Mechanics of refractory materials at high-temperature
for advanced industrial technologies

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OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
SPECIAL ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL
  1. D. Bigoni and A. Gajo (2016)
    Preface to the Special Issue of the Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment containing selected papers presented at the Special Session dedicated to Prof. Tomasz Hueckel, organized by D. Bigoni, A. Gajo, L. Laloui, G. Maier, Z. Mróz and S. Pietruszczak within the CERMODEL2015 congress in Trento.
    In Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.


ARTICLES IN REFEREED INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
  1. Gajo, A, Cecinato, F., Loret, B. (2017).
    A general computational framework for immiscible three phase flow in deformable porous media.
    Submitted.

  2. Madaschi, A. Gajo, A. (2017).
    A one-dimensional viscoelastic and viscoplastic constitutive approach to modeling the delayed behavior of clay and organic soils.
    Acta Geotechnica, in press.

  3. Papathanasiou, T.K., Gourgiotis, P.A., Dal Corso, F. (2017).
    Finite element simulation of a gradient elastic half-space subjected to thermal shock on the boundary.
    Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40 (23–24), 10181-10198.

  4. Gajo, A., Cecinato, F. (2016).
    Thermo-mechanical modelling of rock-like materials at very high temperature: Application to ceramic refractories.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society 36, 2193-2204.

  5. Madaschi, A., Gajo, A. (2016).
    A two-yield surfaces, viscoplastic constitutive model for ceramics and geomaterials.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society 36, 2223-2234.

  6. Papathanasiou, T.K., Dal Corso, F., Piccolroaz, A. (2016).
    Thermo-mechanical response FEM simulation of ceramic refractories undergoing severe temperature variations.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society 36, 2329-2340.

  7. Penasa, M., Argani, L., Misseroni, D., Dal Corso, F., Cova, M., Piccolroaz, A. (2016).
    Computational modelling and experimental validation of industrial forming processes by cold pressing of aluminum silicate powder.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society 36, 2351-2362.

  8. Madaschi A., A. Gajo (2015).
    One-dimensional response of peaty soils subjected to a wide range of oedometric conditions.
    Géotechnique, 65 (4), 274-286.

  9. A. Madaschi, A. Gajo (2015).
    Constitutive modelling of viscous behaviour of soils: a case of study.
    Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 4, 39-50.

  10. S. Muraro, A. Madaschi, A. Gajo (2015).
    Passive soil pressure on sloping ground and design of retaining structures for slope stabilisation.
    Géotechnique, 65 (6), 507-516.

  11. Gajo, A., Bigoni, D. (2015).
    Elastoplastic coupling for thermo-elasto-plasticity at high temperature
    Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 4, 29-38.

  12. Deseri, L., Owen, D.R. (2015).
    Stable Disarrangement Phases Arising from Expansion/Contraction or from Simple Shearing of a Model Granular Medium
    International Journal of Engineering Science, 96, 111-130.

  13. Deseri, L., Owen, D.R. (2015).
    Submacroscopic Disarrangements Induce a Unique, Additive and Universal Decomposition of Continuum Fluxes
    Journal of Elasticity, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10659-015-9542-5.

  14. Koch, R.J., Leoni, M. (2015).
    Combined quantitative analysis of structure and nanostructure in disordered crystalline materials.
    Submitted.

  15. Gajo, A., Cecinato, F., Hueckel, T. (2015)
    A micro-scale inspired chemo-mechanical model of bonded geomaterials.
    International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences , 80, 425-438.

  16. Zisis, Th., Gourgiotis, P.A., Dal Corso, F. (2015).
    A contact problem in couple stress thermoelasticity: The indentation by a hot flat punch.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 63, 226-239.

  17. Cecinato, F., Loveridge, F. (2015).
    Influences on the thermal efficiency of energy piles.
    Energy, 82, 1021-1033.

  18. Cecinato, F., Gajo, A. (2014).
    Dynamical effects during compaction band formation affecting their spatial periodicity.
    Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 119 (10), 7487-7502.

  19. Deseri, L., Gentili, G., and Golden, J. M. (2014).
    New Insights on Free Energies and Saint-Venant’s Principle in Viscoelasticity.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51 (19-20), 3382-3398.

