Filippo BertoRenowned Chair of Structural Integrity of Additive Manufacturing Materials, Mechanics of Materials, Materials Engineering and Structural Design Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty of Engineering
Background and activities
NTNU Top Research Program for highly qualified scientists
Outstanding Renowned International Chair
ESIS (European Structural Integrity Society) TC 15 Chair on AM materials
Additive manufacturing; Structural integrity of AM components;
Interactions between process parameters and fatigue and fracture behavior of AM materials;
Materials Engineering Science of Metals; Mechanics of Materials;
Fatigue and Fracture of traditional, innovative, functional materials;
Structural Integrity and Design; Structures;
Solid Mechanics; Strength of Materials;
Materials and Design; Linear/Nonlinear Dynamics
Filippo Berto got his degree summa cum laude in 'Industrial Engineering' in 2003 at the University of Padua (Italy). After attending the PhD course in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Florence, he worked as researcher in the same field at the University of Padua. From 2006 to 2013 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Padua, Department of Management and Engineering, Vicenza and from October 2014 to September 2016 he was Associate Professor.
Since 1 January 2016 he has been appointed with the most prestigious available position at NTNU as international outstanding renowned Chair of Materials Engineering Science of Metals and Mechanics of Materials (top research program for international researchers recognized internationally for the quality of their academic achievements and having an impressive track record of publications and research projects, historically regius professorship).
He is the co-founder of the new fatigue lab at IPM together with Prof. A. Vinogradov (the laboratory dealing with multiaxial facilities will be entitled to the memory of Prof. Paolo Lazzarin).
Google scholar H-index = 45, H10-index= 110, citations 5500
Scopus H-index = 39, H10-index=105, citations 4100
Isi Web of Knowledge H-index=37, H10-index=100 citations 4000
Fatigue Design of metals
Advanced Structural Design
Materials Engineering of Metals
Theory of Elasticity
Mechanics of Materials
Advanced numerical modelling
Non-linear fracture mechanics
Advanced local approaches for asymptotic analysis
Responsible for Erasmus flux with University of Padua, University of Parma, University of Madrid. He is responsible for the international relationship between NTNU and the University of Kyoto, Aalto University and Southampton University.
EDITORIAL AND COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES
Since January 2015 he is Editor of Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures.
He has been the youngest editor of the history of this prestigious journal with the main headquarter in Oxford. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291460-2695
He is in the editorial board of more than 30 international journals. Among them worth of mentioning are the following prestigious journals:
Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Strength of Materials
Materials Science Engineering A,
Materials and Design
International Journal of Fatigue
Journal of Testing and Evaluation
Journal of Mechanics & Industry Research
Research Journal of Modeling and Simulation
Advanced Material Sciences
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Journal of Materials Science and Applications
Journal of Materials Science & Surface Engineering
He is one of the founder of the journal Advances in Mechanical Engineering and in the advisory board of the same journal.
He is editor in chief of International Frontier Science Letters.
He has performed more than 750 reviews for the most important international journals and organized as Guest Editor more than 20 special issues in outstanding journals (5 in 2016).
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
He is author of more than 500 technical papers, mainly oriented to material science engineering, the brittle failure of different materials, notch effect, the application of the finite element method to the structural analysis, the mechanical behaviour of metallic materials, the fatigue performance of notched components as well as the reliability of welded, bolted and bonded joints. Since 2003, he has been working on different aspects of the Structural Integrity discipline, by mainly focusing attention on problems related to the static and fatigue assessment of engineering materials and components. In particular, he has attempted to devise engineering methods suitable for designing components (experiencing different kinds of stress concentration phenomena) against fatigue as well as against static failures.
Prof. Berto’s areas of expertise can be summarised as follows:
- Metals and advanced materials
- Mechanical behavior of metallic materials
- Materials Engineering Science of metals
- Fracture behaviour of additive manufacturing components
- Fracture and Fatigue of hybrid and functional materials for biomedical and aerospace applications
- Fatigue behaviour of light structures for aerospace applications
- Fracture behaviour of lattice structure materials
- Enviromental effects on fracture and fatigue at nano, micro and macro level
- Cellular materials
- Crushable Materials
- Smart materials
- Nano-indentation of 3d printed components
- Design of light wind turbines with advanced materials
- Creep under different constraint conditions
- Fatigue of artic materials
- Fatigue of offshore structures
- Metallic Fiber-Reinforced Adhesively Bonded Lap Joints
- Wave propagation and attenuation inregular, irregular, and functionally graded cellular materials.
- Mechanical behaviour of granular materials
- Micro and hybrid welding techniques
- Dynamic testing of additively manufacturing components weakened by cracks and internal pores.
