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Albert Cerrone

Albert Cerrone


PhD, Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 2014

BSCE, Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2009


Professional Experience:

Lifing Technologies, GE Global Research Center, 2014 - 2018


Summary of Activities:

Selected Publications:

Cerrone A, Nonn A, Hochhalter JD, Bomarito GF, Warner JE, Carter BJ, et al. Predicting Failure of the Second Sandia Fracture Challenge Geometry with a Real-World, Time Constrained, Over-the-Counter Methodology. Int J Fract 2016;198:117–26.

Spear AD, Hochhalter JD, Cerrone AR, Li SF, Lind JF, Suter RM, et al. A Method to Generate Conformal Finite-Element Meshes from 3D Measurements of Microstructurally Small Fatigue-Crack Propagation. Fatigue Fract Eng Mater Struct 2016;39:737–51.

Cerrone A, Stein C, Pokharel R, Hefferan C, Lind J, Tucker H, et al. Implementation and Verification of a Microstructure-Based Capability for Modeling Microcrack Nucleation in LSHR at Room Temperature. Model Simul Mater Sci Eng 2015;23:35006.

Tucker JC, Cerrone AR, Ingraffea AR, Rollett AD. Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Analysis for René88DT Statistical Volume Element Generation. Model Simul Mater Sci Eng 2015;23:35003.

Cerrone A, Hochhalter J, Heber G, Ingraffea A. On the Effects of Modeling As Manufactured Geometry: Toward Digital Twin. Int J Aerosp Eng 2014;2014:1–10.

Stein C, Cerrone A, Ozturk T, Lee S, Kenesei P, Tucker H, et al. Fatigue Crack Initiation, Slip Localization and Twin Boundaries in a Nickel-Based Superalloy. Curr Opin Solid State Mater Sci 2014.

Cerrone A, Wawrzynek P, Nonn A, Paulino GH, Ingraffea A. Implementation and Verification of the Park–Paulino–Roesler Cohesive Zone Model In 3D. Eng Fract Mech 2014;120:26–42.


Research Interests 

Al's primary interest is computational mechanics, specifically integrating physics, uncertainty, and heuristics into high fidelity models of material systems.  Of particular interest is incorporating lifing technology into design and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) under the multiscale modeling paradigm.  Here, the goal is to give to our structures what personalized medicine has provided for patients— tailored treatment regimens and interventions.  To do this, the genome of the structure (i.e. its microstructural character) must be characterized, modeled, and exercised in uncertainty-quantified, operations-informed, physics-based multiscale simulations.  Some of Al's past research activities include:

  • predicting mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs)
  • fatigue and creep modeling of turbomachinery components
  • developing cumulative damage models and operations data cleansing strategies for fleet maintenance
  • modeling intergranular fracture using cohesive zone models  
  • modeling a microcrack nucleation mechanism in a Ni-based superalloy with crystal plasticity and nf-HEDM
  • participating in Sandia's blind, round robin Fracture Challenges

Some targeted areas of research include:

  • integrating optimization and UQ with lifing capabilities for applications in design and MRO
  • developing lifing technology for hot-section turbomachinery CMC components
  • linking build parameters to performance in additive components with multiscale modeling