  20. Misseroni, D., Dal Corso, F., Shahzad, S. and Bigoni, D. (2014).
    Stress concentration near stiff inclusions: validation of rigid inclusion model and boundary layers by means of photoelasticity.
    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 121-122, 87-97.

  21. Penasa, M., Piccolroaz, A., Argani, L., Bigoni, D. (2014)
    Integration algorithms of elastoplasticity for ceramic powder compaction.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 34, 2775-2788.

  22. F. Poltronieri, A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni, S. Romero Baivier (2014).
    A simple and robust elastoplastic constitutive model for concrete.
    Engineering Structures, 60, 81-84.

  23. Deseri, L., Owen, D.R. (2014).
    Stable disarrangement phases of elastic aggregates: a setting for the emergence of no-tension materials with non-linear response in compression.
    Meccanica, 49 (12), 2907-2932.



CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
  • Cecinato, F., Piglialepre, R., Loveridge, F., Nicholson, D. (2016).
    Numerical analysis of thermal cycling during a multi-stage energy pile thermal response test.
    Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, August 29-31, 2016, Kiel, Germany

  • Cecinato, F., Loveridge, F., Gajo, A., Powrie, W. (2015).
    A new modelling approach for piled and other ground heat exchanger applications.
    Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, September 13-17, 2015, Edimburgh, UK

  • Cecinato, F. (2014).
    Numerical analysis for improved design of piled and other ground heat exchanger applications
    Proceedings of the 23rd European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, September 2-5, 2014, Barcelona, Spain.


CONFERENCES
  • ICEGT 2016 - 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics , August 29-31, 2016, Kiel (Germany)
    • Cecinato, F., Piglialepre, R., Loveridge, F., Nicholson, D.
      Numerical analysis of thermal cycling during a multi-stage energy pile thermal response test.

  • Modelling of refractory materials and ceramics, with a view to technological applications - April 22, 2016, Trento Trento (Italy);
    • P. Godin, S. Romero-Baivier
      Thermal and mechanical modelling in the improvement and the prediction of ceramic refractories behavior;
    • A. Gajo, F. Cecinato
      Thermo-mechanical modelling of ceramics subjected to large temperature changes;
    • D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, M. Penasa, S. Romero-Baivier, S. Gregoire
      Refractories modeled at extreme temperature;
    • S. Gregoire, S. Romero-Baivier
      Numerical simulation of a steelmaking process;
    • M. Leoni
      Microstructure from diffraction: modern tools for line profile analysis;
    • A. Madaschi, A. Gajo
      A double yield surfaces, viscoplastic constitutive model for ceramics;
    • T.K. Papathanasiou, F. Dal Corso
      Thermal shock and high-temperature response FEM simulation of ceramic refractories with porosity and additives;
    • M. Penasa, A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, S. Romero-Baivier
      Thermoplastic parameters identification by means of multi-objective optimization towards modelling refractories;
    • S. Poly, S. Romero-Baivier
      A shape optimization tool for the design of foundry products;
    • S. Romero-Baivier, S. Gregoire, S. Henon, J. Machado, P. Godin, S. Poly
      Material testing: key factor for accurate numerical simulations;
    • J.F. Trelcat, S. Romero-Baivier, M. Penasa
      Identification of input parameters required for Abaqus UMAT subroutines.

  • Euromech Colloquium 572 - February 22-24, 2016, Innsbruck (Austria);
    • A. Madaschi, A. Gajo
      Constitutive approach for rate-dependent behaviour of organic soils and clays
    • A. Gajo and F. Cecinato
      Thermo-mechanical modelling of geomaterials subjected to very high temperature changes
    • A. Gajo
      Chemo-mechanical interactions in active clays and cemented soils

  • ICACC16 - 40th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites - January 24-29, 2016, Daytona (Florida - USA);
    • D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, M. Penasa, S. Gregoire, S. Romero Baivier
      Ceramics at high temperature modelled through elastoplasticity
    • F. Dal Corso, T.K. Papathanasiou
      Thermal shock of refractories undergoing severe temperature changes
    • A. Kallel, S. Romero-Baivier
      Damage study on a refractory material operating at high temperature in an aggressive environment

  • UNITECR2015 - 14th Biennal Worlwide Congress, September 15-18, 2015, Vienna (Austria)
    • M. Penasa, A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, S. Romero-Baivier
      Numerical treatment of the inelastic behaviour of refractory materials.

