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PhD position: In-situ small scale plasticity of materials

The Laboratory of Materials Science at Tampere University of Technology, Finland is looking for a PhD student in the field of micromechanics of materials studied in-situ in SEM under extreme deformation conditions - high temperatures and high strain rates. The position will be filled now for a fixed period of four (4) years.

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Postdoc in computational mechanics of lattice structures at SUTD in Singapore

We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow who has experience and interest in developing and implementing computational methods and algorithms for simulation and optimization in structural and continuum mechanics.

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Unified Mechanics Theory

I thought mechanics community would be interested in my presentation on Unified Mechanics Theory, where I modify Newton's Equations in a succint form to incorporate Thermodynamics into Newtons Laws, which presently they don't have. [is there any proof, ?Yes the new form of the Newton's Laws have been proven experimentally since 1997 and mathematically in 2016}

        F=ma (1- Φ(s))      F=ku (1-(Φ(s))
where Φ(s) is a function of entropy, s, generation rate starts from zero progresses to one.

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Call for Papers: Intrinsic and extrinsic size effects in materials

Dear Colleague:


We are delighted to announce that a Focus Issue entitled "Intrinsic and extrinsic size effects in materials" for the Journal of Materials Research (JMR) is now open for submission:

Postdoctoral position in computational damage geomechanics


A postdoctoral position in the field of Computational damage geomechanics is open at Université Côte d'Azur.

This project is the result of a collaboration between Geoazur at Université de Nice, the Centre for Material Forming (CEMEF) at Mines ParisTech and the Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné (LJAD) at Université de Nice.

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Opening for Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia has an opening for a Lecturer-in-Discipline to teach interdisciplinary classes related to mechanical engineering design, product design, and the design processes itself, with applications across all mechanical engineering disciplines including robotics, mechatronics, mechanical systems, thermal systems and energy systems. 

Postdoc in Wind Turbine Drivetrain Bearing Design



The Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) has an open 2-year postdoctoral position in the area of Wind turbine drivetrain dynamics and gearbox bearing load computations with a focus in multi-body simulations and life prediction under White Etching Cracks.

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M.S/ Ph.D. Student Scholarships in Aerospace Engineering – Khalifa University of Science and Technology

The newly established Khalifa University of Science and Technology ( in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is aiming to become a world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.  The university endeavors to be a leader among research-intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 34, Issue 3, 2018 ) is online now !

Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 34, Issue 3, 2018 ) is online now !

Dear everyone!

The third issue in 2018 (Volume 34, Issue 3) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is online now.

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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 34, Issue 2, 2018 ) is online now !

Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 34, Issue 2, 2018 ) is online now !

Dear everyone!

The second issue in 2018 (Volume 34, Issue 2) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is online now.

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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Vol. 33, Issue 6, 2017 ) (Vol. 34, Issue 1, 2018 )

Dear everyone!

Hope you can read the sixth issue in 2017 (Vol. 33, Issue 6, 2017 ) and first issue in 2018 (Vol. 34, Issue 1, 2018 )  of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS).

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Discussion of fracture paper #20 - Add stronger singularities to improve numerical accuracy

It is common practice to obtain stress intensity factors in elastic materials by using Williams series expansions truncated at the r^(-1/2)-stress term. I ask myself, what if both evaluations of experimental and numerical data is improved by including lower order (stronger singularities) terms? The standard truncation is done in a readworthy pape

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ICME Prize

Co-sponsored by cdmHUB, NASA, and Rolls-Royce, the bi-annual AIAA Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Prize) is open for submission. The best project will be selected and honored at SciTech conference. To participate, you need to submit a description of your project by June 29, 2018, which will be reviewed by the ICME prize committee. More details can be found at If you are interested in submitting, please let me know. 

Automotive Interior- Mechanical Testing

Aesthetics and material durability are closely related in consumer-facing industries such as the automotive industry. In addition to designing an aesthetically pleasing interior environment, developers aim to create an interior with durable components to stand up to long-term use. This blog post covers the different mechanical tests used to ensure automotive interior parts pass the test for aesthetics, quality, safety, and durability.

Postdoc Positions Nonlinear Elasticty, Continuum Mechanics, Chile

The Superior Councils for Science and Technological Development of Chile (CONICYT) will call soon for the FONDECYT Postdoctoral Grants Competition.

The available grants are for 2 or 3 years. The applicants must have obtained their Doctorate degrees approximately not before January of 2015 and after the end of September of 2018 (the exact dates will appear in the page of the agency later on).

If there is a person interested in doing research in nonlinear elasticity and continuum mechanics with me as a sponsoring researcher, please feel free to contact me for further enquiries ( My recent research interests are on the developing of some new constitutive models for elastic and inelastic bodies (especially for rocks), nonlinear magneto and electro-elasticity and also on the modelling of residual stresses in arteries. I do mostly theoretical work.

PhD position on modeling of additive manufacturing in CEMEF, MINES Paristech, France

PhD position for developing an efficient computational platform for additive manufacturing by multi-scale approach and model reduction technique under the framework of finite element and level-set formulation. The additive manufacturing process that will be considered is the SLM process (Selective Laser Melting) for metals.

Webinar - Simpleware Software for High-Value Part Inspection and Simulation-based NDE | June 28th


Join this webinar and see how Simpleware software adds value to the inspection and non-destructive evaluation of high-value, low-production-volume parts. Register to attend the live webinar or to watch a recording after the broadcast at your convenience.

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PhD positions at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

Dear Mechanician,

we are searching for excellent PhD candidates for the next 3-yrs PhD programme in Systems Science (Track Computer Science and Systems Engineering, research unit MUSAM on Multi-scale Analysis of Materials) of the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Lucca, Tuscany, Italy) to work on an interdisciplinary research topic across computational mechanics, materials science, optimization, and high-performance computing.

Deadline: August 3rd 2018 at 12.00pm (CEST)

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MSc position in optimization at Howard University, Washington, DC

The Stout Infrastructure, Geotechnics, and Materials (SIGMa) Lab at Howard University, Washington, DC, invites applicants for a Master's position in optimization for Fall 2018. Highly-motivated, industrious individuals with a strong background in programming, geotechnics and structural analysis, adequate English proficiency, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications 

What‘s the timing of calling a abaqus user subroutine?

Hi all,


The question is that is there any document about the timing of calling a user subroutine in ABAUQS? (i.e., UEXTERNALDB being called at the start/end of the analysis or current incerment, UMAT being called at the start of the increment and iteration). I had a document specifying these details for almost every subroutine by attaching them on the flow chart of ABAQUS analysis, but unfortunately I lost it. I wonder if someone happens to have this document or something like this and is willing to share it. Any help would be appreciated.



Two PhD positions in Computational Mechanics at Mines ParisTech (CEMEF)

The group of Computational Solids Mechanics at CEMEF Mines ParisTech, in the French Riviera, is seeking two candidates for Ph.D. positions. The appointment is starting on October 1st 2018.

The research topics are related to :

- 3D Numerical modelling of Ductile Fracture
- Numerical modelling of sheet-like materials under complex loading paths

Interested applicants can send a resume to


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