Prof. C. Armando Duarte

Professor and CEE Excellence Faculty Scholar

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1996
M.Sc. Federal University of Santa Catarina, 1991
B.Sc. Federal University of Pernambuco, 1988

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Current Research Projects
  • Structural Sciences Collaborative Center II (AFRL)
  • Linking Solid and Dimensionally Reduced Models (AFRL)
  • Simulation of Multi-Scale Problems: An Improved Non-Intrusive Strategy Combining Standard and Generalized Finite Element Platforms (AFRL)
  • Generalized Finite Element Method for Multiscale Simulations (AFOSR)
  • Transient Response of Fluid-Filled Fractures (ExxonMobil)
  • Three-Dimensional Interactions of Complex Crack Networks (ExxonMobil)

Recent Updates

YouTube Channel with GFEM Simulations

October 11, 2015

Check out the new YouTube channel with GFEM simulations from our group

Plenary Lecture at XL CILAMCE

November 17, 2019

Prof. Duarte delivered a plenary lecture on Generalized Finite Element Methods for Three-Dimensional Fractures and Multiscale Analysis of Hypersonic Structural Components at the XL CILAMCE Ibero-Latin American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering, Natal, RN, Brazil, November 11-14, 2019. Here is a photo of the lecture.

Article on Bridging Scales and Mathematical Models with a Generalized Finite Element Method

November 8, 2019

Professor Duarte was invited to write a feature article for the next edition of Expressions, the bi-annual magazine of the International Association of Computational Mechanics. Here is a preprint of the article.

New paper on a GFEM for 3-D Hydraulic Fracture Simulations

November 8, 2019

The manuscript Improved algorithms for Generalized Finite Element simulations of three-dimensional hydraulic fracture propagation by Nathan Shauer and Armando Duarte, has appeared in the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. A preprint available on ResearchGate.

Lecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology

October 13, 2019

Prof. Duarte delivered a lecture on Recent Developments in the Generalized Finite Element Method at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, October 7th, 2019. Here a photo of the event.

New paper on a two-scale Generalized FEM

March 30, 2019

The manuscript A Two-Scale Generalized FEM for the Evaluation of Stress Intensity Factors at Spot Welds Subjected to Thermomechanical Loads, by Hoayang Li, Patrick O’Hara, and Armando Duarte, has been accepted for publication in Engineering Fracture Mechanics. Preprint available on ResearchGate.

GFEM @ Illinois

I lead a group of researchers who focus largely on the Generalized Finite Element Method (GFEM). Research papers, presentations, and information on the software that we write is made available through this site. Check out the navigation at the top of this page to learn more about the work that we are doing.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2122 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
205 N. Mathews Avenue, MC-250
Urbana, IL 61801-2352