomimetic materials, electro-active materials.


Damage growth models in concrete due to alkali-aggregate reaction

Numerical modeling of metastable configurational structures in nematic liquid crystal under high electric fields

Evaluation of stress variation in human cornea after ablative refractive surgery