Post Doctoral Research Associate at Loughborough University



The project will form one of the integral parts of a collaborative UK/India research grant, which is funded by the EPSRC and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Duration: 1 year

Deadline for application: 25 March 2014  


The projects aims to:


Comparing experimental fracture properties and micromechanical (or global-local/multiscale) finite element simulations

I am interested in developing a global-local finite element model (micro/macro) to simulate flexural testing of a composite material. Flexural loading will be applied on global model (macro) and crack propagation will be simulated in the local model (micro). I want to compare stress intensity factor or any other fracture property obtained from local model (micro) with that of experimental results.

I would appreciate if anyone could suggest some references/literature in this area. Any kind of suggestions would be great!


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MS, PhD Candidate Positions on Computational Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures in Hanyang University, South Korea

MS, PhD candidates for fall semester-2014 on computational simulation of composite materials and structures are available in Hanyang University, South Korea.

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Microplane modeling of shape memory alloy tubes under tension, torsion, and proportional tension–torsion loading

In this paper, a phenomenological constitutive
model based on microplane model is used to simulate tension, torsion and proportional tension-torsion on NiTi thin-walled tube. Validation of the
microplane model against experimental results in different loading conditions demonstrates
the capability of this approach.
This publication will benefit the numerical and experimental study on SMAs.

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13th Congress of Computational Mechanics, October 2-3, Chile

Dear colleague,

The University of Talca and the Chilean Society of Computational Mechanics invite professionals, academics, researchers and students to the XIII Jornadas de Mecánica Computacional (XIII Congress of Computational Mechanics), to be held on October 2-3, 2014 at the University of Talca, campus Curicó, Chile.

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Elastic strain engineering for unprecedented materials properties

Ju Li, Zhiwei Shan and Evan Ma have edited the February 2014 issue of the MRS Bulletin devoted to the effects of elastic strains on solid-state devices.

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Two Postdoc positions on in Situ Experiments at Hopkins Extreme Metarials Institue

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships available at the Hopkins Extereme Materials Institue at Johns Hopkins University.

 1) High-temperature in situ SEM testing of metals

 2) in situ dynamic TEM 

 Details and how to apply are included in the attached document. Please make sure to indicate which position you would like to be considered for in your cover letter.

Modelling tensile simulation including necking


 i am new in using ABAQUS. I am modelling tensile simulation. elastic and plastic part were ok (isotropic). but i dont know how to include damage model (damage for ductile materials). I need stress triaxilaity, equav plastic strain and strain rate..where i can obtain that?..hope somebody can help.  Material used is ALSi12

Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol.30, Issue 1, 2014

Dear everyone!    

The first issue in 2014 (Volume 30, Issue 1) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is now online.   

Welcome to this SCI-indexed journal for rapid publication of your exciting results.


Faculty Positions at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

We IITGN Logoat IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) have embarked on an ambitious expedition to be the best Institution in India and among the best in the world and are looking for outstanding faculty candidates with well-rounded perspectives, who can join hands with the dynamic and energetic group of faculty members at IITGN to lead initiatives in research, education and institute building.

Applications are welcome at Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor levels in all areas of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and allied branches, with specializations in thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, applied mechanics, dynamics & controls, manufacturing and design & optimization. Application instructions and formats are available at

CISM Advanced Course "Advanced finite element technologies"

We would like to draw your attention to the advanced course at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) to be held in Udine (Italy) from October 6 through 10, 2014 on the topic of: "Advanced finite element technologies" ( The advanced course will comprise of distinguished lectures from the following experts:

- Ferdinando Auricchio (University of Pavia, Italy)
- Antonio Huerta (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
- Daya Reddy (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Jörg Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- Gerhard Starke (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- Peter Wriggers (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)

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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.

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;

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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).

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.

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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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:

Split Hopkinson Compression Test data analysis

I have performed some high strain rate split hopkinson
compression tests. The oscilloscope reads the incident and reflected
displacments (in input pressure bar) and transmitted displacment (in output
pressure bar) in volt. To convert displacement in volt (output voltage) to
mechanical strain (m/m), I have a difficalty. What is the relationship between
the output voltage (volt) (the reading from oscilloscope), excitation voltage (volt)
and strain gauge Gauge Factor (GF)?

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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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