  • XXII AIMETA Conference - The Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, September 14-17, 2015, Genova (Italy)
    • T.K. Papathanasiou and F. Dal Corso
      Finite element simulation of pre-cracked micropolar media subjected to thermal shock with applications to refractories.

  • ECSMGE2015 - XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, September 13-17, 2015, Edimburgh (UK)
    • Cecinato, F., Loveridge, F., Gajo, A., Powrie, W.
      A new modelling approach for piled and other ground heat exchanger applications.

  • FFW2015 - 4th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear, August 27-28, 2015, Ghent (Belgium)
    • D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, M. Penasa, S. Gregoire, S. Romero-Baivier
      Elastoplastic modelling of ceramic materials at high temperature.

  • 8th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics - July 12-15, 2015, Volos (Greece);
    • T.K. Papathanasiou, P.A. Gourgiotis, F. Dal Corso and T. Zisis
      On the thermoelastic response of a gradient elastic half-space subjected to thermal shock on the boundary.

  • CERMODEL2015 - CERMODEL2015 Congress on Modelling and Simulation meet Innovation in Ceramics Technology - July 1-3, 2015, Trento (Italy);
    • D. Bigoni, A. Gajo
      Coupling of elastic and plastic deformation for modeling refractories at high temperature
    • A. Gajo, F. Cecinato, T. Hueckel
      Micro- to macro-scale chemo-mechanical modeling of bonded geomaterials
    • A. Gajo, F. Cecinato, B. Loret
      Finite element analysis of fluid imbibition in a deformable porous medium saturated by three immiscible fluids
    • A. Madaschi, A. Gajo
      Constitutive modelling of organic clays: a case study
    • A. Gajo, F. Cecinato
      Thermodynamically consistent modelling of ceramic refractory materials
    • A. Madaschi, A. Gajo
      Modelling the viscous behavior of clayey green bodies
    • T.K. Papathanasiou, F. Dal Corso, A. Piccolroaz
      Elastoplastic Finite Element analysis of ceramic components subjected to thermal shock
    • M. Penasa, A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, S. Romero-Baivier
      Computational thermo-mechanical modelling of refractories

  • ECERS - 14th Conference of the European Ceramic Society - June 21-25, 2015, Toledo (Spain);
    • D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, S. Gregoire, S. Romero-Baivier
      Characterization and modelling of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of refractory materials;
    • M. Penasa, A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, and S. Romero-Baivier
      Computational thermoplastic modelling of refractory materials.

  • EUROMECH COLLOQUIUM 575 - Contact Mechanics and Coupled Problems in Surface Phenomena - March, 30 - April, 2, 2015, Lucca (Italy);
    • P. Gourgiotis, Th. Zisis, F. Dal Corso
      The contact problem of a rigid flat punch indenting a couple-stress thermoelastic half-space.

  • State of the art and challenges in thermal and mechanical modelling of ceramic materials - March 20, 2015, Trento (Italy);
    • F. Cecinato, A. Gajo
      Analysis of dynamical effects in the formation of compaction bands;
    • S. Shahzad, F. Dal Corso, D. Bigoni
      Stress magnification and Notch Stress Intensity Factors for composite materials containing polygonal inclusions;
    • S. Romero-Baivier, S. Gregoire
      Modelization of a ladle cyclelife;
    • T. Papathanasiou, F. Dal Corso, P. Gourgiotis
      Finite element simulation of thermal shock in micro-structured solids with applications to refractories;
    • M. Penasa, A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, S. Romero-Baivier
      Computational modelling of refractory materials at high temperature;
    • S. Poly, S. Romero-Baivier
      Challenges in thermal and mechanical modelling of ceramic refractories involved in the continous casting process of steel;
    • A. Madaschi, A. Gajo, F. Cecinato, S. Romero-Baivier
      Effect of 'local' strain rate on the determination of elastic modulus during crush tests at high temperature in rock-like materials;
    • P. Godin, A. Madaschi, S. Romero-Baivier
      Experimental tests use to study the ceramic material behavior;
    • D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, S. Gregoire, S. Romero-Baivier
      Thermoplasticity towards the design of ceramics for high-temperature applications;
    • A. Gajo, F. Cecinato
      Some considerations about thermomechanical and thermophysical modelling of ceramic refractory materials;
    • M. Leoni, D. Shovkun, P. Godin, S. Romero-Baivier
      Phase composition of high-temperature refractories;
    • F. Cecinato, A. Gajo, S. Romero-Baivier
      A review of thermomechanical and thermophysical properties of ceramic refractory materials;
    • F. Dal Corso, T. Zisis, P. Gourgiotis
      Contact regimes during heat conduction through a microstructured solid.

