Bernhard A. Schrefler, PhD

  • 8272 Citations
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1971 …2020

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Dr. Bernard Schrefler is a professor of structural mechanics at the University of Padova and Secretary General of the International Centre for Mechanical Science at Udine. A premier scientist in his field, Dr. Schrefler has authored over four hundred peer-reviewed articles, five textbooks and 23 edited texts. Dr. Schrefler serves on the editorial board of numerous academic journals and is active within the European Community R&D and training initiatives. As an Affiliate Full Member of the Research Institute, Dr. Schrefler supports international affiliations and collaborations with researchers at Houston Methodist.

Research interests

Dr. Schrefler’s research addresses the fundamental aspects of applied mechanics, large scale computation, and diverse applications to problems of practical interest. His contributions to structural and materials mechanics include the pseudo three-dimensional analysis of tall buildings, variable thickness plates, cable structures and related stability problems, membranes and wrinkling, asymptotic theory of homogenization with second order and boundary layer correctors, hierarchical and concurrent multi scale methods, thermo-electro-mechanical contact, and use of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) as constitutive models and for parameter identification for symbolic constitutive models.

Education/Academic qualification

MSc, University of Padua

PhD, University of Wales

Free-text keywords

  • Structural and materials engineering
  • Environmental geomechanics
  • Soil
  • Biomedical engineering

Research Area Keywords

  • Nanomedicine

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Research Output

Drug delivery: Experiments, mathematical modelling and machine learning

Boso, D. P., Di Mascolo, D., Santagiuliana, R., Decuzzi, P. & Schrefler, B. A., Aug 1 2020, In : Computers in Biology and Medicine. 123, 103820.

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  • Extension of a multiphase tumour growth model to study nanoparticle delivery to solid tumours

    Wirthl, B., Kremheller, J., Schrefler, B. A. & Wall, W. A., Feb 1 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 2, e0228443.

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  • 1 Scopus citations

    Heat generation by ultrasound wave propagation in porous media with low permeability: Theoretical framework and coupled numerical modeling

    Khanghahi-Bala, B., Habibagahi, G., Ghabezloo, S., Ghahramani, A. & Schrefler, B. A., Aug 1 2020, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 124, 103607.

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  • Hybrid FEM and peridynamic simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation in saturated porous media

    Ni, T., Pesavento, F., Zaccariotto, M., Galvanetto, U., Zhu, Q. Z. & Schrefler, B. A., Jul 1 2020, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 366, 113101.

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  • 3 Scopus citations

    Simulation of fire and structural response in the Brenner Base Tunnel by means of a combined approach: A case study

    Bergmeister, K., Brunello, P., Pachera, M., Pesavento, F. & Schrefler, B. A., May 15 2020, In : Engineering Structures. 211, 110319.

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