Journal articles


In Press

M. Petrolo, M. H. Nagaraj, I. Kaleel, and E. Carrera. A global-local approach for the elastoplastic analysis of compact and thin-walled structures via refined models, Computers & Structures, In Press, 2018.
S. Minera, M. Patni, E. Carrera, M. Petrolo, P.M. Weaver, A. Pirrera. Three-dimensional stress analysis for beam-like structures using Serendipity Lagrange shape functions. International Journal of Solids and Structures. In Press, 2018.
M. Petrolo, I. Kaleel, G. De Pietro and E. Carrera. Wave propagation in compact, thin-walled, layered, and heterogeneous structures using variable kinematics finite elements, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2018.
E. Zappino, G. Li, A. Pagani, E. Carrera, and A.G. de Miguel, Use of higher-order Legendre polynomials for multilayered plate elements with node-dependent kinematics. Composite Structures, 2018.


A.G. de Miguel, G. de Pietro, E. Carrera, G. Giunta and A. Pagani. Locking-free curved elements with refined kinematics for the analysis of composite structures. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 337:481-500, 2018. 

E. Carrera, E. Zappino, and G. Li. Analysis of beams with piezo-patches by node-dependent kinematic finite element method models. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 29(7):1379-1393, 2018.

I. Kaleel, M. Petrolo, A. M. Waas, E. Carrera. Micromechanical Progressive Failure Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Using Refined Beam Models. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 85(2), 2018.

G. Balokas, S. Czichon, R. Rolfes. Neural network assisted multiscale analysis for the elastic properties prediction of 3D braided composites under uncertainty. Composite Structures. 183:550-562, 2018.

P. del Sorbo, J. Girardot, F. Dau, I. Iordanoff . Numerical investigations on a yarn structure at the microscale towards scale transition. Composite Structures. 183:489-498, 2018.

E. Carrera, E. Zappino, and G. Li, Finite element models with node-dependent kinematics for the analysis of composite beam structures. Composites Part B: Engineering, 132:35-48.

M. Akterskaia, E. Jansen, S. Hühne, R. Rolfes. Efficient progressive failure analysis of multi-stringer stiffened composite panels through a two-way loose coupling global-local approach.Composite Structures. 183:137-145, 2018.

E. Carrera, M. Cinefra, and G. Li, Refined finite element solutions for anisotropic laminated plates. Composite Structures. 183:63-76, 2018.



E. Carrera, I. Kaleel, M. Petrolo, Elastoplastic analysis of compact and thin-walled structures using classical and refined beam finite element models. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures. 2017.

G. De Pietro, G. Giunta, S. Belouettar, E. Carrera. A static analysis of three-dimensional sandwich beam structures by hierarchical finite elements modelling. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 2017.

E. Carrera, M. Petrolo, M. Cinefra, and G. Li, Hygrothermal analysis of multilayered composite plates by variable kinematic finite elements. Journal of Thermal Stresses. 40(12): 1502-1522, 2017.

E. Carrera, M. Petrolo, M. Cinefra, and G. Li, Variable kinematic shell elements for composite laminates accounting for hygrothermal effects. Journal of Thermal Stresses40(12): 1523-1544, 2017. 

E. Carrera, A.G. de Miguel, and A. Pagani. Extension of MITC to higher-order beam models and shear locking analysis for compact, thin-walled and composite structures. International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2017.

I. Kaleel, M. Petrolo, A. M. Waas, E. Carrera. Computationally efficient, high-fidelity micromechanics framework using refined 1D models. Composite Structures. 181:358-367, 2017.

E. Carrera, A.G. de Miguel and A. Pagani. Component-wise analysis of laminated structures by hierarchical refined models with mapping features and enhanced accuracy at layer to fiber-matrix scales. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2017.

A.G. de Miguel, A. Pagani, W. Yu, E. Carrera. Micromechanics of periodically heterogeneous materials using higher-order beam theories and the mechanics of structure genome. Composite Structures. 180: 484-496, 2017.

E. Zappino, G. Li, A.Pagani, E. Carrera. Global-local analysis of laminated plates by node-dependent kinematic finite elements with variable ESL/LW capabilities. Composite Structures. 172: 1-14, 2017.

A. Pagani, A.G. de Miguel, and E. Carrera. Cross-sectional mapping for refined beam elements with applications to shell-like structures. Computational Mechanics. 59(6): 1031-1048, 2017.

E. Carrera, A.G. de Miguel, and A. Pagani. Hierarchical theories of structures based on Legendre polynomial expansions with finite element applications. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 120: 286-300, 2017.

Y. Hui, G. Giunta, S. Belouettar, Q. Huang, H. Hu, and E. Carrera, A free vibration analysis of three-dimensional sandwich beams using hierarchical one-dimensional finite elements, Composites Part B: Engineering, 110: 7-19, 2017.



G. De Pietro, Y. Hui, G. Giunta, S. Belouettar, E. Carrera, H. Hu, Hierarchical one-dimensional finite elements for the thermal stress analysis of three-dimensional functionally graded beams, Composite Structures, 153: 514-528, 2016.

E. Carrera, M. Cinefra, G. Li, and G. M. Kulikov, MITC9 shell finite elements with miscellaneous through-the-thickness functions for the analysis of laminated structures. Composite Structures, 154: 360-373, 2016.

 A. Pagani, A.G. de Miguel, M. Petrolo, and E. Carrera, Analysis of laminated beams via Unified Formulation and Legendre polynomial expansions.  Composite Structures, 156: 78–92, 2016.

G. Giunta, G. De Pietro, H. Nasser, S. Belouettar, E. Carrera, M. Petrolo, A thermal stress finite element analysis of beam structures by hierarchical modeling, Composites Part B: Engineering, 95: 179-195, 2016,