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problem with Numeric import in abaqus 6.11

Hi, i'm using abaqus 6.11

i am going to link matlab with abaqus using python scripting to perform an iterative analysis

the problem is that i get the error "ImportError: No module named Numeric"

please help me how to solve this problem


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Faculty recruitment at Penn State

Dear Colleagues,

Penn State University Mechanical Engineering is accepting applications for five tenure track faculty positions. Please see the website for details

For the emerging areas - we are looking at themes such as additive manufacturing, metamaterials, 2D materials, data driven modeling, extreme environment mechanics or a fusion of these.

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What do we want EML to be? How do we get there?

Starting a new journal is risky.  Starting a new journal in mechanics is particularly risky.  The responses to the two recent posts are encouraging, however.

I'm looking for PhD position [Concrete fracture-FRP bars]


I'm a civil & structural engineer, I got recently my Magister degree in civil engineering. I worked on the numerical modeing of concrete fracture of reiforced concrete elements reinforced with FRP bars. I've used ADINA software in my numerical study (smeared crack model). Now I'm looking for a PhD scholarship to complete my research either in concrete fracture modeling or in the composite materials, please I need your help?. Many thanks

Ideas for a Mechanician

Hello All - 


I am soliciting advice for how to continue to keep mechanics skills sharp while in a more business/leadership role.  


Please advise on techniques you have used or suggestions for ways to stay current.  


Thank you for your input and for your continued development of this discipline.




Luke Porisch


p.s. - if you were Harvard DEAS from 2003-05 please send me a note!

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Constraint Moments and Constraint Forces in the Mechanics of Rigid Bodies

For those of you preparing to teach a course on Lagrangian Mechanics of Rigid Bodies in the forthcoming semester or quarter, you may be interested to read a new expository paper by Arun Srinivasa at Texas A&M and myself:

 A Simple Treatment of Constraint Forces and Constraint Moments in Rigid Body Dynamics, ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews, To Appear (2014).  

1-3 Piezoelectric Butterfly Curve

Hello Everyone,

I try to plot the butterfly curve for piezoelectric material (strain vs. electric field for different applied stress values). Butterfly curve shows the nonlinear response of the piezoelectric material which is a hysteretic response.

I just want to ask you guys if anybody knows a good way to plot butterfly curve for 1-3 piezoelectric materials in matlab????

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The Meet the Candidate Poster Session will provide the opportunity for

Gatherin results from multiple points in the parametric study

Hi everybody! 

I am doing a large parametric study of a composite shaft. I am working with 5 variables and the number of simulations and data will be quite big. 

I would like to gather results automatically on a circumferential path around the shaft. (About 60 elements) 
Is it possible to do it with a "gather" command - I think that only one node/integration point can be defined at "gather" command. 

Has anyone already done something like that and how did you solve the problem. 

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Mechanics of Materials Special Issue on Mechanics of Energy Conversion and Storage

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COMSOL Course in Houston - Advanced Structural Mechanics

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James R. Rice will receive the 2014 Theodore von Karman Medal

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Abaqus 6.13 - Error help

How do I go about solving this error...


ifort: command line warning #10161: unrecognized source type 'subroutine'; object file assumed

fortcom: Severe: No such file or directory

... file is 'compressible.for'

compilation aborted for compressible.for (code 1)

Abaqus Error: Problem during compilation - D:\......................................(filepath)........... compressible.for

Abaqus/Analysis exited with errors


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Abaqus is not reporting any CEEQ in coupled temp-displacement step

Hi all,

I am modeling a simple coupled temp-displecment analysis with the following step information:



*Material, name=Material-1



*Creep, law=HYPERB

44000., 0.005,   4.2, 45000., 8.314


60000., 0.34

*Expansion, zero=25.



20.,  0.

60., 0.1




*Physical Constants, absolute zero=-273., universal gas=8.314

** STEP: Step-1


Postdoc Position - University of Pittsburgh

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION University of Pittsburgh The Shankar Research Group ( at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral associate starting tentatively in September 2014. The position’s primary area of research will focus on mechanical instabilities and actuation in structures fabricated from photoresponsive, azobenzene-functionalized liquid crystal polymers and polyimides. A background in experimental mechanics and mechanical characterization is required.

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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering

How to use abaqus input files from abaqus example problems guide

I am new to abaqus and am going through this tutorial on "Damage and failure of a laminated composite plate".  I find lot of input files at the bottom of this example. I tried "importing" them by going to file->import but I find that there is no geometry or mesh associated with it. Does one create the geometry oneself? How do we use the sample ".inp" and ".f" files to learn about abaqus sample problems.


What design considerations should i take to lessen my deformation in the assembly.

And what changes can i implement to reduse the deformations like (Should i use some holes etc.)

Thanks in advance.

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Symmetric global partition polynomials for reproducing kernel elements

The reproducing kernel element method is a numerical technique that combines finite element and meshless methods to construct shape functions of arbitrary order and continuity, yet retains the Kronecker-δ property. Central to constructing these shape functions is the construction of global partition polynomials on an element. This paper shows that asymmetric interpolations may arise due to such things as changes in the local to global node numbering and that may adversely affect the interpolation capability of the method.

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cdmHUB: Publish and Run Composites Simulation Tools In the Cloud

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Medtronic Job Opportunity - Sr Numerical Modeling Engineer

The posting was temporarily offline yesterday. It’s been re-posted since.  The new link is attached below as the old one does not work anymore.  Also attached is the description of the position. Thanks again for your interest and help!!

Requisition ID:  94254


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