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Bernhard A. Schrefler, PhD

Full Affiliate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Biography

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.

Description of Research

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.

Areas Of Expertise

Biomedical engineering Structural and materials engineering Environmental geomechanics Soil
Education & Training

MSc, University of Padua
PhD, University of Wales
Publications

Mode I sub- and super-shear rupture and forerunning in porous media
Ni, T, Mortazavi, SMS, Khoei, AR & Schrefler, BA 2024, , Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 171, 106372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2024.106372

An in silico model of the capturing of magnetic nanoparticles in tumour spheroids in the presence of flow
Wirthl, B, Janko, C, Lyer, S, Schrefler, BA, Alexiou, C & Wall, WA 2023, , Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 26, no. 1, 1, pp. 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10544-023-00685-9

Irregular and stepwise behaviour of hydraulic fracturing: insights from linear cohesive crack modelling with maximum stress criterion
Khoei, AR, Mortazavi, SMS, Simoni, L & Schrefler, BA 2023, , Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 161, 105570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2023.105570

Machine learning instructed microfluidic synthesis of curcumin-loaded liposomes
Di Francesco, V, Boso, DP, Moore, TL, Schrefler, BA & Decuzzi, P 2023, , Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 25, no. 3, 29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10544-023-00671-1

Tumour growth: An approach to calibrate parameters of a multiphase porous media model based on in vitro observations of Neuroblastoma spheroid growth in a hydrogel microenvironment
Hervas-Raluy, S, Wirthl, B, Guerrero, PE, Robalo Rei, G, Nitzler, J, Coronado, E, Font de Mora Sainz, J, Schrefler, BA, Gomez-Benito, MJ, Garcia-Aznar, JM & Wall, WA 2023, , Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol. 159, 106895, pp. 106895. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2023.106895

A peridynamic differential operator-based scheme for the extended bond-based peridynamics and its application to fracture problems of brittle solids
Ni, T, Zaccariotto, M, Fan, X, Zhu, Q, Schrefler, BA & Galvanetto, U 2023, , European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, vol. 97, 104853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechsol.2022.104853

A Peridynamic-enhanced finite element method for Thermo–Hydro–Mechanical coupled problems in saturated porous media involving cracks
Ni, T, Fan, X, Zhang, J, Zaccariotto, M, Galvanetto, U & Schrefler, BA 2023, , Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 417, 116376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2023.116376

Fracturing dry and saturated porous media, Peridynamics and dispersion
Ni, T, Sanavia, L, Zaccariotto, M, Galvanetto, U & Schrefler, BA 2022, , Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 151, 104990. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2022.104990

Multiscale thermoelastic modelling of composite strands using the “fundamental solutions” method
Nemov, AS, Borovkov, AI & Schrefler, BA 2022, , Computational Mechanics, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 661-678. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00466-022-02185-8

PREFACE: MULTISCALE MECHANICAL MODELING OF “COMPLEX” MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. DEDICATED TO THE 60TH BIRTHDAY OF PATRIZIA TROVALUSCI
Fantuzzi, N, Ghosh, S, Sadowski, T & Schrefler, B 2022, , International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. v-vii. https://doi.org/10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2022045250

PREFACE: MULTISCALE MECHANICAL MODELING OF “COMPLEX” MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. DEDICATED TO THE 60TH BIRTHDAY OF PATRIZIA TROVALUSCI
Fantuzzi, N, Ghosh, S, Sadowski, T & Schrefler, B 2022, , International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. v-vii. https://doi.org/10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2022045250

Global sensitivity analysis based on Gaussian-process metamodelling for complex biomechanical problems
Wirthl, B, Brandstaeter, S, Nitzler, J, Schrefler, BA & Wall, WA 2023, , International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 39, no. 3, e3675. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnm.3675

Forerunning and Bridging in Dry and Saturated Fracturing Solids
Milanese, E, Ni, T, Peruzzo, C, Zaccariotto, M, Galvanetto, U, Mishuris, GS & Schrefler, BA 2022, . in Current Trends and Open Problems in Computational Mechanics. Springer International Publishing, pp. 343-353. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87312-7_33

Validation and parameter optimization of a hybrid embedded/homogenized solid tumor perfusion model
Kremheller, J, Brandstaeter, S, Schrefler, BA & Wall, WA 2021, , International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 37, no. 8, e3508. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnm.3508

Numerical simulation of forerunning fracture in saturated porous solids with hybrid FEM/Peridynamic model
Ni, T, Pesavento, F, Zaccariotto, M, Galvanetto, U & Schrefler, BA 2021, , Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 133, 104024. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104024

Preface
Oñate, E, Schrefler, BA & Papadrakakis, M 2021, , 8th International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, COUPLED PROBLEMS 2019, pp. 7.

A continuum mechanical framework for modeling tumor growth and treatment in two- and three-phase systems
Miller, CT, Gray, WG & Schrefler, BA 2022, , Archive of Applied Mechanics, vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 461-489. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00419-021-01891-8

Corrigendum to: A CBS-type stabilizing algorithm for the consolidation of saturated porous media (International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, (2005), 63, 4, (502-527), 10.1002/nme.1275)
Schrefler, BA 2021, , International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 122, no. 15, pp. 4027-4028. https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.6708

Elucidating the role of matrix porosity and rigidity in glioblastoma type iv progression
Pereira, RC, Santagiuliana, R, Ceseracciu, L, Boso, DP, Schrefler, BA & Decuzzi, P 2020, , Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 10, no. 24, 9076, pp. 1-29. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10249076

Poro-mechanical model of strain hysteresis due to cyclic water freezing in partially saturated porous media
Gawin, D, Pesavento, F, Koniorczyk, M & Schrefler, BA 2020, , International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 206, pp. 322-339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2020.09.016