► The underlying material response of partially unstable materials is measured. ► This is done for Lüders deformed steel and a shape memory alloy. ► They both exhibit an up-down-up response. ► The extracted responses used in numerical models reproduce the structural responses.
The 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Composites will be hosted by Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, USA. This conference intends to bring forward the best research and applications on composite materials and structures. The conference has the support of Composite Structures, an International Journal of Elsevier.
The Conference will take place from 8-12 June 2014.
The computational poromechanics laboratory in the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department is seeking a PhD candidate for Fall 2014 semester. The sucessful candidate should have (1) a master degree in applied mechanics, geomechanics or related disciplines, (2) a strong background in engineering mathematics, continuum mechanics, finite element method and computational plasticity, (3) be proficient in C++ and FORTRAN code developments and (4) possess excellent communication skills. Knowledge in discrete element/attice Boltzmann method, geostatistics and multiscale modeling is a plus.
Nature Communcations 4, 2340 (2013)
Please go to the following link if you'd like to apply for 2013.
Applicants are invited to apply for a tenure track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the Associate Professor level in computational science and engineering at Northwestern University. Higher level appointments will be considered under special qualifications. Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong skills in leadership and a commitment to collaboration and teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs of the McCormick School of Engineering.
A proven, independently funded research record in the development and use of high performance computing methodologies and knowledge of mathematical techniques and scientific principles to solve complex science and engineering problems is required.
URGENT: phd position in the group of Prof Bigoni (Trento, Italy) with possible sharing with us in PoliBASubmitted by Mike Ciavarella on Tue, 2013-08-20 15:40.
I received this letter from Prof Davide Bigoni
It is a top opportunity in Italy, the leading group in Italy in elasticity, plasticity and nonlinear elasticity. A very active university and town.
I expect many applications.
The laboratory for fluid structure interaction (LIFE) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain is looking for a PhD cadidate. The student will work in a project involving fluid-structure interaction in offshore engineering with applications to wind energy and the dynamics of offshore structures.
More information can be seen in the attached PDF or in http://www.etseq.urv.es/life/.
Ellipsoidal Domain with Piecewise Nonuniform Eigenstrain Field in One of Joined Isotropic Half-SpacesSubmitted by Reza Avazmohammadi on Sun, 2013-08-18 16:51.
Calculation of coefficient of thermal expansion of graphene using MD simulations with various thermostatsSubmitted by Nuwan Dewapriya on Fri, 2013-08-16 16:31.
Bulge test is an effective technique to measure the mechanical properties of thin films. As the membrane size decreases to nano-scale, the surface effect plays a significant role in determining the mechanical behavior of the membrane, and the techniques commonly used to measure the bulk materials properties are not applicable. We explore the surface effect on the nano-scale bulge test using combined continuum theories and atomistic simulations. We formulate the load-deflection relation by incorporating the surface effect and analyze its size-dependent behavior. The present theoretical model is in quantitative agreement with the molecular dynamics simulations.
The application of mechanics to biology
– biomechanics – bears great challenges due to the intricacy of living things.
Their dynamism, along with the complexity of their mechanical response (which
in itself involves complex chemical, electrical, and thermal phenomena) makes
it very difficult to correlate empirical data with theoretical models. This
difficulty elevates the importance of useful biomechanical theories compared to
other fields of engineering. Despite inherent imperfections of all theories, a
The 2013 Residual Stress Summit will take place October 8 - 10,
2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn Idaho Falls, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA. You can get more information at http://www.rssummit.org
Conisdering recommending this event to your industrial colleagues.
Opening — Immediate Availability
Computational Solid Mechanics Research
Postdoctoral and PhD Positions Available in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at The University of OklahomaSubmitted by Peter J. Attar on Wed, 2013-08-14 11:14.
Note: As of 10/12/13 the Postdoctoral Position has been filled.
The iCub Facilty at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian
Institute of Technology) is recruiting Ph.D. students to work on the
design of the iCub humanoid robot (www.icub.org), starting January 2014.
Join us to congratulate Professor Davide
Bigoni, who has just been awarded with the ERC Advanced Grant
Proposal 340561 - Instabilities and nonlocal multiscale modelling of
materials, years 2014-2018, 2.4 M.
More on Davide's research:
A full-time intern position is available at Siemens Corporate Research (Princeton NJ US)
I wish to share with you our recent article on "Higher-order adaptive finite-element method for Kohn-Sham density functional theory", which will soon appear in the Journal of Computational Physics. Below is the abstract and attached is a preprint of the article.
P. Motamarri, N.R. Nowak, K. Leiter, J. Knap, V. Gavini, Higher-order adaptive finite-element methods for Kohn-Sham density functional theory, J. Comp. Phys. 253, 308-343 (2013).
A four-year computational Ph.D. position on "MD modelling of unfolded proteins in aging nuclear pores" is available at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Abstract An approximate homogenization method is proposed and used to obtain estimates for the effective constitutive behavior and associated microstructure evolution in hyperelastic composites undergoing finite-strain deformations. The method yields a constitutive relation accounting for the evolution of characteristic features of the underlying microstructure in the composites, when subjected to large deformations.
We are looking for a full time Engineer to assist with
simulation and analysis of nonlinear problems, sometimes with multiphysics
content. Responsibilities include engineering analysis and design. Ph.D. or
Masters Degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aeronautical
engineering, or physics with some industrial experience preferred. Strong
academic record and references necessary. Experience with finite element method
necessary, and experience with Abaqus or COMSOL desirable. Will collaborate
with other engineers on a range of engineering projects that require strong
Two PhD positions (each for 4 years, to fill this year)
- Computational Biomechanics (modeling and simulation) of biomechanical systems from the cellular to the tissue level; implementation of algorithms and material models into finite element codes such as FEAP
- Experimental Biomechanics; mechanical/optical investigations of soft biological tissues at the macro and microscopic level
Payment: the monthly minimum gross salary for this employment is EUR 2,562.00 (14x per year)
Candidates should submit the following as a single PDF file to Professor
Holzapfel via e-mail (submissions are requested by October 1, 2013):