  • Advanced Problems in the Mechanical Modelling of Ceramic Materials - January 27, 2015, Orlando (Florida - USA) within the "EMN Ceramics Meeting", January 26-29, 2015;
    • D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, S. Gregoire, M. Penasa, S. Romero-Baivier
      Modelling, characterization and simulation of refractory materials for liquid steel technology;
    • F. Dal Corso, Th. Zisis, P. Gourgiotis
      A thermomechanical contact problem for microstructured solids.

  • 25th ALERT Geomaterials workshop, September 29 - October 1, 2014, Aussois, France
    • Cecinato, F., Loveridge, F.
      A numerical model for energy-efficient design of geothermal systems.

  • E-MRS 2014 FALL MEETING - European Materials Conference, September 15-18, 2014, Warsaw, Poland
    • Leoni M.
      Progress in microstructure analysis by diffraction (Invited Lecture)

  • EYGEC2014 - 23rd European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, September 2-5, 2014, Barcelona, Spain
    • Cecinato F.
      Numerical analysis for improved design of piled and other ground heat exchanger applications

  • 63rd Annual Conference on Applications of X-ray Analysis - DENVER X-RAY CONFERENCE, July 28-August 1, 2014, Montana, USA
    • Leoni M., Koch R.
      Beyond the 3D Periodicity Limits in Modern Whole Pattern Line Profile Analysis (Keynote Invited Lecture)

  • APM2014 - Advanced Problems in Mechanics, June 30-July 5, 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia
    • Poltronieri F., Piccolroaz A., Dal Corso F., Romero Baivier S.
      A simple and robust elastoplastic constitutive model for concrete

  • XX Convegno Nazionale di Meccanica Computazionale - VII Riunione del Gruppo Materiali AIMETA, June 11-13, 2014, Cassino (FR), Italy
    • Zisis T., Dal Corso F.
      A contact problem in couple-stress thermoelasticity


SEMINARS
  • Nonlinear modelling of refractories undergoing thermal shocks.
    F. Dal Corso
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, January 21, 2016 - Tampa (Florida - USA).

  • Modelling refractories through thermo-elastoplasticity.
    D. Bigoni
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, January 21, 2016 - Tampa (Florida - USA).

  • Analysis of dynamical effects during compaction band formation.
    F. Cecinato
    School of Petroleum Engineering, University of New South Wales, June 16, 2015 - Sydney (Australia).

  • Modellazione termoplastica per l'industria siderurgica
    D. Bigoni
    Metrology Day - Giornata dei Musei, Museo della Bilancia, May 20, 2015 - Campogalliano (Modena, Italy).

  • Thermal effects in the contact of flat punch with a couple-stress material.
    F. Dal Corso
    Department of Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo, September 9, 2014 - Tokyo (Japan).

  • Non-local effects in a thermo-elastic contact problem.
    F. Dal Corso
    Department of Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, September 8, 2014 - Tokyo (Japan).

  • The thermo-elastic problem of a flat punch indenting a microstructured medium.
    F. Dal Corso
    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo, September 5, 2014 - Tokyo (Japan).

  • Thermo-mechanical modelling of refractories at high-temperature.
    D. Bigoni
    Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University, August 29, 2014 - Osaka (Japan).

  • Instabilities during contact at high-temperature.
    F. Dal Corso
    Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University, August 29, 2014 - Osaka (Japan).

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Dr. Francesco Dal Corso
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Meccanica
Università di Trento, via Mesiano, 77 I-38123 Trento (Italia)