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Full PhD scholarship at RMIT University

Full PhD scholarship (tuition fee plus $25,406/year stipend ) is immediately available at the School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. Applications are invited for one open position in one of the following areas: (1) Mechanics of carbon nanotubes and graphene; (2) Multiscale simulation of nanotubes/graphene reinforced composites; (3) Mechanical and Electrical behaviours of composite structures. The research work is supported by Australian Research Council under DECRA scheme. 

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PhD position in Mechanics of High Performance (bio)Materials

Our Group of High Performance Materials in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting Fall 2016.


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Two Postdoc + two PhD Openings in Topology Optimization, Cardiff University, UK

Applications are sought for four Post-Doctoral Research Associates and two PhDs to join a very active research group at Cardiff University, UK (School of Engineering).  Based in Cardiff, there will be frequent interactions with the University of California, San Diego as well as major aerospace companies in the UK. The research will formulate and develop numerical methods for mulitiscale and multiphysics design optimisation using level set topology optimization.

Fatigue Curves for SAPH 440 steel Grade

Dear All,

Can someone help me in posting the SN curve for SAPH-440 steel grade?





The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is seeking to fill Assistant Professor vacancies in the following research areas.

1) Experimental Structural Mechanics/ Composites
2) Aircraft Aerodynamics (experimentalists preferred)
3) Control and Flight Mechanics of Aerospace vehicles
4) Aircraft Design (aerodynamic/structural)

Apply online at by 10th April 2016.

3 PhD positions in Additive Layer Manufacturing Computational Mechanics in Belgium and Luxembourg (FNRS-FNR funded)


Profs. Thierry J. Massart (Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Ludovic Noels (Universite de Liege) and Stephane P.A.
Bordas (University of Luxembourg) have recently been awarded a joint research project by the FNRS and FNR.
The project focuses on the mechanical behavior of discrete metallic materials, such as metal foams and printed metallic structures

PhD opportunities

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Correlation between 2D and 3D flow curve modelling of DP steels using a microstructure-based RVE approach

Since real specimens deform three-dimensionally, 2D modeling approaches cannot predict the flow curve of the material precisely. The predicted flow curves obtained from 2D modeling can, however, be correlated to the 3D ones by introducing a correlation factor, We quantified by the stress ratio (σ3D/σ2D) based on the 2D and 3D RVE calculations for DP600 steels with various martensite phase fractions (Vm=0–50%) at different equivalent plastic strains varying from εpeq=0 to 0.1.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at University of Chile

The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( at University of Chile invites applications for one full time tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must have deep interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as the purpose to conduct long-term, externally funded research programs at international level. Candidates are also expected to maintain fruitful work relationships with industry in their respective areas through R&D initiatives.

Keynote speakers announced for the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials XI

The organizational committee for the eleventh biennial International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials is pleased to announce that the following Keynote Speakers will be presenting at the conference. 

Multi-scale Fatigue Modeling Keynote: David McDowellGeorgia Institute of Technology, USA

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A nonlinear manifold-based reduced order model

A new perspective on model reduction for nonlinear multi-scale analysis of heterogeneous materials. In this work, we seek meaningful low-dimensional structures hidden in high-dimensional multi-scale data.

Contour plot



I would like to do a contour plot for some output values in Abaqus and I was wondering if it would be easier to do it in Matlab or if there is a function in Abaqus where contour plots could be done. 

How to obtain the Force-Indentation depth curve of nanoindentation FEA?

I did FEA of nanoindentation with using Abaqus and considered displacement of reference point (RP) on the indenter as a punching tool. Moreover, Abaqus/Explicit method  was applied for solving problems.

But I do not know how to plot Force-Indention depth curve via FEA with using Abaqus.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Rates of bond breaking between myosin and actin at different nucleotide states are systematically extracted for the first time

Recently, unusually high detachment rates of a myosin from actin were reported with a force spectroscopy technique. Here, we show that these high rates may be due to the coupling between bond breaking and state transition. Based on a kinetic model for single myosin, rates of bond breaking between myosin and actin at different nucleotide states are systematically extracted for the first time. Our results clearly indicate that myosins may adopt much higher transition rates than bond breaking rates at different nucleotide states at relatively low forces.

3 PhD/Post.doc biomechanical engineering and 3D multimodal imaging

Two PhD scholarships and one PhD/postdoc scholarship within the field of biomechanical modeling/ engineering and 3D multimodal imaging technology is available at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

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Doctorate student position in Mechanical Engineering - Lamar University, Texas, USA

A Doctorate of Engineering (DE) student positions is available for Summer/Fall 2016 in Mechanical Engineering. The applicants are required to have master degree. The positions are directed by Multiscale Contact Mechanics and Tribology Laboratory and Optoelectronic Laboratory at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA. Interested applicants may find more information at and are encouraged to apply ASAP. 

Conversion to particles formulation (SPH) using user subroutine–based criterion

Hello to everybody,

I wrote a VUMAT subroutine for a linear elastic orthotropic material.

In it I defined a state variable controlling the element conversion. When the condition for the conversion is satisfied, the SDV variable is set to be zero.

The subroutine works fine until the conversion criterion is reached. When that happens I get the following error: Abaqus Error: The executable explicit_dp.exe aborted with system error code 1073741819.

Problem in understanding table in VUHARD

 Hello all,

I am trying to write damage model using isotropic hardening given in Abaqus example. But in VUHARD section some table is given like "syield=table(1, nvalue)" and eqpl1=table(2,k1+1). I dont understand what does it mean and where to put these values? If anyone can explain, it will be a great help.



Simple Physics concepts


    I have a small doubt. It may feel silly, but please reply.. 

   Suppose I have a pendulum and it is impacting onto a structure. The mass of pendulum is 'm' and the intiial velocity is 'v'. The condition is that the KE at the time of impact should be 'E'. E= 0.5*m*v2 . 

  Now i change the mass of the pendulum to m1 correspondingly velocity should be changed to v1 so that E1=E.

 Now i need to compare the force transmitted to the structure. F = ma. 

how can I see subroutine requested output in ABAQUS odb display?

Hello all, 

Can anyone please tell me that how can I see subroutine requested output in ABAQUS odb display? I am able to print some results in .log file but I want to see results in odb display. Is it possible? 

Thanks in advance 


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