Prof. C. Armando Duarte

Nathan Newmark Endowed Professor

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


National Center for Supercomputing Applications
United States Association for Computational Mechanics

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

Book on Enriched Finite Element Methods

November 29, 2023

I am delighted to share that my book titled Fundamentals of Enriched Finite Element Methods, co-authored with Prof. Alejandro Aragon, has been published by Elsevier. This book is based on several years of teaching the subject at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at TU Delft. Further details at the publisher’s website

Nathan Shauer Receives Award at the 16th USNCCM

July 29, 2021

Group member Nathan Shauer is the winner of the Best Student Poster in Computational Fluid Mechanics Competition at the 16th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM), July 25-29, 2021. Nathan’s poster was titled “A Three-Dimensional Generalized Finite Element Method for the Simulation of Wave Propagation in Fluid-Filled Fractures“. You can watch his poster presentation here and the announcement of his award here. Congratulations, Nathan!

Presentation at the 14th WCCM

May 28, 2021

The recording of the lecture delivered by Prof. Duarte at the 14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Jan 11-15, 2021, is available at Slideslive. Prof. Duarte presented a Non-Intrusive Coupling of Abaqus and a 3-D Scale-Bridging Generalized Finite Element Method. This multiscale method is described in the recent paper Non-intrusive Coupling of a 3-D Generalized Finite Element Method and Abaqus for the Multiscale Analysis of Localized Defects and Structural Features.

Nathan Shauer Receives Award at EMI Conference

May 28, 2021

Group member Nathan Shauer is the winner of the 2021 ASCE EMI Computational Mechanics Committee Student Presentation Competition. The competition was held at the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference and Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference, May 25-28, 2021. Nathan presented “Simulation of Wave Propagation in Fluid-filled Fractures within a GFEM Framework“. Congratulations, Nathan!

Lishen He Receives Award at CMWR 2020

December 18, 2020

Group member Lishen He is the winner of the Best Student Presentation Award from the XXIII International Conference in Computational Methods in Waters Resources – CMWR 2020, Stanford December 14-17, 2020. Lishen presented “A Multi-Space-Time-Scale Generalized FEM with Transient Local Problems (T-GFEMgl) for Parabolic and Hyperbolic Problems”. Congratulations Lishen!

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