Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics

Ph.D. Dissertation

  1. D. Bigoni Localization of deformation and bifurcation in incremental non-associative elastoplasticity: applications to brittle-cohesive materials. University of Bologna (in Italian).

Books and Monographs

  1. D. Bigoni, Nonlinear Solid Mechanics Bifurcation Theory and Material Instability. Cambridge University Press, 2012, ISBN:9781107025417.
  2. D. Bigoni, Bifurcation and instability of nonassociative elastoplastic solids. In CISM Lecture Notes No. 414 "Material Instabilities in Elastic and Plastic Solids", H. Petryk, Ed. Springer-Verlag, Wien­New York, 2000.
  3. D. Bigoni, Selected Mechanical Problems in Structural Ceramics. AMAS Lecture Notes No. 3, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, ISSN 1642-0578, 2002.

Papers Published in International Journals

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  1. 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, 2014, in press.
  2. F. Poltronieri, A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni, S. Romero Baivier, A simple and robust elastoplastic constitutive model for concrete.
    Engineering Structures, 2014, 60, 81–84.
  3. D. Bigoni, F. Bosi, F. Dal Corso and D. Misseroni, Instability of a penetrating blade.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 64, 411-425, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2013.12.008.
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  5. D. Bigoni, F. Bosi, F. Dal Corso and D. Misseroni, Eshelby-like forces acting on elastic structures: theoretical and experimental proof.
    Mechanics of Materials, 2013, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmat.2013.10.009.
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  7. S. Stupkiewicz, A. Piccolroaz, and D. Bigoni Elastoplastic coupling to model cold ceramic powder compaction.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2013.
  8. F. Bosi, A. Piccolroaz, M. Gei, F. Dal Corso, A. Cocquio and D. Bigoni Experimental investigation of the elastoplastic response of aluminum silicate spray dried powder during cold compaction.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2013, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2013.11.037.
  9. M. Bacca, F. Dal Corso, D. Veber and D. Bigoni Anisotropic effective higher-order response of heterogeneous Cauchy elastic materials.
    Mechanics Research Communications, 2013, 54, 63-71.
  10. M. Bacca, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, and D. Veber Mindlin second-gradient elastic properties from dilute two-phase Cauchy-elastic composites. Part I: Closed form expression for the effective higher-order constitutive tensor.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2013, 50(24), 4010-4019.
  11. M. Bacca, D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, and D. Veber Mindlin second-gradient elastic properties from dilute two-phase Cauchy-elastic composites Part II: Higher-order constitutive properties and application cases.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2013, 50(24), 4020-4029.
  12. D. Bigoni, S. Guenneau, A.B. Movchan and M. Brun Elastic metamaterials with inertial locally resonant structures: application to lensing and localisation.
    Physical Review B, 2013, 87, 174303.
  13. L. Argani, D. Bigoni, G. Mishuris Dislocations and inclusions in prestressed metals.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2013, 469, 2154 20120752; doi:10.1098/rspa.2012.0752.
  14. G. Mishuris, A.B. Movchan and D. Bigoni, Dynamics of a fault steadily propagating within a structural interface.
    SIAM Journal on Multiscale Modelling and Simulation, 2012, 10(3), 936–953.
  15. D. Bigoni, D. Misseroni, G. Noselli and D. Zaccaria Effects of the constraint’s curvature on structural instability: tensile buckling and multiple bifurcations.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2012, 468, 2191-2209; doi:10.1098/rspa.2011.0732.
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  17. D. Bigoni and G. Noselli Experimental evidence of flutter and divergence instabilities induced by dry friction.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2011, 59, 2208–2226.
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  19. D. Zaccaria, D. Bigoni, G. Noselli and D. Misseroni Structures buckling under tensile dead load.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2011, 467, 1686-1700.
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  21. S. Roccabianca, D. Bigoni and M. Gei Long-wavelength bifurcations and multiple neutral axes in elastic multilayers subject to finite bending.
    Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2011, 6, 511–527, special issue dedicated to Marie-Louise and Charles Steele.
  22. F. Dal Corso and D. Bigoni Growth of slip surfaces and line inclusions along shear bands in a softening material.
    International Journal of Fracture, 2010, 166, 225–237.
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    [Movie] - The perturbative approach to shear band

