Alessandro Reali

Fellowship
Hans Fischer Senior Fellow

Institution
Università di Pavia

Department
Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Host
Ernst Rank

Focus Group
Computational Mechanics: Geometry and Numerical Simulation

Short CV

Prof. Alessandro Reali was born in Pavia on February 28th, 1977. After a Laurea degree (equivalent to MSc) summa cum laude in Civil Engineering at the University of Pavia (2001), he got a MSc (2004) and a PhD (2005) in Earthquake Engineering from the University of Pavia and the Institute of Advanced Study of Pavia. After three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow, he became Assistant Professor (2008), then Tenured Associate Professor (2013) and is currently Full Professor (since 2016) of Mechanics of Solids and Structures at the University of Pavia.

Prof. Reali authored more than 90 papers on international journals, including some seminal articles which have recently led to his identification as one of the "ISI Highly Cited Researchers” (in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). He was invited to give seminars at many internationally renowned academic institutions, as well as to give plenary and keynote lectures at relevant international conferences. He received important research awards in the field of Computational Mechanics such as the IACM Fellows Award (2016), the IACM “John Argyris” Award (2014), and the ECCOMAS “O.C. Zienkiewicz” Award (2012), as well as an "ERC Starting Grant" (2010).

He also participated to many research projects (being the coordinator for some of them) funded, among others, by the European Research Council (ERC), the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Italian Government (MIUR), and the US Office of Naval Research (ONR), as well as by companies such as, e.g., Total, Hutchinson, Nokia Corporation, and Saes Getters.

His full CV, along with a complete list of his publications as well as of his seminars and lectures can be found here.

Selected Awards

2018 Recipient of the "Bruno Finzi Prize", awarded, on a biennial basis, by Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere to recognize an Italian scholar (45 years old or younger) for outstanding research results concerning Rational Mechanics or other strictly related fields.

2017 Appointed Commander (“Commendatore") of the "Order of Merit of the Italian Republic" by the President of the Italian Republic.

2017 Included in the 2017 list of "Highly Cited Researchers" by Clarivate/ISI (http://highlycited.com), "in recognition of ranking among the top 1% of researchers for most cited documents, in their specific fields".

2014 Recipient of the IACM "John Argyris" Award for Young Scientists, awarded, on a biennial basis, by the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) for outstanding accomplishments by a researcher 40 years old or younger.

2014 Included in the list of "Highly Cited Researchers" by ISI Thomson-Reuters (http://highlycited.com).

2014 Included in the report "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014", published by Thomson-Reuters to "highlight standout researchers of the last decade".

2013 Recipient of the 2013 "AIMETA Junior" Prize for Mechanics of Solids and Structures, awarded, on a biennial basis, by the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (AIMETA) to young (i.e., under 40) Italian scientists for outstanding research results concerning one of the Association scientific areas.

2012 Elected member of the "Young Academy of Europe", a pan-European association of outstanding young scientists aiming at "creating a platform for networking, scientific exchange, and science policy", affiliated to the Academia Europaea (the Academy of Europe).

2012 Recipient of the "O.C. Zienkiewicz" Award, awarded, on a biennial basis, by the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) to the best young (i.e., under 40) scientist in the field of Computational Engineering Sciences.

2004-2012 Recipient (8 times) of the J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship, awarded by the ICES of the University of Texas at Austin to "support research visits of outstanding researchers and scholars".

2010 Recipient of the "Ideas" ERC Starting Grant, considered one of the most prestigious research awards from the European Community. The grant is awarded on a highly competitive basis to the best European scientists and researchers with no more than a 12-year experience after obtaining their PhD, with the specific aim of supporting "pioneering frontier research in any field of science, engineering and scholarship".

Research Interests

  • Development and analysis of "isogeometric methods” with applications in several fields of engineering ranging from the mechanics of solids, structures, and fluids to wave propagation and biomechanics problems.
  • Development and analysis of constitutive models for advanced materials (e.g., shape memory alloys and ferromagnetic shape memory alloys), both in the small and in the large strain regime.
  • Development and analysis of mixed and mixed-enhanced finite elements for compressible, nearly incompressible and incompressible materials, both in the small and in the large strain regime.
  • Development and analysis of structural finite elements, both in the small and in the large strain regime.
  • Development and analysis of strong-form methods, based on meshless or collocation techniques, taking their basis from classical Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) or from isogeometric approaches.
  • Development and analysis of “immersed" or "fictitious domain" methods for fluid-structure interaction applications.
  • Development and use of computational methods for the simulation of biomechanical problems, both considering classical finite element techniques as well as innovative isogeometric approaches.

