Filippo Berto, PhD

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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


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Filippo Berto got his degree summa cum laude in 'Management Engineering' in 2003 at the University of Padua (Italy). After attending the PhD course on 'Design Machine' at the University of Florence, he worked as researcher in 'Machine Design' at the University of Padua. From 2006 to 2013 he was Assistant Professor of Machine Design at the University of Padua, Department of Management and Engineering, Vicenza and from October 2014 to September 2016 he was Associate Professor of Mechanics. Since 1 January 2016 he has been appointed with the most prestigious available position at NTNU as international outstanding renowned Chair of 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.

Research Interest

His area of expertise is oriented to 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 against fatigue as well as against static failures.

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