Gabriele Albertini


Mechanics of Materials and Structures

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  1. Cochard, T., Svetlizky, I., Albertini, G., Viesca, R., Rubinstein, S., Spaepen, F., Yuan, C., Denolle, M., Song, Y.Q., Xiao, L., Weitz, D., “Unexpected Dynamics in the Propagation of Fracture Fronts”, under review.


  1. Albertini, G., 2021. “Nucleation and Propagation of Fracture in Heterogeneous Materials”, Dissertation, Cornell University.

  2. Albertini, G., Elbanna, A. and Kammer, D.S., 2021. “A three-dimensional hybrid finite element – spectral boundary integral method for modeling earthquakes in complex unbounded domains” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, published online.

  3. Kammer, D.S., Albertini, G. and Ke, C.Y., 2021, “UGUCA: A spectral-boundary-integral method for modeling fracture and friction”, SoftwareX 15, 100785.

  4. Albertini, G., Lebihain, M., Hild, F. Ponson, L. and Kammer, D.S., 2021, “Effective toughness of heterogeneous materials with rate-dependent fracture energy”, Physical Review Letters 127, 035501. arXiv:2003.13805

  5. Schär, S., Albertini, G. and Kammer, D. S., 2021, “Nucleation of frictional sliding by coalescence of microslip”, International Journal of Solids and Structures 220, 111059.

  6. Albertini, G., Karrer, S., Grigoriu, M. D., Kammer, D. S., 2021. “Stochastic Properties of Static Friction”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 147, 104242.


  1. Svetlizky, I.1, Albertini, G.1, Cohen, G., Kammer, D.S. and Fineberg, J., 2020. “Dynamic fields at the tip of sub-Rayleigh and supershear frictional rupture fronts”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 137, 103826.
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  1. Ma, X., Hajarolasvadi, S., Albertini, G., Kammer, D.S., Elbanna, A.E., 2019. “A hybrid finite element-spectral boundary integral approach: Applications to dynamic rupture modeling in unbounded domains”, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 43, 1, 317-338.


  1. Albertini, G., Kammer, D.S., 2017. “Off-fault heterogeneities promote supershear transition of dynamic mode II cracks”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 122, 2017JB014301.