  24. M. Brun, S.Guenneau, A.B.Movchan and D. Bigoni Dynamics of structural interfaces: Filtering and focussing effects for elastic waves.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2010, 58, 1212–1224.
  25. G. Noselli, F. Dal Corso and D. Bigoni The stress intensity near a stiffener disclosed by photoelasticity.
    International Journal of Fracture, 2010, 166, 91–103.
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    [Movie 1/3] - Introduction
    [Movie 2/3] - Stiffener and Singularity
    [Movie 3/3] - Stiffener and Neutrality
  26. S. Roccabianca, M. Gei and D. Bigoni Plane strain bifurcations of elastic layered structures subject to finite bending: theory versus experiments.
    IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2010, 75, 525-548 .
  27. D. Bigoni and G. Noselli Localized stress percolation through dry masonry walls. Part I - Experiments.
    European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, 2010, 29, 291-298.
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    [Movie] - Dry masonry walls - Experiments & Modelling
  28. D. Bigoni and G. Noselli Localized stress percolation through dry masonry walls. Part II - Modelling.
    European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, 2010, 29, 299-307.
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    [Movie] - Dry masonry walls - Experiments & Modelling
  29. A. Piccolroaz and D. Bigoni Yield criteria for quasibrittle and frictional materials: a generalization to surfaces with corners.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2009, 46, 3587-3596.
  30. S. Colli, M. Gei and D. Bigoni, A boundary element formulation for incremental nonlinear elastic deformation of compressible solids.
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 2009, 40, 29-62.
  31. M. Gei, A.B. Movchan and D. Bigoni, Band-gap shift and defect-induced annihilation in prestressed elastic structures.
    Journal of Applied Physics, 2009, 105, 063507.
  32. F. Dal Corso and D. Bigoni, The interactions between shear bands and rigid lamellar inclusions in a ductile metal matrix.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2009, 465, 143-163.
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    [Movie] - The perturbative approach to shear band
    [Movie] - The growth of a shear band

  34. D. Bigoni and F. Dal Corso, The unrestrainable growth of a shear band in a prestressed material.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2008, 464, 2365-2390 Supplementary online material.
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    [Movie] - The growth of a shear band

  36. D. Bigoni, M. Gei and A.B. Movchan, Dynamics of a prestressed stiff layer on an elastic half space: filtering and band gap characteristics of periodic structural models derived from long-wave asymptotics.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2008, 56, 2494-2520.
  37. F. Dal Corso, D. Bigoni and M. Gei, The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed, elastic material. Part I Full-field solution and asymptotics.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2008, 56, 815–838.
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    [Movie] - The perturbative approach to shear band

