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PhD studentship available at Imperial College London –UK students only

Applicants are invited for a 4-year PhD position within the Mechanical Engineering Department to start Oct 2016.

The project will be focused on computational modelling of particulate composites for the defence sector, dealing with non-linear materials and developing interfacial models. The project is fully funded (includes bursary and fees) by an ESPRC CASE award and the student will be expected to spend a portion of the studentship with the industrial collaborators.

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Research position (E 13 TV – TU Darmstadt), Doctoral Candidate

Research position (E 13 TV – TU Darmstadt), Doctoral Candidate

The Mechanics of functional materials Division is offering a position for a Doctoral candiate starting as soon as possible. The position is scheduled for three years.

Tasks and opportunities


Hi.thank you for usefull site.i can not download modified digital image correlation matlab Mfile.pleas send this Mfile to my email address you help me?

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Funded PhD studentship: Modelling of Fibroblast Mechanobiology

Supervisor: PN Watton, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield.

Co-supervisors: Prof Ray Ogden, School of Mathematics and Statistics & Dr Huabing Yin, Bioengineering, University of Glasgow

We are seeking applications from motivated mathematics, science or engineering graduates with strong mathematical/computational modelling skills interested in studying for a Ph.D. in an exciting interdisciplinary environment.

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Scaffolding Techniques

Recently Scaffold Project Controls announced the current market rules and industry demands for Scaffolding. As Scaffolding need to be fully equiped with Scaffold Tags. Researchers are now in finding out ways to implement build in Scaffold Tags to save cost of Scaffolding by saving time & Budjet of Scaffold Tags.

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Scaffold Tags updated & recently launched produts

 Scaffold Tags - The safety essential products for your working site. Scaffolding Accidents inspection tool. Scaffolding inspection with perfect reporting for future safety essential features that serve you well.

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Intrinsic stress mitigation via elastic softening during two-step electrochemical lithiation of amorphous silicon

Zheng Jia, Teng Li, Intrinsic stress mitigation via elastic softening during two-step electrochemical lithiation of amorphous silicon, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 91, 278–290, (2016) (DOI:10.1016/j.jmps.2016.03.014)




Computational Biomechanics for Medicine XI ( will be held in Athens, Greece, on 17 October 2016, in conjunction with MICCAI 2016 (

Harnessing atomistic simulations to predict the rate at which dislocations overcome obstacles

Predicting the rate at which dislocations overcome obstacles is key to understanding the microscopic features that govern the plastic flow of modern alloys. In this spirit, the current manuscript examines the rate at which an edge dislocation overcomes an obstacle in aluminum. Predictions were made using different popular variants of Harmonic Transition State Theory (HTST) and compared to those of direct Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations. The HTST predictions were found to be grossly inaccurate due to the large entropy barrier associated with the dislocation–obstacle interaction.

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Coupled thermoelasticity

Hi Dears

Do You know that how many kinds of coupled thermoelasticity theory exist up to now???

If you can tell the names of these theories it's better and although If you know any good reference about this please tell me. 

thanks alot

I hope the best for all of you!


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Continuous and discrete microstructured materials with null Poisson's ratio

In this paper we propose different classes of isotropic microstructured media with tunable Poisson's ratio. The elastic periodic systems are continuous porous media and two- and three-dimensional lattices. The microstructural parameters can be tuned in order to have an effective Poisson's ratio equal to zero. The connection between microstructural parameters and effective properties is shown in detail both analytically and numerically.


Continuous system with null Poisson's ratio:

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Design of a porous material with isotropic negative Poisson's ratio

This paper proposes the design of a two-dimensional porous solid with omnidirectional negative Poisson's ratio. The hexagonal periodic distribution of the pores makes the effective behavior isotropic. Both experimental tests and numerical simulations have been performed to determine the effective properties of the porous solid. A parametric study on the effect of the geometrical microstructural parameters is also presented. This auxetic structure is easy to fabricate and can be very useful in several engineering applications.


2016 Melosh Medal Winner and Finalists

The 2016 winner of the Robert J. Melosh Medal is Maruti Kumar Munuduru, with the paper “Structure-Preserving Finite Element Formulations for Advective-Diffusive-Reactive Systems.” Maruti earned a Ph.D. Degree from the University of Houston, and is currently a post-doctoral appointee at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


The other five finalists in the competition were (in alphabetical order):

Miguel Arriaga (Columbia University) “Stability Analysis of Metals Capturing Brittle and Ductile Fracture through a Phase Field Method and Shear Band Localization”

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Quantifying dislocation microstructure evolution and cyclic hardening in fatigued face-centered cubic single crystals

Discrete dislocation dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the dislocation microstructure evolution and cyclic hardening during the early stages of fatigue loading in nickel single crystals. The effects of the crystal size and initial dislocation densities on both the mechanical response and the evolution of dislocation microstructure were quantified.

Simpleware workshop at ETH Zurich, May 11 2016

Introduction and Live Demo: 3D Image Visualisation, Analysis and Model Generation with Simpleware

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Building ETZ, Gloriastrasse 35, Zurich, Switzerland

Who should attend

fitting of test data to get constants from hyperelastic properties

can any one please tell me which is the software that is used in the below image please see the immage that is attached with the query .


positions available for PhD students, visiting students, or visiting scholars

We have PhD student positions available who are interested in soft tissue biomechanics of the brain. Work will involve developing sophysticated, yet efficient computational models of the human brain to study the mechanisms of brain injury. This work is supported by NIH grants.

In addition, we have openings for visiting students or visiting scholars who have their own funding to stay in the lab. 

Interested applicants please contact: Songbai.Ji [at]

Finding drag and lift coefficients using Ansys APDL and/or fluent?

Basically, I want to find the lift and drag coefficients for a fluid (air) flowing over a prismatic triangular cross-section, any suggestions, where  can I find some tutorials to begin with.

After I get started, I'm interested to find those coefficients for different angles of attack.


Hi friends;

I have three volumes with different materials, I want to define material properties for them in workbench 14, but acp module isn't in it. 

How should I define material properties for every layer from volume? Is any way in workbench14 or I should install workbench 15?

my model in workbench is below:

please help me.


Simulation of surfaces interaction in 2d model in Abaqus

Dear Subscribers 

I am a new abacus user and I am trying to simulate the interaction between two

the surfaces of 2 different parts and materials. Does anybody knows how can I proceed 

in this simulation procedure. With pleasure any answer will be helpful from my work.

Thank you in advance

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Toughness due to hysteretic deformation

These fragments of notes are intended for a course on fracture mechanics, but I have always run out of time, and have never managed to go over them in class.  Some of the ideas are mentioned in various parts of the class.  I have also listed refeences and review articles.


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[Call for Abstract] SES 2016 Symposium E-1: Mechanics and Electrochemistry of Energy Materials

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the symposium on Mechanics and Electrochemistry of Energy Materials at the 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2016) to be held at University of Maryland College Park (October 2-5, 2016).

Symposium Description

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The stress intensity factor and Young's Modulus

The stress intensity factor and Young's Modulus 

It is evident that stress intensity factor considered as  the most important factor in fracture mechanics which used for evaluating the stress state near to tip crack . However this factor depends up many parameters (such us normal loading, cracks size and its geometry). my question is as follow 


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