- Tribological properties of additive manufacturing materials
- Aircraft design against fatigue and corrosion fatigue
- Fatigue of advanced materials at elevate temperature for hot rolling applications
- Hot-dip galvanized steels: fatigue behaviour and microstructure characterization
- Notch Mechanics from nano to macro scale.
- Analytical and numerical models for multiscale modeling
- Fracture assessment of functionally grade materials with crack divider or crack arrester configuration
- Design against high-cycle fatigue
- Welded and bonded joints
- Large structures and size effects
- Sandwich structures
- Damage and Fracture in Nuclear Fission and Fusion Materials
- Fatigue of bridges subjected to fatigue loadings, wind and fire
- Bolted joints for civil structures
- Non destructive methods for detecting cracks or defects
- Local approaches based on strain energy density
- Mechanical properties of engineering materials
- Design against fatigue under multiaxial fatigue loading
- Design against uniaxial/multiaxial fatigue in the presence of stress concentration phenomena
- Material cracking behaviour under uniaxial/multiaxial fatigue loading
- Fracture Mechanics (under both static and fatigue loading)
- Uniaxial/multiaxial fatigue assessment of welded components
- Static assessment and cracking behaviour of brittle and ductile notched materials
- Dentistry materials
- Three-dimensional effects in cracked and notched plates
- Meso-mechanical theoretical models
- Microscopy and failure analysis techniques
- Metals and steels used in marine industry
- Design of ship shafts
Prof. Berto gives regular keynote and plenary lectures at major international conferences on engineering materials, fatigue and fracture. He maintains extensive international links, through past and current visiting appointments at University of Oxford and Trinity college, Waterloo University, University of Adelaide, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto University, East China University of Science and Technology, Imperial College, Kjushu University, Georgia Tech, ParisTech, Auburn University, Northwestern University, Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Yale University, Berkeley University, University of Toledo, University of Manchester, Zhejiang University of Technology China, Massachusetts institute of technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – PolyU, Politechnika Bialostocka, East China University of Science and Technology, Aalto University, Hong Kong University, Northern Illinois University Virginia Tech, Chinese Academy of science, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, Purdue University, Siberian academy of science, Hong Kong Polithecnical University, University of Arkansas, Monash University, Tohoku University, Southampton University, Sheffield University, The University of Texas, Tongji University - Shangai, Iran University of Science and Technology.
He is honorary adjunct renowned full professor (Professeur de renommée, Professore di chiara fama) at
Democritus University of Thrace.
In particular he is collaborating with:
Prof. Dieter Radaj, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Prof. Manuel Elices, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Prof. David Cendon, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Dr. Javier Gòmez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Prof. John Yates, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Prof. Chun Hui Wang, Department of Defence DSTO, Air Vehicles Division, Sydney, Australia
Prof. Yuri Matvienko, Russian Science Academy, Moscow.
Prof. Gorge Gogotsi, Director of the Pisarenko Institute for Problems of Strength, National Academy of Sciences of Ucraine, Kiev
Prof. Andrei Kotousov, University of Adelaide, School of mechanical engineering
Prof. Michael Swain, University of Sidney, Faculty of Dentistry Biomaterials Science Research Unit
Prof. George Sih, Emeritus Professor of Mechanics Lehigh University, USA
Prof. Fernand Ellyin, The university of British Columbia, Vancouver (he is inserted as external professor in the financed project ‘Progetto di ateneo CPDA100715/10’)
Prof. Ayatollahi, Professor and Director Fatigue and Fracture Research Laboratory School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Prof. Les Pook, 21 Woodside Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3HF, UK
Prof. Neil James, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Plymouth, UK
Prof. Cristopher, University of Plymouth, UK
Prof. V. Panin, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, advisor of Russian Academy of Sciences, expert in the solid mechanics, plastic deformation and physical materials. Editor of Physical mesomechanics, Tomsk, Russia
Prof. Tamas Fakete, Academy of Hungarian science
Prof. S. Panin, Tomsk, Russia
Prof. L. Panin, Tomsk, Russia
Prof. A. Panin, Tomsk, Russia
Prof. M. Sakane, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
Prof. T. Itoh, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
Dr. T. Morishita, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
Prof. A. Korsunsky, University of Oxford
Prof. A. Vinogradov, NTNU, Norway
Prof. Z. Zhang, NTNU, Norway
Prof. P. Park, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Prof. K. Tanaka, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan
Prof. T. Kitamura, University of Kyoto
Prof. Luca Susmel, University of Sheffield
Prof. Sergio Cicero, UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Prof. Youshi Hong, Chinese Accademy of Science, Bejing
Prof. Yukitaka Murakami, Kyushu University, Japan
Prof Fumio Narita, Tohoku University, Japan
Prof. H. Remes, Aalto University, Finland
Prof. Romanoff, Aalto University, Finland
Prof. G. Marquis, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Jacopo Tirillo’, La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Prof. Dario Croccolo, University of Bologna
Prof. Andrea Carpinteri, University of Parma
Prof. Dominque Leguillon, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris 6) Couloir 55-65, case courrier 1624 place Jussieu 75252 PARIS CEDEX 05 – France
Prof. Gregory Glinka, University of Waterloo, Canada
Prof. Keke Tang, Tongji University, Shangai
Prof. X.S. Tang, Changsha University of Science and Technology, School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Changsha, China
Prof. Rajagopal, Texas A and M University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College Station, United States
Prof. Sciammarella, Cesar A. Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanics, Chicago, United States
Prof. Sciammarella Federico Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanics, Chicago, United States
Prof. L. Lamberti, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Prof. Emmanuel Gdoutos, Professor Director of Laboratory of Applied Mechanics Director of Section of Design and Construction of Structures Department of Civil Engineering Democritus University of Thrace GR-671 00 Xanthi, Greece
He has received several international awards for his research and teaching activity.