  39. D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso and M. Gei, The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed, elastic material. Part II Implications on shear band nucleation, growth and energy release rate.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2008, 56, 839–857.
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  41. K. Bertoldi, D. Bigoni and W.J. Drugan, Nacre: an orthotropic and bimodular elastic material.
    Composites Science and Technology, 2008, 68(6), 1363-1375.
  42. A. Gajo, D. Bigoni, A model for stress and plastic strain induced nonlinear hyperelastic anisotropy in soils.
    International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2008, 32(7), 833-861.
  43. D. Bigoni, D. Capuani, P. Bonetti, S. Colli, A novel boundary element approach to time-harmonic dynamics of incremental non-linear elasticity: the role of pre-stress on structural vibrations and dynamic shear banding.
    Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2007, 196, 4222-4249.
  44. A. Gajo, D. Muir Wood and D. Bigoni, On certain critical material and testing characteristics affecting shear band development in sand.
    Géotechnique, 2007, 57(5), 449-461.
  45. K. Bertoldi, D. Bigoni and W.J. Drugan, A discrete-fibers model for bridged cracks and reinforced elliptical voids.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2007, 55(5), 1016-1035.
  46. K. Bertoldi, D. Bigoni and W.J. Drugan, Structural interfaces in linear elasticity. Part I: Nonlocality and gradient approximations.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2007, 55(1), 1-34.
  47. K. Bertoldi, D. Bigoni and W.J. Drugan, Structural interfaces in linear elasticity. Part II: Effective properties and neutrality.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2007, 55(1), 35-63.
  48. G. Franceschini, D. Bigoni, P. Regitnig and G.A. Holzapfel, Brain tissue deforms similarly to filled elastomers and follows consolidation theory.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2006, 54, 2592-2620.
  49. A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni, and J.R. Willis, A dynamical interpretation of flutter instability in a continuous medium.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2006, 54, 2391-2417.
  50. D. Bigoni and W.J. Drugan, Analytical derivation of Cosserat moduli via homogenization of heterogeneous elastic materials.
    Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2007, 74(3), 1-13.
  51. A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni and A. Gajo, An elastoplastic framework for granular materials becoming cohesive through mechanical densification. Part I - small strain formulation.
    European Journal of Mechanics A: Solids, 2006, 25, 334-357.
  52. A. Piccolroaz, D. Bigoni and A. Gajo, An elastoplastic framework for granular materials becoming cohesive through mechanical densification. Part II - the formulation of elastoplastic coupling at large strain.
    European Journal of Mechanics A: Solids, 2006, 25, 358-369.
  53. D. Capuani, D. Bigoni and M. Brun, Integral representations at the boundary for Stokes flow and related symmetric Galerkin formulation.
    Archives of Mechanics, 2005, 57 (5), 363-385.
  54. K. Bertoldi, M. Brun and D. Bigoni, A new boundary element technique without domain integrals for elastoplastic solids.
    International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2005, 64, 877-906.
  55. D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, Time-harmonic Green's function and boundary integral formulation for incremental nonlinear elasticity: dynamics of wave patterns and shear bands.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2005, 53(5), 1163-1187.
  56. D. Bigoni and A. Piccolroaz, Yield criteria for quasibrittle and frictional materials.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2004, 41(11-12), 2855-2878.
  57. A. Gajo, D. Bigoni and D. Muir Wood, Multiple shear band development and related instabilities in granular materials.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2004, 52(12), 2683-2724.
  58. M. Gei, D. Bigoni and G. Franceschini, Thermoelastic small-amplitude wave propagation in nonlinear elastic multilayers.
    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 2004, 9, 555-568, special issue dedicated to Prof. R.W. Ogden.
  59. A. Benallal and D. Bigoni, Effects of temperature and thermo-mechanical couplings on material instabilities and strain localization of inelastic materials.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2004, 52(3), 725-753.
  60. M. Gei, D. Bigoni and S. Guicciardi, Failure of silicon nitride under uniaxial compression at high temperature.
    Mechanics of Materials, 2004, 36(4), 335-345.
  61. M. Brun, D. Capuani and D. Bigoni, A boundary element technique for incremental, nonlinear elasticity. Part. I: Formulation.
    Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 192 (22-24), 2003, 2461-2479.
  62. M. Brun, D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, A boundary element technique for incremental, nonlinear elasticity. Part. II: Bifurcation and shear bands.
    Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 192 (22-24), 2003, 2481-2499.
  63. D. Bigoni and A.B. Movchan, Statics and dynamics of structural interfaces in elasticity.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2002, 39, 4843-4865.
  64. M. Gei, F. Genna and D. Bigoni, An interface model for the periodontal ligament.
    Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2002, 124, 538-546.
