Assistant Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics

Ph.D. thesis

Cracks, shear bands and lamellar inclusions in homogeneously prestressed materials. Advisor: Prof. D. Bigoni.
XXI Cycle of Graduate School in Structural Engineering Modelling, Preservation and Control of Materials and Structures (2009). University of Trento, Trento, Italy.

Papers published in international journals

Single copies of the articles can be downloaded and printed for the reader's personal research and study.
  1. Zisis, Th., Gourgiotis, P.A., Dal Corso, F. (2014).
    A contact problem in couple stress thermoelasticity: The indentation by a hot flat punch.
    Submitted.

  2. Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F., Misseroni, D. and Bosi, F. (2014).
    Torsional locomotion.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, in press.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2014.0599

  3. Bosi, F., Misseroni, D., Dal Corso, F. and Bigoni, D. (2014).
    An elastica arm scale.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 470, 20140232.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2014.0232

  4. 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.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.03.004

  5. Bigoni, D., Bosi, F., Dal Corso, F. and Misseroni, D. (2014).
    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

  6. Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F., Bosi, F. and Misseroni, D. (2014).
    Eshelby-like forces acting on elastic structures: theoretical and experimental proof.
    Mechanics of Materials, in press,
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmat.2013.10.009

  7. Bosi, F., Piccolroaz, A., Gei, M., Dal Corso, F., Cocquio, A. and Bigoni, D. (2014).
    Experimental investigation of the elastoplastic response of aluminum silicate spray dried powder during cold compaction.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 34, 2633–2642.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2013.11.037

  8. Bacca, M., Dal Corso, F. Veber, D. and Bigoni, D. (2013).
    Anisotropic effective higher-order response of heterogeneous Cauchy elastic materials.
    Mechanics Research Communications, 54, 63-71.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechrescom.2013.09.008

  9. Bacca, M., Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F. and Veber, D. (2013).
    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, 50, 4010-4019.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.08.014

  10. Bacca, M., Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F. and Veber, D. (2013).
    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, 50, 4020-4029.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.08.016

  11. Bosi, F., Mazzocchi, E., Jatro, I., Dal Corso, F., Piccolroaz, A., Deseri, L., Bigoni, D., Cocquio, A., Cova, M., Odorizzi, S. (2013)
    A collaborative project between Industry and Academia to enhance engineering education at graduate and PhD level in ceramic technology.
    International Journal of Engineering Education, 29, 1-9.

  12. Dal Corso, F. and Deseri, L. (2013).
    Residual stresses in random elastic composites: nonlocal micromechanics-based models and first estimates of the representative volume element size.
    Meccanica, 48 (8), 1901-1923.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11012-013-9713-z

  13. Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F., Misseroni D. and Tommasini, M. (2012).
    A teaching model for truss structures.
    European Journal of Physics, 33, 1179–1186.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/33/5/1179

  14. Dal Corso, F. and Willis, J.R. (2011).
    Stability of strain gradient plastic materials.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 59, 1251-1267.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2011.01.014

  15. Dal Corso, F. and Bigoni, D. (2010).
    Growth of slip surfaces and line inclusions along shear bands in a softening material.
    International Journal of Fracture, 166, 225-237.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10704-010-9534-1

  16. Noselli, G., Dal Corso, F. and Bigoni, D. (2010).
    The stress intensity near a stiffener disclosed by photoelasticity.
    International Journal of Fracture, 166, 91-103.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10704-010-9502-9

  17. Dal Corso, F. and Bigoni, D. (2009).
    The interactions between shear bands and rigid lamellar inclusions in a ductile metal matrix.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 465, 143-163.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2008.0242

  18. Bigoni, D. and Dal Corso, F. (2008).
    The unrestrainable growth of a shear band in a prestressed material.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 464, 2365-2390. Electronic supplementary material.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2008.0029

  19. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2008).
    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, 56, 815-838.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2007.07.002

  20. Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F. and Gei, M. (2008).
    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, 56, 839-857.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2007.07.003

Conference proceedings

  1. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Noselli, G., Misseroni, D., and Shahzad, S. (2014).
    Rigid inclusions: stress singularity, inclusion neutrality and shear bands.
    Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fracture, Fatigue and Wear, Kitakyushu, Japan, September 1-3, 2014.

  2. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2007).
    The Stress Concentration Near a Rigid Line Inclusion in a Prestressed, Elastic Materials.
    XVIII Congresso Nazionale dell'AIMETA, Brescia, Italy, September 11-14, 2007.

  3. 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, June 3-6, 2007.

Invited talks

  1. "Configurational mechanics: Elastica arm scale and torsional locomotion" and "Thermal effects in the contact of flat punch with a couple-stress material".
    Department of Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan), September 9, 2014.

  2. "Stiff inclusions in composite materials: singularities and shear bands nucleation" and "Non-local effects in a thermo-elastic contact problem".
    Department of Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo (Japan), September 8, 2014.

  3. "Stress concentration and localization of deformation in reinforced materials" and "The thermo-elastic problem of a flat punch indenting a microstructured medium".
    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan), September 5, 2014.

  4. "Shear bands modelling" and "Instabilities during contact at high-temperature.".
    Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan), August 29, 2014.

  5. "Recent contributions in the mechanisms of localization of deformation".
    AIMETA2013 (XXI Congresso Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata), Turin (Italy), September 19, 2013.

  6. "Identification of non-local parameters by energetic equivalence with heterogeneous Cauchy-elastic materials".
    National Technical University of Athens, Athens (Greece), September 5, 2013.

