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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience (but embedded in a mechanics group)

I realize this is a bit off topic from traditional iMechania job posts, however our group is primarily a computational biomechanics group. We conduct much research in the area of brain biomechanics and more recently are working to move into multiphysics and multiscale areas of brain science. This project, funded by the NIH Brain Initiative, focuses on growth and bioelectric simulations of neuronal cell networks.

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ICMES 2016:2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Systems, December 4-6, Hong Kong

ICMES 2016: 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Systems


ICFMS 2016: International Conference on Functional Materials


Opening for a new Master student in the Computational Mechanics group, Georgia Southern University

The Computational Mechanics group at Georgia Southern University, led by Dr. Xuchun Ren, is looking for a new Research Assistant, who are capable of and interested in performing high-quality research on engineering design. The research, supported by  U.S. National Science Foundation and Startup Funding, entails building a solid mathematical foundation, devising efficient numerical algorithms, and developing practical computational tools for stochastic topology optimization.

Academic Jobs Universidad de OHiggins Chile (in Spanish)

La Universidad de OHiggins es una nueva universidad estatal que iniciara sus actividades el 2017.  Se inicio la busqueda de profesores para el Instituto de Ciencias de la Ingeniería, que se enfocará en sectores como minería, energía, agricultura y medio ambiente, entre otros.

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2 Open Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Positions at INSA de Rennes

The Structural Engineering Research Group at INSA de Rennes / LGCGM invites applications to fill two PhD Positions within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN XP-Resilience. The positions are offered to Early Stage Researchers (ESRs).

The XP-RESILIENCEnetwork offers a unique opportunity to Early Stage Researchers to investigate various topics related to Structural Resilience and receive multi-disciplinary training from high-profile academics and top Engineers/Managers from industry. XP-RESILIENCE intends to establish a network of individual research projects working towards Advanced Modelling and Protection –via metamaterial-based isolators/layouts- of Complex Engineering Systems for Disaster Reduction and Resilient Communities.The objective of XP-RESILIENCE is to deliver high-quality training to ESRs including a strong theoretical basis in reliability/resilience with practical experiences, technological expertise with awareness of the socio-economical context and conviction to furthering research with an entrepreneurial spirit. It aims at offering innovative research training ground as well as attractive career development and knowledge exchange opportunities for 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) through cross-border and cross-sector mobility for future growth in Europe.

USDFLD subroutine,time dependent young modulus


I'm modeling a tunnel (liner) in a soil medium. It has a time dependent modulus of elasticity which means it should reach its maximum value after a while not quickly. I decided to write a USDFLD subroutine to change E with respect to t, but unfortunately I'm a little bit confused about it. I would be grateful if anyone can help me with the subroutine.

thanks in advance

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These notes are a part of the notes on linear algebra.

2 Postdoctoral positions in aortic biomechanics and fluid dynamics at University of California at San Francisco Medical Center and San Francisco VA

The Cardiac Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and San Francisco VA Medical Center is seeking a hard working, motivated post-doctoral fellow to participate in biomedical engineering research involving the ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms (aTAA).  The post-doctoral fellow should be motivated to be on a career track to become an academic professor.  Our lab is NIH funded to investigate the biomechanics of aortic aneurysms and currently has 1 postdoctoral fellow, and are seeking 2 additional fellows.

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PhD position in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

A PhD position is available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities ( in the area of wave mechanics of advanced materials, with focus on mechanical metamaterials.

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Fully – funded PhD opportunity in Metal-Forming and Materials Modelling Group, Imperial College London, Deadline 31st of Aug. 2016

The Metal Forming and Materials Modelling group wishes to provide a FULLY funded studentship to EXCEPTIONAL candidates to conduct PhD research work in the Mechanical Engineering department, at Imperial College London. The research work will be focused on the development of novel metal forming technologies, e.g.

Analysis of the adsorption-induced deformation of ordered meso/nanoporous materials

The pore-load modulus of ordered nanoporous materials with surface effects.

Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Chen, C. Q. AIP Advances, 2016, 6(3):813.

A feasibility study of the Master SN curve approach for short fiber reinforced composites

I hope you find our recent work interesting...

A feasibility study of the Master SN curve approach for short fiber reinforced composites

Atul Jain, Wim Van Paepegem, Ignaas Verpoest, Stepan V. Lomov

International Journal of Fatigue; Volume 91, Part 1, October 2016, Pages 264–274


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Strain gradient plasticity-based modeling of hydrogen environment assisted cracking

I hope some of you may find this work interesting:

Strain gradient plasticity-based modeling of hydrogen environment assisted cracking

Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, Christian F. Niordson, Richard P. Gangloff

Acta Materialia, 117, pp. 321-332

A pre-print is available at

How can I resolve the zero flux problem in ABAQUS?Does it mean that I have to change General Solution controls in step module?

 keep getting the zero flux errors in my model.

“There is zero VOL. FLUX everywhere in the model based on the default criterion. please check the value of the average VOL. FLUX during the current iteration to verify that the VOL. FLUX is small enough to be treated as zero. if not, please use the solution controls to reset the criterion for zero VOL. FLUX.”

Does it mean that I have to change General Solution controls in soil step module?

I guess by flux it means pore pressure in my model.



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Postdoc Position in Damage Modelling of Composite Structures

The Institute of Structural Analysis at Leibniz Universität Hannover invites
applications for a

Scientific coworker / Postdoc Researcher
(Salary scale E14 TV-L) (reference number 73)

In the section “Composites” of the ISD, a postdoc position in the area of modeling of
composite structures is available from now.

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PhD Candidate Position in Damage Modelling of Composite Structures

The International Research Training Group IRTG 1627/2 – ViVaCE “Virtual Materials and their Validation”: German-French School of Computational Engineering at Leibniz Universität Hannover invites applications for

PhD Positions in Virtual Testing of Materials and Structures (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100%) (reference number 75)


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New Website on Peridynamics

Dear All,

We are pleased to inform you that there is a new website on peridynamics : 

We are hoping that this new website will be a suitable platform for researchers to discuss about their peridynamic research.

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Ph.D Position in TU Darmstadt (Germany)

Ph.D Position Announcement

 At the Division of Mechanics of Functional Materials in the institute of Materials Science, TU Darmstadt a Ph.D position is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is scheduled for three years.

 Tasks and Opportunities


One Ph.D position is available in the field of computational modelling in the research group of Dr Parashar at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Brief description of the doctoral research project and minimum candidature requirements are as:

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

Several Master of Science (MS) positions in Mechanical Engineering are available for Summer/Spring 2017. Full RA available for 1 student. The "out of state tuition" is waived for all of the addmitted applicant with $1000 scholorship annually. Depending on the availibility of funding and applicant criteria other arrangement may be made. The positions are directed by Multiscale Contact Mechanics and Tribology Laboratory at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA.

Looking for a Postdoctoral Position

Looking for postdoctoral position. My current postdoc contract at National University of Singapore will be terminated in the end of August, 2016. I have quite good experience in the following areas during my PhD and current postdoc career.

Areas: Dielectric elastomer, Smart Polymer, Energy harvesting using EAPs, Soft Actuation, Hydrogels/conducting polymers, Polymer nanocomposites, Dielectric/Piezoelectric materials.


Spontaneous Wettability Patterning via Creasing Instability

Surfaces with patterned wettability contrast are important in industrial applications such as heat transfer, water collection, and particle separation. Traditional methods of fabricating such surfaces rely on microfabrication technologies, which are only applicable to certain substrates and are difficult to scale up and implement on curved surfaces. By taking advantage of a mechanical instability on a polyurethane elastomer film, we show that wettability patterns on both flat and curved surfaces can be generated spontaneously via a simple dip coating process.


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