Selected Publications

  • Kollmannsberger, S.; Özcan, A.; Baiges, J.; Ruess, M.; Rank, E.; Reali, A.: Parameter-free, weak imposition of Dirichlet boundary conditions and coupling of trimmed and non-conforming patches. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 101 (9), 2014, 670-699.
  • Hughes, Thomas J.R.; Evans, John A.; Reali, Alessandro: Finite element and NURBS approximations of eigenvalue, boundary-value, and initial-value problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 272, 2014, 290-320.
  • Gomez, Hector; Reali, Alessandro; Sangalli, Giancarlo: Accurate, efficient, and (iso)geometrically flexible collocation methods for phase-field models. Journal of Computational Physics 262, 2014, 153-171.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow

2019

  • Garoni, Carlo; Speleers, Hendrik; Ekström, Sven-Erik; Reali, Alessandro; Serra-Capizzano, Stefano; Hughes, Thomas J. R.: Symbol-Based Analysis of Finite Element and Isogeometric B-Spline Discretizations of Eigenvalue Problems: Exposition and Review. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, 2019 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Hoang, Tuong; Verhoosel, Clemens V.; Qin, Chao-Zhong; Auricchio, Ferdinando; Reali, Alessandro; van Brummelen, E. Harald: Skeleton-stabilized immersogeometric analysis for incompressible viscous flow problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 344, 2019, 421-450 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Horger, Thomas; Reali, Alessandro; Wohlmuth, Barbara; Wunderlich, Linus: A hybrid isogeometric approach on multi-patches with applications to Kirchhoff plates and eigenvalue problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 348, 2019, 396-408 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Lorenzo, Guillermo; Hughes, Thomas J. R.; Dominguez-Frojan, Pablo; Reali, Alessandro; Gomez, Hector: Computer simulations suggest that prostate enlargement due to benign prostatic hyperplasia mechanically impedes prostate cancer growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (4), 2019, 1152-1161 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Montanino, A.; Asprone, D.; Reali, A.; Auricchio, F.: A Least Square Residual version of the Modified Finite Particle Method to solve saddle point problems: Application to stationary Stokes and Navier–Stokes equations. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 150, 2019, 176-187 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Romarowski, R.M.; Faggiano, E.; Conti, M.; Reali, A.; Morganti, S.; Auricchio, F.: A novel computational framework to predict patient-specific hemodynamics after TEVAR: Integration of structural and fluid-dynamics analysis by image elaboration. Computers & Fluids 179, 2019, 806-819 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

2018

  • Campomenosi, Nicola; Mazzucchelli, Mattia L.; Mihailova, Boriana; Scambelluri, Marco; Angel, Ross J.; Nestola, Fabrizio; Reali, Alessandro; Alvaro, Matteo: How geometry and anisotropy affect residual strain in host-inclusion systems: Coupling experimental and numerical approaches. American Mineralogist 103 (12), 2018, 2032-2035 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Dufour, John-Eric; Antolin, Pablo; Sangalli, Giancarlo; Auricchio, Ferdinando; Reali, Alessandro: A cost-effective isogeometric approach for composite plates based on a stress recovery procedure. Composites Part B: Engineering 138, 2018, 12-18 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • D’Angella, Davide; Kollmannsberger, Stefan; Rank, Ernst; Reali, Alessandro: Multi-level Bézier extraction for hierarchical local refinement of Isogeometric Analysis. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 328, 2018, 147-174 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Evans, J.A.; Hiemstra, R.R.; Hughes, T.J.R.; Reali, A.: Explicit higher-order accurate isogeometric collocation methods for structural dynamics. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 338, 2018, 208-240 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Hoang, Tuong; Verhoosel, Clemens V.; Auricchio, Ferdinando; van Brummelen, E. Harald; Reali, Alessandro: Skeleton-stabilized IsoGeometric Analysis: High-regularity interior-penalty methods for incompressible viscous flow problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 337, 2018, 324-351 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Hosseini, Seyed Farhad; Hashemian, Ali; Reali, Alessandro: On the application of curve reparameterization in isogeometric vibration analysis of free-from curved beams. Computers & Structures 209, 2018, 117-129 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Morganti, S.; Callari, C.; Auricchio, F.; Reali, A.: Mixed isogeometric collocation methods for the simulation of poromechanics problems in 1D. Meccanica 53 (6), 2018, 1441-1454 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Xu, Fei; Morganti, Simone; Zakerzadeh, Rana; Kamensky, David; Auricchio, Ferdinando; Reali, Alessandro; Hughes, Thomas J. R.; Sacks, Michael S.; Hsu, Ming-Chen: A framework for designing patient-specific bioprosthetic heart valves using immersogeometric fluid-structure interaction analysis. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 34 (4), 2018, e2938 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

