José Alves

José Alves holds a Mechanical Engineer diploma from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), a Master in Computational Mechanics and a Ph.D in Computational Mechanics and Material sciences at PSL – MINES ParisTech, CEMEF (France). He conducted a control theory research thesis at Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan). He worked one year for a research project on the simulation of decohesion mechanics in a polymeric composite charged with glass fiber using the Representative Volume Element (RVE) approach, SABIC (The Netherlands). Since December 2015, he’s working in Transvalor as scientific developer. He is also lecturer, seminarian and invited reviewer for international journals and member of the International Impulse Forming Group (I2FG).

Company nameTransvalor
Job titleScientific Developer

Session / Presentation

TitleModeling of Ductile Damage Transition to Fracture
DescriptionA completely new framework is introduced in this talk based on two concepts: the Phase-Field approach, where a proxy variable is defined to manage damage as a physical field and the split-element approach, where the damaged elements are cut instead of deleted.


Company nameTransvalor
Company profileTransvalor is a leading French company offering end-to-end digital manufacturing simulation solutions fully integrated into the development cycle for manufactured products, from the R&D phase through costing figures to final industrialisation. More than 1000 companies worldwide, representing thousands of users, trust Transvalor’s state-of-the-art products.
Sponsoring levelPlatinum