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Looking for postdoctoral position.

Hi Dear prospective supervisors

Im TEMO. I have recently been awarded PhD in Mechanical Engineering, particularly in computational mechanics. at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. My research includes the numerical study of the vibration, buckling of composite plates, nanobeams and nanoplates aswell as the study of optimisation of beams and plates subjected to various forces and flowing fluids. My numerical expertise includs DQM, FEM,  FDM...

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Call for Abstract: ASME IMECE 2017, Tampa Florida Nov 3-9: Track 2-2/12-15 - Congress-Wide Symposium on Additive Manufacturing: Failure of Additively Manufactured Materials

Dr. Eliot Fang (Sandia), Dr. Yuris Dzenis (UNL), Dr. Alaa Elwany (TAMU), Dr. Rob Taylor (UTA) and I are organizing the Congress-Wide Symposium on Additive Manufacturing: Failure of Additively Manufactured Materials.

This minisymposium is co-sponsered by AMD and Track 2-2 and Track 12-15

Please submit abstract by March 6 2017

problem about the Jacobian matrix (DDSDDE) in UMAT

Hi all friends,

I have a question. Why the Jacobian matrix (DDSDDE) in UMAT is defined as:


rather than:


And can anybody tell me what's the difference between them?


Thank you all for your help,

Tianhao Yan

vtk.js vs. three.js

vtk.js is a recently released javacript version of vtk. Here's my experience with it and how it compares with three.js today. 

-- Biswajit

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Invitation to symposium (topic 12-6) on Multiphysics Simulations and Experiments for Solids, ASME IMECE conference, Tampa, Florida November 5 – 8, 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


On behalf of the co-organizers, I would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium on Multiphysics Simulations and Experiments for Solids as part of the upcoming 2017 ASME IMECE conference to be held at Tampa, Florida from November 5th to November 8th. This symposium is a continuation of the previous symposia that have been successfully organized in the previous ASME IMECE conferences. 

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PhD studentship available - University of Southampton - EU/UK applicants only

We are looking for candidates for this PhD project entitled: 'Strain rate sensitive properties of skin- The development of combined theoretical and experimental tools to capture the strain rate dependent behaviour of soft tissues'. If you are interested, you can consult the full project description here, and contact Dr Frances Davis at

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Research Scientist at A*STAR Singapore (Developing medical devices)

We recently awarded a grant to develop stent-graft. We welcome those young scientists to apply for a 'Research Scientist' position at IHPC, A*STAR.

PhD Position in "Mechanics and Manufacturing of Composites" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Applications are invited for a PhD position in Mechanics and Manufacturing of Composites in the Department of Civil & Env. Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in solid mechanics, finite element analysis and computer programming. Prior knowledge of polymeric composites and manufacturing will be advantageous. The position will start in Fall 2017.

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Fellowships (3 year) available in computational mechanics of composite materials

Expressions of interest are invited for applicants interested in applying for a 3 year post-doctoral fellowship in the area of computational mechanics of composite materials.

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Shape formation of helical ribbons induced by material anisotropy

Helices are ubiquitous building blocks in natural and engineered systems. Previous studies showed that helical ribbon morphology can result from anisotropic driving forces and geometric misorientation between the principal axes of the driving forces and the geometric axes. However, helical ribbon shapes induced by elastic modulus anisotropy have not been systematically examined even though most natural and engineered structures are made of composite materials with anisotropic mechanical properties.

Visualizing ellipsoidal particles with three.js

You will find my new article on visualizing ellisoids with three.js at

This series contains almost all the information you will need to create your own viz tools in javascript.

-- Biswajit

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PhD position in mechano-chemical organisation in single cells @UPC, Barcelona.

We have an open PhD position to study the mechano-chemical organisation of cells from a physical and mathematical point of view. Individually or collectively, cells move due to mechanical and chemical gradients and doing so they self-organise in very specific forms. Understanding the physical laws under mechano-chemical gradients can head to establish new protocols in the control of cell structures. The final goal of the project is to manipulate cells so that the morphology of cell structures can be predicted, e.g. in biological-based prosthesis.

PhD position "Microscale matrix and interfacial properties of fibre-reinforced composites" at Weizmann Institute of Science

Our partner Weizmann Institute Science in Israel is currently trying to fill a PhD position for the FiBreMoD project. The title of the PhD project is "Microscale matrix and interfacial properties of fibre-reinforced composites", and will be supervised by Prof. Daniel Wagner. If you are an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with a background in Materials Science, Composites, Mechanics, or Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, then you should consider applying.

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2017 ASME Congress invitation-Dynamic failure of advanced materials

Dr. Jun Xu and I organize  one topic on “Dynamic failure of advanced materials (fatigue failure is included also)” for 2017 ASME Congress. Our keynote speakers include a senior program manager of US Office of Naval Research and a distinguished researcher of US Army Research Laboratory. We would invite you (also your colleagues  and group members)  to submit a short abstract before ASME’s deadline March 6. More details below: 

Meet Simpleware at ORS 2017, San Diego, Mar 19-22

Simpleware ORS

The ORS Annual Meeting is the premier international meeting in the field of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal research, and is a major forum for engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, clinicians and biologists to discuss the most innovative and cutting-edge research in this area. Many advancements being realized today for the treatment of orthopaedic patients was at one time presented at the ORS Annual Meeting as an innovative idea.

Simpleware at ORS 2017

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Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Phononic Crystals and Metamaterials, IMECE 2017, Tampa, Florida (Nov. 3-9, 2017)

The Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) is sponsoring the 2017 Symposium on Phononic Crystals and Metamaterials.  This symposium, which will be in its 13th year, will feature presentations covering all aspects of phononic crystals and acoustic/elastic/phononic metamaterials.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 6, 2017

Conference Website:

Post-Doc Position Available in Fracture Mechanics

This is a 9 months post-doc position on modelling crack problems at Portsmouth University (UK). 

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Politecnico di Milano creates a large debate in Italy with its decision to teach only in English

Recently, Politecnico di Milano in Italy has attempted to force all teaching at Master level in English.  This has been stopped by some academics who went to different levels of administrative courts, and recently there was a prononciation of the Supreme Court.  The matter is not settled yet, but you can find an account of this with various links here.

Ph.D. Candidate Position in fatigue and fracture of structures at University of Connecticut

One Ph.D. candidtate position is available in Dr. Wei Zhang's research group at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of Connecticut. 

The candidate will continue our current research efforts on short fatigue crack growth.

Students with strong backgrounds in solid mechanics, finite element modeling, crystal plasticity, fatigue and fracture of materials and structures are encouraged to apply.

More information could be found at:

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PhD Candidate Positions in Composite Materials and Structures at Leibniz Universität Hannover

At Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Structural Analysis, several PhD candidate positions in the field of analysis of composite materials and structures are available (Coupling manufacturing simulation and structural analysis with application to rotor blade components,  Coupled aero-structural analysis of wind turbine rotor blades with morphing trailing edge, Virtual development of nanoparticle-reinforced composite materials).  

Closed: Research Fellow (PhD) position in ISRO funded project

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has funded a 2 year project to BITS Pilani (Goa and Hyderabad campuses). The simulation project will model atomistic fracture in amorphous silica, with application to the Thermal Protection System (TPS) of the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV).

Details of application are mentioned in the attachment.


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