  65. E. Radi, D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, Effects of pre-stress on crack-tip fields in elastic, incompressible solids.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2002, 39, 3971-3996.
  66. D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, Green's function for incremental nonlinear elasticity: shear bands and boundary integral formulation.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2002, 50, 471-500.
  67. D. Bigoni and H. Petryk, A note on divergence and flutter instabilities in elastic-plastic materials.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2002, 39, 911-926.
  68. E. Radi, D. Bigoni and B. Loret, Steady crack growth in elastic-plastic fluid-saturated porous media.
    International Journal of Plasticity, 2002, 18, 345-358.
  69. D. Bigoni and M. Gei, Bifurcations of a coated, elastic cylinder.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2001, 38, 5117-5148.
  70. D. Bigoni, B. Loret and E. Radi, Localization of deformation in plane elastic-plastic solids with anisotropic elasticity.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2000, 48, 1441-1466, special issue dedicated to Prof. J.R. Willis.
  71. D. Bigoni and B. Loret, Effects of elastic anisotropy on strain localization and flutter instability in plastic solids.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 1999, 47, 1409-1436.
  72. M. Valentini, S.K. Serkov, D. Bigoni and A.B. Movchan, Crack propagation in a brittle elastic material with defects.
    Journal of Applied Mechanics, 1999, 66, 79-86.
  73. E. Radi, D. Bigoni and A. Tralli, On uniqueness for frictional rate problems.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 1999, 47, 275-296.
  74. D. Bigoni, S.K. Serkov, A.B. Movchan and M. Valentini, Asymptotic models of dilute composites with imperfectly bonded inclusions.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1998, 35 (24), 3239-3258.
  75. D. Bigoni, M. Ortiz and A. Needleman, Effect of interfacial compliance on bifurcation of a layer bonded to a substrate.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1997, 34 (33/34), 4305-4326.
  76. D. Bigoni and E. Radi, Asymptotic solution for Mode III crack growth in J2-elastoplasticity with mixed isotropic-kinematic strain hardening.
    International Journal of Fracture, 1996, 77, 77-93.
  77. D. Bigoni, On smooth bifurcations in non-associative elastoplasticity.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 1996, 44 (8), 1337-1351.
  78. E. Radi and D. Bigoni, Effects of anisotropic hardening on crack propagation in porous-ductile materials.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 1996, 44 (9), 1475-1508.
  79. D. Bigoni, On flutter instability in elastoplastic constitutive models.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1995, 32 (21), 3167-3189.
  80. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, On the eigenvalues of the acoustic tensor in elastoplasticity .
    European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, 1994, 13, 621-638.
  81. E. Radi and D. Bigoni, Crack propagation in porous hardening metals .
    International Journal of Plasticity, 1994, 10 (7), 761-793.
  82. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, Eigenvalues of the elastoplastic constitutive operator.
    Zeitschrift fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (ZAMM), 1994, 74, 355-357.
  83. E. Radi and D. Bigoni, Asymptotic fields of mode I steady-state crack propagation in non-associative elastoplastic solids.
    Mechanics of Materials, 1993, 14, 239-251.
  84. D. Bigoni and E. Radi, Mode I crack propagation in elastic-plastic pressure­ sensitive materials.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1993, 30 (7), 899-919.
  85. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, On strain localization analysis of elastoplastic materials at finite strains.
    International Journal of Plasticity, 1993, 9, 21-33.
  86. D. Bigoni, Strain localization in axially-symmetric compression of brittle­ cohesive materials.
    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 1992, 42 (4), 617-627.
  87. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, Loss of strong-ellipticity in non-associative elastoplasticity.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 1992, 40 (6), 1313-1331.
  88. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, Strong ellipticity of comparison solids in elastoplasticity with volumetric non-associativity.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1992, 29 (17), 2123-2136.
  89. D. Bigoni and T. Hueckel, Uniqueness and localization­ I. Associative and non-associative elastoplasticity.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1991, 28 (2), 197-213.
  90. D. Bigoni and T. Hueckel, Uniqueness and localization­ II. Coupled elastoplasticity.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1991, 28 (2), 215-224.
  91. D. Bigoni and T. Hueckel, A note on strain localization for a class of non-associative plasticity rules.
    Ingenieur-Archiv, 1990, 60, 491-499.
  92. D. Bigoni and T. Hueckel, On uniqueness and strain localization in plane strain and plane stress elastoplasticity.
    Mechanics Research Communications, 1990, 17 (1), 15-23, and 17 (3), 189.
  93. D. Bigoni and F. Laudiero, The quasi-static finite cavity expansion in a non-standard elastoplastic medium.
    International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 1989, 31 (11/12), 825-837.

