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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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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.

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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.



DSTRAN in UMAT with nonlinear geometry

Dear Colleagues,

I have done some analysis with nonlinear geometry. I use quadratic 3D solid elements. I have learned the way to calculating DSTRAN and DROT from ABAQUS documentation as follows:

PhD Studentship in Design of Polymeric Foams

A 4 year project, in collaboration with SABIC, on the design of polymeric foams will be performed at the Cambridge University department of Engineering. The project will explore the relationship between microstructure and macroscopic properties of a range of new reinforced foams, including composite-reinforced foams.


3D Printing of an imperfect cylindrical shell

Hi, all.

We are working on 3D printing of an imperfect cylindrical shell and run into couple of issues. Hopefully some of you had seen similar issues before and help us moving on our problem.

How to export Abaqus part and import to CAD or Solidworks?

Extinct Kangaroos Couldn't Hop

Another couple of interesting articles to share. Using some "mechanics" principles, researchers have reasoned that 100,000 years ago, kangaroos were too heavy to hop.

A while ago, a different group of researchers published the results of computer modelling (using genetic algorithms) that showed dinosaurs might have hopped and skipped as forms of locomotion! (But only if particularly happy?)

These articles might be good to share with undergraduate engineers for discussion in tutorials. There are issues to discuss with assumptions in both cases. 

3 Tenure-Track Faculty Positions - AES at CU-Boulder

The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of structures and materials, small satellites, and bioastronautics. Applicants in structures and materials are especially sought with the following research interests: Design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization of structural and/or multi-functional materials and their integration into innovative aerospace systems; preference given to applicants with an experimental focus.

Postdoc in multi-scale modelling of composites vibration response @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest to use composite materials in automotive applications, in particular the use of fibre-reinforced plastics (carbon or glass fibres in a polymer matrix) is widely considered. The use of lighter materials, and hence a reduced fuel consumption, can be one of the possible solutions for reduced CO2 emissions.

Micropolar Elasticity

Hi ,

   I want to learn about micropolar linear elastic theory.  Could anyone pls guide me which book/article/journal is best suited for a beginner in this area. I have quiet good background in basic solid mechanics, FEM and Dynamics.

Thanks in advance

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in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)


This recent article presents an improved methodology to calculate in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)


Amit Pandey, Amit Shyam, Zhien Liu, Richard Goettler, In-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a solid oxide fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 273, 1 January 2015, Pages 522-529 



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in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)


This recent article present an improved methodology to calculate in-situ Young's moduli of the constitutive layers in a multilayer systems (e.g. thin films, SOFCs, TBCs etc.)

Pandey, A., Shyam, A., Liu, Z., & Goettler, R. (2014). In-situ Young’s Moduli of the Constitutive Layers in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. Journal of Power Sources. 




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