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PhD Position (4 years) in Experimental Study of Nano-Composites

PhD Position (4 years) in Experimental Study of Nano-Composites

Center for Design, Manufactirung, and Materials, Skoltech, invites applications for a PhD position in Experimental Study of Nano Composites, starting in November 2017.

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Call for participants to #342 "Mechanics of Flexible/Stretchable Electronics" on USNC/TAM2018

Call for Presentations

Symposium #342

“Mechanics of Flexible/Stretchable Electronics”


18th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 

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Computational and Experimental Observation of Li-Ion Concentration Distribution and Diffusion-Induced Stress in Porous Battery Electrodes

A multiscale model of porous electrodes based on the Gibbs free energy is developed, in which the Li ion diffusion, diffusion-induced stress (DIS), and polydispersities of electrode particle sizes are considered. The relationships between the size polydispersities and the concentration profiles and DIS evolution are investigated numerically. Li ion distributions are verified by in situ observation of color changes in a commercial porous graphite electrode.

School of Engineering, Stanford University - Assistant or untenured Associate Professor

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of electrical and computer engineering. The department is especially interested in candidates in robotics, autonomous systems, embedded systems, control, optimization, and machine learning.

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Research Scientist positions at Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore

We are looking for serious research scientist candidate for engaging into developing a simulation platform specifically on additive manufacturing (AM).


Scope of work:

Developing pre-processing/post-processing/solver for a finite element method (FEM) simulation software specifically for AM.



1. PhD in mechanical engineering/computer science/software engineering/mathematics or related

2. Skilled in FEM theory, and have experience in developing linear/non-linear/thermal/structure FEM solver

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The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Modelling of Wave Propagation in Solids

The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Modelling of Wave Propagation in Solids


September 17-21 2018


Institute of Thermomechanics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic


The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Modelling of Wave Propagation in Solids intends to concentrate on topics such as:

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Harnessing Surface Wrinkling-Cracking Patterns for Tunable Optical Transmittance

Optical devices and systems with tunable optical transmittance have recently attracted great interest due to their wide range of applications. However, the reported methods of realizing tunable optical transmittance still suffer from complex fabrication processes, high cost, unstable materials or low tuning range. In this study, we report a simple, cheap, and highly effective approach to achieve large tuning range of optical transmittance through harnessing surface wrinkling-cracking patterns on PDMS films.

Experimental and numerical study of crack behaviour for capsule-based self-healing cementitious materials

Dear all,

Our group at Delft University is developing self-healing concrete for over a decade. Recently, they have published a combined experimental and modeling study related to designing these materials. More details are available at



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On cavitation in rubberlike materials

Microscopic voids can irreversibly grow into the macroscopic ones under hydrostatic tension. To explain this phenomenon it was suggested in the literature to use the asymptotic value of the hydrostatic tension in the plateau yield-like region on the stress-stretch curve obtained for the neo-Hookean model. Such an explanation has two limitations: (a) it relies on analysis of only one material model and (b) the hyperelasticity theory is used for the explanation of the failure phenomenon.

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NEW.Mech 2017 at MIT on October 14

New Mech

We would like to let you know that free registration for the upcoming 8th annual New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (NEW.Mech 2017) is open now.  The NEW.Mech 2017 is taking place at MIT on October 14, 2017.

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[Deadline: Sept. 30] 16th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (EMMC-16) Nantes, France, March 26-28, 2018

Dear Colleagues, 16th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (EMMC-16) will be held in Nantes, France,  March 26th-28th, 2018. As part of this meeting, we are organizing a session (S9) to bring together experts in modelling, simulation, manufacturing and experimental investigation in the field of Functional and architectured materials to present and discuss recent advances.