Articles Published in Refereed Books

  1. D. Bigoni, D. Misseroni, G. Noselli, D. Zaccaria Surprising instabilities of simple elastic structures. In Nonlinear Physical Systems - Spectral Analysis, Stability and Bifurcations, Kirillov, N. and Pelinovsky, D.E. Eds., Wiley, pp. 1-14, 2014; ISBN: 978-1-84821-420-0.
  2. D. Bigoni, Material instabilities in elastic and plastic solids: the perturbative approach. In Mechanics down under, Denier, J.P. and Finn, M.D. Eds., Proc. of the 22th Int. Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Adelaide, Australia, 24-29 August 2008) Springer Science, pp. 1-14, 2013; ISBN: 978-94-007-1, DOI 10.1007/078-94-007-5968-8.
  3. D. Bigoni, M. Gei and S. Roccabianca (2013) Bifurcation of elastic multilayers. In Mathematical Methods and Models in Composites. Edited by: V. Mantic, Imperial College Press, ISBN: 978-1-84816-784-1.
  4. M. Gei, D. Bigoni, A.B. Movchan and M. Bacca, Band-Gap Properties of Prestressed Structures. In Acoustic Metamaterials Negative Refraction, Imaging, Lensing and Cloaking, Craster, R.V. and Guenneau, S. Eds., Springer Series in Materials Science, Vol. 166, pp. 61-82, 2013; ISBN: 978-94-007-4812-5.
  5. M. Brun, D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, Boundary elements and shear bands in incremental elasticity. In IUTAM Symposium on Asymptotics, Singularities and Homogeneisation in Problems of Mechanics, A.B. Movchan, Ed., Kluwer, 2003, 317-327.
  6. A. Gajo, D. Bigoni and D. Muir-Wood, Stress induced elastic anisotropy and strain localization in sand. In Bifurcation and Localization Theory in Geomechanics, H.B. Muehlhaus, A. Dyskin and E. Pasternak, Eds., Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse (ISBN 90 265 1823 4), 2001.
  7. D. Bigoni and J.R. Willis, A dynamical interpretation of flutter instability. In Localisation and Bifurcation Theory for Soils and Rock, R. Chambon, J. Desrues and I. Vardoulakis, Eds., A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1994.
  8. D. Bigoni and E. Radi, Asymptotic tip fields for a steadily growing crack in pressure-sensitive materials. In Fracture and Damage of Concrete and Rock, H.P. Rossmanith, Ed., E&FN Spon, 1993.
  9. D. Bigoni and T. Hueckel, Loss of uniqueness and shear band in associative and non-associative plasticity. Proc. Workshop Numerical Methods for Localization and Bifurcation in Granular Bodies, Z. Sikora, Ed., Sobieszewo, 19-23 August 1989.

Articles for Teaching and didactics

  1. D. Bigoni, F. Dal Corso, D. Misseroni and M. Tommasini A teaching model for truss structures.
    European Journal of Physics, 2012, 33, 1179-1186.
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  3. F. Bosi, E. Mazzocchi, I. Jatro, F. Dal Corso, A. Piccolroaz, L. Deseri, D. Bigoni, A. Cocquio, M. Cova and S. Odorizzi A Collaborative Project Between Industry and Academia to Enhance Engineering Education at Graduate and PhD Level in Ceramic Technology.
    International Journal of Engineering Education, 2013, 33, 1362–1370.

Articles Published in Italian Journals

  1. D. Bigoni and R. Renzi, The pile point resistance and the theory of cavity expansion (in Italian).
    Inarcos, 1986, 470, 244-249.
  2. D. Bigoni and R. Renzi, On the relationship between pile point resistance and limit pressure for cavity expansion in soils (in Italian).
    Giornale del Genio Civile, 1988, 7/9, 143-153.
  3. A. Piccolroaz, A. Gajo and D. Bigoni, Cold compaction of ceramic powders.
    Materials Engineering, 2003, 14 (2), 157-169.

