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Journal club for August 2018: X-Mechanics – An Endless Frontier

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X-Mechanics – An Endless Frontier

Wei YANG, Hongtao WANG, Tiefeng LI and Shaoxing QU

Center for X-Mechanics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China;


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Mechanical behavior of mycelium-based particulate composites

We study the mechanical behavior of mycelium composites reinforced with biodegradable agro-waste particles. In the composite, the mycelium acts as a supportive matrix which binds reinforcing particles within its filamentous network structure. The compressive behavior of mycelium composites is investigated using an integrated experimental and computational approach.

2018 Melosh Medal Winners and Finalists

The (tied) winners of the 2018 Robert J. Melosh Medal are A. Krischok
 (Stanford University) and A. Vidyasagar (Caltech).

A. Krischok
 presented the paper "The relevance of variational inequalities for the stability of mixed methods based on multi-field saddle point functionals" and A. Vidyasagar presented the paper "Predicting instability-induced pattern evolution through spectral quasiconvexification." Congratulations to both!


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Postdoctoral/Research Associate on Computational Mechanics of Granular Solids

Seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position at Rutgers University in the area of granular materials including computational modeling and experimental testing, working under the supervision of Alberto Cuitino. Candidates with a strong background in computational mechanics of solids, interfacial mechanics, granular materials and computational methods are highly encouraged to apply. Please provide a resume including experience and qualifications and 3 names (with contact information) of potential references.

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Postdoc in multi-scale simulation and optimization of textiles 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.

Fully-Funded MS Position from Spring 19

A fully-funded MS position is available from Spring 19 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The prospective student should be highly motivated to take part in computational and/or experimental research related to multiscale/multiphysics modeling and/or biomechanics. The student will be involved in any of the following areas depending on his/her interest and background: 1) Cellular Materials and Hierarchical Structures and 2) Osteoporosis and Hip Fracture Risk.

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Size effects in elastic-plastic functionally graded materials

I hope some of you may find this work interesting:

Size effects in elastic-plastic functionally graded materials

Tittu V. Mathew, Sundararajan Natarajan, Emilio Martínez-Pañeda

Composite Structures, 204, pp. 43-51 (2018)

A post-print is available at

Fully-funded Ph.D. positions

Fully-funded Ph.D. positions are available immediately in the Department of Mechanical engineering at the University of Louisville (UofL). The prospective Ph.D. students should be highly motivated to participate in computational and/or experimental research related to the mechanics and physics of architected materials. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in solid mechanics, multiscale/multiphysics modeling, topology optimization, and material science. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae to Prof.

Open position for Aerospace Structural Simulation Engineer

An Aerospace Structural Simulation Solution Consultant position is open at Dassault Systemes SIMULIA. Only candidates with US citizenship or permanent residency will be considered for this position.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Building on our outstanding REF2014 results in Engineering and unsurpassed NSS outcomes in our engineering disciplines, the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) wishes to enhance and complement its existing research capacity within its Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE).  We are seeking individuals who can contribute to the continued growth of our research profile in Biomechanical and biomedical engineering and research activities at the life science/engineering interface.

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New book. Advanced Topics in Nonsmooth Dynamics.

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of the transactions of the European Network on nonsmooth Dynamics edited by R. Leine, V. Acary and O. Bruls


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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: 8/1/2018


Job Description

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Invitation to WCFA2018 - FKM Guideline Training

Dear iMechanicians,

I would like to invite you to the prepared 8th volume of the Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis series. The 2018 volume is dedicated to the FKM-Guideline on Strength Assessment, which covers both static and fatigue analysis of common industrial components. The key lecturer this time is Dr Roland Rennert from IMA Dresden, one of the co-authors of its last 6th revised version released in 2012.

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Fully Funded PhD scholarship in modelling of Composite Materials

Modelling 3D printed Continuous Fibre Composite Parts for Automotive Application

Irish Composites Centre and Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacture

Prof. Noel O’Dowd 

4 postdoc positions in additive manufacturing software development and NDT

We look for 4 postdoctoral researchers (or equivalent by experience) in the field of software development for and nondestructive inspection of 3D printed components. The targeted sectors of application are medical and high-end industrial applications. Companies are strongly involved in the research projects.

More information can be found on

PhD studentships available in mechanical behaviour of materials at Birmingham University (UK)

Two fully funded PhD positions have become available at PRISM2 research centre at the Universtiy of Birmingham (UK). Due to funding restrictions, unfortunately the position is only open to European Union citizens. We offer a net pay of around £1500 per month for 3 years as well as coverage of travel to appropiate conferences and other courses. 

The applicants should hold a degree in engineering, physics or maths.

Please find attached more detailed project descriptions as well as contact address. 

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Mechanics of Soft Materials

Springer launched new journal: Mechanics of Soft Materials

This journal offers a unique forum for research on mechanical behavior of soft materials including but not limited to polymers, elastomers, gels, rubberlike materials, soft biological materials and tissues.

The journal aims at uniting considerations of various soft materials, which exhibit similarity in many aspects of their behavior independently of the specific composition or biological function.

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Head of Research Unit (Experienced Researcher)

The Institute of Structural Analysis invites applications for a position as a Head of Research Unit (Experienced Researcher)  (ref. no. 90) for leading the research unit „Composites“ and to be appointed at the earliest possible date.

The department composites is performing research on development and validation of new computational methods for fibre reinforced materials and structures ranging from nano to macro scale (structural component). The research unit consists of 17 scientists.

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Opening a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student

The M&S Lab is recruiting highly motivated a postdoctoral scholarThe appointment is initially for one year but can be extended up to four years. The candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated, independent, and collaborative with a proven record of high-quality publications. Starting dates are negotiable.

Early Stage Researcher position, Biomedical simulations, Cardiff University

Cardiff University invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalised Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The post holder will undertake research on “Meta Modelling for Soft Tissue Contact and Cutting Simulation” leading to a PhD degree award. The post holder will develop numerical methods to simulate the deformations of soft-tissues in the context of computer-aided surgery.


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