Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Efrem Vitali

Research Scientist
Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division

 +1 925-423-3669

Ph.D. Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering)
University of California, San Diego

Research Interests

Research interests include the study and computational modeling of contact between materials undergoing non-linear large deformations in continuum mechanics. More precisely, the research and development of Eulerian methods to model impact, fractures, interface bonding, erosion due to wear, thermal loading-shock, phase-transformations, and chemical reactions.

Selected Publications

Vitali E., Lomov I.N., Antoun T.H., Fujino D.H. (submitted) An Eulerian extended finite element method for contacts in Godunov formulations. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

Wei C.T., Vitali E., Jiang F., Du S.W., Benson D.J., Vecchio K.S., Thadhani N.N., Meyers M.A. (2012). Quasi-static and dynamic response of explosively consolidated metal-aluminum powder mixtures. Acta Materialia 60(3): 1418-1432

Vitali E., Benson D.J. (2012). Modeling localized failure with arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian methods. Computational Mechanics 49: 197-212

Vitali E., Wei C.T., Benson D.J., Meyers M.A. (2011). Effects of geometry and intermetallic bonding on the mechanical response, spalling and fragmentation of Ni-Al laminates. Acta Materialia 59: 5869-5880

Vitali E. and Benson D.J. (2009). Kinetic friction for multi-material arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian extended finite element formulations. Computational Mechanics 43(6): 847-857

Vitali E. and Benson D.J. (2008). Contact with friction in multi-material arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulations using X-FEM. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 76(6): 893-921

Vitali E. and Benson D.J. (2006). An extended finite element formulation for contact in multi-material arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian calculations. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 67(10): 1420-1444

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