Guglielmo Scovazzi

Guglielmo Scovazzi

Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Guglielmo Scovazzi received B.S/M.S. in aerospace engineering (summa cum laude) from Politecnico di Torino (Italy); and M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Before coming to Duke, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Computer Science Research Institute at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM).

Dr. Scovazzi’s research interests include finite element and advanced numerical methods for computational fluid and solid mechanics. His research emphasizes accurate computational methods aimed at reducing the overall design/analysis costs in multiphase porous media flows, highly transient compressible and incompressible flows, turbulent flows, complex geometry systems in solid mechanics, and fluid/structure interaction problems.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Assoc Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2004

Research Interests

Finite element methods, computational fluid and solid mechanics, multiphase porous media flows, computational methods for fluid and solid materials under extreme load conditions, turbulent flow computations, instability phenomena.

Specialties

Computational Mechanics

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Early Career Award . U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 2014

Courses Taught

  • CEE 421L: Matrix Structural Analysis
  • CEE 531: Finite Element Methods for Problems in Fluid Mechanics
  • CEE 630: Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • EGR 201L: Mechanics of Solids
  • ME 525: Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Scovazzi, G; Carnes, B; Zeng, X; Rossi, S, A simple, stable, and accurate linear tetrahedral finite element for transient, nearly, and fully incompressible solid dynamics: a dynamic variational multiscale approach, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol 106 no. 10 (2016), pp. 799-839 [10.1002/nme.5138] [abs].
  • Song, T; Scovazzi, G, A Nitsche method for wave propagation problems in time domain, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol 293 (2015), pp. 481-521 [10.1016/j.cma.2015.05.001] [abs].
  • Siefert, C; Tuminaro, R; Gerstenberger, A; Scovazzi, G; Collis, SS, Algebraic multigrid techniques for discontinuous Galerkin methods with varying polynomial order, Computational Geosciences, vol 18 no. 5 (2014), pp. 597-612 [10.1007/s10596-014-9419-x] [abs].
  • Zeng, X; Scovazzi, G, A frame-invariant vector limiter for flux corrected nodal remap in arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian flow computations, Journal of Computational Physics, vol 270 (2014), pp. 753-783 [10.1016/j.jcp.2014.03.054] [abs].
  • Siefert, C; Tuminaro, R; Gerstenberger, A; Scovazzi, G; Collis, SS, Algebraic multigrid techniques for discontinuous Galerkin methods with varying polynomial order, Computational Geosciences, vol 18 no. 5 (2014), pp. 597-612 [10.1007/s10596-014-9419-x] [abs].