Book Reviews

  1. D. Bigoni, Book review: "Heterogeneous Media: Micromechanics Modelling Methods and Simulations", K. Markov and L. Preziosi, Editors.
    Meccanica, 2001, 36(2), 239-240.

Conference Proceedings

  1. D. Bigoni and T. Hueckel, On necessary and sufficient criteria for uniqueness in elastoplasticity for constrained and unconstrained kinematics. Congresso in memoria di Riccardo Baldacci e Michele Capurso, Roma, Italy, Oct. 1989.
  2. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, Global and local stability conditions for non  standard elastoplastic solids (in Italian). X Congresso AIMETA, Pisa, Italy, Oct. 1990.
  3. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, On localization of deformation in comparison solids for elastoplastic materials at finite strains. Problemi di Meccanica dei Materiali e delle Strutture, Amalfi, Italy, 3-5 June 1991.
  4. D. Bigoni, Toward the definition of a model for strain localization in concrete. Problemi di Meccanica dei Materiali e delle Strutture, Amalfi, Italy, 3-5 June 1991.
  5. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, Stability in Mandel sense for elastoplastic solids at finite strains. XI Congresso Nazionale AIMETA, Trento, Italy, Sept. 1992.
  6. D. Bigoni and E. Radi, Crack propagation in elastoplastic solids with non  associative flow-rule. XI Congresso Nazionale AIMETA, Trento, Italy, Sept. 1992.
  7. E. Radi and D. Bigoni, On crack propagation in porous metals: the Gurson model. VII Convegno Italiano di Meccanica Computazionale, Trieste, Italy, 1-3 June 1993.
  8. E. Radi and D. Bigoni, On mode I crack propagation in porous hardening metals. IV International Symposium on Plasticity and Its Current Applications, Baltimore, Md., 19-23 July 1993.
  9. D. Bigoni, L. Esposito, F. Laudiero, E. Radi and A. Tucci, Effects of pressure-sensitivity on mechanical behavior of zirconia ceramics. II Convegno Nazionale sui Materiali per l'Ingegneria, Trento, Italy, 19-21 September 1994.
  10. D. Bigoni, W. Maggioni, R. Renzi and N. Tullini, On centrifuge modelling of earthquakes (in Italian). Convegno: Terremoti in Italia, Previsione e Prevenzione dei Danni, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma, Italy, Dec. 1994.
  11. D. Bigoni, On second order bifurcations in non-associative plasticity. XII Congresso Nazionale AIMETA, Napoli, Italy, 3-6 October 1995.
  12. E. Radi and D. Bigoni, On steady crack growth in porous elastoplastic materials with non-associative flow-law. XII Convegno Nazionale Gruppo Italiano di Frattura, Parma, Italy, 12-13 June 1996.
  13. D. Bigoni, A. Movchan, L. Esposito, S.K. Serkov and M. Valentini, Crack propagation in brittle, elastic solids with defects. XII Convegno Nazionale Gruppo Italiano di Frattura, Parma, Italy, 12-13 June 1996.
  14. D. Bigoni, Mathematical aspects of the rate problem in elastoplasticity and elasticity (in Italian). Congress: Composite Materials and Structures, Parma, Italy, 15-16 November 1996.
  15. O. Mazzoni, E. Mesini and D. Bigoni, Underground imaging improvement considering anisotropy from walkaway vsp. Offshore Mediterranean Conference, Ravenna, Italy, 19-21 March 1997.
  16. D. Bigoni, S.K. Serkov, A.B. Movchan and M. Valentini, On circular elastic inclusion with linear interface. XIII Congresso Nazionale AIMETA, Siena, Italy, 29 September-3 October 1997.
  17. E. Radi, D. Bigoni and A. Tralli, On comparison solids for frictional rate problem. XIII Congresso Nazionale AIMETA, Siena, Italy, 29 September- 3 October 1997.
  18. M. Valentini, D. Bigoni, L. Esposito, A.B. Movchan and S.K. Serkov, On crack paths in composite ceramic materials. 4th Int. Conf. on Ceramic Composites, Mons, Belgium, 18-20 November 1997.
  19. S. Guicciardi, C. Melandri and D. Bigoni, Failure modes of silicon nitride under uniaxial compression. XIV Convegno Nazionale Gruppo Italiano di Frattura, Trento, Italy, 27-28 May 1998.
  20. E. Radi, D. Bigoni and B. Loret, Crack growth in inelastic fluid-saturated porous media. XIV Convegno Nazionale Gruppo Italiano di Frattura, Trento, Italy, 27-28 May 1998.
  21. D. Bigoni, B. Loret and E. Radi, Strain localization for a class of anisotropic- elastic, plastic solids. Proceedings of the Congress "Plasticity 99": the 7th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, Cancun, Mexico, 5-13 January 1999.
  22. D. Bigoni and M. Gei, On bifurcation of a layered, orthotropic, elastic medium. XXVIII AIAS National Congress, Vicenza, Italy, 8-11 September 1999.
  23. D. Bigoni and M. Gei, Bifurcation of a cylindrical elastic inclusion embedded in an elastic medium. XIV AIMETA National Congress, Como, Italy, 6-9 October 1999.
  24. E. Radi, D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, On effects of pre-stress on crack-tip fields in elastic, incompressible solids . XV AIMETA National Congress, Taormina, Italy, 26-29 September 2001.
  25. D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, A boundary integral equation approach to incremental nonlinear elasticity. XV AIMETA National Congress, Taormina, Italy, 26-29 September 2001.
  26. M. Gei, D. Bigoni and F. Genna, A mechanical model for the periodontal ligament. PACAM VII, Temuco, Chile, 2-4 January 2002.
  27. D. Bigoni, A.B. Movchan and M. Gei, Structural interfaces in solid mechanics: a view to applications in biological systems. 9th International Conference on The Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Geneve, Switzerland, May, 25-29, 2003.
  28. D. Bigoni, A.B. Movchan and M. Gei, Structural interfaces in elasticity. XVI AIMETA National Congress, Ferrara, Italy, 9-12 September 2003.
  29. M. Gei, D. Bigoni, and G. Franceschini, Propagation of thermoelastic waves in layered structures. XVI AIMETA National Congress, Ferrara, Italy, 9-12 September 2003.
  30. D. Capuani, D. Bigoni, and M. Brun, Integral representations at the boundary for Stokes flow. XVI AIMETA National Congress, Ferrara, Italy, 9-12 September 2003.
  31. M. Brun, D. Bigoni, and D. Capuani, Bifurcations and shear bands by the boundary element method. XVI AIMETA National Congress, Ferrara, Italy, 9-12 September 2003.
  32. D. Bigoni, and A. Piccolroaz, A new yield function for geomaterials. Constitutive modelling and analysis of boundary value problems in geotechnical engineering, Napoli, Italy, 22-24 April 2003.
  33. D. Capuani, and D. Bigoni, The dynamic behaviour of solids in incremental nonlinear elasticity: perturbations and integral equations. XVII AIMETA National Congress, Firenze, Italy, 12-15 September 2005.
  34. K. Bertoldi, D. Bigoni and W.J. Drugan, Nonlocal structural interfaces. XVII AIMETA National Congress, Firenze, Italy, 12-15 September 2005.
  35. D. Bigoni, A. Piccolroaz and J.R. Willis, Flutter instability in elastoplastic solids with nonassociative flow rule: a dynamical interpretation. XVII AIMETA National Congress, Firenze, Italy, 12-15 September 2005.
  36. Colli, S., Gei, M. and Bigoni, D. (2007). A boundary element approach to incremental, non-linear elasticity. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics, Dynamic Systems and Probability Theory - MDP 2007, Mondello (Pa), Italy, 3-6 June 2007.
  37. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2007). The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed, elastic materials. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics, Dynamic Systems and Probability Theory - MDP 2007, Mondello (Pa), Italy, 3-6 June 2007.
  38. Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Movchan, A.B. (2007). Dynamics of a prestressed, stiff layer on an elastic half-space: structural models derived from long-wave asymptotics. XVIII AIMETA National Congress, Brescia, Italy, 11-14 September 2007.
  39. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2007). The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed, elastic materials. XVIII AIMETA National Congress, Brescia, Italy, 11-14 September 2007.