  7. "Recent contributions in generalized continuum mechanics".
    School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India), February 15, 2013.

  8. "Localization in plastic materials in presence of energetic and dissipative strain gradient terms".
    Institute of Engineering Mechanics, Beijing Jaotong University, Beijing (China), August 17, 2012.

  9. "Cracks, shear bands and lamellar inclusions in homogeneously prestressed materials".
    2nd International Workshop of Young Researchers on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Trieste (Italy), October 19-21, 2009.

  10. "Softening and instability in strain-gradient plasticity".
    Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University, Aberyswyth (UK), August 18, 2009.

Conference participations

  1. Dal Corso F., Bigoni D., Noselli, G., Misseroni D., Shahzad, S. (2014).
    "Rigid inclusions: stress singularity, inclusion neutrality and shear bands"
    FFW2014 - 3rd International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear, Kitakyushu (Japan). September 1-3, 2014.

  2. Dal Corso F., Bigoni D.(2014).
    "Shear bands in reinforced materials"
    ACEM2014, The 2014 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research, Busan (South Korea). August 24-28, 2014.

  3. Dal Corso, F., Bacca, M. (2014).
    "Multiscale modelling of ceramic composites".
    International workshop "Multiscale modelling in ceramics” within the International Congress APM 2014 Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St Petersburg (Russia). June 30 - July 5, 2014.

  4. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Bosi, F., Misseroni, D. (2014).
    "Elastically deformable scale through configurational forces".
    XX Convegno Nazionale di Meccanica Computazionale - VII Riunione del Gruppo Materiali AIMETA, Cassino (Italy). June 11-13, 2014.

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

  6. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Bacca, M., Veber, D. (2013).
    "Evaluation of internal lengthscales from homogenization".
    XXI Congresso Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata, Turin (Italy). September 17-20, 2013.

  7. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Bacca, M., Veber, D. (2013).
    "Effective second gradient elastic (Mindlin) materials".
    IUTAM2013 SYMPOSIUM, Multiscale modeling and uncertainty quantification of materials and structures, Santorini Island (Greece). September 9-11, 2013.

  8. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Bacca, M., Veber, D. (2013).
    "Higher-order response of ceramic composites".
    CERMODEL 2013, Modelling and Simulation meet innovation in ceramics technology, Trento (Italy). July 10-12, 2013.

  9. Dal Corso, F., Bacca, M., Bigoni, D. and Veber, D. (2013).
    "Estimation of non-local parameters arising from composite materials homogenization".
    ICRACM 2013 - 4th Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Composite Materials , Panaji, Goa (India). February 18-21, 2013.

  10. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Bosi, F. and Misseroni, D. (2012).
    "Critical load of restabilization".
    BMIW 2012 - Chinese-Italian Bilateral Meeting on Mechanics, Hong Kong. August 28-29, 2012.

  11. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Bosi, F. and Misseroni, D. (2012).
    "Stable trivial configuration of elastic systems after bifurcation".
    ICTAM 2012 - 23rd International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing (China). August 19-24, 2012.

  12. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Bosi, F. and Misseroni, D. (2012).
    "Trivial Path after Bifurcation: from Unstable back to Stable Configuration".
    ESMC 2012 - 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference , Graz (Austria). July 9-13, 2012.

  13. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D., Bosi, F. and Misseroni, D. (2012).
    "Self restabilization after buckling".
    GMA 2012 - VI Riunione del Gruppo Materiali dell’AIMETA, Lucca (Italy). April 12-13, 2012.

  14. Dal Corso, F. and Deseri, L. (2011).
    "First estimates of the RVE size of random elastic composites with residual stresses".
    XX Congresso Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata, Bologna (Italy). September 12-15, 2011.

  15. Dal Corso, F. and Willis, J.R. (2011).
    "Stability of strain-gradient plastic materials".
    XX Congresso Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata, Bologna (Italy). September 12-15, 2011.

  16. Dal Corso, F. and Deseri, L. (2011).
    "Non-local constitutive equations for prestressed elastic random composites".
    V Riunione del Gruppo Materiali AIMETA (GMA2011), Udine (Italy), February 23-25, 2011.

  17. Dal Corso, F. and Willis, J.R. (2010).
    "On the stability of the strain-gradient plastic materials".
    XVIII Convegno Italiano di Meccanica Computazionale, Siracusa (Italy), September 22-24, 2010.

  18. Dal Corso, F. and Willis, J.R. (2009).
    "Localisation in strain-gradient plasticity".
    4th International Symposium on Defect and Material Mechanics, Trento (Italy), July 6-9, 2009.

  19. Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F. e Gei, M. (2008).
    "Rigid line inclusion in incremental elasticity".
    II Riunione del Gruppo Materiali AIMETA (GMA2008), Genova (Italy). February 29-March 1, 2008.

  20. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2007).
    "Growth and energy release rate for a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed, elastic material".
    XVIII Congresso Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata, Brescia (Italy). September 11-14, 2007.

  21. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2007).
    "The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed material, with implications on shear bands".
    International Conference on Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Solids, Paris (France). July 9-12, 2007.

  22. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2007).
    "Brittle failure near a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed, elastic material".
    International Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics, Dynamical Systems and Probability Theory, Palermo (Italy). June 3-6, 2007.

  23. Gei, M., Dal Corso, F. and Bigoni, D. (2006).
    "A Stiffener Embedded in a Pre-stressed, Elastic Material: Asymptotic and Full-field Solutions".
    SES 2006 - The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science Symposium in memory of R.S. Rivlin, Pennsylvania State University, August 13-16, 2006 .

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