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WCFA workshop on Design and Fatigue of Weldments

This is the second announcement about the upcoming Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2017, this year dedicated to Design and Fatigue of Weldments (WCFA2017-DFW - The workshop is held in Prague, Czech Republic in November 13-16, 2017. The key lecturer, who guides the audience through various issues of the fatigue analysis in welds, is Dr Zuheir Barsoum from KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

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Molecular dynamics study of phonon transport in graphyne nanotubes

We determine the thermal conductivities of a, b, and g graphyne nanotubes (GNTs) as well as of carbon
nanotubes (CNTs) using molecular dynamics simulations and the Green-Kubo relationship over the
temperature range 50e400 K. We find that GNTs demonstrate considerably lower thermal conductivity
than CNTs with the same diameter and length. Among a (alpha), b (beta), and g (gama)-GNTs, g-GNT has the highest thermal
conductivity at all temperatures. By comparing the phonon transport properties of GNTs with CNTs, we

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Theoretical studies on lattice-oriented growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on sapphire

In this work, a theoretical study is performed to quantitatively understand the van der Waals interactions between single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and sapphire substrates. The energetically preferred alignment directions of SWNTs on A-, R- and M-planes and the random alignment on the C-plane predicted by this study are all in good agreement with experiments. It is also shown that smaller SWNTs have better alignment than larger SWNTs due to their stronger interaction with sapphire substrate.

Stress-Life Fatigue Testing Basics

ADMET CEO and Chief Engineer Richard Gedney's article on fatigue testing applications was published on the Quality Magazine August 2017 issue. 

The article starts with brief descriptions of the four stages of metal fatigue:

Stage 1: Crack Initiation

Stage 2: : Slip Band or Stage 1 Crack Growth

Stage 3: Stage II Crack Growth

Stage 4: Ductile Failure 

Abaqus Python : reading odb file for field frame data


I am running a python script to do some post processing on Abaqus odb file. While running it on Abaqus/Explicite output file I found it was taking more than usual time. And after timing the run I got the surprise that the most time consuming thing what just to read the time value for each frame. I have the script below.

def main():


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PhD Scholarship Available at USQ Australia

Research Topic – Manufacture of Aerospace Structures using Automated Fibre Placement.

Ph.D. Student Positions in Computational Materials Science and Mechanics

Several Ph.D. student positions are available in phase field and mesoscale plasticity areas at Purdue University’s School of Materials Engineering. In addition to meeting all admission requirements, the ideal student would be one who is theory and computations oriented, with background in Fortran 90 and/or C++ skills and reasonable knowledge in mechanics and microstructure science of materials. Students with M.S. degree in mechanical engineering/mechanics, aerospace engineering/mechanics or in materials modeling and simulations are desirable for these position. To start in January 2018, a prospective domestic student needs to apply by the middle of October and an international student by October 1, 2017. For inquiry, please send email to Professor Anter El-Azab (

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A Hybrid Multi-Scale Model of Crystal Plasticity for Handling Stress Concentrations

Microstructural effects become important at regions of stress concentrators such as notches,
cracks and contact surfaces. A multiscale model is presented that efficiently captures microstructural
details at such critical regions. The approach is based on a multiresolution mesh that includes an
explicit microstructure representation at critical regions where stresses are localized. At regions farther
away from the stress concentration, a reduced order model that statistically captures the effect of the

Sandwich plates using Higher order theories


While modeling laminated composites we use their material properties (stiffness matrix) to compute the ABD matrix. When E_z of the core is much higher than E_x and E_y, how can we model such a plate using 2D FEM?

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PhD Studentship– Advanced Composite Materials Manufacturing

Department:                  Centre for Future Materials, University of Southern Queensland, Australia


Classification:              PhD (Higher degree by research) in the following area


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Understanding the strength of bioinspired soft composites

Remarkable mechanical properties of biocomposites (bone, teeth, shell, antler etc.) are usually attributed to their special design where staggered mineral platelets are embedded in a protein matrix. Because of the high aspect ratio of the platelet the soft protein deforms in the shear mode predominantly providing the linkage for the hard inclusions. Mimicking Nature one might design materials with a similar architecture. 


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