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)
  • 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

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 to 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!

Phillipe Alves receives award at the ASCE EMI conference at MIT

August 5, 2018

Group member Phillipe Alves was a runner up of the ASCE Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition at the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference held at MIT, MA, May 29 – June 01, 2018. Congratulations, Phillipe! This is the second year in a row that Phillipe gets this honor! Here is a photo of Phillipe receiving his award.

Short Course at the WCCM 2018

January 14, 2018

Angelo Simone (University of Padua),  Alejandro Aragon (Delft University of Technology), and I offered a short course on Enriched Finite Element Methods at the  World Congress on Computational Mechanics, NY, 2018. The course material is described in this flyer. Sixteen students from France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States attended the course. We had many technical exchanges and exciting discussions during the day. Thank you all for attending the course. We had a great time meeting you in NY! Here are some photos taken during the short course.

Claude R. Hocott Lecture

November 11, 2017

Prof. Duarte gave the Claude R. Hocott Lecture in Petroleum Engineering, at the Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Nov. 2017. The title of his lecture was Recent Developments in the Generalized Finite Element Method for Non-Planar 3-D Hydraulic Fractures.

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