Undergraduate Textbooks

  1. D. Bigoni, A. Di Tommaso, M. Gei, F. Laudiero and D. Zaccaria,
    Inertial characteristics of sections, with software (in Italian). Esculapio, Bologna, 1995.
  2. D. Bigoni, M. Casadei, F. Laudiero and M. Savoia,
    Truss structures, with software (in Italian). Esculapio, Bologna, 1999.

Conference Participations

  1. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, On local stability criteria in the presence of elastoplastic non-associative flow rules. Euromech 282-Microscopic and Macroscopic Plastic Instabilities, Metz, France, July 1991.
  2. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, Localization of deformation and local stability criteria for non-associative elastoplastic models. 1st European Solid Mechanics Conference, Munich, Germany, Sept. 1991.
  3. D. Bigoni and D. Zaccaria, Flutter instability in continuum elastoplasticity. XVIII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Haifa, Israel, Aug. 1992.
  4. D. Bigoni, A. Di Tommaso, M. Gei and D. Zaccaria, A software for inertial characteristics of sections: an example of use of Fortran graphics. Student session-XXII Congresso AIAS, Forlì Italy, 2-5 October 1993.
  5. D. Bigoni, A. Needleman and M. Ortiz, Influence of interlaminar decohesion on buckling loads of layered elastic structures. 1st International Conference on Composite Engineering, New Orleans, La., 28-31 August 1994.
  6. E. Radi and D. Bigoni, On crack propagation in porous anisotropic- hardening metals. 2nd European Solid Mechanics Conference, Genova, Italy, Sept. 1994.
  7. D. Bigoni, A. Needleman and M. Ortiz, On effects of delamination on buckling loads of layered media. 2nd European Solid Mechanics Conference, Genova, Italy, Sept. 1994.
  8. D. Bigoni, L. Esposito, F. Laudiero, E. Radi and A. Tucci, Shear banding and crack initiation in zirconia ceramics. 7th International Conference on Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, The Hague, Netherlands, 28 May-2 June 1995.
  9. D. Bigoni, On smooth bifurcations in nonassociated plasticity. Euromech 347-Stability and Bifurcation in Solid Mechanics, Paris, France, 13-15 May 1996.
  10. D. Bigoni, Nth-order bifurcations in elastoplastic solids with non-associated flow-rule. XIX International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Kyoto, Japan, 25-31 August 1996.
  11. E. Radi, A. Tralli and D. Bigoni, Uniqueness criteria for frictional contact problem based on comparison solids. Unilateral Problems in Structural Analysis, Ferrara, Italy, 12-14 June 1997.
  12. D. Bigoni and E. Radi, Steady-state crack growth in porous elasto-plastic materials with non-associative Flow-Law. VI International Symposium on Plasticity and Its Current Applications, Juneau, Ak., 14-18 July 1997.
  13. E. Radi, D. Bigoni and A. Tralli, Uniqueness criteria for frictional contact problem based on comparison solids. 3rd European Solid Mechanics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 18-22 August 1997.
  14. D. Bigoni, M. Valentini, S.K. Serkov and A.B. Movchan, Propagation of a crack in inhomogeneous media with small inclusions: asymptotic approach. 3rd European Solid Mechanics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 18-22 August 1997.
  15. D. Bigoni, E. Radi and A. Tralli, A note on uniqueness in frictional contact rate problem. 4th International Workshop on Localization and Bifurcation Theory for Soils and Rocks, Gifu, Japan, Sept. 1997.
  16. E. Radi, D. Bigoni and A. Tralli, On models for frictional contact: uniqueness and stability. 4th International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29 June-2 July 1998.
  17. D. Bigoni and B. Loret, On non-propagation of acceleration waves in anisotropic-elastic, plastic solids. 35th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Pullman, Wa., 27-30 September 1998.
  18. D. Bigoni and M. Gei, Bifurcation of a cylinder embedded in an elastic matrix. Euromech 390-Instability, Bifurcation and Localization in Fracture of Materials, Cachan, France, 10-12 May 1999.
  19. D. Bigoni, Problems in bifurcation for non-associative plasticity. Geomath I, Innsbruck, Austria, 1-3 March 2000.
  20. D. Capuani and D. Bigoni, A fundamental solution for incremental nonlinear elastic deformations. IABEM 2000, Brescia, Italia, 4-7 July 2000.
  21. D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, On decay effects in nonlinear elasticity. 20th Int. Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ICTAM 2000, Chicago, 27 Aug. - 2 Sept. 2000.
  22. D. Bigoni, The Faculty of Engineering of the Trento University. Global E3 Annual Meeting, Albany, June 1-4, 2001.
  23. D. Bigoni, E. Radi and D. Capuani, Instabilities and near tip crack fields in elastic, incompressible solids. Asymptotics, Singularities and Homogeneisation in Problems of Mechanics, IUTAM Symposium, Liverpool, July 8-11, 2002.
  24. D. Bigoni, M. Brun and D. Capuani, Shear bands without regularization using a boundary element technique. Recent Developments in the Modelling of Rupture in Solids, Foz de Iguacu, August 4-7, 2003.
  25. A. Benallal and D. Bigoni, Material instabilities in thermo-mechanical processes. XXI International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw, August 15-21, 2004.
  26. D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, Dynamics of perturbations and shear band instabilities. XXI International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw, August 15-21, 2004.
  27. D. Bigoni and A. Benallal, Strain localization and material instabilities in plastic solids within a fully coupled thermomechanical context. Symposium "Instabilities across the scales", Cairns, Queensland, September 14-17, 2004.
  28. D. Bigoni and D. Capuani, A perturbative approach to material instabilities in anisotropic solids. Euromech Colloquium 464 on Fibre-reinforced solids: constitutive laws and instabilities, University of Cantabria, Santander, September 28 - October 1, 2004.
  29. D. Bigoni, G. Franceschini and G.A. Holzapfel, The mechanics of brain tissue. Euromech Colloquium 474 on material Instabilities in Coupled Problems, Troyes, August 30-31, 2005.
  30. D. Bigoni, K. Bertoldi and W.J. Drugan, Structural interfaces in linear elasticity: nonlocality, gradient approximations, bridged cracks & inclusions, effective properties & neutrality. British Applied Mechanics Colloquium, Keele, April 24-27, 2006.
  31. Piccolroaz, A., Bigoni, D. and Willis, J.R. (2006). A dynamical interpretation of flutter instability in non-associative elastoplastic solids. British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Keele, UK, 24-27 April 2006.
  32. D. Bigoni, Topics in Solid Mechanics. Tehnonav, Ovidius University of Constanta, Constanta (RO), May 19-21, 2006.
  33. D. Bigoni, A. Piccolroaz and J.R. Willis, Flutter instability in granular media. 15th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Boulder, June 25-30, 2006.
  34. D. Bigoni, W.J. Drugan, Analytical Derivation of Cosserat Moduli via Homogenization of Heterogeneous Elastic Materials. The 1st world material symposium, Thessaloniki, April 29–May 2, 2007.
  35. D. Bigoni, A.B. Movchan and M. Gei, Dynamics of a pre-stressed stiff layer on an elastic half-space. MCMAT 2007, Austin, Texas, June 2007.
  36. D. Bigoni, F.Dal Corso and M. Gei Shear Bands Emergence at the Tip of a Rigid Line Inclusion. GMA08, Genova, February 29-March 1, 2008.
  37. D. Bigoni, Shear Bands, Perturbations and Boundary Elements in Incremental Nonlinear Elasticity. 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics WCCM8, Venice, June 30 - July 6, 2008.
  38. D. Bigoni, Material instabilities in elastic and plastic solids (the perturbative approach). 22th international Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics ICTAM, Adelaide, Australia, August 24–30, 2008.
  39. D. Bigoni, Materials on the verge of a breakdown. New Directions in Continuum Mechanics, Castro Urdiales, September 8-11, 2008.
  40. D. Bigoni, M. Gei and A.B. Movchan, Band gaps and related dynamical effects in prestressed solids. GDR Workshop on Waves in Pre-stressed Nonlinear Media, Manchester, January 7-8t, 2009.

