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Harvard Seeks Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2014.

Question about UEL

Hi every body,

I'm a new user of UEL and have a questions. It would be very kind of you to help me with it.

I have a MATLAB code which gives me some big matrices. Is it
possible to save them as a file (.txt, .dat, etc) and call them inside
of the UEL? (It's almost impossible to change all of those codes to
FORTRAN or copy-paste them to UEL.)

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards,



Postdoctoral Position Opening at University of Western Ontario, Canada

Position is available for a postdoctoral fellow to carry out an industry sponsored project on carbon fiber composite modeling. The contract is initiated for one year, with possible extension if work progresses satisfactorily. The research will focus on

 (1)  micromechanics modeling of elastic and viscoplastic behavior of injection molded carbon fiber composites;

Case Studies in Fire Safety - First papers published! Freely accessible

We are delighted to announce the publication of the first papers in Case Studies in Fire Safety. Case Studies in Fire Safety provides an open forum for the rapid publication of short, structured case studies in fire safety and related short communications providing an essential compendium of case studies for fire protection engineers, designers, researchers and other practitioners in the field of fire safety.

Full time PhD scholarship at RMIT University, Australia: Mechanics of Nanocomposites

The position below is still available. Applications from eligible candidates are most welcome. Those who have submitted application before do not need to resubmit. 


Zhiliang Zhang's picture

PhD Position in Fracture of Arctic Materials at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

One PhD position in "Fracture of Arctic Materials" at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.

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Defect engineering of 2D monatomic-layer materials

Defect engineering of 2D monatomic-layer materials
Peng, Q.; Crean, J.; Dearden, A. K.; Huang, C.; Wen, X.; Bordas, Stéphane; De, S. in Modern Physics Letters B (2013), 27(23)

Books on Impact Mechanics

I f i want you to propose me some of the best books on Impact Mechanics, what are your suggestions?

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39th Congress of the Society of Biomechanics

Dear All,

I am involved in organizing the "39th Congress of the Society of Biomechanics", which will be held in Valenciennes (France), from 27 to 29 August 2014.

We strongly encourage you to submit papers to this Conference, the deadline for submission of abstract (2 pages in English) is March 3, 2014.

For more details

Please take note that all papers accepted in this congress, will be published in a special issue of the international journal "Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering", with an impact factor 1.4 (JCR-indexed journal).

Contact Analysis in Abaqus 6.1

Job Opportunity with SunEdison - Research Scientist, Solar Materials R&D

SunEdison Inc. provides innovative silicon based solar energy solutions around the globe. We specialize in the production of polysilicon, silicon wafers, solar modules, and provide solar energy services that integrate the design, installation, financing, monitoring, operation, and maintenance portions of the downstream solar market. SunEdison is a vertically integrated company that seamlessly combines solar materials with our energy services business. SunEdison's solar manufacturing primarily involves Czochralski growth of silicon single crystals, mechanical slicing of silicon crystals into wafers and production of high output solar modules.

modelling and analysing the laminated composites in ANSYS 14.5

I WANT TO find the flexural strength of laminated composites after it is subjected to cyclic loading

i have to use the output of the cyclic loading as the input to find the strength

i want to know the procedure for that

please help me out



Transient Dynamic Analysis of Clamped Clamped Laminated Cylindrical Shell

Dear friends,

I am trying to find thife transient dynamics response of clamped clamped laminated cylindrical shell subjected to Radial impulsive load. I am getting very irregular response using Newmark Integration scheme. But, using HHT-alpha method, high frequency noise from the response gets removed, but damping is intrdoced (Numerical Damping). Although i have not introduced and damping in my model. How to overcome this problem.

I need help in this regard.


Faculty openings at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at IIT, Madras seeks to fill Assistant and Associate Professor vacancies in specialisations related to  Structural Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Design and Flight Control.  For full details, please visit  Application deadline: 21 March, 2014.

Post doc: Buckling in soft polymeric materials

A post-doctoral position is available in the lab of Sachin Velankar at the University of Pittsburgh to examine buckling instabilities in soft polymeric materials. The project is experimental, and therefore some past experimental experience with polymers is desirable. However this project requires a thorough understanding of elastic instabilities, and therefore a comprehensive grasp of mechanics is absolutely essential  – indeed more important than past experimental expertise.

Interested individuals should contact The position is for a period of 12 months.






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Hi I need a help if anyone can solve my problem please help me out. I want to use the output file of the result as a input file in ABAQUS i.e, if a apply tensile load to a model it will elongate and I need the elongated model as a input file for carrying out the next step. If anyone can pl send me the .jnl file or .inp or .cae file. I am using ABAQUS/STANDARD VERSION 6.8

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Forensics: residual stress of fractured part

I’ll present this below without the answer, in case you want to enjoy a little brain teaser. It is a solid and experimental mechanics problem that, while not terribly practical, I found very interesting:

A part fractures cleanly in two by brittle fracture (no plasticity) under the action of residual and applied stresses. You only have the broken part in front of you, no prior information.

 What were the original residual stresses on the fracture plane?

Open Position at ANSYS, Inc.

Company: ANSYS, Inc.
Position: Technical Services Engineer
Location: Irvine, CA or Lebanon, NH (somewhat flexible)

Position Summary:
The Technical Services Engineer is
responsible for providing world class assistance to ANSYS customers in
the usage of our products, as well as for leveraging our knowledge and
relationships to assist in growing our software business in line with
our corporate vision. This is a
highly diverse technical role that requires managing multiple projects
and initiatives at once while working both individually and as part of a team.

2nd International Conference on BioTribology (ICoBT2014) - Preliminary Programme Available

The ICoBT2014 preliminary programme is now available on the conference website. If you register by the 7 March early booking deadline, you will save on the standard rate.


For more information and to register, please visit 

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Competition for a post-doc position on computational mechanics now open at IMT Lucca

Dear Colleague,

this is to inform you that the research unit MUSAM "Multi-scale Analysis of Materials" ( at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy) has opened 1 Post-doctoral Fellow position (1 year but renewable for a maximum of 3 years in total) on Computational mechanics applied to solar energy materials, related to the ERC Starting Grant CA2PVM
( and under my supervision.

The link to the call is:

The link to the application form is:

UMAT example visualization problem



Im try running the example of abaqus verification manual (4.1.21 umatmst.f) with the uniaxal tension with mises plasticity and the input data ofhardening properties). i had successfuly running the example but the problem is::

 (i) from the (visualization) contour plot, it had shows the correct mises contour plot with the increasing of stress BUT the the plastic strain (PE) and equivalent plastic strain (PEEQ) always keep zero even i can see the deformation from the contour plot.  may i know whats the problem? i had checked the field output before running. im am not sure is the subroutine file problem orthe setting problem?


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Post-doctoral position (computational mechanics) at Rice University

Post-doctoral position available in computational mechanics at Rice University. The announcement and instructions to apply are posted at

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