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Position in Multiphysics Modeling of Thermoplastic Composite Materials at the University of South Carolina

Applications are invited for a graduate studentship position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, focused on the multiphysics modeling of thermoplastic composite material induction welding process. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and researchers at the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research. The research involves studying computational modeling using finite element techniques to predict heat generation, heat transfer and residual stresses in thermoplastic composites. 

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Postdoctoral Position in Multiscale Modeling and Experiments of Textile Composite Materials at the University of South Carolina

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, focused on hybrid multiscale modeling and experimental method to predict ballistic performance of soft armor systems. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and researchers at the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research. The research involves studying multiaxial failure mechanisms of textile fabrics at different length scales. 

New book on "Probabilistic Mechanics of Quasibrittle Structures: Strength, Lifetime, and Size Effect" by Zdeněk P. Bažant (Northwestern University) and Jia-Liang Le (University of Minnesota), Cambridge University Press 2017

Quasibrittle materials are becoming increasingly important for modern engineering. They include concretes, fiber composites, tough (coarse-grained) or toughened ceramics, rocks (including shale), sea ice, wood, carton, stiff soils, rigid foams, glass, bone, dental and biomaterials, as well as all brittle materials on the micro or nano scale. Their salient feature is that the size of fracture process zone is non-negligible compared to the structural dimensions.

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Ph.D. position in the area of computational modeling of advanced material systems


Ph.D. position in the area of computational modeling of advanced material systems is available in the Composites Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering and engineering mechanics at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA. Qualified applicants should contact Dr. Azadeh Sheidaei  by email at


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Tenured Faculty Position in Materials Engineering, Design and/or Advanced Manufacturing at U. C. Berkeley

The DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, University of California, Berkeley, has extended the deadline for candidates to apply to a tenured Associate or Professor level faculty position in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Design and/or Materials Engineering, including but not limited to:  Clean energy, green and sustainable manufacturing. Precision and cyber-manufacturing. 3-D additive and subtractive manufacturing. Design, including design theory, product design and design for manufacturability.

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New postdoc opening in topology optimization in thermomechanical problems in Cardiff University, UK, with Rolls Royce

Applications are sought for a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Cardiff University, UK to join the exciting and active M2DO research lab. The primary research focus is to develop topology optimization for thermal-elastic interaction. This will be achieved by building on the level set topology optimization method that the M2DO lab has developed for mechanical and coupled problems. The application of interest is in the high temperature environment in aero-engines. The position is for two years.

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Call for abstracts EMI 2018 MS63: Extreme mechanics of architected materials

Please consider submitting an abstract to the Mini-Symposium 63 Extreme mechanics of architected materials for the EMI 2018 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference which will take place May 29 - June 1 at MIT. The deadline for abstract submission is January 31.

2 PhD Positions: Solid mechanics, fibre networks

Would you like to be a part of the Ph.D. research training program linked to the industry and leading European research organizations? Are you interested in mastering advanced experimental and modelling tools? Please, apply!


Partial constraint singularities in elastic rods

We present a unified classical treatment of partially constrained elastic rods. Partial constraints often entail singularities in both shapes and reactions. Our approach encompasses both sleeve and adhesion problems, and provides simple and unambiguous derivations of counterintuitive results in the literature. Relationships between reaction forces and moments, geometry, and adhesion energies follow from the balance of energy during quasistatic motion. We also relate our approach to the configurational balance of material momentum and the concept of a driving traction.

Simpleware at iCT 2018, Feb 6th to 8th


Learn about Simpleware for 3D image to model solutions at the 8th Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography, held at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria this February.

Meet the Simpleware team at this event to explore the software's use for materials characterisation and industrial analysis.

Read more about this event here:

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Short Course on Enriched Finite Element Methods at WCCM in NY

We'd like to announce an upcoming short course in Enriched Finite Element Methods at the 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics ( The course will be held on Sunday 22nd July at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel.

More information can be found on the flyer and at the course page.

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PhD position: multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites

The Composites Materials Group ( at IMDEA Materials, led by Dr. Carlos González and Dr. Cláudio S. Lopes, invites applications for a PhD student position in the field of multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites. Candidates with interest and knowledge on computational damage mechanics, model development, numerical simulation and optimization methods for advanced composite materials and structures are strongly encouraged to apply.

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<p>Dear colleagues, the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems) (ECCM 6) and the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7) will be jointly organized in Glasgow, UK. As co-organizers of the Minisymposium „COMPUTATIONAL MODELING AND VIRTUAL TESTING OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES“ (MS160), we are glad to invite you to present and share your latest research and perspectives in the field of modeling and simulation of modern composite structures.

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Corriere della Sera: recruitment in Italian Academia

A tutti i colleghi italiani:   E' stata pubblicata qua.  Il testo è anche in coda.

To all italians abroad, but also to the ones who want to enter the very difficult and close italian system, we have a letter here


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Postdoc Position on Elastic/Acoustic Metamaterials at University of Missouri

Composite Materials & Dynamics Laboratory ( at University of Missouri develops innovative solutions for Solid Mechanics and Structured Materials, in particular the new frontiers of structural dynamics, wave propagation, micromechanics, topological and quantum mechanics, smart materials and dynamical behaviours of multi-functional materials, both man-made and formed naturally, and understanding re

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Concrete stress-strain curve

The concrete stress-strain curve corresponds to the compression case with negative values plotted on positive axis. If one needs to plot the tensile curve for this concrete material this will be almost similar with {0.1*compression} stresses with positive values. Furthermore if one needs to plot on the same axis the tensile steel and concrete stresses for a composite mixture he needs to consider this last case. Fortunately the tensile and compression steel stresses are quite similar with opposite values.

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Experimental Study of Natural Convection from an Array of Square Fins

In this research, we experimentally investigate natural convection heat transfer of three finned-tube exchangers with an array of square fins and a fin spacing of 5, 9, and 14 mm. The exchangers are in a 5.8m x 4m x 3m control room where temperature and humidity are automatically controlled with heating, cooling, humidifying, and dehumidifying equipment. We changed the surface temperature of the center tube by varying the input power of the heating element from 8.4 to 56.7 Watts.

Simpleware Advanced Focus Training, May 16th, Reading, UK

This one-day course is intended for experienced Simpleware users wanting advanced training on a specific topic or application. It will allow you to develop workflows based on your areas of research and future projects.

Learn more and register to attend this event.

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Understanding Homogeneous Nucleation in Solidification of Aluminum by Molecular Dynamics Simulations (OPEN ACCESS)

Homogeneous nucleation from aluminum (Al) melt was investigated by million-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations utilizing the second nearest neighbor modified embedded atom method (MEAM) potentials. The natural spontaneous homogenous nucleation from the Al melt was produced without any influence of pressure, free surface effects and impurities. Initially isothermal crystal nucleation from undercooled melt was studied at different constant temperatures, and later superheated Al melt was quenched with different cooling rates.

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Active Materials Mini-Symposium, ECCM 6, Glasgow, June 11-15, 2018 (last call)

The next European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM - ECFD) will take place from 

June 11th to 15th, 2018, in Glasgow, UK.

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in our mini symposium:  

MS 58 “Experiments and modeling of smart active materials with electro-  and magneto-mechanical coupling“ (more info here)

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31th, 2018.

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Flexoelectricity in Bones: A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Bones generate electricity under pressure, and this electromechanical behavior is thought to be essential for bone's self-repair and remodeling properties. The origin of this response is attributed to the piezoelectricity of collagen, which is the main structural protein of bones. In theory, however, any material can also generate voltages in response to strain gradients, thanks to the property known as flexoelectricity.


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