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

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.

Plenary Lecture at the 15th USNCCM

December 24, 2018

Prof. Duarte delivered a plenary lecture on Recent Developments in the Generalized Finite Element Method at the 15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, TX, July 30, 2019. Presentation slides available on ResearchGate. Recording of the lecture will soon be available on YouTube. Here a photo of the event.

New paper on a Second-Order Accurate Stable Generalized FEM

November 21, 2018

The manuscript A Stable Generalized/eXtended FEM with Discontinuous Interpolants for Fracture Mechanics, by Alfredo G. Sanchez-Rivadeneira and C.A. Duarte, has been accepted for publication in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

Paper on hydraulic fracturing simulations among top 20 most downloaded

November 4, 2018

The article Coupled hydromechanical-fracture simulations of nonplanar three-dimensional hydraulic fracture propagation, co-authored by Piyush Gupta and Armando Duarte and published in International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers!

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