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Kaushik Dayal's picture

Bond-level Deformation Gradients and Energy Averaging in Peridynamics

This is the preprint of an article that will appear in JMPS (

Bond-level Deformation Gradients and Energy Averaging in Peridynamics

Timothy Breitzman (Air Force Research Laboratory), Kaushik Dayal (Carnegie Mellon University)


Hamed Hatami's picture

Postdoc and PhD positions - UIC

We have immediate openings for candidates in the areas of a) computational solid mechanics and b) experimental biomechanics.

Candidates with strong background in numerical simulations (finite element analysis, high performance computing, ...) or previous strong experience in experimental characterization of materials are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please send CV with a cover letter, and copy of journal publications to

Two Post-doc positions in Non-linear Dynamics

Employment as an assistant researcher (Post-doc) at the project OPUS from National Centre of Science.


Journal Club for October 2017: Multiscale modeling and simulation of active matter

Tong Gao

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, Michigan State University



Ahmad Rafsanjani's picture

Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials (18th USNC/TAM)

Dear Mechanicians,

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (text 400 words) to our Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials (symposium 352) as part of the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics that will be hosted by Northwestern University at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare from June 5 to June 9, 2018.

Abstract submission is open until November 10, 2017

D.Rittel's picture

Ballistic penetration and fragmentation of brittle targets

The attached, to appear in I.J. Impact Engng., is an attempt to simplify such very complex calculations using an incubation time concept for defects coalescence, in the spirit of Tuler and Butcher and others.

By comparing the calculations and the experiments, it seems that the approach works nicely, produces realistic results, and most of all does not necessitate complex models with too many parameters of very sophisticated FE formulations.



phunguyen's picture

[Deadline: 20 October 2017] ICDM3, July 4-6th, 2018, Shanghai, China - Session on Computational modeling of damage and failure in solids and structures

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following minisymposium at the Third International Conference on Damage Mechanics (ICDM3) to be held in Shanghai, China, July 4-6th, 2018:

MS5: Computational modeling of damage and failure in solids and structures

organised by Jian-Ying Wu (South China University of Technology), Phu Nguyen (Monash University) and Zhenjun Yang (Zhejiang University). The topics are:

Julien Yvonnet's picture

ECCOMAS CMCS 2017, 7 - 9 Nov. 2017 Paris, France: deadline for registration 7 October

Dear colleagues,

The ECCOMAS thematic conference "Computational Modeling of Complex Materials Across the scales" (CMCS 2017) will be held in Paris, from 7th to 9th November 2017.

Konstantin Volokh's picture

Postdoctoral position at the Technion

A new postdoctoral fellow position will start on 1 November 2017 at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The position is in the area of theoretical and computational modeling of failure in soft solids.  The potential candidate should have a Ph.D.

mohsenzaeem's picture

Role of grain boundaries in determining strength and plastic deformation of yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia bicrystals

Mechanical properties of yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (YSTZ) bicrystals under compressive loading are investigated by atomistic simulations. Previous studies on deformation of single-crystal YSTZ showed that some specific orientations promote dislocation emission, tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation, or both. In this work, nanograins with different orientations are selectively combined to generate bicrystals with various grain boundaries (GBs).

Ken Kamrin's picture

NEW.Mech 2017 @ MIT | Registration deadline info

The 8th annual New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (NEW.Mech​ 2017​) is taking place at MIT on October 14, 2017.

Ling Liu's picture

PhD Position in Computational Mechanics and Materials at Utah State University

We have 1 PhD position in the general area of modeling and simulation of advanced engineering materials.  The student will have opportunities to work with experts from the industry and the national lab.




1. For applicants with no degree from a English-Speaking country: 


TOEFL >= 79 or IELTS >= 6 (and a minimum score of 5 on each subscale)


2. GRE verbal and quantitative scores (no minimum requirement)


3. Self-motivated


4. Strong interest in computational research


2 Postdoc positions in LEM3 laboratory (UMR 7239) of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Metz

The LEM3 laboratory (UMR 7239) of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Metz announces 2 postdoc positions.

Position 1
Title: Modeling the fatigue behavior of thermomechanical shape memory alloys: Application to the optimization of biocompatible actuators for cardiac implants.

Bio-based Self-healing Mortar: An Experimental and Numerical Study

Recent years have seen a lot of development in the field of self-healing materials. Our group at Delft University is working (for more than a decade) on development of self-healing concrete which uses bacterial spores embedded in the matrix to "heal" cracks. In recent years, the focus has shifted on development of numerical models as tools for development of these materials.

Innovations through Computational Modelling and Simulation (CM&S) in Pharma, Biotech and Healthcare October 5, 2017 - Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai, India

Innovations through Computational Modelling and Simulation (CM&S) in Pharma, Biotech and Healthcare

Oct 5, 2016, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai, India

This one-day seminar organized by +ANSYS, Inc. India will bring together industry leaders using computational modeling and simulation (CM&S) for modeling pharmaceutical processes and medical devices development. 

Guglielmo Vastola's picture

Scientist position at the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore

The Institute of High Performance Computing, part of A*STAR in Singapore, is seeking a talented, motivated researcher to hire with the following job scope:

  • multiscale modeling for prediction of mechanical properties from microstructure data.

Prerequisites are:

Cédric Bellis's picture

Postdoctoral position on: Inversion in nonlinear elastodynamics with application to the imaging of damaged media - CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, France

A one-year postdoctoral position is available at the Laboratory of Mechanics & Acoustics, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, France.


This project focuses on the propagation of waves in damaged solids, which involves nonlinear phenomena. The proposal aims at studying the inverse problem of parameter identification from elastodynamic data to quantify the nonlinear properties of the propagation medium. The work will address the theoretical and numerical aspects of the problem.

Modification of GUI

I've using ANSYS APDL for my Master's Thesis. I'm working on crack propagation.

To do Crack path in ANSYS the initial GUI need to be modified as in the Images attached.

Anyone know about how to do this, please help me in modifying the GUI.

Awaiting your valuable comments.

My mail id:

Zhigang Suo's picture

Harvard University Tenure-track faculty position in Bioelectronics

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for a position at the tenure-track level in Advanced Bioelectronics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record in the area of advanced bioelectronics, optics, or magnetics, including novel classes of materials and devices, for use in biomedical applications.

Nan Hu's picture

MS and PhD position at the Ohio State University

Versatile Structures Lab ( at the Ohio State University is accepting applications to fill the need of 2 MS students and 1 PhD student, starting Fall 2018. Please contact Dr. Hu at along with your CV and a brief biography highlighting previous experience and skills. Thanks.

Jingjie Yeo's picture

International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering (IJCMSE)

As the Editorial Board member of IJCMSE, I enthusiastically welcome the high quality submissions from the community of iMechanica. The objective of the journal is the publication and wide electronic dissemination of innovative and consequential research in all aspects computational materials science and engineering, featuring the most advanced mathematical modeling and numerical methodology developments.

chenlei08's picture

Understanding cementite dissolution in pearlitic steels subjected to rolling-sliding contact loading: A combined experimental and theoretical study

Cementite dissolution behavior of pearlitic steels subjected to rolling-sliding contact deformation is comprehensively investigated by combining experimental characterization and phase-field modeling.


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