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Molecular dynamics simulations of mechanical behavior in nanoscale ceramic –metallic multilayer composites

The mechanical behavior of nanoscale ceramic–metallic (NbC/Nb) multilayer composites with different thickness ratios is investigated using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Based on the obtained stress–strain behavior and its dependence on temperature, strain rate, and loading path,the flow stress for the onset of plasticity is identified and modeled based on the nucleation theory,and the in-plane yield loci for different layer thicknesses are constructed. The results are used to establish the plastic flow potential for developing a continuum viscoplastic constitutive model for

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Tenured Assistant Professor position at École Polytechnique

The Mechanics Department at École Polytechnique invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in all areas of mechanics. See details in joint document.

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A perspective on the statistical mechanics of 2D materials

2D materials are fascinating for numerous reasons. Their geometrical and mechanical characteristics along with other associated physical properties have opened up fascinating new application avenues ranging from electronics, energy harvesting, biological systems among others. Due to the 2D nature of these materials, they are known for their unusual flexibility and the ability to sustain large curvature deformations. Further, they undergo noticeable thermal fluctuations at room temperature.

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PhD Studentship on Peridynamics

Dear All,

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on PERIDYNAMIC MODELLING at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Dr Julia Race and Dr Selda Oterkus.


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PhD scholarship available in computational mechanics at PIMM Lab in Paris, France

A PhD scholarship is available at PIMM laboratory to work on the topology optimization of lattice structures obtained by additive manufacturing.

See the file attached for description.

The successful candidate should have obtained a Master's degree (or equivalent) with a strong background in computational mechanics, materials science, mechanical engineering or any related field; although prior knowledge of the French language is not mandatory, spoken and written English proficiency is needed.

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering Program

Faculty Positions in

The Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) ( invites qualified applicants to apply for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) in the Mechanical Engineering Program.

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PhD position in computational damage mechanics and fracture mechanics


In the context of Belgian research project, the Universite catholique de Louvain, the Universite libre de Bruxelles, and the Universite de Liege are collaborating  to study from the atomic-scale to the macro-scale the thermomechanical failure of a new family of alloys.

PhD opportunity

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PhD FEM modelling of deterioration behavior of sewer systems

Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, is looking for a PhD Finite element modelling of deterioration behavior of sewer pipe systems.

Position: PhD-student

Departments: Department of the Built Environment

FTE: 1,0

Date off: 12/02/2017

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PhD/masters position in Mechanical Department at University of Hawaii at Manoa

A PhD/masters position is available in AMMI Lab at University of Hawaii at Manoa in the field of surgical robotics. Interested and outstanding candidates should visit my website at Information about general admission process could be found on

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Two Ph.D. positions in Mechanics of Structures and Materials at University of Central Florida

Applications are invited for two Ph.D. positions at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, FL. The research will focus on the modeling and design of lightweight, flexible, smart structures, with application towards deployable spacecraft structures. A combination of computational, experimental, and analytical methods will be utilized in this research.

Towards understanding the influence of porosity on mechanical and fracture behaviour of quasi-brittle materials: experiments and modelling

Dear all,

We have recently published a paper titled  "Towards understanding the influence of porosity on mechanical and fracture behaviour of quasi-brittle materials: experiments and modelling" in the International Journal of Fracture. If you are interested, you can download it at:

Kind regards,

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Software Engineer Opportunity at Global Engineering & Materials (Princeton, NJ)

GEM is actively seeking a Software Engineer with a broad range of experience developing both Web and Desktop Applications. The candidate will be responsible for supporting GEM’s advanced mechanical engineering simulation tools for structural response prediction, design optimization, and failure prediction of advanced composite, metallic, and hybrid structures. A qualified candidate will support multiple Research and Development efforts and will be involved extensively in the implementation, module integration, customization, and testing of novel solution modules.

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PhD positions in MSE department at Missouri University of Science and Technology

Two openings are available for Ph.D. candidates in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Students interested in materials modeling are welcome to apply.

More information about application and our research group can be found at following links:

Bhisham Sharma's picture

PhD position in Mechanics and Dynamics at Wichita State University

A funded PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in the Mechanics and Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Wichita State University. The research program will focus on the design and development of mechanical metamaterials, their application towards aerospace structures, and will involve a combination of analytical, numerical, and experimental methods. The candidate must have a MS in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and a strong background in structural mechanics and dynamics.

Postdoc position in LEM3 laboratory (UMR 7239) of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Metz

The LEM3 laboratory (UMR 7239) of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Metz announces 1 postdoc position.

Title: Modeling the fatigue behavior of thermomechanical shape memory alloys: Application to the optimization of biocompatible actuators for cardiac implants.

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Postdoc Positions in Design Optimization of Multi-scale Systems, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, CU-Boulder

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions available immediately in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Advisors: Prof. Kurt Maute and Prof. Alireza Doostan.

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Unusual couplings in elastic tubes - negative poisson effect and overwinding on being stretched

We demonstrate intersting extension-torsion-inflation coupling in intrinsically twisted chiral tubes. In particular, we show that by tuning its intrinsic twist and the material constants, such tubes can show negative poison effect on being stretched. Similarly, such tubes can overwind initially when stretched - the same unusual behavior has been reported earlier when a DNA molecule is stretched. See the attached paper which will appear soon in the Journal of Elasticity.

Positions in computational solid mechanics at Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore

We are looking for capable and responsible candidates for the following positions:


#1.  We seek candidates with extensive experience in computational mechanics skills:

  • PhD in computational mechanics / applied math / applied physics

Postdoc position in soft tissue mechanics, Swansea University UK

A postdoctoral researcher position is open in my group to work on multi-scale and inverse models for soft tissues and heart valve mechanics. The aim of this research will be to develop models that predict aortic stenosis - the most common valve-related disease that affects 5% of the elderly. The project is funded through the research council of UK, and will provide opportunities of working closely with clinicians and experimental collaborators.

Candidate is required to have:

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Edge effect of strained bilayer nanofilms for tunable multistability and actuation

Inspired by the need to develop reconfigurable materials at the micro- and nano- scales that are capable of exhibiting more than one stable configuration, we employed both theoretical and computational models supported by experiments to study the multistable behavior of a Si/Cr microclaw and uncover the mechanical principles involved.


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