Prof. Roberto Brighenti

University of Parma, Italy



1993   Ph.D., Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of flawed metallic structures, University of Bologna, Italy.

1987 Bsc. & M.Sc., Civil Engineering at University of Parma, Italy.

Selected Publications

  1. R. Brighenti, A. Carpinteri, D. Scorza. Micromechanical crack growth-based fatigue damage in fibrous composites. Int. J. Fatigue, 2015 (doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2015.04.007; 2-s2.0-84928670913, in press).
  2. R. Brighenti. Smart behaviour of layered plates through the use of auxetic materials. Int. J. Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 84, pp. 432-442, 2014 (DOI:10.1016/j.tws.2014.07.017; 2-s2.0-84907348305; WOS:000343360200037).
  3. H. Ghasemi, R. Brighenti, X. Zhuang, J. Muthu, T. Rabczuk. Optimal fiber content and distribution in fiber-reinforced solids using a reliability and NURBS based sequential optimization approach. Int. J. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 51(1), pp. 99-112, 2015 (DOI: 10.1007/s00158-014-1114-y; 2-s2.0-84902916375).
  4. R. Brighenti, A. Carpinteri, A. Spagnoli. Influence of material micro-voids and heterogeneities on fatigue crack propagation. Acta Mechanica, Vol. 225, pp. 3123–3135, 2014 (DOI: 10.1007/s00707-014-1111-7; 2-s2.0-84896415143; WOS:000343904300009).
  5. H. Ghasemi, R. Brighenti, X. Zhuang, J. Muthu, T. Rabczuk. Optimization of fiber dispersion in fiber reinforced composite by using NURBS function. Int. J. Computational Materials Science, Vol. 83, pp. 463-473, 2014 (DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.11.032 ; 2-s2.0-84890815467; WOS:000329400700064).
  6. R. Brighenti, A. Carpinteri. Surface cracks in fatigued structural components: a review. Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Vol. 36, pp. 1209-1222, 2013 (DOI: 10.1111/ffe.12100; 2-s2.0-84888202792; CCC:000330249300001).
  7. R. Brighenti, A. Carpinteri, D. Scorza. Fracture mechanics approach for a partially debonded cylindrical fibre. Composite Part B: Engineering, Vol. 53, pp. 169-178, 2013 (PII: S1359-8368(13)00144-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.03.042, WOS:000323293400018).
  8. R. Brighenti, A. Carpinteri, N. Corbari. Damage Mechanics and Paris Regime in Fatigue Life Assessment of Metals. Int. J. of Pressure Vessel and Piping, Vol. 104, pp. 57-68, 2013 (PII: S0308-0161(13)00007-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2013.01.005, WOS:000317322000007)
  9. R. Brighenti, D. Scorza, Numerical modelling of the fracture behaviour of brittle materials reinforced with unidirectional or randomly distributed fibres. Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 52, pp. 12-27, 2012 (PII: S0167-6636(12)00080-4; DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2012.04.008).
  10. R. Brighenti, A. Carpinteri, Some considerations on failure of solids and liquids.  Int. J. Strength of Materials (ISSN: 0039-2316 (print version), ISSN: 1573-9325 (electronic version), Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 154-166, 2010 (DOI: 10.1007/s11223-010-9202-8).
  11. R. Brighenti, Fracture behaviour of brittle fibre-reinforced solids by a new FE formulation. Int. J. Composite Structures, Vol. 91, pp. 324-336, 2009 (doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2009.05.012).
  12. R. Brighenti, A new discontinuous FE formulation for crack path prediction in brittle solids. Int. J. of Solids and Structures, Vol. 45, pp. 6501-6517, 2008 (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2008.08.008).
  13. A. Carpinteri, R. Brighenti, A. Davoli, S. Vantadori. A micromechanical model for the prediction of the temperature fracture behaviour dependence in metallic alloys. Special Issue of Int. J. Engng Fract. Mech., Vol. 75, No. 12, pp 3646-3662, 2008 (doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2007.09.009).
  14. R. Brighenti, Patch repair design optimisation for fracture and fatigue improvements of cracked plates. Int. J. of Solids and Structures, Vol. 44, No. 3-4, pp. 1115-1131, 2007 (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2006.06.006).
  15. R. Brighenti, A. Carpinteri, S. Vantadori, A genetic algorithm applied to optimisation of patch repairs for cracked plates. Int. J. of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 196, pp. 466-475, 2006 (doi:10.1016/j.cma.2006.07.004).
  16. R. Brighenti, Application of the element-free Galerkin meshless method to 3-D fracture mechanics problems. Int. J. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 72, No. 18, pp. 2808-2820, 2005 (doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2005.06.002).
  17. R. Brighenti, Numerical buckling analysis of compressed or tensioned cracked thin plates. Int. J. Engineering Structures, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 265-276, 2005 (doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2004.10.006).
  18. R. Brighenti, Fibre distribution optimisation in fibre-reinforced composite by a genetic algorithm. Int. J. Composite Structures, Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 1-15, 2005 (doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2004.09.013).

Last Updated: 2015-7-17