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

Short Course at the WCCM 2018

January 14, 2018

Angelo Simone (University of Padua),  Alejandro Aragon (Delft University of Technology), and I will offer a short course on Enriched Finite Element Methods at the upcoming World Congress on Computational Mechanics, NY, 2018. Detailed lecture notes and state-of-the-art Enriched FEM software will be distributed to course participants. Here is a flyer describing the 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.

Phillipe Alves Receives Award at ASCE EMI Conference

June 16, 2017

Group member Phillipe Alves was a runner up of the ASCE Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition at the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference held in San Diego, CA, June 4-7, 2017. Congratulations, Phillipe!

Fellow of the USACM

June 16, 2017

Prof. Duarte was awarded Fellow of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics in recognition of his contributions to the field of Computational Mechanics. The award ceremony took place during the 14th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Montreal, CA. Check this photo of the ceremony.

Phillipe Alves Received Best Poster Award at BRASCON

June 16, 2017

Group member Phillipe Alves received the best poster award at the Brazilian Graduate Student Conference 2017, BRASCON, held at the University of Souther California, Los Angeles, Mar. 11-12, 2017. Congratulations, Phillipe!

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