2017

  • Balduzzi, Giuseppe; Morganti, Simone; Auricchio, Ferdinando; Reali, Alessandro: Non-prismatic Timoshenko-like beam model: Numerical solution via isogeometric collocation. Computers & Mathematics with Applications 74 (7), 2017, 1531-1541 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Bas, Onur; D’Angella, Davide; Baldwin, Jeremy G.; Castro, Nathan J.; Wunner, Felix M.; Saidy, Navid T.; Kollmannsberger, Stefan; Reali, Alessandro; Rank, Ernst; De-Juan-Pardo, Elena M.; Hutmacher, Dietmar W.: An Integrated Design, Material, and Fabrication Platform for Engineering Biomechanically and Biologically Functional Soft Tissues. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (35), 2017, 29430-29437 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Casquero, Hugo; Liu, Lei; Zhang, Yongjie; Reali, Alessandro; Kiendl, Josef; Gomez, Hector: Arbitrary-degree T-splines for isogeometric analysis of fully nonlinear Kirchhoff–Love shells. Computer-Aided Design 82, 2017, 140-153 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Heltai, Luca; Kiendl, Josef; DeSimone, Antonio; Reali, Alessandro: A natural framework for isogeometric fluid–structure interaction based on BEM–shell coupling. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 316, 2017, 522-546 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Hoang, Tuong; Verhoosel, Clemens V.; Auricchio, Ferdinando; van Brummelen, E. Harald; Reali, Alessandro: Mixed Isogeometric Finite Cell Methods for the Stokes problem. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 316, 2017, 400-423 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kiendl, J.; Auricchio, F.; Reali, A.: A displacement-free formulation for the Timoshenko beam problem and a corresponding isogeometric collocation approach. Meccanica 53 (6), 2017, 1403-1413 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Montanino, A.; Asprone, D.; Reali, A.; Auricchio, F.: Modified Finite Particle Methods for Stokes problems. Computational Particle Mechanics 5 (2), 2017, 141-160 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Niiranen, Jarkko; Kiendl, Josef; Niemi, Antti H.; Reali, Alessandro: Isogeometric analysis for sixth-order boundary value problems of gradient-elastic Kirchhoff plates. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 316, 2017, 328-348 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Perotto, S.; Reali, A.; Rusconi, P.; Veneziani, A.: HIGAMod: A Hierarchical IsoGeometric Approach for MODel reduction in curved pipes. Computers & Fluids 142, 2017, 21-29 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

