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Journal Club for April 2017: Multiscale and Multiphysics Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing of Gas Tight Shale

Multiscale and Multiphysics Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing of Gas Tight Shale

Congrui Jin1 , Weixin Li2 and Gianluca Cusatis3

1        Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902 Email:

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AIAA SciTech, January 8-12, 2018 Kissimmee, Florida

Call for Papers

Special Session on Structural Joints and Repairs


2018 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech)

January 8-12, 2018

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Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 9), Sydney, November, 2017

The National Committee on Applied Mechanics, Australia is proud to be organising the 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 9) at UNSW Sydney from 27-29 November, 2017.

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Postdoctoral position at Masdar Institute in collaboration with MIT

Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Lab ( at Masdar Institute invites applications for postdoctoral position to work on a multi-disciplinary collaborative project funded by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi.


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PhD position in multiscale simulation of bio-inspired materials at Howard University, Washington, DC

The Sustainable Infrastructure, Geotechnics, and Materials (SIGMa) Lab at Howard University, Washington, DC invites applicants for a PhD position in advanced materials in civil engineering for Fall 2017. Highly-motivated, industrious individuals with strong computational and/or experimental skills, journal/conference publications, adequate English proficiency, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications 

Special Collection of Invited Review Papers for the 60th Anniversary of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics Available for Free Download

This special online collection of  twelve invited review papers celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics (JEM). The articles in this collection reflect the depth and breadth of the research that is regularly published in JEM.


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Tenure track position in Multi-scale Mechanics of Materials Modelling

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) seeks candidtes for a full time, tenure track position in the area of Multi-scale Mechanics of Materials Modelling at a level (Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor) commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

How to apply:

Submit your application through

Job ID: 58201

Integral point

Hi friends;

what's different between Integral point and Node in Ansys, and what's "Node List" in ansys, List of Integral point or Node?

please help me.



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Purdue Composites Manufacturing & Simulation Center is Hiring

Purdue Composites Manufacturing & Simulation Center is looking for outstanding candidates to fill multiple faculty positions at the level of Full, Associate and Assitant Professor in composites manufacturing & simulation. Please check for mroe details. 

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reflection and transmission coefficients in long elastic bars


Dear iMechanica Community,

I'd like to ask for advice on modelling reflection and transmission coefficients when two bars with different cross-sectional areas contact each other and are exposed to pulse loading.

I have modelled this process in Abaqus/Explicit as a two-dimensional simulation. The investigation was conveniently done as a parametric study, defining the lateral dimension as parameter. Both bars are slim (length 2 m, diameter 2 cm) and elastic.

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Postdoc positions in the new group of Pedro Reis at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

I have openings for two post-doc positions in my new research group at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I will be moving later this year. The target start date is January 1st, 2018.

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SES 2017 Symposium on "Energy Materials"

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract to "Symposium VI-B: Energy Materials" at the 54rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science: SES2017.  More information on the symposium can be found at this link or at the bottom of this message.

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Postdoc in bio-inspired architectured materials at McGill University

We have a new opening for a Post-doctoral researcher starting immediately in the Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration at McGill University, Montreal. 

Simpleware London Workshop, May 10th 2017

Date / Time: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 / 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Central London, UK

Fee: Free-to-attend. Pre-registration is required as places are limited

Register here

Who should attend

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Exact load to get a right mechanical properties

Hi everyone,

I am working on a new material, and I am trying to find the exact load ( right pressure load) that I need to apply on the tope surface of the material with fixed boundary conditions in the bottom to find the right mechanical properties like ( modules of elasticity, reduced modules, hardness and toughn). I'm doing the simulation on Abaqus first and compare them with experiments in my laboratory. So, how can I measure the right load that  should apply it? 




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Hibbitt Postdoc Fellowship in Mechanics of Solids at Brown

Brown Engineering is recruiting exceptionally talented researchers who have received their Ph.D. degree in engineering, or an engineering-related discipline, after July 2015, or who expect to do so by July 2017, and who aspire to create independent research and pursue careers as leaders of innovation. 

While we will consider applications in all areas of our engineering programs, preference will be given for the 17-18 academic year in the fields of fluids and thermal sciences, and mechanics of solids.

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Assistant Director Position at Northwestern University Center for Advanced Material Systems and Simulation (CAMSIM) Global Collaboratory

Posted on Behalf of Professor Wing Kam Liu, Walter P Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil and Enviornmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (


Assistant Director (Research Assistant Professor)

Northwestern University - Center for Advanced Material Systems and Simulation Global Collaboratory

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M.Tech and PhD positions in all areas of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad invites application for M.Tech and PhD positions in all areas of Mechanical Engineering.
The applications are to be made online via this portal.



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Research Associate positions at Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, an Ivy League institution in New Hampshire, cordially invites applications for TWO Research Associate positions to start immediately. Collaborative projects led by Dr. John Zhang and Dr. Zi Chen are sponsored by NIH Director’s Transformative Award and Fortune 500 companies in the Silicon Valley. We are looking for outstanding junior scholars with great research potential who are desirous of independent academic or industrial R&D careers.


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