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Grad Student Openings: University of California Merced - Mechanical Engineering

There are PhD and MS openings at the University of California Merced in the Mechanical Engineering Department. UC Merced is the newest campus of the well-known University of California system. Because the campus is still relatively small, most incoming graduate students are funded via Teaching Assistantship or Graduate Research Assistantship. Also, the application fee will be refunded for students who are admitted and join the program in the Fall. The application deadline is January 2018.

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Faculty Positions at the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty position in all areas of aerospace engineering sciences.

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PhD position in computational mechanics

We are looking for a doctoral student to work on numerical modelling of fragmentation of quasi-brittle materials. In more detail, you will study breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks. These phenomena occur under compressive loads in ice block to ice block contacts. The fragmentation process is complicated, and requires novel numerical modelling techniques. Modelling may need to be done on different scales, which may have to reach from very high resolution modeling to simplified contact models on larger scale.

ABAQUS - the influence of changing kinematic and cycling hardening parameters



I have recently done a simple hourglass model to check the influence of hardening parameters in Abaqus. The reason was the effects of the parameters' change in bigger models were a bit surprising, therefore I needed to investigate the reason using some simpler model. Please see file 1.


After performing tension/compression cycles I got results as shown in files 2, 3, 4 and 5. Please note that only the hardening parameter in the description changes, the other three stays the same for each series.


Postdoc/PHD RA position available in the University of North Texas

A postdoctoral researcher or a PHD RA position is available immediately in Smart Material Lab of the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas. The postdoc/RA will work on a project on ultrasound through wall data communications. Ideal candidates should have a background in mechanical or electrical engineering and should have some of the following experience:

1. Knowledge and skills on piezoelectric device design such as sensors and energy harvesters

2. Understanding of ultrasound theory and experiment method

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2018 ICMSC 2018 - The 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to kindly introduce you the 2018 ICMSC 2018 - The 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering,which will take place at Moscow, Russia on  June 21-23, 2018.

Please also kindly find the attached documents  for  ICMSC 2018 - CFP both in English and Russian languages and these documents consists of the detailed information about the ICMSC 2018.

Ashby PhD Scholarship in the Mechanics of Materials

A fully funded PhD scholarship exists in the area of Mechanics of Materials, endowed in honour of Prof M F Ashby. The successful applicant will have a 1st class degree (and ideally a Masters degree) in an appropriate field. The precise topic of the PhD can be fixed after the scholarship has been awarded.

Further details may be obtained from Ms Hambro-Fernandez (

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Call for Abstract Submission to EMI 2018 (MS76): Mechanics of Emerging Polymers with Unprecedented Networks

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit your one-page abstract to our Mini-Symposium (MS76) "Mechanics of Emerging Polymers with Unprecedented Networks" for

Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2018 (EMI 2018)

Date & Location:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 29, 2018 - June 1, 2018


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Vacancy: Numerical Simulation Engineer / Offre d'emploi: Ingénieur en Simulation Numérique


We are recruiting a Numerical Simulation Engineer / Doctor  specialized in elastomers and completely bilingual in French- English. 

Description of the vacancy : 


Simpleware at NDE 2017 Chennai, December 14-16 2017


NDE 2017 is one of the most important annual engineering events in India. The conference provides an effective platform for NDE professionals from all over the world to meet and exchange ideas. Eminent NDE experts from various national and international industries participate in this seminar along with research institutions and academia. The Exhibition will consist of 150 NDE manufacturers and service providers which will showcase their equipment and systems. 

Problem with defining corner BC/constraint

Hello all,

I'm trying to model the buckling of a shell structure under thermal load.

The structure is square-shaped.

The left edge must be kept straight. To achieve that, I applied MPC Tie Constraint for its nodes.

The bottom edge must be fixed so that the BC applied at its nodes was U1 = U2 = U3 = 0.

Temperature is applied as a predefined field.

However, when I run the simulation the corner that connects both edges deforms very strangely which makes me question how to model it.

I appreciate any input. Thanks.

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Full-Time Position in Schlumberger – Modeling and Simulation Engineer


Title: Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Category: Full-time position in industry

Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land

Opening Date: 12/01/2017


Job Description

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Call for Abstract Submission to WCCM2018: Multiscale Modeling in Bio-Mechanical Systems

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit your one-page abstract to our Mini-Symposium (MS502) "Multiscale Modeling in Bio-Mechanical Systems" for

13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM2018)

Date & Location:

Marriott Marquis, New York City, NY, USA, July 22, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Open PhD positions in Shape and Topology Optimization

Two PhD openings in Shape and Topology Optimization are available at DTU. ( )

The two research topics concern structural designs optimized for buckling resistance and postbuckling behavior, respectively.

The PhD positions involve significant coding tasks, making previous programming experience in the finite-element method highly desirable.

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WCCM 2018 mini-symposium 410: Mechanics of Soft Materials with Multi-physics: From Deformation to Failure

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our symposium titled “410 Mechanics of Soft Materials with Multi-physics: From Deformation to Failure” as part of The 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (New York City, NY, July 22-27, 2018).

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ICMRA 2018 - International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics & Automation

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to kindly introduce you the ICMRA 2018 - International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics & Automation

which will take place at Hefei University of Technology,Anhui, China-Hefei during May 18-21.

Please also kindly find the attached document named as  ICMRA  - CFP and this document consists of the detailed

information about the ICMRA 2018.

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Basics of plasticity theory in 6 min

This video explains the very fundamental points with regard to plasticity theory. It covers the following -


1) Why study plasticity ?

2) Additive decomposition of strain

3) stress and strength

4) Yield condition , flow rule & hardening rule



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Postdoctoral Fellow- Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence

Applications are invited for an immediate  postdoctoral position within the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick. The candidate will perform research in the area of materials characterization of additively manufactured metals (aluminum or steels) developed through powder bed fusion techniques. The candidate will use several experimental techniques to characterize the 3D printed metals such as OM, SEM, EBSD measurements, fractography, and TEM.

Post-doctoral Fellow Position at Mines ParisTech

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow research position at the Center for Material Forming at Mines ParisTech. The Fellow will focus on computational modeling of discontinuous fibers composites. Code writing ability and strong background in mechanics are required.  Applicants must hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline.

Open Postdoc & PhD positions in Computational Materials Science

In the next months, we have a couple of openings for Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students in Computational Materials Science. If you are interested and at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston (Nov 25th - Dec. 2nd) , hit me up!

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From flat sheets to curved geometries: Origami and kirigami approaches

Our recent review paper on how origami and kirigami techniques that could be used to create curved geometries has been just publised online. It is available as an open access article, which is why I am posting it here. We have also included some beautiful photos of our hand-folded origami and kirigami. 

Callens, SJP, Zadpoor, AA, 2017, “From flat sheets to curved geometries: origami and kirigami approaches”, Materials Today, in press.


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