Best teacher award a.y. 2011/12
Best teacher award a.y. 2012/13
Best teacher award a.y. 2013/14
‘Sih golden medal, junior prize’ at the conference Mesomechanics 2012
Capocaccia prize 2013 at AIAS conference
Elsevier Reviewer Award 2013
Elsevier Reviewer Award 2014
Elsevier Reviewer Award 2015
Elsevier Reviewer Award 2016
Ucimu award 2016
Lazzarin PhD thesis award 2016
Top cited paper in 2012 in FFEMS
Top cited paper in 2013 in FFEMS
Top citep paper in 2014 in FFEMS
Since 2004, 400 papers have been published, mainly on prestigious international Journals (see Google Scholar database). It gives almost 5000 citations and H-index=40.
He is member of the following associations:
International Member of ESIS
International member of the society of mesomechanics
ESIS TC10 member - Environmentally Assisted Cracking
Consultant of the Chinese Academy of Science and reviewer for international projects
Honorary member of the Asian Council of Science Editors
Honorary member of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
Co-Chair of the Red Española de Fractura en Entallas
Member of the Engineering Integrity Society
Member of the ESIS TC committee on Finite Fracture Mechanics
Voting member of ASTM E08-Committee Fatigue and Fracture
ASME International Member
ASTM International Member
Member of the Royal Society in the Committee for the evaluation of foreign members
Chair of the ESIS Technical Committee on Fatigue, Residual Stress, Microstructure of Additive Manufactured Components
Honorary member of the London Journals Press (UK/USA)
Outstanding Chair of Fatigue and Fracture of Metals at NTNU Norway (Top research program)
Industrial cooperation and Projects
Prof. Berto has considerable experience in materials science, fatigue, fracture and mechanical testing related to steels, aluminum alloys, hardmetals, ceramics and polymers, together with a good metallurgical knowledge of their microstructures and properties. He has significant expertise in fatigue design for machine components and welded structures (plus welding processes and metallurgy), fatigue life prediction, engineering defect assessment, failure analysis, stress analysis, fractography, and materials selection. He has been involved in numerous projects funded both by the University of Padova , by the Italian Ministry of University and Research and by private companies. He is partecipating as main investigator to 2 EU pojects and all together in his career he was able to attract more than 100 MNOK for research activities. Main ongoing projects are related to industrial collaborations with Cimolai, Zincherie Valbrenta, Omera, Officine Meccaniche Zanetti, Rolls Royce, Sintef.
List of last publications
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Crack growth in a naturally corroded bridge steel. Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures. vol. 40 (7).
- (2017) Mixed mode I/II fracture investigation of Perspex based on the averaged strain energy density criterion. Physical Mesomechanics. vol. 20 (2).
- (2017) Mixed mode fracture. Theoretical and applied fracture mechanics (Print). vol. 91.
- (2017) Application of the strain energy density approach in comparing different design solutions for improving the fatigue strength of load carrying shear welded joints. International Journal of Fatigue. vol. 101.
- (2017) Some recent criteria for brittle fracture assessment under mode II loading. Engineering Solid Mechanics. vol. 5 (1).
- (2017) Effect of the loading rate on the brittle fracture of terfenol-D specimens in magnetic field: strain energy density approach. Strength of Materials. vol. 48 (6).
- (2017) Analytical Modeling of Residual Stress in Additive Manufacturing. Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures. vol. 40 (6).