Invited talks

  1. Localization of plastic deformation. Colloquia on Geomechanics, Duke University, April, 19, 1989.
  2. Criteri locali di stabilità per solidi elastoplastici ISMES spa, Bergamo, July, 7, 1990.
  3. Instabilità materiali in plasticità. Università di Ferrara, April, 18, 1994.
  4. On the effects of delamination on buckling loads of layered media. University of California at Berkeley, August, 1, 1994.
  5. Fracture vs. localization in elastoplasticity. Institut de Mécanique de Grenoble, October, 6, 1994.
  6. Problemi di biforcazione dell'equilibrio di solidi elastici laminati. Università di Ferrara, March, 15, 1995.
  7. Meccanismi locali e globali di rottura in materiali elastoplastici. Politecnico di Milano, March, 24, 1995.
  8. Fracture mechanics in elasticity and plasticity. Applied Mechanics Section Colloquia, Delft University of Technology, May, 31, 1995.
  9. Comportamento dei materiali in condizioni estreme. Istituto Universitario di Architettura, Venezia, January, 29, 1996.
  10. Meccanica della frattura in plasticità. Università di Brescia, March, 19-20, 1996.
  11. Modi di rottura locali e globali di materiali duttili. Università di Roma Tor Vergata, March, 28, 1996.
  12. Biforcazione, localizzazione della deformazione e frattura in plasticità. Università di Ferrara, June, 11, 1996.
  13. Comportamento dei materiali elastoplastici a rottura. Università di Parma, October, 7, 1996.
  14. Effect of interfacial compliance on bifurcation of layered, elastic solids. Seminarium Osrodka Mechaniki, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, February, 24, 1997.
  15. Local instabilities in elastic-plastic solids: type and occurrence. Committee of Nonlinear Mechanics, Nagoya Institute of Technology, October, 2, 1997.
  16. Criteri locali di stabilità per materiali elastoplastici. Università di Ferrara, March, 24, 1998.
  17. Biforcazioni di un cilindro elastico ricoperto. Università di Cagliari, May, 5, 2000.
  18. Bifurcation, strain localization and fracture in elastic-plasticity solids. Séminarie de Mécanique Ile-de-France Sud Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, October, 5, 2000.
  19. Singularities in elasticity with pre-stress. Seminarium Osrodka Mechaniki i informatyki stosowanej, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, October, 1, 2001.
  20. Principles of ceramic manufacturing: powders processing in theory and practice. Modelling of confined cold compaction and pressing methods. Best available technologies and innovation in ceramic production, Institute of Science and Technology of Ceramics, Faenza, Sept. 30 - Oct. 5, 2002.
  21. New solutions to old problems in Solid Mechanics. Applied Mechanics Seminar Series, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, November 29, 2002.
  22. Singular solutions and boundary element techniques for incremental nonlinear elasticity . Colloquium Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Technical University of Graz, Graz, June 11, 2003.
  23. Singular solutions, boundary element techniques and related topics in incremental, nonlinear elasticity. Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, October 13, 2003.
  24. A perturbative approach to material instabilities in anisotropic elastic and plastic solids. Seminarium Mechaniki Ciala Stalego im. W. Olszaka i A. Sawczuka, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, April 5, 2004.
  25. Structural interfaces in elasticity. Seminarium Pracowni Mechaniki Materialow Niesprezystych, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, April 14, 2004.
  26. Local stability criteria and constitutive modelling of granular materials. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, June 13, 2005.
  27. Material stability for granular materials. Romanian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mathematics, Bucharest, Romania, May 18, 2006.
  28. A short course on bifurcation and instability in geomechanics. University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, August 2008.
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