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Journal Club Theme of October 2014: Microbial fuel cells - When mechanics meets bioelectrochemistry

The aim of this Journal Club is to provide a forum for discussing the role of applied mechanics in bioelectrochemical systems such as microbial fuel cells, and the potential of computational mechanics during upscaling of those systems.

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PhD Position in Computational Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart

At the Junior Research Group on Computational Micromechanics and Material Design at the
University of Stuttgart, Institute of Applied Mechanics, Chair of Material Theory, a

PhD position

is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation
(DFG) in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence on Simulation Technology and initially
limited to the duration of three years (salary according to E 13 TV-L).

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

The University of West Florida (UWF) is establishing a new undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to tentatively start in fall 2016. UWF invites experienced applicants in the ME or related fields for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level starting fall 2015 (Position # 122040). The successful candidate will work with the chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the college dean and the Provost Office to set the foundations of the new program and work out the details of its curriculum.

Assistant or Associate Profesor in Computational Materials Science at the University of Wyoming

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of computational materials science, with an emphasis on multi-scale modeling, including atomistic and molecular scale modeling. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in energy-, bio- or high-temperature materials.

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Biomechanics Tenure Track Position in Cornell MAE

We are recruiting applicants for a tenure track position at Cornell University in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the field of Biomechanics. Areas of particular interest include spine biomechanics/ kinematics, cell and tissue engineering and cell and tissue mechanics. Biomechanics faculty at the School have opportunities to take part in the Cornell-Hospital for Special Surgery Institute for Orthopaedic Biomechanics as well as other research centers/facilities on the Ithaca campus and the newly founded Cornell NYC Tech campus in New York City. 

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Part II of Professor Christensen's paper on failure mechanics is published in JAM

Failure Mechanics—Part II: The Central and Decisive Role

of Graphene in Defining the Elastic and Failure Properties

for all Isotropic Materials


Continuing from Part I (Christensen, 2014, “Failure Mechanics—Part I: The Coordination

Between Elasticity Theory and Failure Theory for all Isotropic Materials,” ASME J.

Appl. Mech., 81(8), p. 081001), the relationship between elastic energy and failure specification

is further developed. Part I established the coordination of failure theory with

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Invitation to submit abstracts for MS54 in EMI 2015 (Stanford)

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the following minisymposium taking place as part of the EMI conference in Stanford (June 16-19, 2015)

MS 54: Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Fracture and Fragmentation Processes

Ahmed Elbanna*, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Glaucio Paulino, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

uniaxial strain test - solution for stress distribution



Does anyone know the analytical solution for the stress within a elastic solid under uniaxial strain with small free surfaces?

This solution should account a sort of transition in the stress distribution from the edge towards the center. 



Let's suppose to have 2 rigid disks glued together with a soft adhesive material.

Ph.D. Position at Michigan State University (Spring or Fall 2015)

The research group of Prof. Weiyi Lu at Michigan State University is looking f
or a passionate and self-motivated Ph.D. student. The research areas include d
ynamic behavior of nanomaterials, advanced nano-composites, solid-liquid inter
action, among others. Interested students may directly send cover letter and C
V with TOFEL and GRE scores to Prof. Lu ( Please use the subject
line “Application for Ph.D. Position”.

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PhD Student Position at Rutgers University - 3D Printing of Soft Materials

Prof. Lee’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University has an opening for a PhD student for Spring/Fall 2015 with interests in mechanics of soft materials, 3D printing, and micro-/nano-engineering.

Open Rank Professor - Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions.

Ravindra Duddu's picture

Ph.D. research assistantship position available

There is a new opportunity in my research group starting Fall 2015 on a topic related to: Modeling transient diffusion phenomena in conjunction with solid mechanics using the eXtended finite element method (XFEM). The ideal candidate must have a strong interest in Finite Element computations and in continuum mechanics. Experience with computer programming is desired: C++ (preferred) or FORTRAN and MATLAB (essential). Knowledge about parallel computing is a plus.

Analisys high cycle fatigue(HCF) in Abaqus

Hello my friends...
I want to study ''fatigue crack growth'' in Abaqus...I need your help...Could anybody help me about this problem??
I need to know, what is the XFEM Abaqus out put for fracture mechanic??I meen does it give SIF,N(fatigue life) and the crack path??I read Abaqus documentation, it has said that Abaqus can do low cycle fatigue,Can I use it for HCF?? do I need to write a code or subroutine??
Thank you

Applied Mechanics and Aerodynamics

Two postdoc candidates for composite materials and one for aerodynamic studies will be rented for a three-year project at University of Turkish Aeronautical Association. For more details please contact:


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ICCM 2015: MS-049 Computational Modelling of Biological and Biochemical Systems

The 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015) is slated to held in Auckland, New Zealand, on the 14th of July, 2015. It is my greatest pleasure to invite interested participants to submit their abstracts for presentation at a mini-symposium which I am organizing, titled:

MS-049 Computational Modelling of Biological and Biochemical Systems


For further information, please visit the official websites:

UMAT implementation

Hi all

I want to use Abaqus UMAT subroutine and I don't know how can I use the subroutine in Abaqus materials.




Assistant or Associate Professor-Computational Materials Science

Assistant or Associate Professor #1291


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Multiple PhD/Postdoc Positions/Spring 2015

Advanced Materials and Multifunctional Structures (AMMS) Group at Masdar Institute (MI) is seeking suitably qualified candidates for PhD/Postdoctoral positions. Please see attached document for details

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Special Issue "Mechanics of Biomaterials"

The mechanical behavior of biomedical materials and biological tissues are important for their proper function. This holds true, not only for biomaterials and tissues whose main function is structural such as skeletal tissues and their synthetic substitutes, but also for other tissues and biomaterials. Moreover, there is an intimate relationship between mechanics and biology at different spatial and temporal scales. It is therefore important to study the mechanical behavior of both synthetic and living biomaterials.

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how to model a CFRP sheet attached to concrete using resin by ABAQUS

hello everybody ..

iam trying to model a one-way rc slab with opening and strength that opening using CFRP sheets by attaching it to the concrete slab using resin as a cohesive layer 

i have the properties of CFRP sheet ( thickness,tensile strength,elastic modulus,ultimate tensile strength)

also have the resin ( epoxy) properties (tensile strength,elastic modulus)

so please i need help on how to model all this strengthening using ABAQUS 6.13 

if anyone done that before or have any info about it please update me

regards . . .

composite materials

1.The ABD matrices will change due to VARIOUS cut outs and VARIOUS boundary Conditions.

2.How to choose the element in ANSYS for thin laminate analysis in ANSYS.In thin laminates hoew to find the transverse shear stiifness in ANSYS.

3.FOR LAST PLY failure how to change the Q matrix are zero for First failed laminates in ansys software.




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