Ph.D., Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering), University of California, San Diego, 2007
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.
Vitali E., Lomov I.N., Antoun T.H., Fujino D.H. (2012). An Eulerian extended finite element method for contacts in Godunov formulations. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 92, 1139.
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