2016

  • Auricchio, F; Ferretti, M; Lefieux, A; Musci, M; Reali, A; Trimarchi, S; Veneziani, A: Parallelizing a finite element solver in computational hemodynamics. The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications 32 (3), 2016, 351-362 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Auricchio, Ferdinando; Boatti, Elisa; Reali, Alessandro; Stefanelli, Ulisse: Gradient structures for the thermomechanics of shape-memory materials. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 299, 2016, 440-469 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Conti, Michele; Long, Chris; Marconi, Michele; Berchiolli, Raffaella; Bazilevs, Yuri; Reali, Alessandro: Carotid artery hemodynamics before and after stenting: A patient specific CFD study. Computers & Fluids 141, 2016, 62-74 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Conti, Michele; Marconi, Michele; Campanile, Giulia; Reali, Alessandro; Adami, Daniele; Berchiolli, Raffaella; Auricchio, Ferdinando: Patient-specific finite element analysis of popliteal stenting. Meccanica 52 (3), 2016, 633-644 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • D’Angella, Davide; Zander, Nils; Kollmannsberger, Stefan; Frischmann, Felix; Rank, Ernst; Schröder, Andreas; Reali, Alessandro: Multi-level hp-adaptivity and explicit error estimation. Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences 3 (1), 2016 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Gallo, Diego; Lefieux, Adrien; Morganti, Simone; Veneziani, Alessandro; Reali, Alessandro; Auricchio, Ferdinando; Conti, Michele; Morbiducci, Umberto: A patient-specific follow up study of the impact of thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) on aortic anatomy and on post-operative hemodynamics. Computers & Fluids 141, 2016, 54-61 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kiendl, Josef; Ambati, Marreddy; De Lorenzis, Laura; Gomez, Hector; Reali, Alessandro: Phase-field description of brittle fracture in plates and shells. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 312, 2016, 374-394 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Morganti, S.; Brambilla, N.; Petronio, A.S.; Reali, A.; Bedogni, F.; Auricchio, F.: Prediction of patient-specific post-operative outcomes of TAVI procedure: The impact of the positioning strategy on valve performance. Journal of Biomechanics 49 (12), 2016, 2513-2519 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

2015

  • Asprone, D.; Auricchio, F.; Montanino, A.; Reali, A.: Review of the modified finite particle method and application to incompressible solids. The International Journal of Multiphysics 9 (3), 2015, 235-248 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Auricchio, F.; Brezzi, F.; Lefieux, A.; Reali, A.: An “immersed” finite element method based on a locally anisotropic remeshing for the incompressible Stokes problem. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 294, 2015, 428-448 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Auricchio, F.; Conti, M.; Ferraro, M.; Morganti, S.; Reali, A.; Taylor, R.L.: Innovative and efficient stent flexibility simulations based on isogeometric analysis. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 295, 2015, 347-361 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Auricchio, Ferdinando; Lefieux, Adrien; Reali, Alessandro; Veneziani, Alessandro: A locally anisotropic fluid-structure interaction remeshing strategy for thin structures with application to a hinged rigid leaflet. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 107 (2), 2015, 155-180 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Auricchio, Ferdinando; Veiga, Lourenco Beirão da; Kiendl, Josef; Lovadina, Carlo; Reali, Alessandro: Isogeometric collocation mixed methods for rods. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series S 9 (1), 2015, 33-42 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • De Lorenzis, L.; Evans, J.A.; Hughes, T.J.R.; Reali, A.: Isogeometric collocation: Neumann boundary conditions and contact. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 284, 2015, 21-54 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Ferraro, Mauro; Auricchio, Ferdinando; Boatti, Elisa; Scalet, Giulia; Conti, Michele; Morganti, Simone; Reali, Alessandro: An Efficient Finite Element Framework to Assess Flexibility Performances of SMA Self-Expandable Carotid Artery Stents. Journal of Functional Biomaterials 6 (3), 2015, 585-597 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kiendl, J.; Auricchio, F.; Beirão da Veiga, L.; Lovadina, C.; Reali, A.: Isogeometric collocation methods for the Reissner–Mindlin plate problem. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 284, 2015, 489-507 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kiendl, J.; Auricchio, F.; Hughes, T.J.R.; Reali, A.: Single-variable formulations and isogeometric discretizations for shear deformable beams. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 284, 2015, 988-1004 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Kiendl, Josef; Hsu, Ming-Chen; Wu, Michael C.H.; Reali, Alessandro: Isogeometric Kirchhoff–Love shell formulations for general hyperelastic materials. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 291, 2015, 280-303 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Manni, Carla; Reali, Alessandro; Speleers, Hendrik: Isogeometric collocation methods with generalized B-splines. Computers & Mathematics with Applications 70 (7), 2015, 1659-1675 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Morganti, S.; Auricchio, F.; Benson, D.J.; Gambarin, F.I.; Hartmann, S.; Hughes, T.J.R.; Reali, A.: Patient-specific isogeometric structural analysis of aortic valve closure. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 284, 2015, 508-520 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Reali, Alessandro; Gomez, Hector: An isogeometric collocation approach for Bernoulli–Euler beams and Kirchhoff plates. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 284, 2015, 623-636 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )