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Assistant or untenured Associate Professor - Stanford University

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 and autonomous systems, hardware systems, and embedded systems. Priority, however, will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any specific area of specialization.

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Faculty Opening in Solid mechanics at Brown University

he School of Engineering at Brown University is seeking to fill a faculty position in Mechanics of Solids and Structures at any academic level.  Candidates should have expertise and research interests in the mechanics of soft, biological, structural, energy materials or systems that are complementary and synergistic with existing research areas in the School as described below. The successful candidate is expected to make a significant contribution to the School’s research activities and to build a strong, externally funded research program.

Postdoc position at Seoul National University in South Korea

Number of Positions: One postdoc

Research Fields:

Molecular dynamics for structural nanocomposites, sensing materials, interfacial mechanics,

Multiscale analysis for composite materials,

Micromechanics implementation and simulations (Generalized Method of Cell theory),

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Deterioration of the quality of the Elsevier journal printing

Many Mechanics journals are printed by Elsevier. Unfortunately, I observe huge deterioration of the quality of the printing. 

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Rate-dependent stress evolution in nanostructured Si anodes upon lithiation

Zheng Jia, Wing Kam Liu, Rate-dependent stress evolution in nanostructured Si anodes upon lithiation, Applied Physics Letters, 109, 163903 (2016) (DOI:

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CalculiX Launcher v3 (beta)

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I would like to represent new collection of sorftware, based on open-source programs like GMSH and CalculiX

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Linux version is extended with special Wizard, that gives you ability to apply boundary conditions very quickly.


Abaqus Documentation



I installed Abaqus CAE and documentation. I am using documentation from the link that is provided in the final step of the installation. However, once I want to open the Help from the CAE, I get the following error:


The Abaqus HTML documentation collection could not be located. This may indicate that the HTML documentation was not installed, or a problem with the Abaqus installation.



How Can I fix this problem??



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Quasi-periodicity and multi-scale resonators for the reduction of seismic vibrations in fluid-solid systems

This paper presents a mathematical model for an industry-inspired problem of vibration isolation applied to elastic fluid-filled containers. A fundamental problem of suppression of vibrations within a finite-width frequency interval for a multi-scale fluid-solid system has been solved. We have developed a systematic approach employing full fluid-solid interaction and dispersion analysis, which can be applied to finite and periodic multi-scale systems.

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Postdoc position in Advanced Computational Mechanics and Materials Lab at University of Rochester

One postdoc position is available in professor Abdolrahim’s group in the department of mechanical engineering at University of Rochester (

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Research Associate/Postdoc position at IIT Delhi

Job title: Research Associate/Postdoc

Minimum qualification: PhD in Solid Mechanics/Mathematics

Research area: Thermoelastic Modeling of nano and Contunuum Rods – A Molecular Approach

Salary: Rs 36000 per month + 30% HRA

Walk in interview: 3rd of Nov 2016 in Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Delhi

Contact person: Prof. Ajeet Kumar,

See the attachment for more details.

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How to consider shear deformation effect in thin-walled FRP I-section beams in ABAQUS, for beams having low Length-to-depth ratios, i.e., L/d=3 ?

I modeled the beam with solid element and shell elements, in both cases load-deflection response is same. When I modeled the beam the shell element, I have prevented the shear locking effect by using reduced integration technique, i.e., by taking S4R element. The deflection of beam obtained from ABAQUS is lesser than actual deflection of beam.

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Flaw sensitivity of highly stretchable materials

Elastomers and gels can often deform multiple times their original length. The stretchability is insensitive to small cuts in the samples, but reduces markedly when the cuts are large. This work shows that this transition occurs when the depth of cut exceeds a material-specific length, defined by the ratio of the fracture energy measured in the large-cut limit and the work to rupture measured in the small-cut limit.  This conclusion generalizes a result in the fracture mechanics of hard materials.

PhD position in multi-scale modelling of materials- Queen’s and Western University, Canada

A PhD position is available in the area of mechanics of materials. Applicants with a strong background in finite element modelling, crystal plasticity finite element, and materials characterization are recommended to apply.

Two Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available

The Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group at Drexel is looking for exceptional candidates to fill two positions.

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MIT Faculty Positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2017 or thereafter. Appointments will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible.  We will consider exceptional candidates in all areas relevant to the mission and vision of the department, but the department is especially looking for candidates to expand or strengthen its current areas of:

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2017 ASC Annual Technical Conference at Purdue

Purdue will host the 32nd American Society for Composites (ASC) Annual Technical Conference. This conference convene composites researchers from around the world to interact with industry, government and academia, fostering collaborations among all stake holders in the composites community. More detailed information can be found at the conference website at

Real-time error controlled adaptive mesh refinement in surgical simulation: Application to needle insertion

Real-time error controlled adaptive mesh refinement in surgical simulation: Application to needle insertion
Link to paper:

New paper submitted to IJNMBE on the use of a posteriori error indicators for real time mesh adaptation during surgical simulation.

Stéphane Bordas


One Ph.D position is available in the field of computational modelling in the research group of Dr Parashar at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The areas of immediate interest is

Molecular dynamics based atomistic modelling of Zr-Nb alloys. PhD candidate will work on a research project sponsored by BARC.


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